Monday, August 10, 2020

Monroe County

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:24am
The Monroe County Board delayed a vote to bond up to an additional $4 million for a proposed county-run senior care facility Wednesday after some supervisors raised concerns about an independent care unit in the project and a general lack of information to make an informed decision. It appeared the...
Pictured are two groups of livestock exhibitors at the Kick'In COVID @ the OK Corral. One picture is the older exhibitors and the other is a younger group. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:08am
When Monroe County joined the extensive list of cancelled fairs due to COVID-19 it signaled the expected deflation for countless number of youth livestock exhibitors. The Monroe County Fair was scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2, but a decision was made weeks ago to cancel because of COVID uncertainty....
The concern over COVID-19 did not minimize the importance of the red carpet treatment for students at Lemonweir Elementary School. With help from Band Box, red carpets were rolled out at four entrances rather than two, to assist with social distancing. Staff donned cloth face masks and, in some cases, plastic face shields. Many students were also wearing masks, to lessen possible spread of the virus. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:34am
To the best of her knowledge, Nicki Pope thinks Lemonweir Elementary School was the lone hive of educational activity in Wisconsin on Wednesday. Pope, principal at Lemonweir, joined other staff and new district superintendent Mike Hanson to welcome students back to start their school year under the...
Mike Jamesson loves to fly his powered parachute close to the ground with the birds amongst the fields and trees. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:02am
Mike Jamesson of Sparta has been flying in one way or another since he was 14 years old. You may have seen him flying over Monroe County in his powered parachute, which he says is a dream come true for him.  “Have you ever had the dream where you could take off and sort of swim in the air, flying...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:24am
Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) and Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) are seeking answers regarding the recent news of a convicted sexual offender from Kenosha County being released into the Town of Oakdale in Monroe County:  “As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we...
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:25am
The final two public information sessions concerning the April Monroe County advisory referendum on increasing taxes to cover debt payments on a new Monroe County nursing home will be held in Tomah and Sparta this week. The Tomah session is tonight (Monday) at Tomah High School and the Sparta...
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:16am
A total of nine properties in the Leon and Sparta area that received flood damage last August will be demolished and the property turned over to Monroe County. County Zoning Administrator Alison Elliott got approval from the Monroe County Board last week for a hazard mitigation grant through the...
Brian T. Zillmer.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am
On Feb. 11, at 6:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1050 County Highway S for a residence on fire that was reported by a neighbor. The residence and property was owned by Brian T. Zillmer, 42, of Black River Falls. Officers arrived on scene first at approximately 6:30 p.m. where they did not...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:33am
The Monroe County Highway Department advises residents and other highway users to be prepared for the annual limitation of the weight of vehicles travelling on county highways.  Restrictions are placed each spring when the frozen ground begins to thaw, leaving the roadbed weakened and the highway...
Mike Arnold from Arnold's Service and Towing in Sparta, uprights a minivan that ended up on its side in a ditch on Interstate 90 Saturday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am
The latest blast of winter weather caused a lot slide offs in Monroe County but only one accident with injuries. That mishap occurred this morning (Monday) on Cty. Hwy. O near Warrens, where a head-on collision sent one person to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While the county...

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