Members of the Kelly Klan group walk in the parade Saturday, headed by Ryan Bergemann wearing a green hat and Richard Bergemann in a white baseball cap. Monroe Mayor Louis Armstrong, nephew of Marlene Bergemann, said the families in the Kelly Klan are descendants of Mordecai Kelly, who around 1836 became one of the first settlers in Monroe. Kelly was born in Ireland, Armstrong said. (Times photo: Susan Endres)
Scott Blumer, and his father Wilbert Blumer and brother Ron, have spent more than 100 years firefighting between the three of them. Ron continues to volunteer for the Monticello Fire Department while working for the Madison Fire Department, and Scott works for the Monroe Fire Department and is an honorary member of the Monticello Fire Department. Wilbert has worked for the Monticello Fire Department since 1972.
(Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONTICELLO - Growing up, brothers Ron and Scott Blumer witnessed the camaraderie between firefighters and the sacrifice of service firsthand.
Positivity has led the way for Marlea Steiner throughout her life. And not just in state of mind, but in her actions. She has a fearless desire to be actively involved in everything that surrounds her, and the Monroe native, now living in rural Blanchardville, still finds herself at the helm of many special projects and organizations that have captured her attention for decades. Monday, March 19, 2018