Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Monroe County WI

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:32am
Little changed in the Monroe County budget at last Wednesday's budget hearing, despite a Tomah supervisors attempts to shift funds away from Rolling Hills to cover other budget line items. Supervisor Paul Steele made two attempts to remove money from the Rolling Hills budget before going on a...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to a large crowd Friday gathered at the Coulee Real Estate & Property Management office on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:16am
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made a stop in Sparta last Friday to rally the Monroe County Republican Party and give them his impressions of what's transpiring in Washington D.C. lately. Johnson spent about an hour and a half speaking to a gathering of around 60 supporters at Trent Ziegler's Coulee Real...
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:08am
The Monroe County Board will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, when it will ratify the 2020 county budget. The meeting includes a public hearing where citizens will be able to voice their opinions on county spending. The 2020 budget that goes before the board Wednesday includes a $5.32...
Four Members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force were in the studios of Wisconsin Public Radios La Crosse Bureau last week to record a program on the group. They include, from left, Ron Luethe, Jim Schroeder, Tina Osterberg and Bob Micheel. Contributed photo
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:06am
Monroe County's Climate Change Task Force got some statewide exposure last Thursday after Wisconsin Public Radio aired a one-hour segment last week, featuring key members of the group. Hope Kirwan, host of "Newsmakers" moderated the program, which is a weekly news and current affairs talk show...
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:30am
Remarkably, no one was injured seriously when a car sideswiped two Amish buggies on Hwy. 16 Sunday night, Oct. 27. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m., when Omar Ramirez, 20, of Sparta was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 16 between Cty. Hwy. BC...
Pam Pipkin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:32am
Anybody who knows Monroe County Child Support Agency Director Pam Pipkin, knows that grass doesn't grow under her feet. Her recent milestone of working 30 years with the county was topped off in September when she received statewide recognition at the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association...
Miss Sparta royalty helped out at last Friday's Trick-or Treat Street at the Sparta Barney Community Center on East Montgomery Street. Decked out as Disney villains are, from left, Junior Miss Sparta Aubriella Rehfuss, Miss Sparta Outstanding Teen Alexis Bernett, Miss Sparta Hannah Pieper and Junior Miss Sparta Princess Skylah Simao. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:38am
Bare trees, shorter days, a nip in the air, jack o'lanterns on doorsteps and candy flying off store shelves can mean only one thing. Halloween is upon us. And communities throughout Monroe County, as usual, are embracing the spookiest day of the year, which falls on this coming Thursday. While all...

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