Monday, July 24, 2017

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Off with the old and on with the new. Workers from JD Riley Construction have been busy giving the Rec Park milking parlor a facelift before the Monroe County Fair. Workers are pictured installing a new observation window for the parlor. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:06am
Not so much a nip and tuck. More a case of snip and attach. That's the case for the milking parlor at Recreation Park after many years of a tired, faded green exterior. Just in time for the Monroe County Fair July 26-30, the parlor is receiving an exterior facelift by workers from JD Riley...
The Al and Annie Wells farm in Leon was hit hard by flood waters Thursday.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:55am
Flood waters from over seven inches of rain in western and southern Monroe County experienced last Wednesday and Thursday have receded but residents are still cleaning up in some of the harder hit areas. Gov. Scott Walker flew into Ontario on Monroe County's southern border Friday morning before...
Pictured is Lamplighter Road south of Leon, where a tributary feeding the Little La Crosse River overflowed its banks and washed out the roadway.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:01am
Between four and seven-plus inches of rain fell throughout Monroe County Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, swelling streams to beyond capacity and flooding farm fields and basements. More damage was reported countywide due to the deluge, which was one of the areas worst in recent memory....
Steve Buss and Whitney Sanjari had the responsibility of making sure there was enough rice in the bins for each work station during MobilePack. Herald dPhoto by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:14am
The Gold Building at Tomah Recreation Park was a hive of activity with hundreds of worker bee volunteers July 14-15. The Gold Building was home base for the Tomah Area MobilePack for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Volunteers measure ingredients, pack food, and prepare boxes for shipment.  The...
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:07am
The Sparta School Board's Finance and Facilities Committee last week took one step closer to hiring a Slinger-based company to conduct a $9,000 community survey. A representative of the firm School Perceptions gave a presentation to the board last month, saying it would assist the district with...
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:01am
Tomah Dist. 4 Alderman Chris King has resigned his city council seat. City Administrator Roger Gorius made the announcement early during the July 13 Thursday night council meeting. King did not attend. Gorius informed the Herald that King told him a change in employment made it difficult to commit...
Tyler Westpfahl of Sting Swings, an instrument stand manufacturer located near Wilton, shows the type of ukulele the company wants to install in a Sparta park as part of its "Strings in the Park" campaign.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:05pm
It looks like Sparta will be the pilot city for a musical campaign proposed by a southern Monroe County manufacturer. String Swing Display Fixtures, located on Highway 131 between Wilton and Ontario, produces musical instrument stands it sells worldwide. At Monday's Park Board meeting, Tyler...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:59am
The City of Sparta's Public Safety Committee is taking a wait-and-see approach on a recent request to declare a downtown business a public nuisance. Police Chief Dave Kuderer said his department has been called to Denton's Transmission, located at 221 S. Water St., 223 times in the last nine years...
Standing before the former entrance of the Sacred Heart Church in Cashton is Fr. Michael Klos and centennial celebration organizer Norma Jean Miller. The former outside wall was restored after years of getting beaten by the harsh Wisconsin winters..Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:16am
  History will be made this Sunday when the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish celebrates it’s centennial. The Cashton church, located on the east end of Hwy. 33, will host a centennial mass at 10 a.m. Sunday featuring La Crosse Diocese Bishop William Callahan, followed by a celebration feast that...
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:14am
    This year's Warrens Independence Day Celebration is Monday, July 3. The Warrens Area Youth Association is again sponsoring a street dance in front of the Warrens Lions Log Building from 6 to 9 p.m. The Warrens Lions Club will have brats, hot dogs, chips, soda and other food available for...

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