Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sparta firefighters look over the smoldering ruins of Town of Adrian barn that was destroyed in a fire Easter morning. Contributed photo
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported barn fire at 17562 Independence Road in the Town of Adrian at 5 a.m. Sunday.
Roxie Anderson recently was hired as Monroe County's land-use planner, a new position that will help municipalities develop comprehensive plans and bring in grant money. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
After advocating for a land-use planner position in his department for quite awhile now, Monroe County Land Conservationist Bob Micheel finally got his wish.
Rep. Loren Oldenburg and Rep. Nancy Vandermeer presented Monroe County Treasurer Annette Erickson with a legislative citation Thursday morning for her 45 years of service to the county. Pictured, from left, are Oldenburg, Vandermeer, Erickson and her husband Larry.  Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The word of the day at the Monroe County Treasurer’s office last Thursday was “bittersweet” as State Representatives Nancy Vandermeer and Loren Oldenburg presented County Treasurer Annette Erickson with a legislative citation honoring her many yea
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.
Sparta firefighters look over the smoldering ruins of Town of Adrian barn that was destroyed in a fire Easter morning. Contributed photo
Roxie Anderson recently was hired as Monroe County's land-use planner, a new position that will help municipalities develop comprehensive plans and bring in grant money. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Rep. Loren Oldenburg and Rep. Nancy Vandermeer presented Monroe County Treasurer Annette Erickson with a legislative citation Thursday morning for her 45 years of service to the county. Pictured, from left, are Oldenburg, Vandermeer, Erickson and her husband Larry.  Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
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.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:59am
In light of an overwhelmingly successful referendum on the proposed Monroe County senior care facility, Sparta Alderman Bruce Humphrey last week urged the city to offer its full support if a project returns to the Sparta area. Humphrey, who was giving the city council an update on the project, is...
Sparta firefighters look over the smoldering ruins of Town of Adrian barn that was destroyed in a fire Easter morning. Contributed photo
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:54am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported barn fire at 17562 Independence Road in the Town of Adrian at 5 a.m. Sunday. When Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene they reported that the barn was fully engulfed in flames and a nearby house was not in danger. A lean-to attached to the...
Roxie Anderson recently was hired as Monroe County's land-use planner, a new position that will help municipalities develop comprehensive plans and bring in grant money. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:51am
After advocating for a land-use planner position in his department for quite awhile now, Monroe County Land Conservationist Bob Micheel finally got his wish. Roxie Anderson, a 1991 Tomah High School graduate, has been in the position for just over a month. As land-use planner, Anderson will assist...
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:49am
Gundersen AIR 1 has officially landed. As of early April, the medical air transport from Gundersen Health System is based out of Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gundersen AIR has been based out of Sparta on a part-time basis since June 2016, when they decided to add a...
The Toro Company in Tomah donated a 42-inch riding lawn mower to the Sparta VFW Post 2112 in support of a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children. Pictured, from left, are Tom Schauer, Tricia Flaig, Dave Coman, Mark Baltz of Toro, Commander Brent Gilbertson, Mike Neumann and Lindsey Rose of Toro. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:42am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children, youth and families of veterans, active-duty military and members of the VFW and its Auxiliary opportunities for growth and development. The Sparta VFW and Auxiliary hopes to help with that cause by raising funds to support...
Rep. Loren Oldenburg and Rep. Nancy Vandermeer presented Monroe County Treasurer Annette Erickson with a legislative citation Thursday morning for her 45 years of service to the county. Pictured, from left, are Oldenburg, Vandermeer, Erickson and her husband Larry.  Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:36am
The word of the day at the Monroe County Treasurer’s office last Thursday was “bittersweet” as State Representatives Nancy Vandermeer and Loren Oldenburg presented County Treasurer Annette Erickson with a legislative citation honoring her many years of public service. Erickson is set to retire on...
Tomah couple Ryan and Samantha Layman proudly hold their twins, Jameson Christopher, left and Magnolia Claire, right. The twins arrived at Tomah Memorial Hospital April 16. It is the first pair of twins born at the hospital since two sets of twins were delivered in Nov. 2017. Contributed photo
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:33am
It has not happened in nearly two years so it was an extra special day when twins were born at Tomah Memorial Hospital April 16. “Our staff was really excited to have this opportunity to be able to participate in such a unique birth,” Tomah Memorial Hospital New Beginnings Birth Center Director...

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