Wis­con­sin’s Mes­sen­ger of Juneau County closes

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e Mes­sen­ger of Juneau County (Wis­con­sin) closed its doors on June 6. A note on the door of the paper’s o ce in El­roy said the paper was shut­ting down per­ma­nently, the Reeds­burg Star-Times re­ported.

Phil Calian, owner of the Mes­sen­ger of Juneau County, wouldn’t say if cus­tomers will re­ceive re­funds, the Star-Times said. Calian said that cus­tomers should email the paper for more info.

“Again, this is not a sit­u­a­tion of bank­ruptcy, this is clos­ing of a paper, so sub­scribers should feel free to con­tact us us­ing that email address,” he told the Star-Times.

“We are sad to an­nounce the Mes­sen­ger of Juneau County has closed, e ec­tive June 6, 2018,” the June 6 note on the door said. “ e news­pa­per will no longer be pub­lished fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of the paper’s sta . Any ques­tions should be emailed to news@juneaumes­sen­ger.com. We will all miss the paper!”

Mis­souri-based Lewis County Press bought the paper in 2014. e Mes­sen­ger was the only Wis­con­sin paper the com­pany owned.

In a May 29 in­ter­view on WRJC ra­dio, Pub­lisher and Ed­i­tor Eva Marie Woy­wod said no em­ploy­ees had health­care and she thought they weren’t paid enough. “ e leader of the sta had re­signed, Eva, and I just couldn't nd a re­place­ment,” Calian told the Star-Times.

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