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On Friday, February 23rd, at 5:17 p.m., the Tomah Fire Department was summoned to a structure fire, at 1102 Superior Avenue. The business building belonged to Sassy Girl Aroma, a family-owned candle …

On Thursday, February 1st, Ladies Night Out, a fundraiser where monies brought in get funneled back out into the community, was held at Murray’s on Main, in Tomah, Wisconsin. The nonprofit …

On Friday, January 26th, Michelle Tryggestad, Director of the Sparta free Library, sat down with the Monroe County Herald and discussed where the Sparta Free Library is on current construction, and …

Recently, two brothers, both iconic members of the Monroe County community, passed away within 19 days of each other. They were Dave and Dick Schreier. The two were in business together for several …

High accolades for local Conservationists

The title “Conservationists of the Year” has been given to Joey Esterline and Scott Giraud by the Monroe County Land Conservation Department. Nominated by their peers for their passionate …

Alleged hanging in Tomah Walmart

Around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a page came into the Tomah Ambulance Department page to Tomah Walmart. Dispatch stated, “apparently a customer hung themselves in the store.” Tomah …

It took a little longer than past years, but Tomah Health has recorded its first baby of the New Year. Chris and Mirissa Claycomb of Tomah are the proud parents of Emma Claycomb who arrived …

*** MEDIA RELEASE  from Sparta police department. FIRE AT SPARTA WALMART This morning at approximately 10:40am the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received several 911 calls …

17 year old arrested in wake of Sparta Walmart fire

Around 10:45 this morning, the Sparta Area Fire District was paged to the Sparta Walmart for a fire that was reportedly in the craft section of the store. Fire Chief, Mike Arnold was the first …

Along the county border, in the village of Cashton, on November 21st, 2023, a dog was found, alone and in poor health. Upon discovery, the property owner contacted Monroe County’s humane …

On Friday, November 17th, a smattering of folks braved the brisk morning temperatures in Ridgeville, Wisconsin, to witness the raising of the new steeple, at Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran …

Young Rebel on Monroe County Sheriff’s team

Nathaniel Heffner has been with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department since February 1st, 2022. Recently, Sergeant Heffner was assigned a young canine partner, who goes by the name Rebel. K-9 …

On September 16th, the Herald made its way to the northern reaches of Monroe County, to the business of Red Pine Reiki, which is located at 4295 County Highway I, in Cataract. The location is …

This morning around 7:00a.m a fire erupted at a residence at 406 N Court St. in Sparta. The property is owned by Joan Jewell.  By 7:30 crews seemed to have the fire under control. Crews are …

Challenge Academy hits 25-year milestone

In many of the local parades held within Monroe County, a sharply dressed and well-disciplined group of teenagers can be seen, marching to the barking commands of their instructor. They are the …

First Hispanic Heritage Festival held at Evans-Bosshard

On Saturday, September 23rd, officially the first day of Autumn 2023, a festival was held in Evans-Bosshard Park, celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. The month-long celebration runs from September …

Packed house at Justice Center

On Wednesday, September 27th, the Monroe County Board of Supervisors met at the Justice Center, at 6 p.m. A quorum was verified by the members present pressing “yes” on their keypads and …

Sharing Space with Deke Slayton

“Houston, we have a problem” radioed Astronaut James Lovell, from the Apollo 13 space capsule.  An oxygen tank had exploded outside of the spacecraft, causing severe damage. The crew …

FORT McCOY, Wis. – The investigation of the April 12, 2023, wildland fire in the vicinity of Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, is complete.  This investigation, conducted by Department of …

Cataract Field Days

On Sunday, September 10th, the Cataract Sportsmen’s Club held their 71st Annual Cataract Field Days. As people pulled into the gravel driveway, at 5984 Cannon Road, they were given an immediate …

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