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Pictured from left, Spartek CEO George Parke presented Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels and Monroe County Emergency Management Coordinator Jared Tessman with 550 face shields, which will be distributed to emergency personnel throughout the county. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:15am
The purpose of Monroe County’s Emergency Management Department is to provide a comprehensive emergency system for the health, safety and welfare of the public during an emergency situation. A job that is made that much harder when the county’s emergency personnel cannot get proper personal...
Ellie Hazlett, with USO Wisconsin, sews cloth face masks at her home in Sparta. Hazlett delivered 50 cloth masks she made to Fort McCoy. The support is part of USO Wisconsin's effort to help during the COVID-19 pandemic response statewide. (Courtesy photo)
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:12am
Operations and Program Manager Ellie Hazlett with USO Wisconsin delivered 50 cloth masks to Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) personnel April 13 to support training. The masks were for students attending augmented training for DES that is a direct result of the installation's COVID...
Lily Wiegand
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:01am
This week’s featured interviewee is Lily Wiegand, a sophomore attending Sparta High School. It has been 28 days since the cancellation of school, and online schooling is kicking into gear. Wiegand’s life hasn’t changed too drastically since Gov. Evers’s stay at home order, however, change is still...
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 9:16am
Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.  The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support...
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:19am
The Monroe County Health Department reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the county’s total to 12. On Tuesday, the health department confirmed two new cases followed by another two cases on Wednesday. The two cases reported Tuesday included a male in his 20s with...
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:17am
County board races decided Voters returned two of three incumbents to the Monroe County Board and decided two races between newcomers in the April 7 election. Incumbent Mary Cook held off a challenge from former county board supervisor Craig Buswell in District 16, which includes the towns of...
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:11am
A contentious race that garnered nationwide attention for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court saw incumbent Justice Dan Kelly fall to challenger Jill Karofsky. While Karofsky, who was backed by liberal groups, gained 55% of the vote statewide, Kelly, a Scott Walker appointee supported by...
Roger Gorius
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:08am
There was little additional information shared at the Tomah city council meeting (via teleconference) Tuesday night regarding the termination of Tomah city administrator Roger Gorius. Gorius was only a few days away from the start of his eighth year in that role. He had been Tomah city...
The newest addition to Marco's in Warrens is a brick oven for handmade pizzas. The oven is in the background with Dave Scardino on the left and Mark and Cindy Chew on the right. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:05am
New business owners are rightfully proud of milestones. In some cases, breaking ground or the first dollar earned. Mark Chew is excited about celebrating the one year milestone of opening Marco's Italian & American Grill in Warrens. But Chew must temper that excitement due to the COVID-19...
While the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program is designed to help small businesses and their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort falls short when it comes to offering relief for restaurant owners. Two Monroe County restaurant owners - Jason Boris of Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta and Mike Murray of Murray’s On Main in Tomah - say the PPP is a good start, but would like to see some provisions changed to better accommodate the food service industry. Herald photos by J.P. Schaller and Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 9:59am
A stimulus package designed in part to help small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may be leaving the food service industry on the outside looking in. While the CARES Act includes a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that offers relief for small businesses and their employees, it falls...

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