Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
Mid-July was not a good time for Holiday Lights.
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Those who lived through the early years of the Cold War remember the tension between the U.S. and Russia, or the U.S.S.R. as it was know then.
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
When he talks, Ken Stumpt uses the word “amazing” often.
32nd Reunion In September 1961, the 32nd Infantry Division from Wisconsin was called up to active duty during the Berlin Crisis and sent to Ft. Lewis in Washington state. Veterans of that call up marked the 56th anniversary of their deployment to Ft. Lewis with a reunion at the Sparta VFW on Saturday, Oct. 15. The veterans are identified by number in the photograph.
Pictured are the board of the Friends: from left Trish Shecterle, President, Nancy Frazee, Secretary and Christy Heitman, Treasurer.
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
These Brookwood elementary students will be performing a traditional Mexican dance at a community dance and fundraiser slated for Oct. 21 at the Norwalk Community Center. They include, standing, from left: Nidia Alcantar (traditional dance coordinator), Eileen Bautista, Jessica Canelo, Jimena Mendoza, Mia Mommaerts, Lucy Tirado, Mily Alcantar, Fernanda Garcia, and Havilton Ramos. Seated: Javier Bautista, Damian Garcia, Brayan Rojas, Marianela Alcantar, Yoselin Silva, Yesenia Ruiz and Cindy Juarez. Contribut
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:27am
 While not official until later this month, the Tomah School Board was informed the district's levy should be less when the upcoming budget is set. The board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. to set the levy. Business manager Greg Gaarder provided a few details at the Monday...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:26am
The Sparta City Council had one overwhelming message for Monroe County concerning construction of a new nursing home facility Wednesday -- keep it in the loop. County officials attended Wednesday's city council meeting to discuss the site selection for the proposed nursing home facility and the...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:24am
A special hearing on taking away a liquor license for 30 days for a local bar/restaurant is on the agenda of the Bangor Village Board for Wednesday. Oct. 25, at 6 p.m., at the village hall, the Herald learned this week. The Overtime Pub, 1544 Commercial St., has had four violations of being open...
Pictured are the board of the Friends: from left Trish Shecterle, President, Nancy Frazee, Secretary and Christy Heitman, Treasurer.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:58am
  The Friends of the Sparta Free Library will be hosting a Book Sale at the Sparta Barney Community Center Gym at 1000 E Montgomery Street.  The sale will take place this coming weekend Oct. 13 and 14, on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:54am
Mid-July was not a good time for Holiday Lights. That was the night seven inches of rained poured on Sparta, flooding Beaver Creek and an area along Route 16 where the Elroy to Sparta bike path comes into the community, right at Evans-Bosshard Park. That’s also where all the lighting and equipment...
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:46am
Those who lived through the early years of the Cold War remember the tension between the U.S. and Russia, or the U.S.S.R. as it was know then. But people in Monroe County and the surrounding area became keenly aware of the stressful situation between the two Super Powers in September 1961, when...

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