Friday, February 26, 2021

Monroe County WI

Families First of Monroe County, Inc. has moved into its new location at 1500 N Superior Ave in Tomah. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:16am
Families First of Monroe County, Inc. has moved from its shared space along Veterans Street to its new location at 1500 N Superior Ave. in Tomah and staff are busy settling into the new space with lots of elbow room to spare.  Families First was first created in 1996 by the Monroe County Planning...
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:15am
When the Monroe County Board gathers for its monthly meeting Wednesday, supervisors will vote on accepting a recommendation for the project manager for the construction of a county-run senior facility slated to begin this year. The Rolling Hills Committee last week recommended Kraus-Anderson...
The Brueggen Family of Cashton were named Monroe County Conservation Farmers of the Year. Back row, from left, Katie holding Royal, Travis, Diane and David. In front are Avery and Abilene. Contributed photo
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:01am
Monroe County farmers David and Diane Brueggen have a strong tradition of conservation that comes not only from their family but is rooted deeply into the ridges and valleys of the Cashton area where they call home. Diane’s father, Lawrence Caulum, bought the farm west of Cashton, where she and her...
Jerry Martel of Modern Disposal Systems, a waste hauler that uses the Monroe County Landfill, addresses the Solid Waste Committee Tuesday. Also pictured is Ron Luethe, a county board supervisor and a supervisor for the Town of Ridgeville where the landfill is located. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:33am
A controversy at Tuesday’s Monroe County Solid Waste Committee meeting over a proposal to bring contaminated soil into the Ridgeville Landfill was a moot issue before the meeting even started. But Jerry Martel, the waste hauler who made the proposal, which he withdrew last month, said he didn’t...
The photo shows an aerial view of the property north of Sparta where the county’s senior facility is to be built.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:28am
The Rolling Hills Committee voted Wednesday to recommend Kraus-Anderson Construction Company as the project manager for the county-run senior facility it is building to replace the current Rolling Hills Nursing Home. Kraus-Anderson is a Midwest firm whose Wisconsin operations are run out of Madison...
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:30pm
A proposal by one of Monroe County Landfill’s biggest contractors is being met with resistance. Jerry Martel, owner of Modern Disposal Systems in Sparta, has proposed hauling dirt from a property he owns in Tomah to be used as daily cover at the landfill. Daily cover is material placed on the waste...
The clock at Park Bank in Sparta said it all early Saturday morning. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:07pm
After getting hit with 4-7 inches of snow last Thursday, Monroe County residents braced themselves for an extended deep freeze which looks like it will stick around for the rest of the week. Thursday’s snowfall closed schools throughout the county and forced the cancellation of a free COVID testing...
Pictured is trail 25 north from intersection 34 in Monroe County. Contributed photo.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:27am
All of Monroe County snowmobile trails are now open with the exception of the Elroy-Sparta bike trail from Kendall to Elroy due to bridge reconstruction and trails 42 and 43 northwest of Warrens also remain closed at this time.  Some Jackson County trails connected to Monroe County trails are also...
A photo from the Harold “Hap” Hoffman collection of a German POW’s funeral at what was then Camp McCoy.
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:29am
Some old photographs and 8-mm movies recently made available to the Monroe County Local History Room will give viewers a sense of Sparta and other areas in the county as they were in the 1940s and 1950s. Herald “Butch” Hoffman recently offered the history room access to his late father’s collection...
A dozen election officials attended last week’s Monroe County Board meeting where they were honored with a proclamation recognizing their efforts in an extraordinary year of casting ballots. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:26am
The Monroe County Board passed a proclamation last week recognizing local election officials for their efforts of conducting elections during a pandemic. “Our clerks and election officials put themselves on the frontline, overcame immense difficulties and helped their citizens navigate through the...

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