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Headlines 7-7-22

Here are the headlines from today’s Monroe County Herald Dr. Amy Van Deuren Resigns, Sam Russ named Interim Superintendent, Sparta Area School District looks to move forward. Local …

Local business helps a struggling family

A couple weeks ago, Dave and Cindy Waraxa, owners of the Key to Comfort, in Sparta decided to do something rarely heard of for a customer in need. Remona Crowe, of Sparta’s husband got sick and …

Bangor Facility Study Leading to Potential November Referendum

  The Bangor School District is considering asking taxpayers for additional support to address facility projects this November. While the financial management leading to this timeline has …

Sunshine and celebration 

There was plenty of music, munchies and much more during a sunny evening at Tomah's first Downtown Thursday Night (DTN) event of this summer.  DTN is hosted by the Tomah Chamber and Visitors …

1940s AND 1950s Camp McCoy:  From One Who Lived It

Fort McCoy has over 100 years of history, opening as Camp Robinson and Camp Emory Upton in 1909.  Camp Robinson, an artillery camp, occupied the South side of the railroad tracks while Camp …

Sparta- A Fireworks show will be held at Memorial Park on July 4th starting at 8pm. Tomah- A parade will be held on Superior Ave. from Foster St. to Holton St. starting at 10a.m. on Monday, July …

Wilton has a stop and go light

There is a large project being worked on in the Village of Wilton. The bridge, just east of town on State Hwy 71 is being replaced. In the meantime, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) …

Tomah Rotary Foundation presents scholarships

The Tomah Rotary Club recently presented 11 $1,000 Tomah Rotary Foundation scholarships to 2022 Tomah High School students.  "We hope you all have the opportunity to give back to those who …

Park Bank hosts field trip

On Wednesday, the Sparta Area School District’s (SASD) WIN After School program took a field trip to Park Bank. On the field trip, led by Douglas Farmer, the Executive Vice President at Park …

MOCO Sheriff’s Department gets fully stocked with AED’s

When Monroe County received American Rescue Plan funds for covid relief, there was a procedure put in place for each department to request funds. In the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, they …

State Farm grant increases safety at Butts Park

Supervising disabled children at Tomah's Butts Park will get a little easier. With community support and assistance Tomah's North American Squirrel Association (NASA) was able to install …

WISCONSIN VIETNAM MEMORIAL

What started out as an idea has come to full fruition in 20022 at the Vietnam Memorial in the La Crosse Veterans Freedom Park.  The memorial was dedicated on June 23rd with 1239 names of …

SPARTA PEDAL PADDLE FISH DAYS

Friday evening, the first event of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce’s Inagural Pedal, Paddle and Fish Days concluded with the cardboard boat race at the Sparta Aquatic Center.  Race …

County Board passes resolutions for adding positions

Last week, at the Monroe County Board meeting, there was some contention from board members in regard to four positions to be added in various departments. Board member, Doug Rogalla said, “the …

Making smoky memories

The smoke has cleared, but ears may be still be ringing a bit as the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, hosted by the Monroe County Agricultural Society, wrapped up Saturday …

On Tuesday evening, the Sparta Citizens for Real Progress Committee, Black River Falls Citizens for Real Progress Committee, and Copperhead Consulting organized a “Solemn Assembly” at the …

Fatal Traffic Crash June 20, 2022

On June 20, 2022, just after 7:00pm, the Monroe County 911 Communications Center was informed of a crash involving a motorcycle on State Highway 33 near Nebraska Avenue, in the Township of …

Sparta Superintendent Investigation

Dr. Amy Van Deuren, Superintendent of the Sparta Area School District is under fire with an investigation. There are roughly fifteen complaints against her from staff stemming back to March …

Tomah will be busy this weekend

Traffic into Tomah has likely started to increase for the weekend. Tomah Police Chief Scott Holum wants to make sure the community is ready for the increase for the Dairyland Super National Truck …

With the result of an advisory from the DNR regarding eating fish out of the Angelo Pond, there are a lot of questions to be answered. In talking with Sean Strom, an environmental toxicologist with …

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