Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Leon resident Jordan Kerska points to the level floodwaters reached on his house during last week's storm, before a rescue boat came to get him. Also pictured are his pole shed and garage, which also suffered significant damage. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:55am
Tuesday, August 28 is a date Jordan Kerska will never forget. The 27-year-old Leon resident spent a few harrowing moments that day as flood waters from over 10 inches of rain swept into his house before an emergency crew from Ft. McCoy rescued him. Kerska recalled that the situation developed...
A picnic table sits atop a highway sign in Ontario, indicating how high flood waters reached during this weeks historic storms that devastated the Vernon County village. Herald photo by Greg Evans.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:43am
Residents in Southern Monroe County are likely getting a feeling of déjà vu after the area suffered through it's second severe flooding event in as many years. But last year's flooding from half a foot of rain, which happened over a two-day period on July 18-19, pales in comparison to this year's...
Several activists were outside the courthouse Monday afternoon in support of victims of child abuse as Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court for a bond hearing related to charges of false imprisonment, child neglect and endangering safety. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:37am
Travis and Amy Headrick, of Melvina, were charged Monday afternoon in Monroe County Circuit Court. The couple was arrested last Friday for allegedly keeping children in “makeshift cages” after a witness presented a photo to investigators on August 24 of the children in cages inside the couple’s...
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:50am
    A Melvina couple is in the Monroe County Jail awaiting a bond hearing after being arrested for allegedly keeping children in makeshift cages. Last Friday, Monroe County sheriff's deputies arrested Amy Headrick, 39, and her husband, Travis Headrick, 47, on posible charges of child neglect and...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:04pm
After nearly two years of drowning in paperwork, construction on a new greenhouse at Bangor High School began Monday morning and agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Rick Bierbrauer couldn’t be more relieved. Talks to build a new greenhouse started in the fall of 2016 when Land O’ Lakes approached...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
After the Rolling Hills committee voted 3-2 Monday to not proceed with an advisory referendum for a nursing home site on the November ballot, the issue is dead. The Monroe County Board was poised to act on a resolution over the matter at Wednesday's meeting, but Board Chairman Pete Peterson pulled...
Monroe County Administrator Jim Bialecki
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 1:25pm
Monroe County Administrator Jim Bialecki announced at Wednesday's county board meeting he will be retiring on Jan. 26. While Bialecki is only required to give a 30-day notice, he said he wanted to give the county time to fill his vacancy, which could turn into a six-month process. That could be an...
Gennean Vetrano
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:58pm
At this year's Burns Firefly Festival, set for Saturday, Aug. 11, organizers will be honoring the 11-year-old event's originator. The late Gennean Vetrano started the annual one-day festival, which takes place at the Burns Community Hall located at W1313 Jewett Rd., north of Bangor off Hwy. 162. "...
   Pic 1: Stuart, Faye and Kim Pedersen were recognized during the dedication of the Warrens Area Park early last week as one of the major donors who generously contributed to the project. Contributed photo.    Pic 2: Lacey Meacham, 6, of Warrens takes a break from the heat while enjoying the new spray park, which was installed at the Warrens Area Park earlier this summer. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.    Pic 3: A “donor tree” was installed at the park listing numerous individuals, families and businesses tha
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
The Warrens Area Youth Association can breathe a sigh of relief as the long process of installing a new park draws to a conclusion following a dedication of the Warrens Area Park last Sunday. It was a beautiful day as a small group gathered at the newly completed park to say “thank you” and...
Kevin Nicholson (right) stopped by Sparta Thursday morning to meet with constituents such as Loren Oldenburg, of Viroqua, who is running for the vacant 96th Assembly seat. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:57am
Kevin Nicholson and his U.S. Senate campaign began a five-day trip around the state last week to visit supporters and primary voters ahead of the election on Tuesday. Nicholson stopped in downtown Sparta to visit with local constituents and the Republican Party of Monroe County Thursday morning....


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