Monday, June 18, 2018
Ryan Pawlisch instructs Trygve Schanhofer, 7, during a log rolling class at the Sparta Aquatic Center Monday morning. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
During the great lumber and logging era, log rolling, as a sport, gained popularity in the late 1800s.
Cathy Abbott is retiring after working for Monroe County Human Services for nearly four decades. She is pictured in front of Building-C at Rolling Hills, where the department has been located her entire career. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
When the Monroe County Human Services Department moves into its new digs in the old courthouse next month, one of its fixtures will be absent.
Pictured are just few of the many volunteers who helped at the Our Town Tomah Spring Planting Day. From left are JoAnne Westpfahl, Cathy Coffey, Wendy Wright, Rita Erickson, Christine Storkel and Wes Revels. The other photo shows some of the metal decorative turtles among some flowers in an Our Town planter at the south end of Superior Avenue. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein/contributed.
    By BOB KLIEBENSTEIN Staff Writer   Cathy Coffey is never exactly sure of the number until they actually arrive.
“We made it. A week late but here we are outside in beautiful weather and you all look fantastic,” Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren said as she made her remarks at the Sparta High School graduation ceremony Friday evening.
 Scott Conzemius shared a few kite flying tips with son Cayden and daughter Olivia
    Despite cooler temperatures, overcast skies and mid-morning light rain Tomah's first Kite Fest provided a visual 'wow' factor which drew an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 people to the event.
Aaron and Shari Arnold are pictured in their 1979 Dodge Adventurer. The truck will be parked at the Butterfest Car Show, which the couple are reviving after a four-year absence from the festivities.
After a four-year absence from the event, the car show is returning to the 34th annual Butterfest. The car show runs from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 9 on the grass just east of the beer tent along Osborne Drive.
Ryan Pawlisch instructs Trygve Schanhofer, 7, during a log rolling class at the Sparta Aquatic Center Monday morning. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Cathy Abbott is retiring after working for Monroe County Human Services for nearly four decades. She is pictured in front of Building-C at Rolling Hills, where the department has been located her entire career. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Pictured are just few of the many volunteers who helped at the Our Town Tomah Spring Planting Day. From left are JoAnne Westpfahl, Cathy Coffey, Wendy Wright, Rita Erickson, Christine Storkel and Wes Revels. The other photo shows some of the metal decorative turtles among some flowers in an Our Town planter at the south end of Superior Avenue. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein/contributed.
 Scott Conzemius shared a few kite flying tips with son Cayden and daughter Olivia
Aaron and Shari Arnold are pictured in their 1979 Dodge Adventurer. The truck will be parked at the Butterfest Car Show, which the couple are reviving after a four-year absence from the festivities.
Ryan Pawlisch instructs Trygve Schanhofer, 7, during a log rolling class at the Sparta Aquatic Center Monday morning. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:29am
During the great lumber and logging era, log rolling, as a sport, gained popularity in the late 1800s. The long standing tradition, spiked the interest of recent Sparta High School graduate Jessica Janzen while she was looking for a project to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.  Janzen’s father...
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:20am
    A well known veterinarian from the Tomah area was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday, June 7 near Tunnel City. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Cty. Hwy. M near Flint Road, when Steve "Doc" Doll, 68, failed to negotiate a curve in the...
Pictured are just few of the many volunteers who helped at the Our Town Tomah Spring Planting Day. From left are JoAnne Westpfahl, Cathy Coffey, Wendy Wright, Rita Erickson, Christine Storkel and Wes Revels. The other photo shows some of the metal decorative turtles among some flowers in an Our Town planter at the south end of Superior Avenue. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein/contributed.
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:02am
    By BOB KLIEBENSTEIN Staff Writer   Cathy Coffey is never exactly sure of the number until they actually arrive. But when Thursday, May 24 arrived Coffey was pleasantly surprised with the mumber of volunteers that arrived to volunteer for Our Town Tomah's annual Spring Planting Day. Volunteers...
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:10am
“We made it. A week late but here we are outside in beautiful weather and you all look fantastic,” Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren said as she made her remarks at the Sparta High School graduation ceremony Friday evening. A week prior the event was cancelled after an individual posed a safety...
 Scott Conzemius shared a few kite flying tips with son Cayden and daughter Olivia
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:02am
    Despite cooler temperatures, overcast skies and mid-morning light rain Tomah's first Kite Fest provided a visual 'wow' factor which drew an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 people to the event. The Tomah Chamber of Commerce coordinated the June 2 event based at the Tomah School District soccer fields...
Aaron and Shari Arnold are pictured in their 1979 Dodge Adventurer. The truck will be parked at the Butterfest Car Show, which the couple are reviving after a four-year absence from the festivities.
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:54am
After a four-year absence from the event, the car show is returning to the 34th annual Butterfest. The car show runs from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 9 on the grass just east of the beer tent along Osborne Drive. Organizer Aaron Arnold said he's hoping for at least a couple dozen entries this year but...
Janelle Buchholz and Gary Von Ruden will retire from the Brookwood school district after 35 and 17 years respectively as teachers. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:37am
 Nearly 20 years separate the teaching careers of Gary Von Ruden and Janelle Buchholz. But as the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton (NOW) School District educators near the end of the school year they find themselves joined at the hip professionally. Von Ruden, 62, and Buchholz, 57 are retiring after 17 and...

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