Thursday, October 1, 2020

Leon WI

Matt and Angie Schaitel, owners of Alchemy Brewing Co. are excited to offer unique, handcrafted beers at their new taproom in Leon. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:45am
Alchemy Brewing Co. is this century’s first brewery in Monroe County as the last brewery in Sparta closed in the late 1800s. The nano brewery, which is located at 20710 Jameson Rd in Leon, offers uniquely handcrafted beer concocted by owner and brew master Matt Schaitel.  Schaitel has been brewing...
Leon Country Floors SACS Team recently held its garage and bake sale with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Sparta Area Cancer Support. Joanne Bohnert (center) presented a check for $6,454.75 to SACS Co-President Gary Peterson. Also pictured, from left, are SACS volunteers who helped make the sale a success were Kathy Culpitt, Colette Burkwalt, Annette Erickson, Bohnert, Peterson, Kay Kast, Roberta Johnson and Mary Marx. Not pictured is Bev Gasper, Jill Bohnert and Ben Bourman. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:25am
Leon Country Floors owner, Jeff Bohnert, thought his wife, Joanne Bohnert’s SACS team would only raise between $1,000 to $2,000 when he agreed to match their earnings from the month-long garage sale they hosted in July, with all proceeds going toward Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Much to his...
A home and business just off Hwy. 27 in Leon owned by Brian Hanson was underwater after the Little La Crosse River topped its banks following heavy rains in the July 2017 flood. Herald file photo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:10am
The Monroe County Climate Change Task Force (MCCCTF) will be holding an informational meeting on weather monitoring stations for the Little La Crosse River Watershed. The meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 4. at 7 p.m. in the Leon Community Center, 20638 Jameson Rd. Sparta. The meeting will have...
Workers finished off the demolition of the over 150-year-old First Congregational Church of Leon earlier this month.  Also pictured is the bell saved from the old church’s bell tower. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:20am
For those traveling Hwy. 27 south of Sparta through the little unincorporated berg of Leon, you may have noticed something missing. An empty space now sits where the over 150-year-old First Congregational Church of Leon stood. The old building was torn down over the past month to make room for a...
Sparta firefighters spent five hours fighting a blaze Wednesday night that destroyed a house in the Town of Leon. Homeowners Jason and Jennifer Holliday and their two daughters escaped but the home was left uninhabitable. Contributed photos
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:35am
A Leon area family was left homeless after their house went up in flames Wednesday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his crew responded to a reported house fire at 19433 Jamboree Road in the Town of Leon at 10:16 a.m. Arnold, who was the first on the scene, said when...
Firefighters from the Sparta Area Fire District battle a blaze on Kate Avenue outside of Leon Sunday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, but the house was left uninhabitable. Contributed photo
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:40am
A Leon-area couple escaped injury when their house burned Sunday. William and Susan Lutz along with their pet cat were able to get out of the single-family dwelling at 6961 Kate Avenue in the Town of Leon and call 911. The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to the call shortly after 12:...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:43am
Authorities have released the name of the deceased suspect killed in an officer involved shooting Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Leon along with the officers placed on administrative leave following the incident. The deceased is 32 year-old Michael Lee Nguyen, while the officers include Sgt. Ryan Oswald,...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
Leon State Graded School, ciorca 1938.  Many of the students pictured here would participate in a school district census a couple of years later.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:44am
[Author’s note:  Since 2020 is a census year, we thought it would be interesting to share a story from our county’s past about a special census taken nearly 80 years ago which revealed some interesting facts about Monroe County’s standard of living]   In April 1940, residents of Monroe County were...
Jeff Bohnert, owner of Leon Country Floors & More, points to the level the water reached on his showroom building during last year's Aug. 28 flood. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:17am
For Jeff Bohnert, owner of Leon Country Floors & More, the end of August 2018, was a nightmare. That's when a late summer storm on Aug. 28 dumped  one to three-inches of rain per hour in southern Monroe County, swelling creeks and rivers over their banks and wreaking general havoc over the...


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