Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Monroe County WI

Timothy I. Thomas
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:54am
A Portland, Oregon man was arrested in Monroe County on November 7 after law enforcement was notified of suspicious behavior on an Amtrak Train. The report indicated the man had a knife and was “talking crazy.”   While enroute, officers were notified the man had allegedly left the train and was...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:33am
Plans for a new county-run nursing home are once again on the move. The Monroe County Rolling Hills Committee held a building project meeting Tuesday where representatives from Community Living Solutions (CLS), the firm designing the proposed facility, laid out a timeline for hiring a construction...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:25am
Monroe County saw a marked increase from last year in the deer harvest during the 2020 nine-day gun deer hunt held Nov. 21- Nov. 29. The county is in two different  deer management zones, the Central Farmlands and the Central Forestland. All but the northeast corner of the county is in the Central...
Gerald “Jug” Kann does the honor of lighting up the official Monroe County Christmas Tree on Thursday, Nov. 19 in front of the Justice Center. Kann donated the tree in honor of his late wife, Charlotte Mae Miriam Markos-Kann. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:55am
Monroe County held its first official Christmas Tree lighting Nov. 19 in front of the Justice Center with little fanfare due to the COVID pandemic. Doing the honor of lighting the tree was Gerald “Jug” Kann, who donated the tall evergreen in memory of his late wife, Charlotte Mae Miriam Markos-Kann...
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:08am
  On November 24, at approximately 1:41 a.m., Juneau County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in investigating an incident that occured in rural Camp Douglas due to a conflict of interest with its department. Personnel with the MCSO responded to...
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...

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