Friday, October 18, 2019
David J. Hamilton
On Friday, Oct. 11, David J. Hamilton, 41, of Kendall was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court to 60 years in prison in relation to his conviction on 57 counts related to sex crimes against children.
Tomah sophomore Sophie Pokela blasts out of a bunker on the 17th hole. Herald photos by Nate Beier.
Tonya Gnewikow asked three things from her golf team as the Lady Timberwolves headed to University Ridge Tuesday morning for the second day of the 2019 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Girls State Golf Championships.
Details are pending for potential use of the former Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Members of the Sparta Robotans, SASD’s first ever robotics team, were all smiles as they received what will be the chassis for their robot this season; the chassis was donated by Disruptive Innovation #6317 from Davenport, IA. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Due to the big efforts of a small group of individuals, Sparta Area School District now has a FIRST Robotics team appropriately dubbed the Sparta Robotans.
Pictured front, from left Wisconsin State Trooper Jake Edwards, Sparta PD Officer Jenna Lee, Sparta PD Officer Chris Welker, MCSO Deputy Ethan Young, Representative Nancy VanderMeer. Back, from left Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Jeramy Foster, Sparta PD Chief Dave Kuderer, Sparta PD Lt. Booker Ferguson, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels and MCSO Chief Deputy Robert Conroy. Contributed photo
Representative Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah presented five local law enforcement officers with the First Responder of the Year Award for the 70th Assembly District Thursday.
Jason Hauser, of Sparta built a nearly 10-foot Baby Groot, which he placed in his front yard for the whole community to visit. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Just in time for Halloween, a new character has taken up residence at 410 N. Court Street in Sparta.
David J. Hamilton
Tomah sophomore Sophie Pokela blasts out of a bunker on the 17th hole. Herald photos by Nate Beier.
Members of the Sparta Robotans, SASD’s first ever robotics team, were all smiles as they received what will be the chassis for their robot this season; the chassis was donated by Disruptive Innovation #6317 from Davenport, IA. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Pictured front, from left Wisconsin State Trooper Jake Edwards, Sparta PD Officer Jenna Lee, Sparta PD Officer Chris Welker, MCSO Deputy Ethan Young, Representative Nancy VanderMeer. Back, from left Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Jeramy Foster, Sparta PD Chief Dave Kuderer, Sparta PD Lt. Booker Ferguson, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels and MCSO Chief Deputy Robert Conroy. Contributed photo
Jason Hauser, of Sparta built a nearly 10-foot Baby Groot, which he placed in his front yard for the whole community to visit. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:33am
With Monroe County Drug Court all but a done deal, other proposals are competing for funding from the pot of money left from the county's Revolving Loan Fund buyout. The finance Committee Wednesday heard pitches from Norwalk Village President Levi Helgren for a fire station in his community, and...
Steve Boris enjoys his days spent at Cataract Mart interacting with his customers. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am
Sitting on Highway 27, located 12 miles from Sparta and 16 miles from Black River Falls is the Cataract Mart, which has been owned and operated by Steve Boris, his wife Linda and their family for the past 20 years. The Cataract Mart has been a staple in the Cataract community for even longer, with...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:26am
The Monroe County Finance Committee Wednesday wrangled over whether supervisors should receive per diem and mileage payments for attending a scheduled four-day trial in January where they are defendants. The trial is for alleged open meetings law violations involving a controversial Jan. 27 county...
Victoria Brahm, Tomah VA Medical Center director. Photo contibuted by Braun Film and Video, Inc.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:21am
The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service hosted its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards Oct. 16 to honor outstanding civil servants who have made significant contributions to the health, safety and prosperity of United States. The top honor, Federal...
At the 2018 Budweiser Dairyland Truck and Tractor Pull members of the MCAS Board, from left, Simon Wells, Ron Savall, Carolyn Habelman, Bill Degenhardt, Chris Schreier and David Schreier present the Kortbein family, from left Don, Evelyn, Matt, Mark, Tim and Joan with an appreciation award for all of their years of service. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:18am
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Monroe County, just outside Warrens, sits a 600-acre farm, owned by the Kortbein family. The family’s patriarch, Donald Kortbein, sits comfortably in his easy chair with a smooth collie named Levi at his feet. Kortbein has indeed earned his down time, as he...
SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Cole Wisniewski, flanked by his SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel, his parents Tom Wisniewski and Corina Koch and his step-dad Josh Koch. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:15am
When 6-foot, 3-inch Cole Wisniewski’s name appears in area news media it’s usually about success on the gridiron—or in one of the other two major sports in which he excels. But SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel rates Wisniewski’s quality of character above his athletic and academic achievements. “It’s a...
Tomah school district food service was the beneficiary of a combined effort to raise money to offset negative lunch balances for over 800 families. In the front row, from left are the Lemons to Lunches team Izabela Garcia, Bristol Scholze, Fynlee Garcia and Cadence Scholze. Back from left, Cindy Zahrte, Jeff Cram, Darold Kukowski, Sue Paulis and Chris Dawley. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:12am
The big check had a Lions logo and Tomah Lions Club in the upper left hand corner. But be assured the Tomah Lions are fully aware it was the effort of four young girls from Tomah who were the driving force behind a nearly $4,600 ($4,519.30 to be exact) check donated to the Tomah School District...

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