Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Monroe County WI

Nick Smetana
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 11:53am
Farmers and other landowners are getting a lot of help these days from  a relatively new face at the Monroe County Land Conservation Department (MCLCD). Nick Smetana, a soil and water conservationist, started with department last April, replacing Christina Mulder, who is now employed by the La...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:44am
The Monroe County Board last Thursday approved an option-to-purchase agreement with a Warrens-area sand mine for public access to lake property. Hi-Crush, which owns the property in the Town of Byron, is creating what is planned to be a 150-acre lake through its mining operation Under the agreement...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:42am
Longtime Sparta City Alderman Norm Stanek won’t be seeking another term in next April’s non-partisan election. Stanek, who represents District 4, submitted a notification of non-candidacy to the city clerk’s office earlier this month. Candidates for April the election could begin filing...
Isaiah S. Pesce
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 11:01am
The Tomah Police Department is in the early stages of an investigation surrounding an alleged sexual assault, according to information posted on its Facebook page. Investigators were notified of allegations of a sexual assault involving a minor over the weekend and Isaiah S. Pesce, 39, of Tomah was...
A vehicle driven by Preston Schreier of Cashton was totaled after an early-morning Wednesday crash that a left a woman severely injured. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:41am
Police arrested a Cashton man  Wednesday, Dec. 9 after he rolled his vehicle in the Town of Ridgeville, which left his passenger severely injured.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call at 2:08 a.m. Dec. 9 from the Sparta...
A truck driven by a Wilton man rests against a tree in the Town of Sheldon last Thursday after losing control on the ice. The driver, Harlow Osteboe, was med-flighted from the scene. Contributed photo
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:29am
A Wilton man sustained serious injuries Thursday, Dec. 10 in a one-vehicle traffic crash on Mead Avenue in the Town of Sheldon.   Just before 10 a.m. the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle crash in which a vehicle had rolled over and struck a tree. The caller was the...
Kenneth M. Sizemore
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:23am
The man police arrested after a standoff in rural Norwalk last week is in the Monroe County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond after being charged with eight felonies in Monroe County Circuit Court Friday. Authorities arrested Kenneth M. Sizemore, 39, on domestic abuse charges in a camper inside of a shed...
Dominic Olsen
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:18am
A Warrens man is in custody after a pursuit near Tomah Thursday afternoon that ended with the suspect crashing his vehicle.   On Thursday, Dec. 10 at around 3:30 p.m. the Monroe County 911 Communication Center began receiving multiple calls reporting a vehicle that was speeding in and out of...
Kenneth M. Sizemore
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:10am
Police arrested a  violent felon with multiple convictions Wednesday after a two-hour standoff in rural Norwalk. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Kenneth M. Sizemore, 39, was being sought on connection with a domestic violence incident reported in Vernon County. Police didn’t...
An Amish buggy makes its way through the countryside in rural Cashton. Contributed photo
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
The five most northern districts of the Cashton Amish community donated $6,275 to the Monroe County Highway Department. Monroe County Highway Commissioner David Ohnstad said a group of Amish recently contacted him and said they were going to count the number of horse-drawn buggies they use and send...

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