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Construction of the new Dollar General store in Wilton is moving along. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Construction on the Dollar General store in Wilton is well on its way. The Stevens Point engineering firm Point of Beginning presented design plans to the village board in February. The 130-by-70-foot structure is being built on the west side of the intersection of Hwy. 131 just up from Hwy. 71....

Kyle Turzinski of Green Lake takes aim at an alligator target from a boat on the rod & gun club’s trout pond. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Over 530 archers converged on the Sparta Rod & Gun Club this past weekend for the annual three-day, R-100 3-D shoot. While the event, now in its 15th year, usually draws closer to 800 bow enthusiasts, organizers were satisfied with the turnout considering the country is still trying to recover...

Chris Pokela
Those who know Chris Pokela know about her multi-faceted skills for art, music (vocal) and photography. In her former career (over 25 years) as a banking professional her schedule was limited to showcase her artistic side. But in the fall of 2020 one of Pokela's friends made an offer she could not...

The past and possibly the future? Russ Kasten stands near the marked area of what he says is an ancient fire put used thousands of years ago by native Indians Just to clarify, the bricks pictured are not original. They are in place to mark the area. In the background is property Kasten is still hopeful the city will consider purchasing to build a proposed emergency services building. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
When Russ Kasten walked out of Tomah City Hall last week he was not upset. Kasten said he actually expected the news from Tomah Public Safety director Tim Adler. Kasten was at the July 20 Tomah City Council meeting. On the agenda for closed session was discussion on a land purchase under...
The body of a 23-year-old man whose last known addresses were in Monroe County, where he faced charges in a November high-speed chase incident, was among three homicide victims found at a gravel quarry near West Salem Friday. Trevor J. Maloney, whose last known addresses were in Sparta and Cashton...

Garrison Commander Col. Michael Poss (left) welcomes incoming Garrison Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Chad Maynard July 9 at Fort McCoy. (Contributed photo)
Fort McCoy welcomed Lt. Col. Chad Maynard to Fort McCoy as the new garrison deputy commander July 6. Maynard came to Fort McCoy after serving as professor of military science at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Maynard has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Franklin...

The Monroe County Fair’s carnival is by far its most popular attraction during the five-day event. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
The Monroe County Fair concluded Sunday afternoon following five days packed full of action and beautiful summer weather. After the fair was cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, the Monroe County Ag Society (MCAS), promoters of the fair were pleased that attendance nearly doubled from...

Spc. Jordan Yoder, 463rd Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, answers questions during an interview with Sgt. David Barrette, a public affairs Soldier acting as a media personality as Spc. Frank Acala, another media roleplayer, records while at Warrior Exercise 86-21-02 hosted by the 86th Training Division, June 5-19. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Debralee Best/86th Training Division)
While operations for the Army Reserve and the 86th Training Division did not come to a complete halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, operations were limited. The 2021 Army Reserve training exercise season has transitioned to full-spectrum operations. "When we were doing the planning for this summer...

Giesler
With COVID cases on the rise in all 50 states, health experts are concerned of a new wave of infections brought on by the Delta variant, which accounts for 70% of new infections in Wisconsin. In Monroe County, COVID case numbers have been pretty steady, averaging 10 to 20 a week, a far cry from...

Pictured is Sol’s mother with him and his litter mates. Sol will officially join the Brighter Tomorrows staff at the end of August. Contributed photo.
In Monroe County, Brighter Tomorrows provides a wide array of services and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, which are free, confidential and accessible to any and all victims. Brighter Tomorrows has seen a rise in domestic abuse during the past year, which has not only...

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