Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Bill Tourdot started his duties July 1 as principal at Queen of Apostles School in Tomah. Contributed photo
During his career ascent in education Bill Tourdot's transition from teacher to administrator was steady.
Dental implant manufacturer Tom Arendt stands in front of his company's new 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. He and partner Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, are consolidating their two businesses, AMS Micromedical and Implant Logistics, in the building. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Tom Arendt has spent the past four decades incrementally stepping up his presence in the manufacturing industry. Now the Sparta businessman is about to take a quantum leap.
David M. Hintz
A Tomah man is in custody after police located him at a Kilbourn Avenue residence.
The band Georgia Clay played the inaugural Downtown Thursday Nights concert series in July. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
One down and five to go. But if the first Downtown Thursday Nights is any indication, attendance for the next five Thursday nights should bode well.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (at the podium) was at the Tomah VA Tuesday to discuss it success story to transition away from the use of prescription drugs to treat veterans. To her left are Linda and Marv Simcakoski and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. Contributed photo
The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center has come full circle in dealing with its use of prescription drugs to treat veterans.
Bill Tourdot started his duties July 1 as principal at Queen of Apostles School in Tomah. Contributed photo
Dental implant manufacturer Tom Arendt stands in front of his company's new 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. He and partner Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, are consolidating their two businesses, AMS Micromedical and Implant Logistics, in the building. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
David M. Hintz
Marcus W. Anderson
The band Georgia Clay played the inaugural Downtown Thursday Nights concert series in July. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (at the podium) was at the Tomah VA Tuesday to discuss it success story to transition away from the use of prescription drugs to treat veterans. To her left are Linda and Marv Simcakoski and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. Contributed photo
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:58am
The City of Sparta is set close two tax incremental districts (TID) worth a combined $42 million in real property value. The two TIDs include the East Side Business Park and the Century Foods International building on Hwy. 16. The TIDs were created as economic incentives to draw business to the...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:57am
Monroe County supervisors will be voting on adding a new patrol officer to the sheriff's department when they meet Tuesday. Meetings usually are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month but the July meeting date was moved up to accommodate supervisors who wanted to attend Wednesday's Monroe...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:54am
Despite rumors to the contrary, the Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 74-bed skilled nursing home on Butts Avenue, isn't in danger of closing. That's according to Mike Wenzel, the nursing home's new administrator who was brought onboard to turn the facility around. "We are absolutely not...
Bill Tourdot started his duties July 1 as principal at Queen of Apostles School in Tomah. Contributed photo
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:49am
During his career ascent in education Bill Tourdot's transition from teacher to administrator was steady. Now after retiring from the Osseo-Fairchild school district as its superintendent last school year, Tourdot finds himself in a dual role as administrator and once again, teacher, at Queen of...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:47am
A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, last week returned a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm against Isaac Morales, 43, Tomah. The indictment alleges that on February 15, 2019, Morales possessed a loaded 9mm pistol and 9mm ammunition. If...
Larry Scheckel discussed the NASA Apollo program and more at the Tomah Area Historical Museum. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:44am
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon was celebrated nationwide last week with significant hoopla on July 20. That was the day in 1969 when NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo lunar module on the moon's surface and took their historic steps. The...
Tina Osterberg
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:40am
When Monroe County Administrator Tina Osterberg took the mike to address Sparta Kiwanians at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, July 16, she admitted she was a “numbers” person. Osterberg served as Monroe County Finance Director for a decade before her recent appointment to succeed retiring County...

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