Saturday, April 20, 2019
New Sparta Mayor Kristin Gust takes the oath of office Wednesday from City Attorney Jim Hellman as Alderman Bruce Humphrey looks on. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney
It was standing room only in the Sparta City Council chamber Wednesday night as the city's first woman mayor was sworn in.
The Greener Cashton: Bag Brigade has been collecting old t-shirts in order to turn them into reusable bags, which they hope to spread throughout the community. Contributed photos.
Greener Cashton: Bag Brigade is a new initiative from Jolly Joiners 4-H Club in an effort to minimize the use of plastic bags in the Village of Cashton, making it a greener place to live.
A firefighter examines damage to a trailer that caught on fire Wednesday morning on Hwy. 27 north of Sparta. Contributed photo.
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported trailer fire on State Highway 27 near Dallas Avenue seven miles north of Sparta at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul poses with Kennedy Hamilton and her parents Nathan and Amber Hamilton at the assembly last week. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
It was a big surprise for young Kennedy Hamilton, a fifth grader at Bangor Elementary School, when Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced last week that Hamilton had won the statewide “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest.
Brock Craig of Cataract stops to chat with Nick Barnett during an autograph session Wednesday at Jake's Northwoods. Seated next to Barnett, from left, are Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris, and Scott Wells. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Area fans got a chance to rub elbows with some Titletown veterans Wednesday when the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour rolled into Sparta.
New Sparta Mayor Kristin Gust takes the oath of office Wednesday from City Attorney Jim Hellman as Alderman Bruce Humphrey looks on. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney
The Greener Cashton: Bag Brigade has been collecting old t-shirts in order to turn them into reusable bags, which they hope to spread throughout the community. Contributed photos.
A firefighter examines damage to a trailer that caught on fire Wednesday morning on Hwy. 27 north of Sparta. Contributed photo.
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul poses with Kennedy Hamilton and her parents Nathan and Amber Hamilton at the assembly last week. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Brock Craig of Cataract stops to chat with Nick Barnett during an autograph session Wednesday at Jake's Northwoods. Seated next to Barnett, from left, are Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris, and Scott Wells. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
New Sparta Mayor Kristin Gust takes the oath of office Wednesday from City Attorney Jim Hellman as Alderman Bruce Humphrey looks on. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:32am
It was standing room only in the Sparta City Council chamber Wednesday night as the city's first woman mayor was sworn in. Kristin Gust took the oath of office from City Attorney Jim Hellman before taking her place on the dais between City Administrator Todd Fahning and City Clerk Julie Hanson....
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:29am
A lawsuit filed against nine present and one former Monroe County Board supervisors along with the county board as a whole, has become so convoluted even Matlock would have a hard time figuring it out. The county's finance committee found that out Monday during an attempt to get some movement on a...
The Greener Cashton: Bag Brigade has been collecting old t-shirts in order to turn them into reusable bags, which they hope to spread throughout the community. Contributed photos.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:26am
Greener Cashton: Bag Brigade is a new initiative from Jolly Joiners 4-H Club in an effort to minimize the use of plastic bags in the Village of Cashton, making it a greener place to live. For the past few years, project coordinator Emma Mason has been having conversations with other community...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:21am
If the Rolling Hills Nursing Home Committee is any reflection of where the entire Monroe County Board stands, the April 2 referendum did little to address a stalemate over the site of a new facility. At its meeting Monday, committee member Rod Sherwood disputed that the Tomah site was no longer on...
A firefighter examines damage to a trailer that caught on fire Wednesday morning on Hwy. 27 north of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported trailer fire on State Highway 27 near Dallas Avenue seven miles north of Sparta at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived the trailer was on fire and the truck pulling the trailer had been disconnected. Crews...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:10am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle Monday, April 15 in the parking lot at the West McCoy Blvd. Kwik Trip in Tomah that had been reported stolen.  A deputy, assisted by the Tomah Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol, conducted a high-risk traffic stop and apprehended the...
Students in Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 19-03 complete a ruck march in below-zero temperatures while wearing snowshoes and backpacks and pulling ahkio sleds Jan. 29 at Fort McCoy. U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:07am
More than 220 students who were part of six, 14-day training sessions graduated from the Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) during the 2018-19 winter training season at Fort McCoy. Overall, nearly 400 service members - including Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers - received some type of cold-weather...

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