Thursday, February 25, 2021

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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...
Before the start of the 2020-2021 school year, SASD implemented a color system to communicate the degree of in-building learning offered dependent on local COVID conditions.
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:04am
At its last meeting, the Sparta School Board clarified the roles of the board and administration regarding COVID-related school matters.  Included in the board’s role was the allocation of funds for COVID-related expenditures, the authorization of major closures and the determination of the Sparta...
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...
Jan Sherwood
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:58am
The Monroe County Herald is providing brief profiles on the six candidates seeking three seats on the Tomah School Board in the April election.  Candidates include sitting members Aaron Lueck and Mitch Koel along with challengers Rick Murray, Jan Sherwood, Spencer Stephens and Wayne Kling. The...
Ft. McCoy firefighters with the Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department dive team conducted surface rescue and dive training on ice Feb. 3 at Big Sandy Lake on South Post at Fort McCoy. The department conducts this training on post annually. (U.S. Army Photo by Cedar Wolf, Fort McCoy Multimedia-Visual Information Office)
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:54am
Nearly 40 firefighters with Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department completed under-ice dive and iced-surface rescue training in early February at Big Sandy Lake on Fort McCoy. The training was primarily ice-dive certification for the department’s dive team. “Jeff Zilliox...
Kennedy Stuessel
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:45am
Student of the Month parents Julie and Tim Stuessel hardly needed an introduction when their daughter Kennedy received the January Kiwanis SOM Award at the Club’s ZOOM meeting Tuesday noon, Feb. 16. Their son and a nephew were earlier Sparta High School SOM recipients. Kennedy Stuessel’s record for...
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...
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:22am
Earlier this year, the Sparta Area School District (SASD) decided to implement virtual learning on inclement weather days. On February 4, the district had its first Virtual Inclement Weather Day as a trial run with the intention to determine if virtual learning on snow days would be beneficial as a...
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:18am
Tomah High School principal Robert Joyce thinks a prom and in-person graduation could happen this spring. Joyce told the Tomah School Board at its meeting Monday night he wants to seek student feedback in prom planning to give them some ownership for an event that was canceled because of Covi-19 on...

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