Tuesday, September 22, 2020


The opening of Monroe County’s park, McMullen Memorial County Park, was delayed this year due to COVID-19 and it has seen a decline in revenue and attendance this year. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:13am
McMullen Memorial County Park was the first county park in Monroe County. Traditionally, the park opens with an annual clean-up day the last Saturday of April, however, this year looked a little different.  The 2020 camping season at McMullen Park was delayed until May 15 this year due to the COVID...
Samuel Sedelbauer tossed out the first pitch for the championship game that was ruled a tie by both teams who awarded Samuel the championship trophy. Contributed photos
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:10am
Logistics were more of a challenge this year, but the overall result was the same to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Organizers of the longtime Millston MDA Labor Day softball tournament shelved the event due to COVID-19. Many Millston residents who volunteer for the long...
Elisabeth Ageton
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:22am
Elisabeth J. Ageton, who had previously been reported missing, has been found safe and unharmed, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO.)  Last Friday, the MCSO continued its search for 30-year-old Ageton, who had been reported missing from the Town of LaGrange on Tuesday, Sept. 1...
Ian Lastofka
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:20am
The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department  arrested five teenagers  Tuesday who are accused of burglarizing the Stop-N-Go gas station in Rockland last week. Ian Lastofka, 17, Jaden Fargen, 19, Jeremiah Nagel, 19, and Trey Donskey, 19, are facing charges in La Crosse County Circuit Court. A 16-year-...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:10am
After coming up one vote short of securing $2 million from the general fund for a building project at last month’s Monroe County Board meeting, the Rolling Hills Committee agreed to offer a way forward it believes will be more palatable to supervisors sitting on the fence. At a special meeting...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:02am
By next Monday, Sparta’s Perch Lake should be little more than a river channel. According to Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer, the waterline has been receding since Tuesday when the city began drawing down the lake so workers could begin repairs on the dam next week. He added that it’s...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:59am
Earlier this week, the Sparta Area School District’s Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve the 2020-2021 preliminary budget.  Director of Business Services Leah Hauser presented the preliminary budget to the committee, continually reminding them that there are...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:56am
After the Monroe County Board voted in July to open up all county trunk highways to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs), Sparta Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer brought the matter before the public works board Tuesday to gauge its stance on extending their use into...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:49am
If Tomah is going to have a new public safety building mayor Mike Murray wants to gauge the level of support from outlying municipalities to help fund the cost. Tuesday night the Tomah City Council approved sending a proposal to increase the per capita rate for Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS)...
On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:20am
Late last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continued its search for a woman that had been missing from the Town of LaGrange since Tuesday, Sept. 1. Thirty-year old Elisabeth J. Ageton was last seen in the area of County Hwy G near Hwy 12 just outside of Tomah and it is believed that...


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