Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Monroe County WI

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:08am
A Bill co-sponsored by Rep. Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah and passed by the Assembly earlier this month is attempting to put an end to the routine practice of Southeastern Wisconsin judges dumping released sex offenders in other counties. That practice has grown frustrating for residents on and near...
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll puts on the finishing touches of the museum’s new holiday display, Christmas Mountain, just in time for the opening reception on Tuesday. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:04am
Staff and volunteers at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta have been busy little elves leading up to this Christmas season in preparation of the new holiday display, Christmas Mountain. This magical display features over 100 lit miniature houses and buildings, featuring the Department...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:32am
After a close call last weekend, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public to use extreme caution when on or near thin ice as ice conditions are always changing. On Saturday, Nov. 9  at around 11:45 a.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a person who...
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:32am
Little changed in the Monroe County budget at last Wednesday's budget hearing, despite a Tomah supervisors attempts to shift funds away from Rolling Hills to cover other budget line items. Supervisor Paul Steele made two attempts to remove money from the Rolling Hills budget before going on a...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to a large crowd Friday gathered at the Coulee Real Estate & Property Management office on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:16am
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made a stop in Sparta last Friday to rally the Monroe County Republican Party and give them his impressions of what's transpiring in Washington D.C. lately. Johnson spent about an hour and a half speaking to a gathering of around 60 supporters at Trent Ziegler's Coulee Real...
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:08am
The Monroe County Board will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, when it will ratify the 2020 county budget. The meeting includes a public hearing where citizens will be able to voice their opinions on county spending. The 2020 budget that goes before the board Wednesday includes a $5.32...
Four Members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force were in the studios of Wisconsin Public Radios La Crosse Bureau last week to record a program on the group. They include, from left, Ron Luethe, Jim Schroeder, Tina Osterberg and Bob Micheel. Contributed photo
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:06am
Monroe County's Climate Change Task Force got some statewide exposure last Thursday after Wisconsin Public Radio aired a one-hour segment last week, featuring key members of the group. Hope Kirwan, host of "Newsmakers" moderated the program, which is a weekly news and current affairs talk show...

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