With all of the changes we are experiencing day-by-day and even hour-by-hour due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, COW97 has partnered with 1st Community Credit Union in Sparta, West Salem & Tomah to do our very best to keep you updated on the current situation.

Our aim is to include organizational information, cancellations, postponements and details on things that still are, or may be happening, such as food donation info, blood drives, etc.

If you have details on such an event, please e-mail rachel@cow97.com with complete details, or call our office line @ (608) 269-3100, Monday thru Friday between 8am & 4:30pm.

At 1st Community Credit Union, Community is their middle name -- and COW97 is grateful that they've stepped forward to help us bring you this information.

 

CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS ANSWERED

 

BLOOD DRIVES - Please make appointments online to reduce large groups of walk ins coming in at one time which puts a strain on the social distancing measures that will be in place.  Blood drives are considered essential services under the Governor Evers mandate.

  • Thursday, May 28th - Tomah Senior High School 12PM - 5PM
  • Thursday, August 27th - Trinity Lutheran Church 12PM - 5PM (Call Karen Edwards to schedule at 269-5243)
  • Friday, August 28th - Trinity Lutheran Church 1PM - 6PM (Call Karen Edwards to schedule at 269-5243)

 

CANCELLED/CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • All Monroe County senior dining sites will be closed until further notice. Meal delivery will continue. www.adrcmonroeco.org
  • Tomah Public Library is closed until further notice. This includes all activities, scheduled meetings, programs, and deliveries. Online resources may be used at www.tomahpubliclibrary.org
  • Meals will no longer be served at the Senior Dining Centers in Vernon County. Meals will be available for carry out. Please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 608-637-5201 for more info.
  • Sparta VFW Club is cancelling Wednesday Night Bingo for the rest of the year. Sparta VFW closed until further notice.
  • Cashton Cupboard and Closet Thrift Store closed indefinitely. Food pantry will be providing drive-up food delivery to registered clients from 10A-4P.
  • Sparta City Hall is closed to the public with the exception of absentee voting.
  • Sparta Police Department lobby is closed to the public.
  • Sparta Parks and Recereation facilities are closed to the public.
  • Sparta Municipal Court tickets will be done telephonically. Visit www.spartawisconsin.org for more info.
  • Viterbo University buildings are closed.
  • Sparta Free Library is closed until further notice, but you can pick up items with no contact. The book drop is also closed. Please keep items until re-opened. Digital services are still available.
  • Monroe County Administrative Center, Community Services Center, Executive Center, Human Services, Land Conservation, History Room Museum, Sanitation/Zoning/Forestry/Parks/IT, Highway are closed to the public with the exception of an appointment.
  • Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center and The Meadows CBRF are closed to all visitors with the exception of end of life siutations.
  • Tomah Health is prohibiting visitors to the hospital at 501 Gopher Drive as part of continued safeguards against COVID-19 with some exceptions.
  • Monroe County Local History Room & Museum is closed until further notice.
  • Sparta Eagles Auxiliary meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  • The Chamber Depot in Sparta will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Kickapoo Valley Reserve property is open to the public. Horse and bike trails are open. The property is open for turkey hunting and fishing as well. The campsites and visitor center are closed until further notice.
  • Sparta Summer Concerts in the Park have been postponed and will now begin on Wednesday, June 17th. See the new schedule and new social distancing measures at www.bikesparta.us.

 

CHANGES

  • Effective March 21st, Warrens Clinic will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The clinic will be open Monday - Friday 9A-6P.
  • Effective March 23rd, Tomah residents must place their garbage in their recycling barrels and transport their bagged recycling items to the city shop at 515 East Monowau St. The recycling dropoff will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SPARTA AREA DINING CARRY OUT INFO

LA CROSSE, ONALASKA, LA CRESCENT DINING CARRY OUT INFO

MONROE COUNTY WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

GREAT RIVERS UNITED WAY COVID-19 RESPONSE - Great Rivers United Way is working with various community partners to create Emergency Response Funds that will rapidly deploy resources to charitable organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout its service region.

TOMAH HEALTH COMMUNITY FACE MASK PROJECT

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

RIVER RUN GOLF COURSERiver Run Golf Course in Sparta is open to the public with restrictions per the Safer at Home - Emergency Order #28.

CUB SCOUT PACK 279 IS SCOUTING FOR FOOD - Cub Scout Pack 279 had to cancel their door-to-door food drive this spring over COVID-19 fears. Non-perishable food items can now be dropped off at Molter's Fresh Market in Tomah through the month of May.

ALL AMERICAN DO IT CENTER FOOD DRIVE - Building Communities Food Drive Drop Off Locations: 1201 N. Superior Ave Tomah, WI 54660 and 1310 W. Wisconsin St. Sparta, WI 54656 Hours: M-F 7-5, SAT 8-5, SUN 9-5. Donations collected will be delivered weekly to the Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry in Tomah, Coulee Cap Monroe County Food Pantry in Sparta, And Richland Community Food Pantry in Richland Center.

 

JUNE

  • Mariah’s 40th Celebration on Saturday, June 6th has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 22nd.
  • The Jackson County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 6th has been cancelled.
  • The Monroe County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 6th has been cancelled.
  • The Crawford County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 6th has been cancelled.
  • The Vernon County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 13th has been cancelled.
  • Sparta Buttterfest scheduled for Thursday, June 11th thru Sunday, June 14th has been cancelled.
  • The La Crosse County Dairy Breakfast on Saturday, June 20th has been cancelled.
  • Cashton's Live On Main Street Music Festival on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th has been cancelled.
  • Budweiser Grand National Truck and Tractor Pull in Tomah on Thursday, June 25th thru Saturday, June 27th has been cancelled
  • Elroy Fair scheduled for June 25th thru the 28th has been cancelled.
  • The Hillsboro Lions 40th Anniversary Dairy breakfast scheduled for Sunday, June 28th has been cancelled.

JULY

  • Riverfest scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st thru Saturday, July 4th has been cancelled.
  • Trempealeau Catfish Days scheduled for July 10th thru the 12th has been cancelled.

AUGUST

  • Wilton Wood Turtle Days scheduled for the weekend of the first Sunday in August has been cancelled.
  • Irishfest LaCrosse scheduled for the middle of August has been cancelled.
  • Holmen Kornfest scheduled for August 14th thru the 16th has been cancelled.

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