Sunday, September 23, 2018
From left: Manny, Amy, Mike and Sam Hedrick.
Mike Hedrick  has an abiding attachment to an eighty-acre tract of farm land that stretches across the top of Summit Ridge in the Monroe County Town of Ridgeville.
Leon resident Jordan Kerska points to the level floodwaters reached on his house during last week's storm, before a rescue boat came to get him. Also pictured are his pole shed and garage, which also suffered significant damage. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, August 28 is a date Jordan Kerska will never forget.
A picnic table sits atop a highway sign in Ontario, indicating how high flood waters reached during this weeks historic storms that devastated the Vernon County village. Herald photo by Greg Evans.
Residents in Southern Monroe County are likely getting a feeling of déjà vu after the area suffered through it's second severe flooding event in as many years.
Several activists were outside the courthouse Monday afternoon in support of victims of child abuse as Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court for a bond hearing related to charges of false imprisonment, child neglect and endangering safety. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, were charged Monday afternoon in Monroe County Circuit Court.
    A Melvina couple is in the Monroe County Jail awaiting a bond hearing after being arrested for allegedly keeping children in makeshift cages.
After nearly two years of drowning in paperwork, construction on a new greenhouse at Bangor High School began Monday morning and agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Rick Bierbrauer couldn’t be more relieved.
From left: Manny, Amy, Mike and Sam Hedrick.
Leon resident Jordan Kerska points to the level floodwaters reached on his house during last week's storm, before a rescue boat came to get him. Also pictured are his pole shed and garage, which also suffered significant damage. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
A picnic table sits atop a highway sign in Ontario, indicating how high flood waters reached during this weeks historic storms that devastated the Vernon County village. Herald photo by Greg Evans.
Several activists were outside the courthouse Monday afternoon in support of victims of child abuse as Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court for a bond hearing related to charges of false imprisonment, child neglect and endangering safety. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
From left: Manny, Amy, Mike and Sam Hedrick.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:30am
Mike Hedrick  has an abiding attachment to an eighty-acre tract of farm land that stretches across the top of Summit Ridge in the Monroe County Town of Ridgeville. The acreage itself hasn't changed much over the last century and a half. Like always, its crops tussle with a vigorous breeze as they...
Leon resident Jordan Kerska points to the level floodwaters reached on his house during last week's storm, before a rescue boat came to get him. Also pictured are his pole shed and garage, which also suffered significant damage. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:55am
Tuesday, August 28 is a date Jordan Kerska will never forget. The 27-year-old Leon resident spent a few harrowing moments that day as flood waters from over 10 inches of rain swept into his house before an emergency crew from Ft. McCoy rescued him. Kerska recalled that the situation developed...
A picnic table sits atop a highway sign in Ontario, indicating how high flood waters reached during this weeks historic storms that devastated the Vernon County village. Herald photo by Greg Evans.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:43am
Residents in Southern Monroe County are likely getting a feeling of déjà vu after the area suffered through it's second severe flooding event in as many years. But last year's flooding from half a foot of rain, which happened over a two-day period on July 18-19, pales in comparison to this year's...
Several activists were outside the courthouse Monday afternoon in support of victims of child abuse as Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court for a bond hearing related to charges of false imprisonment, child neglect and endangering safety. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:37am
Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, were charged Monday afternoon in Monroe County Circuit Court. The couple was arrested last Friday for allegedly keeping children in “makeshift cages” after a witness presented a photo to investigators on August 24 of the children in cages inside the couple’s...
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:50am
    A Melvina couple is in the Monroe County Jail awaiting a bond hearing after being arrested for allegedly keeping children in makeshift cages. Last Friday, Monroe County sheriff's deputies arrested Amy Headrick, 39, and her husband, Travis Headrick, 47, on posible charges of child neglect and...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:04pm
After nearly two years of drowning in paperwork, construction on a new greenhouse at Bangor High School began Monday morning and agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Rick Bierbrauer couldn’t be more relieved. Talks to build a new greenhouse started in the fall of 2016 when Land O’ Lakes approached...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
After the Rolling Hills committee voted 3-2 Monday to not proceed with an advisory referendum for a nursing home site on the November ballot, the issue is dead. The Monroe County Board was poised to act on a resolution over the matter at Wednesday's meeting, but Board Chairman Pete Peterson pulled...

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