Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Monroe County WI

Steve Laxton, left, and Joel Tock are pictured in their Smash Ranch Studio near Wilton where they produce their own music and videos. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:01am
They may come from different generations that some would think are galaxies apart but Joel Tock, 28, and Steve Laxton, 62, have been on artistic trajectories that were bound to collide. That the impact happened among the hills, valleys and farm fields of Wisconsin is even more remarkable.  Tock and...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:57am
With the number of COVID-19 cases steadily rising in Monroe County, the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) continues to recommend avoiding large gatherings with people you do not live with. Furthermore, the department advises that traveling increases the chance of getting and spreading the...
Sharon Nelson
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:44am
Almost exactly one year ago, Sharon Nelson, Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) director/health officer, decided to cap a long, fulfilling chapter of her life in public health and retire on April 1, 2020. She thought that would be a great date to welcome some free time, so she could do some of...
Jarrod Roll and Hannah Scholze put the finishing touches on the new exhibit now open at the Monroe County Local History Room. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:41am
In years past, the Monroe County Local History Room (MCLHR) has put together a display depicting a 1970s living room during Christmas as well as a 1950s Christmas display, which were both very popular with the public, as the museum saw record breaking amounts of visits.   Last year, museum staff...
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:38am
Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the region, Monroe County is once again limiting access to its government offices. While officials say the county will remain open, it will limit access to provide essential services. At the beginning of pandemic in March, the county closed its offices to the...
Monroe County’s COVID-19 cases have drastically increased since the pandemic began in March and continue to rise daily.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:33am
On Wednesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers outlined the latest efforts to fight COVID-19 as the state continues to see a surge in cases and deaths related to COVID. On Tuesday, health officials reported that the seven-day average for new reported virus deaths has increased 880 percent in two months...
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:23am
The Monroe County Board will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 19 for its regular monthly meeting.  The meeting is being held one week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Supervisors will be voting nine separate measures during Thursday's meeting, including: • A resolution in support of Lynxx Network's...
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:19am
A collision with a deer brought a high-speed chase to an abrupt end Saturday and resulted in the arrest of a rural Tomah man. Police arrested Anthony D. Springman, 22, in Elroy after he led a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase that began in Monroe County.   According to the...
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:06am
Gov. Tony Evers addressed Wisconsinites Tuesday evening to announce a new executive order urging people to stay at home as much as possible. The executive order issues recommendations that include staying at home as much as possible, only leaving when necessary for trips to work, the grocery store...
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:41am
On Saturday, Nov. 7,  at approximately 6:46 p.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a male subject on an Amtrak train causing a disturbance.   The suspect, Timothy Thomas, 31, of Portland, OR, brandished a knife at Amtrak staff and attempted to force entry into a secured...

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