Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monroe County WI

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:57am
Monroe County supervisors will be voting on adding a new patrol officer to the sheriff's department when they meet Tuesday. Meetings usually are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month but the July meeting date was moved up to accommodate supervisors who wanted to attend Wednesday's Monroe...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:52am
A group calling for a ban on sand mines in Monroe County saw its hopes fade at last Monday's Monroe County Zoning Committee meeting, but the possibility of a moratorim remained alive. The zoning committee, which has been discussing how to amend the county's non-metallic mining ordinance to deal...
Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) camp by Seth Eastman, 1884 (courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:22am
[In the summer of 1936, an 86-year-old widow in Missouri named Agnes Julia Ferguson sat down to write her memoir. The result was a document just over ten pages long, though it contained a multitude of incredible stories and memories. Even more incredible was the reason for her writing:  70 years...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:15am
Recent calls in regards to an upcoming fundraiser for the Monroe County Crime Stoppers are not scams. On Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m., Bryan Harris will be performing at the Sparta High School auditorium in his tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. If you wish to attend there will be tickets...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:43am
A 70-year old Monroe County man sustained life threatening injuries in a farm accident Monday on Cty. Hwy. A in the Town of Ridgeville. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Gary Waege, whose address is Heritage Avenue, became ensnared in a piece of farm equipment, reportedly a...
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:53am
Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse counties are pursuing a $1.5 million grant to study two area watersheds where flood prevention dams were breached during last summer's heavy rainfalls. The counties are applying to the Natural Resources and Conservation Service for the federal money in order to perform...
Standing water on a  field in Farmers Valley south of Sparta shows how wet conditions have left the soil saturated. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:42am
A wet spring followed by a wet beginning to the summer has left some area crops stressed, and conditions don't look too favorable for a rebound. With parts of Monroe County receiving anywhere from eight to 12 inches of rain since May 15, the ground is saturated and it's not uncommon to see standing...
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...


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