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Monroe County Board

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:17am
County board races decided Voters returned two of three incumbents to the Monroe County Board and decided two races between newcomers in the April 7 election. Incumbent Mary Cook held off a challenge from former county board supervisor Craig Buswell in District 16, which includes the towns of...
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:41am
In a special meeting of the Monroe County Board last Thursday, supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency in the county due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The action gives flexibility to county administrator Tina Osterberg  to manage current policies in the face of state...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:07am
The Monroe County Board met in closed session Wednesday night to discuss the recent trail in which 10 of the supervisors were found by a jury to be in violation of Open Meetings Law. While no decisions were disclosed in open session, the attorney representing the board was there, presumably to...
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:02am
The Monroe County Board is expecting a big crowd for its monthly meeting this Wednesday, Feb. 26, when it takes up a resolution on designating the county as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Around 350 people showed up for an informational session on the issue earlier this month at Jake’s Northwoods in...
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...

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