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Monroe County Board

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:06am
A fifth Monroe County Board seat will have competition after a candidate filed nomination papers last Friday, just before the deadline. Remy Gomez, who also is running for Tomah mayor, threw his hat into the ring for Tomah’s Supervisory District 13. The deadline for submitting nomination papers in...
Mike Murray
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 9:59am
With nine siblings Mike Murray (the youngest of 10) learned early at times it's better to listen than react. With a diverse professional background over the years Murray knows that same rule applies to the business world. With one mayoral term under his belt that lesson has been reaffirmed to...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:44am
Two more Monroe County Board seats will have contests after two 11th hour candidates submitted nomination papers for districts 15 and 16. In District 16, which is being vacated by current County Board Vice-Chairman Jim Schroeder, Jen Schmitz turned in her nomination papers Tuesday before the 5 p.m...
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:18am
Three more Monroe County board incumbents submitted non-candidacy papers to the Monroe County clerk’s office last week bringing the number of current supervisors not seeking re-election to five. County Board Vice Chairman Jim Schroeder, Tomah supervisors Paul Steele and Sparta Supervisor Gregg...
Hetti Brown, executive director of Couleecap, spoke to the Monroe County Board Wednesday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:57am
In her annual report to the Monroe County Board Wednesday, Hetti Brown, executive director of Couleecap, a community action program that serves a four-county region, said there are plenty of low-income residents in the area having trouble making ends meet. Brown referred to the results of a recent...
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 10:12am
Last Wednesday, Monroe County became one of 50 Wisconsin counties to pass a resolution calling for a fair voting maps referendum County board supervisors voted 13-2, with one member absent, to place the question on the April 7 ballot, asking “should the Wisconsin legislature create a non-partisan...
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:08am
The Monroe County Board will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, when it will ratify the 2020 county budget. The meeting includes a public hearing where citizens will be able to voice their opinions on county spending. The 2020 budget that goes before the board Wednesday includes a $5.32...
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:31am
The Monroe County Board voted unanimously last Wednesday to use money from its revolving loan fund buyout to fund a drug court for the next two years. Last month, the board voted to buyout its revolving loan fund, making just over $900,000 available to the county, which it can use for up to three...
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:40am
When the Monroe County Board meets this Wednesday, Sept. 25, it will  be considering resolutions on climate change and drug court funding. The climate change resolution, which was forwarded to the board by the newly formed (Climate Change Task Force), calls on supervisors to recognize that climate...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:25am
The Monroe County Board last week approved a new patrol officer position that will act as a resource officer for the Cashton and Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton school districts and the Ho-Chunk Head-Start program. The position was sent back to committee last month to iron out funding, which remains in...

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