Saturday, April 4, 2020
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Pictured are cousins Angelina Leis and Carter Burke creating their own artwork in the Meadowview Lane driveway of their grandparents, Aaron and Shari Arnold of Sparta.  Contributed photo
1st Community Credit Union and the Monroe County Herald have partnered to do a sidewalk chalk challenge. Kids, get creative and fill a sidewalk square with whatever is in your imagination.
Generation 1 face shield is the “simple” face shield that will be manufactured first
A couple of weeks ago, George Parke, CEO of the Sparta manufacturing firm Spartek, Inc., was watching CNN interview a couple on the east coast who were making face shields for the beleaguered health care industry.
Lester “Slim” Johnson was taken to his final resting place in the North Coon Prairie Cemetery by his beloved Belgian draft horse hitch Friday afternoon. Slim’s son, Chuck (right) drove the hitch and was accompanied by Slim’s grandchildren, Sara Waughtal (left) and Kyle Hanson (center). Herald photos by J.P. Schaller.
It may not have been the funeral Lester Johnson had in mind, but it was fitting nevertheless. Known to most around Cashton as “Slim”, Johnson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 23 at the age of 90.
Carla Davis is pictured with the Little Library in front of the Evans Print & Media Group building on River Road in Sparta. She is spearheading an effort to turn the kiosks into small pantries to help families in need through the COVID-19 crisis. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Carla Davis of Sparta is using an idea she borrowed from a La Crosse school to help families from going hungry in Sparta.
Brittany Hasselberger, a server at Sparta Family Restaurant for the past seven years, is trying to keep a positive attitude in the wake of last week’s mandated shutdown of in-house dining at all Wisconsin restaurants. The single mother of two children was laid off last week. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Many Monroe County bars and restaurants impacted by last week’s shutdown are adapting to a new normal in the food service industry by providing carry outs, curbside service and deliveries.
Pictured are cousins Angelina Leis and Carter Burke creating their own artwork in the Meadowview Lane driveway of their grandparents, Aaron and Shari Arnold of Sparta.  Contributed photo
Generation 1 face shield is the “simple” face shield that will be manufactured first
Lester “Slim” Johnson was taken to his final resting place in the North Coon Prairie Cemetery by his beloved Belgian draft horse hitch Friday afternoon. Slim’s son, Chuck (right) drove the hitch and was accompanied by Slim’s grandchildren, Sara Waughtal (left) and Kyle Hanson (center). Herald photos by J.P. Schaller.
Carla Davis is pictured with the Little Library in front of the Evans Print & Media Group building on River Road in Sparta. She is spearheading an effort to turn the kiosks into small pantries to help families in need through the COVID-19 crisis. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Brittany Hasselberger, a server at Sparta Family Restaurant for the past seven years, is trying to keep a positive attitude in the wake of last week’s mandated shutdown of in-house dining at all Wisconsin restaurants. The single mother of two children was laid off last week. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:25am
We are building up our email database for exclusive sweepstakes and promotions. Send us your email address to be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Foxhole Pub & Eatery in Sparta and a $25 gift certificate to Marco's Italian & American Grill in Warrens. Please send your...
Pictured are cousins Angelina Leis and Carter Burke creating their own artwork in the Meadowview Lane driveway of their grandparents, Aaron and Shari Arnold of Sparta.  Contributed photo
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:04am
1st Community Credit Union and the Monroe County Herald have partnered to do a sidewalk chalk challenge. Kids, get creative and fill a sidewalk square with whatever is in your imagination. Take a picture and email it to mail@monroecountyherald.com to be entered for a chance to win a $50 cash prize...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:02am
On Wednesday, the Monroe County Health Department was informed of a third confirmed case of COVID-19  According to Sharon Nelson, Health department director and county health officer, the three cases are unrelated. The most recent individual, whose lab test came back positive, is a female in her...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:59am
The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit accusing 10 county board supervisors of open meetings violations got almost everything they asked for at a hearing Monday in Monroe County Circuit Court that brought to a close a legal ordeal that began two years ago. La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne, who...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:56am
Tomah City Clerk JoAnn Cram today announced changes in the City of Tomah’s polling place for the April 7 election due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  “The Recreation Building at Recreation Park (also known as the Monroe County Fairgrounds), will allow for much better social distancing than...
First United Methodist Church pastor Krysta Deede of Tomah, left, made the ‘social distanced’ donation of facemasks to Tomah Health Infection Prevention Practitioner Josephine Piper, RN, and Tomah Health Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Myhre, MSN RN, March 27. The donation was the first batch of facemasks made by area volunteers. Hospital officials say the masks will be worn by staff over N95 masks to prolong their use. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:54am
What started as a few simple email questions has exploded into a community wide effort to provide facemasks to health care employees at Tomah Health. “The emails started about a week ago and quickly exploded into a social media campaign that has been gaining a lot of momentum,” Tomah Health...
Christine Storkel
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:52am
And then again there are three. Christine Storkel has been hired to fill the vacancy at the Tomah Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Storkel joins Tomah Chamber President/CEO Tina Thompson and Megan Divyak, who handles membership and events. Storkel will focus on Chamber marketing. She...

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