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Monroe County WI

Students in the Regional Training Site-Maintenance Tracked Vehicle Recovery Course pull out a two cable during course training July 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Training like this was a factor in Fort McCoy's estimated $1.135 billion economic impact to the local economy for fiscal year 2018. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol)
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:01am
Fort McCoy's total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2018 was an estimated $1.135 billion, close to the $1.18 billion reported for FY 2017, garrison officials announced. The data was compiled by Fort McCoy's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Workforce payroll, operating costs, and other...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00am
After two previous attempts to get county board approval for a non-lapsing capital improvement fund for McMullen Park, Monroe Forestry & Parks administrator Chad Ziegler last Wednesday finally got supervisors to see things his way. The board voted 15-1 to create the fund, which Ziegler insisted...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:59am
The Village of Norwalk got a great deal on piece of property on Main Street. The Monroe County Board voted unanimously to sell the building and lot located at 212 Main Street to the village for $1 plus closing costs. The building, which was last used as a Mexican grocery store, had been abandoned...
Monroe County Director & Health Officer Sharon Nelson presents the Friend of Public Health Award to Remembering Jesse Parker, Inc.   Pictrued from left are Sharon Nelson, RN, Jenny Parker and Brad Parker. Contributed photo
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:42am
Each year during National Public Health Week, Monroe County Health Department nominates an individual or organization that demonstrates a collaborative spirit to promote health and safety in Monroe County. This year, the health department recognizes Remembering Jesse Parker, Inc. as the 2019 Friend...
Cranberry harvesters pictured near Valley Junction, c. 1900, from left, are  Ron Thayer, Arthur Crawford, George Hancock and Loyal Parker. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Monroe County is “Cranberry Country,” boasting the largest concentration of cranberry marshes in the state.  The Village of Warrens, located in northeast Monroe County, is even the official “Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin.”  The red, bouncy cranberry is native to Monroe County, which has the acidic...
Debra Carney
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:40am
The Monroe County Board Wednesday approved  appointing a replacement for treasurer Annette Erickson who has announced her retirement. Erickson's deputy treasurer, Debra Carney, will take over beginning in May to finish out Erickson's four-year term, which runs until December 2020. Carney said she...
Austin P. Sawvell
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:23am
On March 19, at approximately 6:47 p.m., officers observed a vehicle traveling northbound on State Highway 27 near County Hwy I with expired registration. The suspect vehicle was allegedly operated by Austin P. Sawvell, 25, of Sparta. When Sawvell became aware that officers were following him, he...
Debra L. Anderson
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:14am
Debra L. Anderson, 40, of Tomah was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court last week with possession with intent to deliver amphetamines as a second offense, possession with intent to deliver THC as a second offense, possession of methamphetamine as a repeat offender, possession of THC as a second...
Farm fields in Monroe County, like this one south of Leon, lay idle as farmers wait for them to dry out and the temperatures to rise befoe beginning planting. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:07am
There is no official starting flag in Monroe County or Wisconsin for that matter. But Monroe County University of Wisconsin-Extension agricultural agent Bill Halfman knows local farmers are anxious to make their first pass tilling soil in the field for 2019. "A lot of folks are likely getting...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:02am
While spring is always much-welcomed after Wisconsin’s long winters, seasonal warm and dry conditions can result in increased wildfire activity.  That’s why Megan Mickelson with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the Tomah Ranger Station is gearing up for spring wildfire season and...

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