Saturday, February 27, 2021
Monroe County Board supervisors voted  15-1 Wednesday to hire the firm Kraus-Anderson as the project manager for construction of the new county-run senior living facility to replace the Rolling Hills Nursing Home.
From left, Tegan, Ethan, Grace and Chris Wise are pictured enjoying the multi-colored igloo they recently built in their backyard in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
A Sparta family put their creativity to the test last month by building their very own igloo in their backyard.
The Brueggen Family of Cashton were named Monroe County Conservation Farmers of the Year. Back row, from left, Katie holding Royal, Travis, Diane and David. In front are Avery and Abilene. Contributed photo
Monroe County farmers David and Diane Brueggen have a strong tradition of conservation that comes not only from their family but is rooted deeply into the ridges and valleys of the Cashton area where they call home.
Jerry Martel of Modern Disposal Systems, a waste hauler that uses the Monroe County Landfill, addresses the Solid Waste Committee Tuesday. Also pictured is Ron Luethe, a county board supervisor and a supervisor for the Town of Ridgeville where the landfill is located. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
A controversy at Tuesday’s Monroe County Solid Waste Committee meeting over a proposal to bring contaminated soil into the Ridgeville Landfill was a moot issue before the meeting even started.
The clock at Park Bank in Sparta said it all early Saturday morning. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
After getting hit with 4-7 inches of snow last Thursday, Monroe County residents braced themselves for an extended deep freeze which looks like it will stick around for the rest of the week.
A shed on the John Prochazka farm in Coles Valley went up in flames Sunday morning, completely destroying the building and all its contents. Contributed photo
Sparta Area Fire District crews had to deal with extremely adverse conditions as they battled two different fires Sunday in 20-below-zero temperatures. 
From left, Tegan, Ethan, Grace and Chris Wise are pictured enjoying the multi-colored igloo they recently built in their backyard in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The Brueggen Family of Cashton were named Monroe County Conservation Farmers of the Year. Back row, from left, Katie holding Royal, Travis, Diane and David. In front are Avery and Abilene. Contributed photo
Jerry Martel of Modern Disposal Systems, a waste hauler that uses the Monroe County Landfill, addresses the Solid Waste Committee Tuesday. Also pictured is Ron Luethe, a county board supervisor and a supervisor for the Town of Ridgeville where the landfill is located. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
The clock at Park Bank in Sparta said it all early Saturday morning. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
A shed on the John Prochazka farm in Coles Valley went up in flames Sunday morning, completely destroying the building and all its contents. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:40am
Monroe County Board supervisors voted  15-1 Wednesday to hire the firm Kraus-Anderson as the project manager for construction of the new county-run senior living facility to replace the Rolling Hills Nursing Home. As project manager, the firm will represent the county as it builds the new facility...
From left, Tegan, Ethan, Grace and Chris Wise are pictured enjoying the multi-colored igloo they recently built in their backyard in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:38am
A Sparta family put their creativity to the test last month by building their very own igloo in their backyard. Chris and Tegan Wise along with their kids Grace and Ethan started construction on the igloo sometime in mid-January and were able to finish due to the cold stretch that recently...
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:35am
An agenda item for this week’s Sparta School Board meeting drew some attention from concerned parties who spoke against the movement of instruction to the green level, which would allow students in grades 7 through 12 back in building five days per week.  Jaimie Okusko, a teacher at Sparta High...
Workers from Brickl Bros. have started repair work on the Recreation Park grandstand damaged last June by high winds. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:33am
The Tomah Parks and Recreation Commission gave its stamp of approval on a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) at its meeting Monday night. The extensive document is expected to be presented to the Tomah City Council at its March meeting. The city hired CBS Squared, a Chippewa Falls firm,...
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:24am
If there is one thing that keeps Bob Micheel up at night during rainstorms, it’s the Norwalk Pond dam on Morris Creek above the Village of Norwalk. “If that thing would fail…loss of life in the village of Norwalk just downstream a mile and a half,” he told Monroe County board supervisors Wednesday...
Rick Murray
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:21am
The Monroe County Herald is providing brief profiles on the six candidates seeking three seats on the Tomah School Board in the April election.  Candidates include sitting members Aaron Lueck and Mitch Koel along with challengers Rick Murray, Jan Sherwood, Spencer Stephens and Wayne Kling. The...
Construction of a new $20.6 million dollar transient troop training barracks continues at Fort McCoy. The planned completion date is currently August 2021. The project is the first of eight new buildings planned for the entire 1600 block at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:19am
Even through the winter with snow and below-zero temperatures outside, construction of a new multimillion-dollar barracks continues at Fort McCoy. Through Feb. 5, the construction of the new barracks by contractor L.S. Black Constructors was more than 65 percent completed, said Ken Green with the U...

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