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Service members hold training Aug. 26, 2020, at a training area on South Post at Fort McCoy. Training like this contributed to Fort McCoy’s $1.479 billion local economic impact during fiscal year 2020. Thousands of people train at the installation every year which also translates to money spent in local economies. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:58am
Fort McCoy’s total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2020 was an estimated $1.479 billion, above the $1.184 billion reported for FY 2019, garrison officials announced. The data was compiled by Fort McCoy’s Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Workforce payroll, operating costs, and other...
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...
One of the wash crew sprays away dirty and salt from a semi tractor. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:49am
Larry Laufenberg is equally comfortable with a car wash brush or kitchen spatula in his hands. Lately Laufenberg has been pulling double duty at Laughing Larry's Lunchroom and Award Winning Truck Wash in Oakdale. Laufenberg and his son, Luke, own the Oakdale business. Luke also owns an electrician...
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:44am
There is only one contested race for the Tomah City Council in the April 6 election. Wayne Kling and Nellie Pater are running for the Dist. 7 seat that will be vacated by incumbent Donna Evans who has decided not to seek another term.  Monroe County Herald reached out to each candidate to provide a...
Sparta High School Senior and Kiwanis February Student of the Month Thomas Bowman works on his vertical milling machine project in the Sparta High School Technology and Engineering Department.
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:34am
Thomas Bowman, the February Kiwanis Student of the Month, may be at a work bench in a Sparta High School classroom or behind the counter at his full-time job with Culver’s in Tomah or driving his daily commute from his Friendship home to Sparta. But on Tuesday, March 16,  Bowman was in SHS teacher...
Chief Mark Nicholson.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:27am
Excited, nervous, anxious...those are the emotions Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicholson is experiencing as he heads into retirement on April 9 after more than 30 years in law enforcement, all of which he spent with the Tomah Police Department.  “Just about the time you take a deep breath is when you...
Curtis L Goulet
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:24am
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Richard Radcliffe set a $100,000 cash bond for a Tomah man accused of firing shots outside a Wilton bar last Saturday. Curtis L Goulet, 51, is facing eight criminal counts, including attempted first degree homicide after an incident at the Hitchin’ Post. According...
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...
Representatives of the six primary funding sources for the Butts Park all inclusive park equipment take a turn tossing some dirt during groundbreaking for the playground equipment.  Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:04am
It's been a project consisting of stages for the Tomah North American Squirrel Association (nasa) chapter. In 2017 there was construction of the handicap accessible open air shelter. In 2018 the installation of a handicap accessible dock to provide pontoon rides. The next stage for all inclusive...
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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