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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...
A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system. The expensive parts, like the one pictured above, are targeted by thieves because of the precious metals they contain. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:28am
Authorities are warning the public about a rash of auto parts thefts in Monroe County, actually, one auto part in particular – catalytic converters. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is investigating 15 cases of thieves cutting the parts from underneath vehicles and making off with them....
Sparta firefighters mop up after battling a blaze on Jancing Avenue that destroyed a large pole shed last Thursday. Contributed photo
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:32am
A  pole shed and thousands of dollars’ worth of farm equipment and vehicles were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the Town of Wells last Thursday, April 8. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was called out to 10515 Jancing Ave. shortly after 1 a.m. When he arrived at...
The City of Sparta is looking for a buyer for its current Sparta Police Station at 121 E. Oak St., which will be vacated later this summer. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:30am
Now that the new Sparta Police Station is well on its way to completed by late summer in the former Lakeview Elementary School, the city is turning its attention to the present building that houses the police department. Last week, the Finance Committee agreed to put out requests for proposals (...
Soldiers from the 181st Infantry Brigade stationed at Ft. McCoy and local law enforcement members last Wednesday helped load boxes of food from the USDA’s Farmers to Families program into cars in Memorial Park. Herald photos by Kyle Evans
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:28am
With COVID vaccinations on the rise and favorable economic and jobs reports in the news, Americans are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes it the pandemic. But there are still families struggling to make ends meet and food insecurity is very much a reality to them.  That...
Joyce Schaller is going to miss all of the staff, students and parents at Bangor Elementary School when she retires in July after 30 years as the school’s administrative assistant. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:19am
Visitors to Bangor Elementary School (BES) will no longer see the same smiling face they’ve been seeing for the past 30 years as Joyce Schaller will be retiring at the end of the current school year.  As a child, Schaller attended a country school in Bangor before transferring to BES in the fifth...
Scott White, Boy Scout Troop 72 leader, is pictured with Mason White and Maxwell Russell by national and Wisconsin historic registry plaques by the Boy Scout cabin. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein and contributed.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:14am
Scott White appreciates the historic significance of what some considered a battered building. But renovation work started in late March on the Tomah Boy Scout Cabin at Buckley Park. White is among a contingent of Tomah history preservationists eager as renovation proceeds. White was active in...
Hanson Scrap Metal Service will be hosting its annual Scrap It Day at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce as a fundraiser for Sparta Area Cancer Support. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:58am
Spring cleaning is underway, and Hanson Scrap Metal Service will be hosting another Sparta ‘Scrap It’ Day on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 111 Milwaukee Street with a portion of the proceeds going to Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS)....
The Real Freedom Races in Necedah are held every year as a fundraiser to help spread awareness about human trafficking in Wisconsin and beyond. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:54am
The annual Real Freedom Races in Necedah empowers local athletes to fight to end human trafficking by supporting the Inner Beauty Center of Milwaukee, Naomi's House and Project Rescue, which are Wisconsin organizations impacting victims and helping them to find hope and freedom from modern day...
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,...

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