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Green County sees the
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JOURNALISM Wednesday, April 29, 2020

End in sight for

Wis. 11 project
By Kat Cisar project is addressing the deteriorating concrete and poor ride quality between Wis. 81 and
Hiltbrand Lane and includes work on ramps at
MONROE — The final projects involved Wis. 11, 69 and 59. Work will improve the
regarding the Wis. 11 bypass improvement intersections with County KK, Stauffacher
project around Monroe will wrapping up this Road, Richland Road and Hiltbrand Road.
summer, according to engineering firm Fehr As that project ends, two others are begin-
Graham. ning.
The Wis. 11 project will be ready for anoth- New pavement and reconstruction will
er traffic switch-around May 1, as the west- start on Wis. 59/6th Street between 28th
bound ramps for Wis. 69 and Wis. 81 open up. Avenue and Weiss Lane, which will close
Traffic on Wis. 11 will continue to have one down all four ramps at Wis. 11/81 and Wis. 59
lane in each direction, but the lanes will return for the duration of the project.
to the correct sides of the road. Contractors are Workers will be removing the old pavement,
hoping to be completely done around May 11. as well as the base underneath it, and taking
The overhaul of nearly six miles on Wis. 11 the road down to dirt before reconstructing it,
began in late March of 2019 for the recon-
struction of the highway and its bypasses. The See PROJECT, Page A4

catches suspected
heroin dealer
Harvey released on $10k bond family in Madison.
The agreement asked the
due to health issues court to lower the bond
amount due to Harvey’s
By Kat Cisar “high blood pressure plus Photo for the Times: Brenda Steurer renewed intermittent chest Gannon Morgan, the 5-year-old son of Abbey Morgan, tosses a ball in the air during outside
pain subsequent to recent playtime at Rainbow Childcare in Monroe. Rainbow is still open with a limited staff who are
MONROE — It took less than 24 hours for heart and stent surgery, juggling schedules.
police to find and arrest Kerwin Lamont which ... could require his
Harvey on a reckless homicide charge for the emergency hospitalization Harvey
April 8 heroin overdose death of a 30-year-old at county expense.”
New Glarus man. Thomas Vale, the judge assigned to the case,
The criminal complaint against 63-year-old signed off on the modified bond April 22, and
Harvey, filed April 13, reveals new details on
how police coordinated a sting operation to
Harvey posted it the same day. A time limit for
a preliminary hearing has been waived in the
Childcare providers face uncertain future
catch him using the victim’s cellphone.
Harvey was jailed on a $75,000 cash bond,
Harvey’s bond conditions include no pos-
in wake of COVID-19 crisis
then released on a $10,000 cash bond after his session of controlled substances, no contact
attorney and Green County District Attorney By Kat Cisar keyless entry.
with the victim’s family and not leaving the
Craig Nolen jointly asked the court to lower Gloves were already standard for diaper
counties of Dane and Green without prior
the initial bond to an amount Harvey could approval. changes or any “bathroom incident,” Clark
afford to post, so that he could avoid hospital- MONROE — At Noah’s Ark, a child care said, but social distancing with young children
Harvey has an extensive criminal record in
ization at county expense. center in Monroe, teachers are now “constantly is “more of a trick.”
Illinois going back decades, but since moving
Chris Van Wagner, Harvey’s attorney, said washing toys,” said director Ruby Clark. “We do our best,” she said.
to Madison about 15 years ago has picked up
he negotiated the agreement with Nolen based Every day, the staff is washing loads of laun- Since Gov. Tony Evers issued emergency
only traffic tickets, said District Attorney
on Harvey’s “very substantial health issues” Craig Nolen. dry, sanitizing rooms and checking the chil- “Safer-at-Home” orders in March to slow the
that were flaring up in the jail. Van Wagner Nolen said he initially asked for the high dren’s temperatures and their own temperatures spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, child care
said it was in the best interest of everyone for signs of fever. Parents are asked to use hand
involved for Harvey to be released to stay with See CHARGES, Page A4 sanitizer before touching a finger to the center’s See CARE, Page A6


