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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:56am
With Monroe County supervisors seemingly at an impasse over where to build a new nursing home, County Board Chairman Pete Peterson proposed a new idea at Monday's Rolling Hills Committee meeting. He suggested selling the county nursing home and "everything attached to it" to the City of Sparta for...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:54am
The Monroe County Board not only voted to support a county drug court at it's monthly meeting Wednesday, it put its money where its mouth is. After voting unanimously for a resolution in support of the program, supervisors approved creating a case manager position in the justice system department...
This Herald archive photo shows former VAF president Chris Hanson giving a tour early in the project. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:51am
Business college, jewelry store, barbershop, hobby store, shoe store/repair, hardware store. The history of businesses that operated at 1118 Superior Avenue over the years is extensive. But after an inspection by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials Wednesday, that property is expected to...
Andy G. Rupp
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:43am
Andy G. Rupp, 39, of Lancaster was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court earlier this month on charges related to the sexual assault of a child. In October 2016, the Fennimore Police Department (FPD) was dispatched to 1745 Monroe Street in the City of Fennimore, located in Grant County, for a...
Elijah J. Burks
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:39am
In February 2018, Elijah J. Burks, 22, of Mindoro was found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court of 3rd degree sexual assault and sex with a child age 16 or older and granted a 36-month diversion agreement.  The agreement was revoked in April of this year and on June 20, Burks was sentenced to two...
Jeff Holthaus, left, is handed the gavel from outgoing Tomah Rotary president Marty Murphy at the recent Rotary meeting. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:36am
The gavel of Tomah Rotary president was passed to Jeff Holthaus at their meeting Tuesday at Ground Round. Outgoing president Marty Murphy passed the gavel to Holthaus, who hits the ground running as the organization is planning for two upcoming events later this summer. The first is a Tomah Rotary...
Alex Knoepker
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:32am
Those attending the upcoming Kids From Wisconsin performance July 22 at Tomah High School will not hear any Tomah students singing, dancing or playing music for the first time in several years. But THS graduate Alex Knoepker will play a key role. Knoepker was a member of the 2018 Kids From...
Cadet Taylor Nowinski, Wisconsin Challenge Academy Class 42 Distinguished Honor Graduate, addresses her fellow cadets during a June 22 ceremony at Necedah High School. Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs photo by Vaughn R. Larson
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:29am
Cadet Taylor Nowinski of Abrams, Wisconsin, was expelled from high school and had no real options until Challenge Academy offered her the opportunity to improve herself. During the early days of the 22-week resident phase, she said she was the candidate most ready to go home, counting down the days...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:26am
Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lucas Rodriguez, 29, of Hemet, California pleaded guilty and was sentenced on June 20 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 42 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine. Rodriguez mailed two...
Christopher A. Edwards
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:05am
Christopher A. Edwards, 53, of Tomah was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court to six years in state prison and five years extended supervision after being found guilty of burglary to a building or dwelling as a repeat offender. In the evening hours of June 3, 2017, officers were dispatched to a...

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