Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Monroe County

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:27am
Characterized as a funding compromise on the proposed senior care facility project, a resolution offered by the Rolling Hills Committee will be going before the full county board next week. The committee drafted the resolution to preclude any need for new borrowing by using $2 million of general...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:02am
John Baldus likely cut his teeth in politics while he was literally cutting his teeth in the crib. The 46-year-old Stevens Point man is the son of Al Baldus, a former Wisconsin state legislator, who went on to Congress, representing the 3rd Congressional District from 1975 to 1981, becoming the...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:57am
   LaCrosse, Vernon and Monroe counties in southwest Wisconsin are home to a quarter of the large (PL-566) flood control dams in the State of Wisconsin. Built mostly in the 1960s, the dams are now aging infrastructure in need of repair, replacement, relocation or removal.    The study being...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:40am
On Aug. 15 at 9:28 P.M., the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a call reporting a two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy. 16.  When officers arrived on scene the highway was completely blocked.  Investigators determined the driver of the 2005 Honda was eastbound on Hwy 16, while the driver...
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:24am
The Monroe County Board delayed a vote to bond up to an additional $4 million for a proposed county-run senior care facility Wednesday after some supervisors raised concerns about an independent care unit in the project and a general lack of information to make an informed decision. It appeared the...
Pictured are two groups of livestock exhibitors at the Kick'In COVID @ the OK Corral. One picture is the older exhibitors and the other is a younger group. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:08am
When Monroe County joined the extensive list of cancelled fairs due to COVID-19 it signaled the expected deflation for countless number of youth livestock exhibitors. The Monroe County Fair was scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2, but a decision was made weeks ago to cancel because of COVID uncertainty....
The concern over COVID-19 did not minimize the importance of the red carpet treatment for students at Lemonweir Elementary School. With help from Band Box, red carpets were rolled out at four entrances rather than two, to assist with social distancing. Staff donned cloth face masks and, in some cases, plastic face shields. Many students were also wearing masks, to lessen possible spread of the virus. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:34am
To the best of her knowledge, Nicki Pope thinks Lemonweir Elementary School was the lone hive of educational activity in Wisconsin on Wednesday. Pope, principal at Lemonweir, joined other staff and new district superintendent Mike Hanson to welcome students back to start their school year under the...
Mike Jamesson loves to fly his powered parachute close to the ground with the birds amongst the fields and trees. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:02am
Mike Jamesson of Sparta has been flying in one way or another since he was 14 years old. You may have seen him flying over Monroe County in his powered parachute, which he says is a dream come true for him.  “Have you ever had the dream where you could take off and sort of swim in the air, flying...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:24am
Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) and Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) are seeking answers regarding the recent news of a convicted sexual offender from Kenosha County being released into the Town of Oakdale in Monroe County:  “As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we...
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:25am
The final two public information sessions concerning the April Monroe County advisory referendum on increasing taxes to cover debt payments on a new Monroe County nursing home will be held in Tomah and Sparta this week. The Tomah session is tonight (Monday) at Tomah High School and the Sparta...


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