Saturday, September 19, 2020


Bangor Village President Gary Althoff (middle) presented commemorative street signs to Leo Leis (left) and Elmer Anderson (far right) brothers of John Leis and Tom Anderson. Two streets within Bangor’s new development were named in honor of the fallen veterans. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:32am
A large crowd gathered in the Village of Bangor on Sunday afternoon for a street dedication in honor of two local soldiers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Two streets located within the Shelly Miller Addition, which was named in honor of former Village Administrator Shelly Miller who recently...
At the beginning of 2020, Trent Ziegler (left) and Quintin Schaitel (right) purchased Quick Jerry’s, completed some improvements and renamed it Coulee Car Wash. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:26am
Trent Ziegler and Quintin Schaitel have been business partners for over a decade. As both of them are Sparta natives they want to see local buildings that may be in need of some TLC be restored to a former glory.  “We’re investors and we’re always looking at things in our town that we can buy and...
Workers with contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., continue work on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led project Aug. 4 to build seven new military family housing units at the South Post Housing area in this aerial view at Fort McCoy (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:16am
Construction of seven new homes in military family housing continues to make progress with the project being 90 percent complete, said Nathan Butts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. Contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., began work on the $6.6 million...
The opening of Monroe County’s park, McMullen Memorial County Park, was delayed this year due to COVID-19 and it has seen a decline in revenue and attendance this year. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:13am
McMullen Memorial County Park was the first county park in Monroe County. Traditionally, the park opens with an annual clean-up day the last Saturday of April, however, this year looked a little different.  The 2020 camping season at McMullen Park was delayed until May 15 this year due to the COVID...
Samuel Sedelbauer tossed out the first pitch for the championship game that was ruled a tie by both teams who awarded Samuel the championship trophy. Contributed photos
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:10am
Logistics were more of a challenge this year, but the overall result was the same to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Organizers of the longtime Millston MDA Labor Day softball tournament shelved the event due to COVID-19. Many Millston residents who volunteer for the long...
Elisabeth Ageton
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:22am
Elisabeth J. Ageton, who had previously been reported missing, has been found safe and unharmed, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO.)  Last Friday, the MCSO continued its search for 30-year-old Ageton, who had been reported missing from the Town of LaGrange on Tuesday, Sept. 1...
Ian Lastofka
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:20am
The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department  arrested five teenagers  Tuesday who are accused of burglarizing the Stop-N-Go gas station in Rockland last week. Ian Lastofka, 17, Jaden Fargen, 19, Jeremiah Nagel, 19, and Trey Donskey, 19, are facing charges in La Crosse County Circuit Court. A 16-year-...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:10am
After coming up one vote short of securing $2 million from the general fund for a building project at last month’s Monroe County Board meeting, the Rolling Hills Committee agreed to offer a way forward it believes will be more palatable to supervisors sitting on the fence. At a special meeting...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:02am
By next Monday, Sparta’s Perch Lake should be little more than a river channel. According to Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer, the waterline has been receding since Tuesday when the city began drawing down the lake so workers could begin repairs on the dam next week. He added that it’s...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:59am
Earlier this week, the Sparta Area School District’s Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve the 2020-2021 preliminary budget.  Director of Business Services Leah Hauser presented the preliminary budget to the committee, continually reminding them that there are...


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