Classifieds B4 Local A3 Margaret Louise (Coole) Brown • 71, Robert Gene Beverley • 87, Monroe,
Where are they now? A look back Community A3 Record A4 formerly of Monroe, 4/20 4/24
on some former local prep stars Crossword B4 Sports B1 Ludell (Lydell) D. Swenson • 61, John Fredrick “Fritz” Borchardt • 83,
and where life has taken them. Madison, 4/22 formerly of Monroe, 4/25 6 12307 98765 8
Dear Abby B6 Sudoku B4
Legals B4 Views A2 Charlene Helen Kirkley • 84, Monroe,
SATURDAY • SPORTS Life B6 Weather A6 4/23

Me m o r y
MONROE Held on the 2nd at Blends & Friends Cafe WE WILL BE TAKING THE
Wednesday of Each Month in the Behring Senior Center MONTH OF MAY OFF.
1:30-3:00 PM 1113 10th Street, Monroe, WI
We hope to see you in June!
Contact us at ADRC
If you need resources or
608-328-9610 or support during this time please contact us!
A4 RECORD The Monroe Times Wednesday, April 29, 2020


to injuries, BORCHARDT
John passed away on April 25, 2020, in Richland Center at his
home. He was born on September 20, 1936 in Winslow, IL to
Henry and Carolina (Lake) Borchardt. When he was 12 years old,
Margaret Louise (Coole) Brown, formerly of Monroe and
Albany, WI, age 71 was born in Phoenix, AZ on August 30, 1948
and passed away at her home in Cottonwood, AZ with her hus-
band Michael by her side on
he went to live on a farm in

charges Clarno Township, Monroe,

WI, where he dairy farmed for
60 years. He especially loved
raising calves and hogs.
April 20, 2020. She moved to
Albany, WI in 1959 and grad-
uated from Albany High
School in the class of 1966.
By Kat Cisar juana and During his early farming She married Michael Brown
kcisar@ felony days, he was called away to of Albany on December 31, fourth-of- serve his country in 1955 with 1966 after he completed his
f e n s e the 32nd Division W.N.G. – at service in the United States
MONROE — A Monroe operating Camp McCoy. In 1961, he Air Force and they moved to
driver and his passenger face w h i l e was a soldier in Monroe’s Monroe and later Richland
criminal charges after an intoxicat- Company B, Second Battle Center, WI. She and Michael
April 21 crash near Juda that ed caus- Group, 128th Infantry, which had three children of their own
injured both, according to the ing inju- trained in Ft. Lewis, and adopted a grandson as
Green County Sheriff’s ries.
Kundert Washington. John was honor- well.
Office. ably discharged in January of Margaret enjoyed spending
T h e
Daniel Joseph Kundert, 1962. While in training, he received the Sharp Shooter award. time with her family and spent many hours playing cards and
crash happened shortly
29, was seriously injured in John loved to drive tractors, hunt, fish, trap & sell coons, board games, especially Scrabble. In the last few years, she also
before 8 p.m. on Wisconsin
the accident. He was taken in watch TV, listen to the radio and tape movies. He loved to watch became an avid amateur genealogist, searching online for records
11 west of County S in the of her ancestors and the ancestors of her husband, creating a per-
an ambulance to Monroe All Star Wrestling, Days of Our Lives, Young & The Restless,
Town of Jefferson. Kundert sonal family tree with hundreds of entries.
