Monday, February 17, 2020

Monroe County WI

Sparta businessman Trent Ziegler speaks before a standing-room-only crowd at a Second Amendment sanctuary information meeting Wednesday at Jake’s Northwood’s in Sparta. Ziegler is leading the grassroots effort to get the county board to pass a resolution designating Monroe County as a Second Amendment sanctuary. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:55am
It was standing room only Wednesday night at Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta where around 350 people showed up for an informational session on designating Monroe County a Second Amendment sanctuary. Sparta businessman Trent Ziegler is leading the grassroots effort to get county board supervisors to...
Bekah Weigel
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:25am
CASA has hired a new case manager for Monroe County. Bekah Weigel started Monday, Feb. 10. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and is currently working on her Master's in Social Work.  Weigel also interns in the social work department at Mayo Health Systems and has the unique experience of being a...
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:59am
One man is dead and five injured after a near head-on collision Saturday, Feb. 8 on Hwy 16 near Hazel Avenue in the Town of Adrian.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, at about 7:45 p.m. two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, collided on Hwy. 16 near Hazel Avenue. The driver...
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:32am
While population, jobs and income have been on the decline in most rural Wisconsin counties for nearly the past two decades, Monroe County has actually made gains in those  areas, outpacing most other rural counties. Of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, 26 are metropolitan and 46 are rural. According to a...
Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserves helps demonstrate a technique for getting rid of buckthorn. Contributed photo
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:19am
There was a great turnout at the Monroe County invasive Species working Group (MCISWG) Field Trip this past week. Participants were mostly local landowners, but several Lands Specialists came from the Ho-Chunk Nation as well. The demonstration was led by Kevin Luepke of Fort McCoy’s Directorate of...
Nicholas A. Hays
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:28am
On Jan. 26, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous complaint that 34-year-old Nicholas A. Hays, of Sparta was selling drugs out of his residence located on Iband Ave. During the evening hours of Jan. 29, officers conducted surveillance on the exterior of the residence with...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:42am
Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse counties received approval for   a $1.6 million grant to study two area watersheds where flood prevention dams were breached during  heavy rainfalls in 2018. The counties had applied to the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) for the federal money in order...
Chris Weaver
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:40am
With the number of shootings in churches and workplaces on the rise nationwide, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is taking a proactive step. It is reaching out to corporations and faith-based organizations located in the county to provide training on citizen response to active shooters. The...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:24am
The Sparta School Forest, located on Dakota Ave just off of Highway 71, provides education and recreational opportunities for all students in the district as well as community members.  Outdoor environmental education increases students’ achievement while creating environmentally informed students...
Curtis D. Mallory III
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Tomah police are asking residents in the vicinity of Lemonweir Elementary School to keep an eye out for a pistol that could be in the area after two suspects took officers on a brief foot pursuit. Officers initiated a traffic stop at approximately 2:05 p.m. on Jan. 25 when the suspect vehicle...


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