Sunday, July 5, 2020


Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:53am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has reported four new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, June 29 for a total of 67 confirmed cases. The new cases include: • A female in her 20s with mild symptoms. • A female between 10-14 years of age where the investigation is ongoing. • A female in her...
Pictured is the Monroe County ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator Kelley Becker and Steve Becker W9DXE, Radio Tech. Contributed photo.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:49am
The Annual Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day was held last weekend where part of the Monroe County Amatuer Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) group participated by putting their emergency communications equipment to the test. The Monroe County...
Dale Rowan is pictured on his Sun Traditional trike that gets used quite often. Rowan has logged over 1,500 miles the last two years on the trike. If you look closely, notice Rowan's Chicago Cubs shirt. Along with riding the trike, another of Rowan's favorite past time is watching the Cubbies. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:44am
When Dale Rowan rides his durable Sun Traditional trike around Tomah's Liberty Village Assisted Living facility be assured he is not merely spinning his wheels. True, Rowan, a Liberty resident a little more than two years, cannot ride too far. COVID-19 health restrictions and being legally blind...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:42am
The 2020 Tomah class of graduating seniors can officially move on. The Tomah School Board made it official at a special board meeting Monday night. There will be no in-person graduation ceremony July 18 at E.J. McKean Field. Citing uncertainty over COVID restrictions, graduate participation and...
Deke Slayton Museum Director, Alyssa Young and History Room employee, Hannah Scholze prepare exhibit spaces for the July 9th reopening to the public. Contributed photos.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:31am
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum and the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum will open their exhibit spaces to the public on a limited basis starting Thursday, July 9. Both museums have been closed to the public since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Staff were...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:25am
Citing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices, Covia, owner of the Tunnel City sand mine, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. Richard Navarre, Covia’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a press release, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent energy “price shocks” have...
Chloe Vitcenda
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:22am
Staff at Tomah Area Montessori School (TAMS) consider it a win-win for their students. From their homes over the final months of the school year due to COVID-19 students were asked to write letters to the editor explaining the benefits of their TAMS education. Letters are from the first group of...
Contributed photos.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:36am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to two separate incidents this past weekend. On Thursday, June 25, at approximately 6:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to the scene of an accident in the Township of Wellington involving a motorcycle and a truck, where injuries had been reported...
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:34am
Several area school districts are working hard to figure out what school will look like come fall. According to Sparta Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, the best guidance districts currently have is the Coulee Region COVID Compass.  “We have four possible status levels, severe, high, moderate and...
Monroe County Solid Waste Director Gail Frie is pictured at his home away from home for the past 12 years – the Ridgeville Landfill. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:29am
Gail Frie has worn a lot of hats in his life. He’s been a farmer, school bus driver, business owner, county board supervisor, politician and most recently, the Monroe County solid waste director. But one thing he’s never been is retired. On June 26, “Garbage Gail” as he jestingly refers to himself...


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