Sunday, May 19, 2019
Host John McGivern, seated left, gets ready to interview Sparta's Jim Liska about his volunteering efforts in Africa as the sound man mikes him up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Wisconsin television viewers are really getting to know Sparta. The community has been featured recently in two shows that have aired statewide.
Former Sparta Mayor Ron Button cuts the ceremonial toilet paper ribbon, while current Mayor Kristen Gust and PBS personality John McGivern hold the roll during the dedication of the new bathroom in Evans-Bosshard Park. The facility is named "Around the Corner Rest Stop" after McGivern's program "Around the Corner with John McGivern", which featured the bathroom in its early stages last June. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
It was a target-rich environment for puns and double entendres at Tuesday's dedication of the newly constructed bathroom in Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park.
Tomah police chief Mark Nicholson recognized Josh and Kelly Skalland (left and center) and Phil Martin for their roles in reviving a drowning child at a Tomah indoor pool in late March. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
March 30 started like any other day for the Phil Martin and Josh Skaaland families.
Air bags deployed in this F150 pickup truck after a semi struck it Tuesday on Hwy. 27 near the I-90 eastbound off ramp. Contributed photo
A Norwalk couple was injured Tuesday when the truck they were in collided with a semi on Hwy. 27 just south of the Interstate 90 eastbound off ramp.
The driver of this mini van was killed last Thursday after hitting a semi head on near Kendall on Hwy. 27
The Monroe County Sheriff Department has released the names of the individuals involved in a fatal traffic accident near Kendall last Thursday, May 9.
Representatives from the school, community and project design team joined students in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Southside Elementary School's 7,500 square foot addition. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Dirt mounds, heavy equipment and construction workers were the backdrop Friday for a groundbreaking celebration at Southside Elementary School in Sparta, where the foundation for a new addition is well underway.
Host John McGivern, seated left, gets ready to interview Sparta's Jim Liska about his volunteering efforts in Africa as the sound man mikes him up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Former Sparta Mayor Ron Button cuts the ceremonial toilet paper ribbon, while current Mayor Kristen Gust and PBS personality John McGivern hold the roll during the dedication of the new bathroom in Evans-Bosshard Park. The facility is named "Around the Corner Rest Stop" after McGivern's program "Around the Corner with John McGivern", which featured the bathroom in its early stages last June. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Tomah police chief Mark Nicholson recognized Josh and Kelly Skalland (left and center) and Phil Martin for their roles in reviving a drowning child at a Tomah indoor pool in late March. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Air bags deployed in this F150 pickup truck after a semi struck it Tuesday on Hwy. 27 near the I-90 eastbound off ramp. Contributed photo
The driver of this mini van was killed last Thursday after hitting a semi head on near Kendall on Hwy. 27
Representatives from the school, community and project design team joined students in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Southside Elementary School's 7,500 square foot addition. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:14am
A high-speed chase that started on Interstate 90 early this morning (Thursday) ended when the fleeing vehicle hit a fence and started on fire. According to a police report, at  2:30 a.m., a Monroe County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling at approximately 120 mph on Interstate 90 near the...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:52am
If a civil case against 10 Monroe County Board supervisors accused of violating Open Meetings Law eventually goes to trial, that proceeding will be held in Monroe County. La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne, who is hearing the case in Monroe County Circuit Court, denied a motion from the defendants...
Host John McGivern, seated left, gets ready to interview Sparta's Jim Liska about his volunteering efforts in Africa as the sound man mikes him up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:49am
Wisconsin television viewers are really getting to know Sparta. The community has been featured recently in two shows that have aired statewide. Discover Wisconsin did a show that premiered earlier this month, focusing exclusively on the city, while PBS's "Around the Corner with John McGivern"...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:46am
This week, the Sparta Area School District Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve a proposal from Commonwealth Development Corporation for the purchase and proposed use of the district’s Administrative and Education Center (AEC). In April, the district’s...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:44am
In an issue connected to Tomah's Fourth of July parade, discussion over a proposal to allow ATVs/UTVs in Tomah's parade generated its own fireworks at Committee of the Whole and the Tomah council meeting. At question was a request from the Bear Bluff ATV Club and Road Runners ATV/UTV Club of Monroe...
Former Sparta Mayor Ron Button cuts the ceremonial toilet paper ribbon, while current Mayor Kristen Gust and PBS personality John McGivern hold the roll during the dedication of the new bathroom in Evans-Bosshard Park. The facility is named "Around the Corner Rest Stop" after McGivern's program "Around the Corner with John McGivern", which featured the bathroom in its early stages last June. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:30am
It was a target-rich environment for puns and double entendres at Tuesday's dedication of the newly constructed bathroom in Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park. But if any of those who attended the event had one, they were holding it in until after the ceremony. Fortunately, that's not the case for park...
Tomah Memorial Hospital chief nursing officer Tracy Myhre, MSN, RN, left, presented the DAISY Award to TMH registered nurse Paige Neitzel, BSN, RN, during a Hospital Week awards program at Tomah Memorial May 13. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Paige Neitzel has always wanted to be a nurse and dreamed of being a DAISY nurse one day.  The Tomah Memorial Hospital obstetrics department registered nurse realized her dream when named the hospital’s 2019 recipient of the internationally recognized DAISY Award during the hospital’s national...

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