Monday, August 19, 2019
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On August 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to a reported crash with injuries on Montgomery Street at Rusk Ave.
Pictured are a set of triplet beef cattle born on the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge July 5. Herald photo by  Pat Mulvaney.
Triplet cows are a rarity, happening only once in 105,000 births. So it's extremely unlikely for the same farm to have two sets of triplets.
Dr. Jose Ascimani Morales of Bolivia, center, was in Sparta visiting his sister, Rosa Hamilton, right, along with their other sister, Carmiña Luce of Palo Alto, CA, right. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Even as Dr. Jose Ascimani Morales enjoyed his tour of Wisconsin on his 21-day trip to the U.S., which began in July, he worried about the future of his native home of Bolivia.
A vehicle driven by a Bangor man rolled and caught fire Monday on Iberia Avenue in the Town of Sparta. Contributed photo
A man escaped serious injury Monday thanks to the help of two unidentified passersby who pulled him from a burning vehicle in rural Sparta.
The Tillman children are pictured in front of the granite bench in Wilton, marking the site of the former Tillman Produce Company. From left, Marjorie Youngren, Art Tillman, Lois McCue, Louise Larsen, Barbara Erickson, Daniel Tillman, Philip Tillman and Sally Rogina. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
From the 1930s up until 1974, Tillman Produce Company was a household name in Monroe County.
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Pictured are a set of triplet beef cattle born on the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge July 5. Herald photo by  Pat Mulvaney.
Dr. Jose Ascimani Morales of Bolivia, center, was in Sparta visiting his sister, Rosa Hamilton, right, along with their other sister, Carmiña Luce of Palo Alto, CA, right. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
A vehicle driven by a Bangor man rolled and caught fire Monday on Iberia Avenue in the Town of Sparta. Contributed photo
The Tillman children are pictured in front of the granite bench in Wilton, marking the site of the former Tillman Produce Company. From left, Marjorie Youngren, Art Tillman, Lois McCue, Louise Larsen, Barbara Erickson, Daniel Tillman, Philip Tillman and Sally Rogina. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by the time emergency personnel arrived on scene. Contributed photo.
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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 9:48am
On August 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to a reported crash with injuries on Montgomery Street at Rusk Ave. David R. Turner, 63, of Tomah was driving a 2006 Pontiac Torrent westbound on Hwy 21 when he suffered an unknown medical issue, causing him to lose...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:55am
According to Jerry Martell, who operates Modern Disposal Systems, the city of Sparta's waste hauler, the recycling market has tanked. He and his son, Jacob, appeared before the Board of Public Works Wednesday requesting a change to their contract because of increased tipping fees for recycled...
Work started this week on replacing outdated street lights on Tomah's Superior Avenue. As part of its downtown master plan renovation one of the key components was funding to replace lights on Superior Avenue. The first was erected Tuesday by Public Works employees. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:52am
As of Tuesday night the city of Tomah has a class B liquor/class B fermented malt beverage license available for issuance. The Tomah City Council approved a motion after the license had been in limbo since July 2018. At that time the council agreed to keep the license with the defunct Sportsman's...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:50am
Residents in the Icecap Road subdivision south of Interstate 90 may finally be getting help from the City of Sparta to alleviate a persistent flooding problem in their neighborhood. Several of them attended Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting to hear a plan from the city's engineering firm to...
Pictured are a set of triplet beef cattle born on the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge July 5. Herald photo by  Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:39am
Triplet cows are a rarity, happening only once in 105,000 births. So it's extremely unlikely for the same farm to have two sets of triplets. That's exactly what happened on July 5, when the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge experienced its second set of triplets. Granted, the first set was...
Pictured are Union Bank staff with Tomah city officials and Tomah Chamber and Visitors Bureau staff and ambassadors. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:34am
Ground was broken earlier this summer for the Union Bank of Sparta branch in Tomah. It is located on the lot that was originally planned for the Tomah Area Historical Museum across from Band Box Cleaners; when the museum purchased an existing building the lot became available. Completion of the 3,...
Sparta golfer Austin Erickson, who will begin his senior year this fall, has accepted a full-ride scholarship to play men’s golf at Iowa Central Community College - a two-year junior college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Erickson made the commitment just two days after posting his first WPGA Juniors win of the summer at a Saturday tournament in Reedsburg. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:29am
To say that this week was a big one for Austin Erickson would be an understatement. The three-time Mississippi Valley Conference Golfer of the Year won his first Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association Juniors Tournament of the season on Saturday. Two days later, the Sparta senior made a verbal...

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