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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:56am
The Monroe County District Attorney's office is hoping the relief it got from the county board last Wednesday, May 22 will stick. The board approved a new paralegal position for the department, however, the DA's office saw the same position approved last year only to watch it disappear to the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:53am
An attempt by supervisors to amend a resolution at the Wednesday, May 22 Monroe County Board meeting, voiding the pay-for-performance system, failed despite some outspoken criticism of the merit-based compensation practice. The resolution called for establishing a $646,488 line item for the 2020...
Tom Flock was keynote speaker at the Tomah VA Memorial Day recognition. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:50am
Tom Flock was keynote speaker for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Center Memorial Day recognition Friday, May 24. Flanked by the Tomah High School band on stage of the Tomah VA Veterans Hall, Flock, who served two tours during the Vietnam War, shared a few reflections. Flock recalled meeting a fellow...
Col. Cynthia Hopkins, right, is pictured with her son Zach and Lt. Col. Nonette Gegantoca, deputy of the RTS-Medical site.  Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:46am
Col. Cynthia Hopkins recalls the first time she was in the same room with a full bird colonel. Hopkins had been enlisted in the United States Army for a period. That moment was one a turning point that she could accomplish that goal. And she did. Hopkins, site director for Regional Training Center-...
Contractors work on the Fort McCoy Main Gate project May 15.  The project was awarded to contractor Perimeter Security Partners of Brentwood, Tenn., at an amount of approximately $3.2 million. Expected completion time of the project is mid-November 2019. (U.S. Army Photo by Ken Green, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:42am
Fort McCoy's Main Gate was closed in mid-March for construction that will continue through November. Work on the project is well under way, said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Fort McCoy. The design and construction of this project is being handled by the Army Corp of...
Representative Nancy VanderMeer, left, and Kayleigh Day, a community health educator from the Monroe County Health Department, attended Tuesday's Task Force on Suicide Prevention public hearing in La Crosse. Contributed photo
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:39am
Last Tuesday, the bipartisan Task Force on Suicide Prevention, co-chaired by Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Representative Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska), held a public hearing in La Crosse. The 15-member task force started its day with a tour of Gundersen Health Systems Behavioral Health...
A child has his photo taken after having a camouflage pattern face painting done during the 2019 Armed Forces Day Open House at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photos by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:37am
Rain showers mostly held off to allow thousands of people to take part in the 2019 Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House. Unlike the 2018 event, when visitors had sunny skies and warm temperatures, visitors to the 2019 open house experienced cool temperatures in the 40s and cloudy skies with an...
Cheri Moser, left, and Diane Keene are retiring after 39 and 35 years respectively from driving bus and as school aides for the Tomah school district. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:10am
When Diane Keene shared a few thoughts at a recent Tomah School Board on her retirement, Cheri Moser had little to offer. Not too surprising since both ladies shared similar duties and experiences in 30 plus years of employment with the Tomah school district. Moser retires after 39 years as a bus...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:05am
The second annual District #7 Legacy Run will be on June 15, starting at La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson. The goal is to raise funds to support the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship money to children and families of...
Town of Adrian resident Joey Esterline, standing, was one of several county residents who addressed the Monroe County Zoning Committee Tuesday regarding a proposed ban on all new sand mines and the expansion of existing ones in the county. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:55am
A group of around two dozen residents Monday threw a wrinkle in the Monroe County Zoning Committee's attempt to draft a sand mining ordinance. The group has submitted its own proposed ordinance, which calls for banning any new sand mines in Monroe County and prohibiting the expansion of existing...

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