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Beginning in September, David Heser, 31, has been the new assistant manager at the Monroe County Landfill in the Town of Ridgeville. For Heser it’s been a great topic of conversation. “This is a job no one knows anything about,” he said; “my family wonders if I’m playing in the garbage.”  In Monroe...
After an hour-long debate at Wednesday Monroe County Board meeting, which included several failed amendments, a resolution naming Tina Osterberg the new county administrator passed with just enough votes. Supervisors approved her contract, which includes an annual $107,000 salary, 10-5, just...
Several years ago it was Tomah high school students flying the Confederate flag in the box of pickup trucks. The Tomah School Board took action and implemented a policy to ban that type of display. The issue has surfaced again at THS. This time with a few students wearing clothing that displays the...
An apparent impasse in negotiations over an entrance into the new elementary school site off Hwy. 27 has the Sparta School Board considering a last ditch measure. After meeting in closed session earlier this week, the board passed a resolution, allowing the school district to “explore any and all...
An evening fire resulted in the total destruction of a rural Bangor home Tuesday. According to Bangor-Burns Fire Chief Robert Rueckheim, the call concerning a fire at a single-family dwelling at 5975 County Road DE in Adams Valley came in around 8:30 p.m. “It was bad. There was nothing we could do...
The Monroe County Rolling Hills Nursing Home Committee set four public meeting dates Monday to inform the public about the upcoming advisory referendum on increasing taxes to cover debt payments on a new nursing home. The meetings will be Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Brookwood High School, Tuesday, Feb. 26...
Tomah Police Dept. Lt. Scott Holum graduated from the 274th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA on Dec. 14, 2018.  Holum was one of 249 law enforcement administrators from around the world selected to attend this prestigious training, said Tomah police chief Mark Nicholson. It is...
A state-wide endangered missing person alert has gone out for a cognitively and mentally disabled adult in the Tomah area. Police said Jonathan Coenen, 23, was reported missing Saturday, Jan. 19 by his guardian around 10 a.m. He is believed to be traveling to Orlando, Fla. via Greyhound bus. He is...
The year 2019 has been memorable for Tomah school district musicians. And the calendar still reads January. The Tomah Middle School eighth grade band traveled to the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire Friday, Jan. 18 to perform at the National Band Association Wisconsin chapter state convention....
It all started with a simple idea from the mind of Tomah photographer Kathy Richer that evolved into an inspiring yearlong project, leading to a much-appreciated $2,317 donation to Brighter Tomorrows. Richer, a former victim of domestic violence herself, had the idea to bring others who had been...

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