Monday, December 9, 2019


Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:08am
The Monroe County Board will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, when it will ratify the 2020 county budget. The meeting includes a public hearing where citizens will be able to voice their opinions on county spending. The 2020 budget that goes before the board Wednesday includes a $5.32...
Four Members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force were in the studios of Wisconsin Public Radios La Crosse Bureau last week to record a program on the group. They include, from left, Ron Luethe, Jim Schroeder, Tina Osterberg and Bob Micheel. Contributed photo
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:06am
Monroe County's Climate Change Task Force got some statewide exposure last Thursday after Wisconsin Public Radio aired a one-hour segment last week, featuring key members of the group. Hope Kirwan, host of "Newsmakers" moderated the program, which is a weekly news and current affairs talk show...
Dr. Steven Lopez (right) of Lopez Family Dental in Sparta is so happy his chiropractor son Dr. Xavier Lopez (left) has chosen to accept a job in Sparta at Chiropractic Place. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:00am
Owners of Lopez Family Dental, Dr. Steven and Amy Lopez are beyond thrilled to have their son, Dr. Xavier Lopez, back in Sparta, where he has taken a position at My Chiropractic Place Family Wellness Center in Sparta. Dr. Steven Lopez began his career in dentistry after graduating from Marquette...
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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:50am
Marie Nelson, a special education teacher in the intellectual disabilities classroom at Meadowview Middle School, says each and every one of her students is extraordinary and unique. “They are amazing kids. Every single day they teach me something new about myself and about the world around me,”...
Pictured from left are Rep. Nancy VanderMeer, Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, Gov. Tony Evers and Sen. Jennifer Schilling. Contributed photo
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:42am
Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, commander of the 88th Readiness Division and Senior Commander of Fort McCoy, received a commendation on behalf of the 88th by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and local state legislators at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 29.  State Senator Jennifer Shilling and...
Bernie Becker, of Sparta has a total of 19 bikes that he is looking to give away just in time for the holidays. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:50am
With Halloween upon us, it’s only a matter of days before the world will be overrun with twinkle lights and Christmas music. Pretty soon there will be no good way to avoid the approaching holiday season, which means it’s time for youngsters to start filling out those Christmas lists as they finish...
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:30am
Remarkably, no one was injured seriously when a car sideswiped two Amish buggies on Hwy. 16 Sunday night, Oct. 27. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m., when Omar Ramirez, 20, of Sparta was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 16 between Cty. Hwy. BC...
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:34am
The Sparta Police department is warning residents that alternate-side parking begins this Friday, Nov. 1. After three years of relaxed enforcement of the ordinance, police will ramp up ticketing violators once again. Alternate-side parking will begin Nov. 1 and remain in effect until April 1, 2020...
Pam Pipkin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:32am
Anybody who knows Monroe County Child Support Agency Director Pam Pipkin, knows that grass doesn't grow under her feet. Her recent milestone of working 30 years with the county was topped off in September when she received statewide recognition at the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association...
Larry Scheckel, left, and Oakley Moser. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:28am
Sensational science demonstrations will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum in Sparta. Oakley Moser, physics teacher at Tomah High School, and Larry Scheckel, retired science teacher, will both entertain and educate with many science...


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