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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:25am
  When the Monroe County Herald talked with Tomah Parks & Recreation Director Joe Protz for a parks and facilities overview early in 2016 he hinted at something significant. Protz, Parks & Rec director since 2009, was tight lipped at that time. But with release of a design for a proposed...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:39am
While it was no big surprise that the GOP presidential candidate carried Monroe County, this year’s presidential election still warrants the distinction of the top news story of 2016. In August, Ted Cruz won Wisconsin’s GOP primary, taking 49% of the state vote, but Donald Trump won Monroe County....
The Dingman family eagerly awaits when another addition to their family becomes legal under state adoption guidelines. Pictured are Brent and Jessica Dingman with Emmy, Ethan, Evan and Harley. The Dingmans have been foster parents under the Kinship Care program since the child has lived with the family since July, 2015. A picture of the child is prohibited until the adoption is final.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:37am
For Brent and Jessica Dingman the decision was easy. The infant was a family member on the Dingman side of the family tree. The mother could not provide a stable home for a baby. The first year the child lived with Brent Dingman's sister, Becky, but it came to a point where a decision had to be...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:51am
The Sparta Area Fire Department extinguished a garage fire in about ten minutes Christmas morning in the township of Leon. The occupants of the home of Steven Kotek, located at 19837 Ideal Road, called 911 at 7:52 a.m. when they smelled something burning. Fire Chief Mike Arnold was on the scene...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:49am
In response to the Dec. 9 school bus accident involving 37 students, the Sparta school board discussed the pros and cons of installing seat belts on its buses at its meeting last week. The bus, driven by David E. Ames of rural Sparta, was traveling east on Hwy. 21 when it reportedly turned in front...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:48am
Authorities say winter road conditions played a factor in the car accident that caused the death of a 22-year-old Avoca woman Monday morning. At approximately 8:16 a.m., the Monroe County 911 Communication’s Center received a report of a two-vehicle car accident on Hwy. 71 in the Town of Glendale....
Pictured is a solar garden project similar to the one proposed in Monroe County.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:26am
Barring any unforeseen difficulties, a Town of Little Falls farmer will be hosting a five-acre solar garden on his property on Cty. Hwy. B and Ebony Road. Bryan Olsen, along with Pristine Sun, LLC of San Francisco, have applied for a conditional use permit (CUP) for the project, which still has to...
Laurel Burns and sons stand proudly by the realtor sign after purchasing the lot for their home.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:22am
  Laurel Burns was hoping she could have set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus in a new home for Christmas. But all the pieces did not fall into place for Burns and her two sons, Noah, 7, and Isiah, 5. But a cement foundation on a Lakeview Street lot in Tomah is visual proof  a holiday puzzle is...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:20am
      by PAT MULVANEY Editor   While all four incumbents on the Sparta City Council have taken out nomination papers, the Sparta School Board has yet to field a full slate of candidates for the April election. Alderman Kevin Brueggeman-Ward 2, Norm Stanek-Ward 4, Ed Lukasek-Ward 6 and Kevin Riley-...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 10:19am
            There was a common theme for business conducted by the Tomah School Board Monday night – building. First off, the board heard from three people who favor building support for a cooperative swim/diving team with Tomah High School and Sparta High School. Julia Koput, Victoria Wilcox-Borg...

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