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Monroe County Board

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:28am
The Monroe County Board voted last Wednesday, June 26, to support Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposal to access  over $1.6 billion in federal money to expand Medicaid, freeing up an estimated $324 million in state revenue over the next biennium. Evers  proposal includes a projected $18 million for...
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:22am
Monroe County supervisors last Wednesday approved a five positions for the Human Department whose salaries total almost a half million dollars. However, they will add no new burden to taxpayers. According to Finance Director Diane Erickson, the programs currently are being provided through vendors...
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:15am
The Monroe County Board last Wednesday approved a new dispatcher position after 911 Communication Center Director Randy Williams told supervisors his department is severely understaffed. Williams said he's forced to order dispatchers in to work on their days off to cover for sick leaves and...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:56am
With Monroe County supervisors seemingly at an impasse over where to build a new nursing home, County Board Chairman Pete Peterson proposed a new idea at Monday's Rolling Hills Committee meeting. He suggested selling the county nursing home and "everything attached to it" to the City of Sparta for...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:54am
The Monroe County Board not only voted to support a county drug court at it's monthly meeting Wednesday, it put its money where its mouth is. After voting unanimously for a resolution in support of the program, supervisors approved creating a case manager position in the justice system department...
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:39am
Advocates for a drug court in Monroe County are hoping county board supervisors will give the program a foothold Wednesday when they vote on three resolutions. The first resolution asks the board for its support in establishing a drug court, while the other two bolster staffing in the justice...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:56am
The Monroe County District Attorney's office is hoping the relief it got from the county board last Wednesday, May 22 will stick. The board approved a new paralegal position for the department, however, the DA's office saw the same position approved last year only to watch it disappear to the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:53am
An attempt by supervisors to amend a resolution at the Wednesday, May 22 Monroe County Board meeting, voiding the pay-for-performance system, failed despite some outspoken criticism of the merit-based compensation practice. The resolution called for establishing a $646,488 line item for the 2020...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:52am
If a civil case against 10 Monroe County Board supervisors accused of violating Open Meetings Law eventually goes to trial, that proceeding will be held in Monroe County. La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne, who is hearing the case in Monroe County Circuit Court, denied a motion from the defendants...
Monroe County Board Chairman Pete Peterson, right, presented a commendation to Administrator Jim Bialecki for his service to the county, Bialecki will retire May 3. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:45am
Jim Bialecki attended his last Monroe County Board meeting Wednesday as the county's administrator. County Board Chairman Pete Peterson presented Bialecki with a commendation for his service to the county, saying, "It's going to be hard to replace him." In November 2016, the county board agreed to...

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