Clinic, then airlifted to the Bold & The Beautiful and the Price Is Right. His two favorite
University of Wisconsin was westbound in a 2003 Margaret is survived by her husband Michael of Cottonwood,
movies were “Erin Brocovich” and “Never Been Kissed”. He
Hospital in Madison. A UW Chevy Cavalier when the car AZ; her son William of Madison and his close friend Melissa
loved numbers and could tell you anybody’s birthday; especially
Health spokesperson report- crossed the centerline into Aro; her son Stephen of Madison and his partner Gwyn Kawski;
movie stars!
ed he was in good condition the path of an eastbound her daughter Cathy of Sterling, IL and her close friend Ross
In 2009, he moved to Richland Center, where he resided in a
as of April 24. semi tractor trailer, a 2000 group home. He did many activities there that he enjoyed, such Weter; her son Michael of Warner Robins, GA and his wife Julia
His passenger, 26-year-old Freightliner, said Chief as swimming, attending county fairs, going to the zoo, cooking, (Rich); her grandchildren Scott, Raven, Damon, and Emily; sis-
Jean Erika Justice of Monroe, Deputy Tom Moczynski. crafting and bowling. He’d tell us he got a 176 for his score. We ters Linda (Tim) Isely of Monroe; Penny (Warren) Nipple of
sustained injuries and was The semi driver, 34-year- thought that was great! We’d find out later, that it was for all 3 Atlanta, GA; Dori (Ben) Barrett of Asheville, NC; and brother
also taken to Monroe Clinic. old Simon Larson of Beloit, games, but that didn’t matter, he was so happy! John Coole of Lacey, WA and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was referred to the took evasive action but was John was a hard worker, shy in nature and just an overall good She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Aluta “Betty”
District Attorney for a charge unable to avoid colliding guy, with a huge smile! At every visit, there was no question as (Hopkins) Coole, her brother James (Andree) Coole, her nephew
of possessing a controlled with the car. Larson and his to where we were going for lunch. “DQ” was the request every Jason (Shelley) Coole and her nephew Scott Nipple who held a
substance, suspected cocaine. passenger, 26-year-old Ryan time - aka Dairy Queen. Lunch as well, was always the same. A particularly special place in her heart.
Kundert was referred for DeBusk of Mount Horeb, cheeseburger, fries, banana split and root beer! Everyone that A memorial service is not currently scheduled, but will be
charges of possessing mari- were uninjured. knew him, called him “Fritz”. planned for later this year in Albany and her loved ones will be
John is survived by his niece, Susan Borchardt-Konopacki notified of the date and place when those things can be deter-
(Tom) – Monroe. He was pre-deceased by his parents, two still- mined. In lieu of flowers, her family would ask that you donate
born brothers, Clarence and Robert Borchardt, brother, George to either the American Cancer Association or to Northern Arizona
named “Big C” dealing hero-
Charges in in the Madison area. At the
Borchardt, sister, Nellie Borchardt, sister, Rose Mary Borchardt
and sister, Viola (Borchardt) White.
Hospice of Cottonwood, AZ.

