Sunday, September 20, 2020
Bangor Village President Gary Althoff (middle) presented commemorative street signs to Leo Leis (left) and Elmer Anderson (far right) brothers of John Leis and Tom Anderson. Two streets within Bangor’s new development were named in honor of the fallen veterans. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
A large crowd gathered in the Village of Bangor on Sunday afternoon for a street dedication in honor of two local soldiers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 
Elisabeth Ageton
Elisabeth J. Ageton, who had previously been reported missing, has been found safe and unharmed, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO.) 
On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Late last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continued its search for a woman that had been missing from the Town of LaGrange since Tuesday, Sept. 1. Thirty-year old Elisabeth J.
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract.
Elisabeth Ageton
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing woman from the Town of LaGrange.
Rains caused this washout on Edgewater Road in the Town of Greenfield last Friday. The road damage led to two sperate accidents, however, no one was injured. Contributed photo
High waters were still receding Saturday after a line of thunderstorms hit Monroe County late Thursday and early Friday.
Bangor Village President Gary Althoff (middle) presented commemorative street signs to Leo Leis (left) and Elmer Anderson (far right) brothers of John Leis and Tom Anderson. Two streets within Bangor’s new development were named in honor of the fallen veterans. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Elisabeth Ageton
On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Elisabeth Ageton
Rains caused this washout on Edgewater Road in the Town of Greenfield last Friday. The road damage led to two sperate accidents, however, no one was injured. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:17am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) received confirmation from the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) this week regarding one additional COVID-19 case at Southside Early Learning Center.  At this time, MCHD is conducting contact tracing with the assistance of the SASD and will notify any...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:14am
Sparta aldermen voted Wednesday to accept a $3.1 million bid from Fowler & Hammer for renovating Lakeview Elementary School into the new Sparta Police Station. Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning said Fowler & Hammer, a La Crosse-area commercial construction general contractor, was the...
Tom Fuenger, center, is surrounded by friends and family at his chickencue fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network at the Lake Neshonoc Campground on Labor Day weekend where he raised $2,325 for the non-profit organization. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:11am
When Tom Fuenger’s daughter gave birth to his grandson three years ago, complications with the newborn required an extended hospital stay. His daughter was forced to drive back and forth from the hospital and eventually missed a lot of work. During that time, it was the Children’s Miracle Network (...
Sarah Stark stands outside the new Camp Douglas Village Hall. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Sarah Stark was excited to start her new role as Camp Douglas village clerk/treasurer in mid-February. But after June 17 coming to work for Stark became even more enjoyable from a comfort stand point. June 17 was the first day Stark was able to work in her office in the new Camp Douglas Village...
Mary Gerdes and her grandchildren Jaylen and Aubrie Funmaker visiting the Promise Garden in Tomah. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:52am
Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tomah. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Tomah on Saturday, Sept. 12 to ensure the health and safety for all involved...
Grease under his nails puts a smile on Doug Maulsby's face, as does buying and selling vintage pickup trucks. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:46am
Drive by Doug's Trucks & Subarus Unlimited on the edge of Oakdale right now and your eyes are not playing games. Lined up orderly on his lot are a nice selection of used pickup trucks and Subarus, model years in the mid-2000s, all higher mileage. All in clear view as you pass by Doug's on...
Dina Langrehr has been a recipient of Sunshine on the Trail and is looking forward to the upcoming annual event. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:41am
The world can be a scary place right now if you’re living with cancer like Dina Langrehr. Even though she is cautious about protecting herself and her family from COVID-19, she doesn’t let her cancer run her life.  After finding a lump, Langrehr had a mammogram and a biopsy. She was diagnosed with...

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