Friday, February 26, 2021

Norwalk WI

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 11:24am
If there is one thing that keeps Bob Micheel up at night during rainstorms, it’s the Norwalk Pond dam on Morris Creek above the Village of Norwalk. “If that thing would fail…loss of life in the village of Norwalk just downstream a mile and a half,” he told Monroe County board supervisors Wednesday...
A Gerke excavator knocked down the old Degenhardt Implement parts store on Main Street in Norwalk last month. The lot will be the new home of the Norwalk Fire District’s fire station. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:30am
A demolition crew cleared the way last month for a new Norwalk fire station, but the plans and funding are still a ways off. Norwalk Fire Chief Jim Stoikes said the project is in its very early planning stages and the Norwalk Area Fire District Board has yet to approve it. “I’m sure it’s going to...
Kenneth M. Sizemore
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:23am
The man police arrested after a standoff in rural Norwalk last week is in the Monroe County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond after being charged with eight felonies in Monroe County Circuit Court Friday. Authorities arrested Kenneth M. Sizemore, 39, on domestic abuse charges in a camper inside of a shed...
Kenneth M. Sizemore
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:10am
Police arrested a  violent felon with multiple convictions Wednesday after a two-hour standoff in rural Norwalk. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Kenneth M. Sizemore, 39, was being sought on connection with a domestic violence incident reported in Vernon County. Police didn’t...
The old Norwalk Creamery has stood in village park since 1902. Whether it will keep standing is being debated between the current owner and the Norwalk Village Board. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:43am
The former creamery building in Norwalk has been part of the village’s landscape since it was built in 1902. Operated as a co-op owned by area farmers, the building with its towering chimney, produced powdered milk, butter and cheese until it closed in 1992. Since then, the vacant structure has...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:16am
School District of Cashton   Cashton schools plan to begin classes on Sept. 1 under guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Monroe and Vernon County Health Departments.  The district’s current plans offer flexibility between in person and...
Norwalk Lions Club President Levi Helgren (left) presented Jerry Kolbo with the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship during the club’s most recent Truck and Tractor Pull. Contributed photo.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:55am
Earlier this month, at the Norwalk Truck and Tractor Pull, Norwalk Lions Club member Jerry Kolbo was presented with the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship, joining just a handful of club members that have been awarded the honor. The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF,) named for the Lions Clubs...
A view of the temporary track taken from Cty. Hwy. U south of the village. The track is located on land owned by the Meuhlenkamp Family Farm on the west side of the village. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:49am
After months of working out the logistics, organizers plan to put on the 54th Annual Norwalk Tractor Pull on its originally scheduled date. Beginning Aug. 14, Norwalk will come to life with the sound of high-performance engines and billowing clouds of black smoke. Only this time, they will be...
Traci Castro grows flowers in her backyard garden for her small business, Schell Farm Gardens. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:18am
Growing up on an organic dairy farm just outside of Norwalk, Traci Castro and her brother would often make the one-mile hike from her family’s home through fields and pastures, up the ridge to an old farmhouse that had once belonged to the Schell family, but had been abandoned for many years and...
Emergency crews responded to a diesel fuel spill in Norwalk Tuesday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:34am
Emergency crews’ efforts to keep diesel fuel from a leaking semi fuel tank out of Norwalk’s storm drains was hampered by heavy rains Tuesday evening. According to Norwalk Fire Chief Jim Stoikes, a semi heading out of town toward Sparta hit a fire hydrant across from the Scenic Bluffs Clinic,...

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