Saturday, September 19, 2020

Monroe County WI

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:42am
In what’s already shaping up to be a turbulent election, the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order to temporarily halt municipal clerks from sending out absentee ballots, added a little more confusion to the process. Last Thursday, 54 days before the election, the Wisconsin’s high court stopped the...
The opening of Monroe County’s park, McMullen Memorial County Park, was delayed this year due to COVID-19 and it has seen a decline in revenue and attendance this year. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:13am
McMullen Memorial County Park was the first county park in Monroe County. Traditionally, the park opens with an annual clean-up day the last Saturday of April, however, this year looked a little different.  The 2020 camping season at McMullen Park was delayed until May 15 this year due to the COVID...
Elisabeth Ageton
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:22am
Elisabeth J. Ageton, who had previously been reported missing, has been found safe and unharmed, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO.)  Last Friday, the MCSO continued its search for 30-year-old Ageton, who had been reported missing from the Town of LaGrange on Tuesday, Sept. 1...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:10am
After coming up one vote short of securing $2 million from the general fund for a building project at last month’s Monroe County Board meeting, the Rolling Hills Committee agreed to offer a way forward it believes will be more palatable to supervisors sitting on the fence. At a special meeting...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:56am
After the Monroe County Board voted in July to open up all county trunk highways to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs), Sparta Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer brought the matter before the public works board Tuesday to gauge its stance on extending their use into...
On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:20am
Late last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continued its search for a woman that had been missing from the Town of LaGrange since Tuesday, Sept. 1. Thirty-year old Elisabeth J. Ageton was last seen in the area of County Hwy G near Hwy 12 just outside of Tomah and it is believed that...
A bicycle remained under a car on South Water Street in front of Rudy’s Drive-In in Sparta Wednesday as police investigated a bicycle-verses-car accident at around noon that sent a young cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:27am
A young bicyclist hit and dragged by a car on South Water Street near the intersection of Wisconsin Street Wednesday was taken to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. According to Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, the accident occurred at around noon. When the responding...
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:23am
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to a car fire at the Long Branch Bar & Grill parking lot just before midnight. The  car sustained extreme damage and...
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:42am
La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are hosting public scoping meetings in the Coon Creek Watershed and West Fork Kickapoo Watershed to gather input from watershed stakeholders on issues related to flooding and the existing...
Rains caused this washout on Edgewater Road in the Town of Greenfield last Friday. The road damage led to two sperate accidents, however, no one was injured. Contributed photo
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:47am
High waters were still receding Saturday after a line of thunderstorms hit Monroe County late Thursday and early Friday. Heavy rains in Monroe County led to flash flood warnings the National Weather Service in La Crosse. There were unconfirmed reports of between 5 and 7 inches of rain in the Tomah...

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