Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:40am
Doug Staller recognizes the value of service-minded volunteerism at a young age.
Apparently, the Green Bay Packer organization and Staller see eye to eye.
Staller is executive director of Tomah's Neighbor For Neighbor food pantry; nearing the one year mark he accepted the position. At the same...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:27am
Most area residents realize Bangor High School’s varsity football team may be the best in the state, but few people know that Bangor’s Elementary School has proudly tested to be among the top 12 in the entire state.
That’s right — #12 among all 1,200 plus elementary schools in Wisconsin!
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:22am
Nicole Vik of Park Rapids, Minnesota, joined the staff of the Monroe County Herald on Monday, it was announced this week by Publisher Greg Evans.
Vik, who was a staff reporter for the twice-weekly Park Rapids Enterprise since February, 2016, will be responsible for Sparta school coverage as...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:13am
While Tomah City Administrator Roger Gorius told county officials Wednesday he was only making them aware of a site option for its planned nursing home complex, it sure sounded like a sales pitch.
Gorius and Tomah Mayor Pater attended the Nursing Home Building Advisory Committee where a few county...
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:02am
Any coach knows the importance of team chemistry to succeed.
Elizabeth Howe likes the chemistry exhibited by students who are part of the Tomah High School Science Olympiad. Howe, a THS science teacher, is in her third year as advisor for the team. Their first competition was Saturday, Nov. 11 at...
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:57am
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – of the 1950s – at the Monroe County Local History Room in Sparta.
Starting Monday, Nov. 13 visitors can time travel to the not-so-distant past by viewing the History Room’s special Christmas display, “A 1950s Christmas.”
This retro holiday display...
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:47am
In a sense, Donleigh Gaunky's journey home from Iraq has never ended.
A soldier with the 101st Airborne working in Army intelligence, Donleigh was on his second tour of duty in the war-torn country when his life was irreversibly interrupted on November 17, 2005. That's the day his youngest brother...
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:04am
The Sparta Police Department is down a nose.
Larz, the 7.5 year-old German Shepherd K-9 that has been part of the police force since 2015 suffered a knee injury that has sidelined the dog for the past six weeks and is likely to keep him out of action for at least another six to nine weeks.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:59am
The first load of groceries arrived Oct. 18 and stocking shelves started that day for the soon to be open Festival Foods.
The store will open Nov. 10 at 6 a.m., said Aaron Aspenson, store planning director for Festival Foods. Hours for the store will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:52am
One of two men charged in the shooting death of a Sparta man during an attempted robbery last year will be sentenced Feb. 23 in Monroe County Circuit Court.
Turner Wood, 23, faces 73 years in prison after pleading no contest to felony murder, according to Monroe County District Attorney’s office....