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Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:07am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information related to an incident that occurred on Hatbox Avenue east of Sparta Sunday morning. According to the sheriff’s department, at approximately 3 a.m.,  at a residence on Hatbox Avenue, which is in the Town of Adrian Township, the...
The Back the Badge parade is ready to roll for the Monroe County Republican party at Tomah's Recreation Park. The parade started in Tomah and ended at the Sparta Police Department. Contributed photos
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:03am
The Monroe County Republican Party showed its support for local law enforcement Saturday. A parade that started at Recreation Park in Tomah,  rolled past the Tomah Police Department and ended in front of the Sparta Police Department where local Republican party supporters expressed their support...
In an effort to raise greater awareness during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Brighter Tomorrows also attended the Paws Against Violence event with Ft. McCoy and the Monroe County Animal Shelter earlier this month as 71 percent of domestic violence victims report that their abuser also abused or neglected their animals. Contributed photos.
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:52am
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Monroe County, Brighter Tomorrows provides a wide array of services and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, which are free, confidential and accessible to any and all victims.  Some services include a 24-hour crisis...
The “2020 Go Monroe County Visitors Guide is a great resource of the area’s recreation, business and entertainment opportunities.
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:48am
The Monroe County Herald in conjunction with the Monroe County Economic Development & Tourism Committee is distributing copies of the Monroe County Go 2020 Visitors Guide. The 56-page magazine can be found as a supplement inside this edition of the newspaper. While it is a little out of date,...
Holly Mayer, left, serves four satisfied customers at Four Leaf Nutrition. Pictured sitting from left are Lexie Hagen (who works at Four Leaf), Jacey Taylor, Dana Johnson and Beth Haws. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:43am
It was a time in Holly Mayer's life when she was not feeling especially entrepreneurial. But after fighting breast cancer in 2017, Mayer discovered Herbalife nutritional supplements to help during her recovery. That introduction is the foundation for Four Leaf Nutrition, located at 1118 N. Superior...
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:36am
Sadly, the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition (MCSCC) and Couleecap, Inc. have completed a 10-year partnership made possible by the Drug Free Communities grant.  The MCSCC has been in existence since 1986, when it was first known as the Monroe County Adolescent Task Force. A group of concerned...
Al Wright participating in one of his favorite activities, the Butterfest parade. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:44am
Longtime Sparta businessman and community activist Al Wright died last Sunday at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. He was 91. Wright is likely best known as the owner of the Sparta Dairy Queen where he sold burgers and ice cream for 30 years, beginning in 1954. But it was his commitment to...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:40am
A sergeant with the Mauston Police Department is facing charges after an alleged accidental shooting at his house last month sent another man to the hospital. Michael Sturek, 39, Mauston, is charged in Juneau County Circuit Court with second degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, and...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:35am
The number started at $6.25. There was an offer on the table at $3 for three consecutive years that failed to pass. When all the dust and discussion settled the agreed compromise was a $5 per capita increase that will be paid by outlying townships served by the Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS)....
VARC, Inc., which offers a variety of services for adults with varying abilities, has begun the processing of moving into what was previously the Carlisle building along Black River Street in Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:32am
The Viroqua-based non-profit organization, VARC, Inc. has expanded its programming to now serve adults with varying abilities in the Monroe County area by opening a new location in what used to be the Carlisle building in Sparta.  VARC is a disability service provider, offering a wide array of...


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