Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll puts on the finishing touches of the museum’s new holiday display, Christmas Mountain, just in time for the opening reception on Tuesday. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Staff and volunteers at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta have been busy little elves leading up to this Christmas season in preparation of the new holiday display, Christmas Mountain.
Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer announced Wednesday he will be retring effective Jan. 10. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Over the past 39 years Dave Kuderer has seen the Sparta Police Department go from a simple Mayberry-like force to a sophisticated organization of highly trained professionals with the latest technology and gadgets at their disposal.
Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
The event at Tomah's Memorial Park was not an official change of command ceremony.
One of Sparta's oldest companies will be closing shop within the next few months and moving its operations to Mexico.
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.”
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks.
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll puts on the finishing touches of the museum’s new holiday display, Christmas Mountain, just in time for the opening reception on Tuesday. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer announced Wednesday he will be retring effective Jan. 10. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:08am
A Bill co-sponsored by Rep. Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah and passed by the Assembly earlier this month is attempting to put an end to the routine practice of Southeastern Wisconsin judges dumping released sex offenders in other counties. That practice has grown frustrating for residents on and near...
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll puts on the finishing touches of the museum’s new holiday display, Christmas Mountain, just in time for the opening reception on Tuesday. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:04am
Staff and volunteers at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta have been busy little elves leading up to this Christmas season in preparation of the new holiday display, Christmas Mountain. This magical display features over 100 lit miniature houses and buildings, featuring the Department...
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:47am
The Bangor Village Board decided last week to extend its garbage contract with its current hauler to give residents time to mull whether to move to a new system. According to Village President Gary Althoff, the village put the contract out for bids with the current hauler, Harter's of La Crosse,...
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:45am
The  Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making scheduled stops in Sparta and Tomah on its annual U.S. 2019 tour next month. The Holiday Train will arrive in both communities on Wednesday, Dec. 4. It is scheduled to stop at the Amtrak Depot in Tomah, 205 N. Superior Ave., at around 5:25 p.m....
SSG Aaron Kabarrus speaks with students. Contributed photos
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:40am
At Wyeville Elementary School, saying the Pledge of Allegiance as an entire school outside before the day begins is a day to day occurrence. “It began as a ‘happy accident’”, I guess you could say,” Principal Tim Gnewikow told the students and assembled guests on the morning of November 11, 2019 –...
Herrman Elementary has begun to take shape. The public was able to get a sneak peek of the construction last week during an open house. Contributed photo.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:35am
The Sparta Area School District has a total budget of $28.5 million for the Herrman Elementary project, which is currently underway. The construction contract takes up a majority of the budget, costing just over $24 million. Included in the construction contract was an original contingency of $689,...
A shooter participates in a three-gun shoot at the Sportsmans Range on April 22, 2017, at Fort McCoy. Privately owned firearms, including when being used at the Sportsmans Range, must be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services at Fort McCoy. (Photo courtesy of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:30am
Fort McCoy requires that all privately owned firearms brought on to the installation be registered through the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Physical Security office. This includes the entirety of the federal land, including the training and housing areas. This requirement pertains to...

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