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Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:16am
The Monroe County Health Department reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since last Monday, June 15, elevating the county’s COVID Compass status from Very High Risk to Severe Risk. On June 3, the county had 18 total positive cases, with two cases considered “active” (meaning...
Emergency responders tend to Peter “Perry” Kohlman of Sparta last Saturday after he crashed his motorcycle on Hwy. 88 in Buffalo County. Photo courtesy of Buffalo County Sheriff’s Dept.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:13am
A 56-year-old Sparta man sustained serious injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday, June 13, in Buffalo County. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m., when Peter “Perry” Kohlman was traveling northbound on a 2000 Harley...
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:08am
The Monroe County Rolling Hills Committee is beginning a push this month to reinvigorate support for a new senior care facility to replace its current aging and obsolete nursing home.  It will be giving a presentation on the changing status of the project at next week’s county board meeting and...
Workers with contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., continue work on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led project June 4 to build seven new military family housing units at the South Post Housing area at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:06am
Construction of seven new homes in military family housing continues to make progress with the project being 78 percent complete, said Nathan Butts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. Contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., began work on the $6.6 million...
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:01am
Back in May 2019, the Sparta School Board approved the proposal from CommonWealth Development Corporation for the purchase and proposed use of the district’s Administrative and Education Center (AEC). Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren recently received an email from the owner of CommonWealth, Louie...
A drive by staff parade earlier this year. A cake before her final school board meeting Monday night. Cindy Zahrte was recognized for her contributions to the Tomah school district as educator and administrator. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:58am
On Monday night retiring Tomah Superintendent Cindy Zahrte was able to have her cake and eat it to. But she shared with those at the Tomah School Board meeting Zahrte presided over her final board meeting before she retires the end of this month. Zahrte served as superintendent 10 years replacing...
Garlic mustard unaffected by spray in June.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:53am
   Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata is an invasive species brought to America by gardeners/ cooks who wanted the taste of a salad green they were used to eating in Europe. Germans, Brits, Norwegians? Let’s blame the French- Ooh La La!    Seriously, Garlic Mustard has become a huge problem in many...
Natural Resources Specialist Kevin Luepke with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch pounds in a stake to hold a tree in place June 4 at South Post Housing at Fort McCoy. Luepke started in his position in December 2019 and supports a variety of mission sets within the Natural Resources Branch. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:50am
He's only been on the job as a natural-resources specialist for the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch for six months, but Kevin Luepke has a long history of supporting Fort McCoy's programs. "My responsibilities are quite broad," Luepke said. "This includes...
Dave Magnum
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 9:46am
Mississippi Valley Broadcasters, LLC, d/b/a La Crosse Media Group, has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to sell WQCC-FM, KQEG-FM, and WLFN-AM to Magnum Communications, Inc., d/b/a Magnum.Media. Pat Smith is Managing Member of La Crosse Media Group, while Dave Magnum...
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:28am
The number of COVID-19 cases in Monroe County is on the rise. On Friday, June 12, the Monroe County Health Department reported two new cases of the virus, including a male in his 70s and a female in her 20s both with  mild symptoms. On Saturday, June 13, the MCHD reported two additional cases. They...


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