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Lindsey Preston, left, Gundersen Health System's regional clinic manager, and Alan Eber, director of facility operations, are pictured with the Sparta clinic's solar array, which is mounted on the building's roof. The panels produce 100 kilowatts of electricity. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:32am
Gundersen Health System Sparta Clinic is the vanguard of energy conservation for health care facilities in Wisconsin, if not the entire U.S. That's the assessment of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, whose Director, Maria Vargas, was at the clinic Tuesday to sing Gundersen's...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am
Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revel's request for a new patrol officer position seemed to have support, but after disagreements over funding emerged, the request was sent back to committee for refinement. Revels said the position would act as a resource officer for the Cashton and Norwalk-Ontario-...
Families from all over the county began arriving at the fairgrounds in Tomah Wednesday to begin last minute preparations for a weekend packed full of livestock shows. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:27am
The 2019 Monroe County Fair is officially underway and one of the main draws to the fair is the action inside the barns. This is the event 4-H and FFA families work hard for all year long to display their various projects and show off the county’s top livestock. Some shows at the fair began as...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:26am
Last week's storms, which brought high winds and torrential rainfall, resulted in more damage and flooding to the area. On Thursday a storm swept through Sparta, where a lightning strike started a small fire at 916 Jefferson Ave. shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:22am
Back by popular demand this year will be the Fair Cheese Curds. Last year, Monroe County Fair became one of the first fairs in Wisconsin to have its fair milk made into the squeaking bits of deliciousness, which are practically their own food group here in Wisconsin. Last year, the fair’s main...
Henry B. Grye
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:16am
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is notifying the public about a convicted sex offender, who is scheduled to be released to a residence near Tomah. Henry B. Gryer, 48, is currently at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston and is expected to be released July 31. He will be living...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:09am
Area residents can thank emergency services personnel during this year’s Monroe County National Night Out Aug. 6 in Tomah’s Winnebago Park. Coordinated by the Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Department, there is no charge to attend the 17th annual event scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. “...
Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant presented a video describing the needs of the current library and plans for its expansion at this Tuesday's Kiwanis Club luncheon at Jake's Northwoods. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:06am
Last month, when Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant agreed  to give Kiwanians an update on the Library’s Expansion Plan Campaign, she was unaware that she would be leaving SFL to head the La Crosse Public Library in August. Yet, true to form, Grant presented at the Club’s luncheon on...
Joshua S. Mouradian
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:53am
Joshua S. Mouradian, 30, of Black River Falls was recently found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court of child abuse with a high probability to cause great harm and sentenced to five years state prison, imposed and stayed and five years extended supervision, imposed and stayed. Mouradian was also...
Storage space is at a premium at The Caring Closet. Pictured, from left, are Laura Mahan-Schmitz (Monroe County Foster Care coordinator), Madyson Abbs, Danielle Calhoun, Kim Abbs, Maura Abbs, Kathleen Calhoun and Stacey Zellmer. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:49am
The decision for Danielle Calhoun and Kim Abbs to become foster parents has been life changing. Calhoun and her husband, Rodney, have been foster parents for approximately two years. Abbs is nearing one year as a foster parent, both working closely with the Monroe County Foster Care Program....

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