Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Monroe County WI

On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:20am
Late last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continued its search for a woman that had been missing from the Town of LaGrange since Tuesday, Sept. 1. Thirty-year old Elisabeth J. Ageton was last seen in the area of County Hwy G near Hwy 12 just outside of Tomah and it is believed that...
A bicycle remained under a car on South Water Street in front of Rudy’s Drive-In in Sparta Wednesday as police investigated a bicycle-verses-car accident at around noon that sent a young cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:27am
A young bicyclist hit and dragged by a car on South Water Street near the intersection of Wisconsin Street Wednesday was taken to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. According to Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, the accident occurred at around noon. When the responding...
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:23am
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to a car fire at the Long Branch Bar & Grill parking lot just before midnight. The  car sustained extreme damage and...
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:42am
La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are hosting public scoping meetings in the Coon Creek Watershed and West Fork Kickapoo Watershed to gather input from watershed stakeholders on issues related to flooding and the existing...
Rains caused this washout on Edgewater Road in the Town of Greenfield last Friday. The road damage led to two sperate accidents, however, no one was injured. Contributed photo
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:47am
High waters were still receding Saturday after a line of thunderstorms hit Monroe County late Thursday and early Friday. Heavy rains in Monroe County led to flash flood warnings the National Weather Service in La Crosse. There were unconfirmed reports of between 5 and 7 inches of rain in the Tomah...
Last week’s heavy rains wreaked havoc on the construction of a natural gas pipeline being installed north of Sparta. The line is being installed along existing right-of-way owned by Northern Natural Gas, an Omaha-based company. Herald photo by Kyle Evans
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:45am
Construction of a new natural gas pipeline north of Sparta is scheduled for completion in early October. Northern Natural Gas, a company based out of Omaha, Neb., is installing about two miles of pipeline alongside one of its existing pipelines north of Sparta to add capacity to its infrastructure...
Bruce E. Smith
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:30am
A 63-year old Sparta man is facing a lengthy prison term after being convicted last week for sexual assaults against a child that took place in the early 1990s. On Aug. 27, a  Monroe County jury found Bruce E. Smith guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child and one count of incest with a...
Steve Bernett and John Winkelmann, co-chair of the Kiwanis-MCHRM Sparta Youth Scavenger Hunt, and Kiwanis Secretary Deb Smith present the $100 Kiwanis Grand Prize to the winner, Ava Janzen, shown with her mother Alex Schanhofer and sister Aria Schanhofer. Contributed photos
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:52am
Excitement boosted the heat level at Pavilion #1 in Sparta’s Memorial Park Tuesday  and Wednesday nights as winners of the Sparta Kiwanis Club-Monroe County History Room & Museum SPARTA YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT arrived to receive their prizes.  The two $100 Grand Prizes, provided by the Sparta...
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:54am
When the Monroe County Board meets Wednesday, Aug. 26, it will be voting on a dozen resolutions. Paramount among them will be a measure to preclude any need for new borrowing for a proposed county-run senior care facility by using $2 million of general fund money and reducing the original $20...
Julie Leis and Beth Brendel prepare to put boxed goods into the back of a vehicle during Monday’s food drive in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church. Herald photo by Nate Beier
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:46am
The number of cars lining Montgomery Street in Sparta last Monday, Aug. 17 to receive food from the Second Harvest mobile food pantry event at the ice skating rink, is a sign of the times. Kris Tazelaar, Second Harvest communications director, said that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the...

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