Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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The Konze family, pictured from left, Ella, Katherine, Dan and Madeline have been shocked by all of the community support they’ve received and are “eternally grateful.”
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:31am
It was late October when Ella Konze, a 15-year old freshman at Sparta High School, along with her parents Dan and Katherine and older sister Madeline were told she had an inoperable brain tumor.   Katherine had initially taken Ella to the doctor for facial twitches around her right eye. At first,...
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:21am
More pushback against moving the site of a new county nursing home to Tomah came last week in the form of a petition. Pat Wall of Sparta, a retired nurse who worked at the VA in Tomah, said she began circulating the petition in an effort to advocate for the residents of the Rolling Hills Nursing...
Greg Skon, an intern with the Sparta Parks & Rec Dept., secured a grant to install bike repair stations around Sparta. The units will be up and ready for use this coming bicycling season.
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:19am
Greg Skon, an intern with the Sparta Parks & Rec Dept., saw a need in the Bicycling Capital of America. Skon, a 2013 Sparta High School graduate and a senior at UW-La Crosse,  received a $2,400 tourism grant from the city to install public bike repair stations in a few locations around the city...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:26am
The Bangor Village board passed a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 13, to borrow up to $658,000 in general obligation funds to cover road projects and equipment purchases. The village accepted a bid from 1st National Bank of Bangor, which offered a 3.12% rate on a 10-year loan. Part of the money will be...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:22am
It started at five, was revised to 10 and finally ended at 50. After detailed discussion and significant public input Tuesday night the Tomah City Council approved a 50 year lease at $1/year for the Tomah Chamber of Commerce to operate in the former Department of Natural Resources ranger station on...
Cheri Moser, left, and Lin Goodenough have been longtime co-workers at Lemonweir Elementary School and as bus drivers for the Tomah School District. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:17am
 For Lin Goodenough and Cheri Moser days during the school year start with a courteous greeting toward students they see on a daily basis. Each greet students on their school bus routes with a courteous, 'good morning.' They may not always solicit a response. But both veteran school bus drivers...
The eldest Lion in Norwalk is Robert Cunitz, who has been a member of the Norwalk Lions for 52 years. He’s shown here with District governor Pat Hart of Warrens.
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:39am
The Norwalk Lions Club may be the only game in town when it comes to civic organizations but the group has lived up to it’s motto, “We Serve” for the past 66 years, according to Lions District 27-D2 Governor Pat Hart. Hart made a special visit to the club for their February meeting Wednesday...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:34am
Twelve members of local law enforcement helped to provide security at Super Bowl LII earlier this month in Minneapolis. Officers from the Sparta Police Department, Tomah Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were among the group to travel up north for the big game where the New...
Last week, Tim Ryan spoke to Tomah High School students about the dangers of drug use. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:33am
Tim Ryan, a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, gave a presentation at Tomah High School on Friday discussing the dangers of drug and alcohol use. While introducing himself he said, “I also go by R68915. That’s my prison number.” He added he was unable to get clean and sober until after he was...
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am
The Sparta School District is seeking community input and involvement on two multi-million referendums that will appear on the April 3 ballot. The Sparta School Board approved placing the referendums, totaling $32.5 million, on the ballot last month. The primary question asks voters to approve $28....

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