time, Harvey was one of A special thank you to Jenny and ALL of the staff at Hillside
From Page A1 three people suspected of Home in Richland Center and St. Croix Hospice caregivers. A
being “Big C.” private grave side service, will be at Bethel Cemetery, Monroe, ROBERT GENE BEVERLEY
That afternoon shortly WI. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Peace Robert Gene Beverley, age 87, of Monroe passed away on
cash bond because Harvey after 4 p.m., police began Church in Christ, Browntown, WI. Shriner-Hager-Golke Funeral Friday, April 24, 2020 at his home. He was born the son of
has a history of not showing using the victim’s cellphone Home is assisting the family. Kenneth and Alice (Weber) Beverley on May 9, 1932 in Freeport,
up to court. A 2004 Dane to send texts to the same IL. Robert married Ellen
County criminal traffic number and arrange another Moyer, together they had four
charge of driving without a drug deal outside the same children. He later was united
license was pending against
Harvey nearly five years due
hotel in Madison for the
same amount of heroin.
LUDELL (LYDELL) D. SWENSON in marriage to Patricia Potter.
Bob was the Circulation
MADISON — Ludell (Lydell) D. Swenson, 61 “walked” into
to his repeated non-appear- An officer kept up the Gods arms April 22, 2020. Manager at The Monroe Times
ances, according to state communication until the He was born March 19th, 1959 and lived the better part of his for many years. He attended
court records. next morning, continuing to life in Madison. Though St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St.
Police reports filed with pose as the victim. Harvey severely handicapped he trav- Victor’s Catholic Church.
the criminal complaint in the was arrested in the hotel eled and enjoyed his life with He is survived by his chil-
reckless homicide case show parking lot after exchanging the help of many people. He is dren, Todd Beverley of
the victim’s cellphone pro- a series of texts to determine survived by sisters, Sandra Orlando, FL, Robert Beverley
vided clues of his final hours the amount he expected (Ron) Zuehlke of Brodhead, of Tampa, Fl, and Theresa
and is ultimately what led ($45) and a meeting spot. Luann (Phil) Wolden of (Mike) McGuire of Beloit, as
police to Harvey. When the arresting officer Monroe, many nieces and well as 6 grandchildren and
The night before his death, took his driver’s license and nephews, his faithful friend two great-grandchildren.
the victim texted with some- asked what he preferred to be and attendant for the last He was preceded in death
one arranging to meet and called, Harvey responded, twelve years, Guy Swansbro. by his parents; wives, Ellen and Patricia; son Jamie Beverley; and
told the person “I got 45,” as “Big C.” He was preceded in death grandson, Matthew Moyer.
in $45. Between 7 and 8 a.m. When Harvey learned of by his parents, Ludell and Eva A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take
the next morning, April 8, he the overdose, he “became Swenson, brother Dean Allen place at Chapel hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL. Shriner
made a series of calls to the emotional” and at first denied and niece Kari Wolden Stitt. Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences
same number. Google map- meeting with the victim, but Graveside services will be may be sent to the family at:
ping data on his phone shows after police explained they held Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 at
he traveled to a hotel on East had evidence on the victim’s 3:00 PM, Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany Wisconsin. The DL
Washington Avenue in phone, he “became quiet.” Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family. Signs will direct traffic to
Madison around the same
time he made the phone
During his transport to the
Green County Jail, Harvey,
We his sisters, wish to thank Options of Madison, his atten-
dant, St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for their excellent care.
Project detour routes on County N and
calls. unprompted, began telling County DR. In addition, Wis.
Funeral home: 608-897- 81 from County N to Argyle
He died at home within police “what really hap- 2484 From Page A1
hours. His mother found him pened.” He said he’d known will be repaved this summer,
just before noon and saw he the victim for about two however, the highway is
wasn’t breathing. She pulled said Ken Plowman, senior expected to stay open with flag-
years and sold him $45 worth
a needle from his arm and of heroin the previous morn- engineering technician at Fehr gers directing traffic while the
ran to get her phone to call
Harvey said the victim
CHARLENE HELEN KIRKLEY Wis. 81 will be closed from
work is being done.
“Mid-August is the plan” for
Charlene Helen Kirkley, age 84, died Thursday April 23, 2020
The number the victim immediately injected some just north of the Wis. 11 west- the completion of these proj-
at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI after a brief bat-
called earlier that morning into his arm after buying it tle with cancer. She was born on a farm in rural Gratiot on bound ramps up to County N. ects, Plowman said.
was found in a local Drug and Harvey told him to “go February 23, 1936 to Clifford and Helen Wick. She attended rural
Enforcement Administration do that ... somewhere else.” country school and graduated from Gratiot High School in 1954.
A DEA agent told police
Harvey said he thought it
was possible the victim may
Char worked for Microswitch in Warren, Ill. She then moved Traffic Accidents
to Chicago where she worked at several companies, the last of
the most recent information have kept some of the heroin which was Headco Industries in Broadview, Ill.
they had on the number was for later, as it was around GREEN COUNTY for a semi-unit with a wide load
An illness brought her back to Wisconsin, settling in South SHERIFF that was traveling through the
from 2009 and that it was double the amount of heroin Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother intersection. The driver of a
associated with someone he normally bought. Clarion Wick, and nephew Craig Wick. She is survived by a sister MONROE — On Monday, westbound vehicle behind
Carin (Donald) Miller; sister-in-law, Kathryn Wick; as well as April 2 no injuries were report- Ryan, Virgil E. Helmeid, 83,
nieces and nephews. ed from a two-vehicle crash at Brodhead, did not see him pull
A private grave side service will be held at the West Wiota 9 a.m. in the Town of Jefferson. over and collided with his vehi- Lutheran Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at a later Kevin J. Ryan, 63, Juda, was cle. The vehicles sustained
date. Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. westbound on Wis. 11 near minor to moderate damage and
Condolences may be sent to the family at: County S when he pulled over were driven from the scene.


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