Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Monroe County WI

The History Room’s current exhibit, Monroe County Chooses: The Toys We Love, is available to view Thursdays through Saturdays; reservations no longer needed. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:51am
A recent county policy change has permitted the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum to end the reservation system to see the museum’s exhibits.   Effective April 9, the public can now visit the History Room’s exhibits without having to call ahead to make an appointment. The museum will be...
Pictured are some of the Monroe County 9-1-1 Communications Center. They include, front row from left Pat Deethardt and  Randy Williams, communications center administrator. Back row left: Krista Perkins, Jessie Jandt and Megan Schoonover. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:38am
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is being celebrated this week to recognize the pivotal role dispatchers play in supporting law enforcement, Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services. Unseen and often underappreciated, 911 Dispatchers are honored during the second week of April each...
Equipment applying anhydrous ammonia into the ground on a farm in the Town of New Lyme Tuesday, failed and leaked the dangerous gas into the air.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 11:19am
An incident in the Town of New Lyme involving an anhydrous ammonia leak has emergency officials warning the public of the hazards of the potentially deadly chemical. Anhydrous ammonia is used to add nitrogen to farm fields before planting crops. It is hauled to the fields under pressure in large 1,...
Monroe County Veterans Officer Charles Weaver, left, addresses a crowd in front of the Justice Center in Sparta Monday during the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony. Also pictured, from left, are County Board Chairman Cedric Schnitzler, guest speaker Col Ray Boland and County Administrator Tina Osterberg. Herld photo by Kyle Evans
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:23am
 Last Monday was an emotional day for over three dozen Vietnam War veterans who attended a ceremony on the front steps of the Monroe County Justice Center to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day. Congress established the national commemoration in 2012 with the purpose of thanking  Vietnam veterans and...
Civil War teen veteran Milton Felton is on the cover of Monroe County Wisconsin Civil War Book. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:55am
Monroe County has its share of Civil War history. At least 1,100 pages worth. That's the number of pages of the recently published Monroe County Wisconsin Civil War Book. The seed for the 15 year project was planted in 2004 prior the Tomah Sesquicentennial Celebration recognized in 2005, according...
Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels, left, and Jail Administrator Capt. Stan Hendrickson are shown with the jail’s new body scanner. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:05am
The Monroe County Jail recently purchased a body scanner and medical records software, both of which will have a tremendous impact on the facility’s efficiency and safety. According to Capt. Stan Hendrickson, the jail administrator, the scanner will help jail staff keep drugs and other contraband...
A rolled semi blocked traffic on the westbound lane of Interstate 90 near mile marker 28 last Friday night. Contributed photo
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:03am
A rolled over semi-tractor trailer blocked the westbound lane of Interstate 90 near the 28 mile marker Friday night, closing the westbound lane to traffic for nearly three hours. Sparta Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to the accident at 9:51 p.m. When he arrived, the...
Natalie Morescki is pictured on a Zoom call promoting Next Steps for Change, an organization which helps individuals with substance use disorders into recovery. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:55am
A new local organization, which was in its infancy this past fall, has outgrown its one-year plan in just a matter of months. Next Steps for Change builds community-based support teams to connect with members of the community who suffer from substance use disorders to lead them to their next steps...
Monroe County Land Conservation employee Arin Gowan accepts a well water sample Monday from one of the 150 county residents who participated in a well water study. Contributed photo
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:16am
Officials are hoping a recent effort to test dozens of wells around Monroe County will give them a snapshot of the quality of the county’s groundwater, build a valuable data base for the future and let landowners know if their water supply is contaminated. The county’s land conservation, health and...
From left are Lt. Corey Johnson and Chief Emilee Nottestad of the Sparta Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels, Amelia Marshal and her mother Officer Melanie Marshall of the Tomah Police Department with the blankets Amelia made for her senior project. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:58am
Amelia Marshall is a senior at West Salem High School but lives in Tomah. When it came time to do her Senior Exit Project, which is required for graduation, it likely took more time than she had just to figure out what that project would be. Between classes, two part-time jobs, four sports and...

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