Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Melissa Duoss demonstrates one of the walkers she used during recovery from a car accident.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:24am
If Melissa Duoss' intent was shock factor, it appeared to work. Duoss was one of the speakers for multiple sessions for the Monroe County Teen Wellness Day. Discussing details of the accident that shattered a right ankle, Duoss shared multiple photos of a mangled car, her severely damaged ankle and...
Metti Spies spoke during the Monroe County Teen Wellness Day. Spiess is standing in front of a PowerPoint photo of her and her two older brothers, both who committed suicide.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:21am
 Two speakers. Two PowerPoint presentations. One goal for the first Monroe County Teen Wellness Day at Tomah's Recreation Park Thursday, April 19. Instill teen wellness awareness for an audience that consisted primarily of high school sophomores, approximately 230 students from Brookwood, Sparta,...
St. Thomas undergraduate students Jackie Page (left) and Meghan Sharkus (right) stand with Richard Schulze on April 14 at e-Fest after being named grand champion for their business, ExpressionMed. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:16am
Jackie Page is only a college sophomore attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, but she's already building an impressive resume. A 2016 Sparta High School graduate and standout student, she isn't wasting time in racking up impressive accomplishments. Her latest was being part of a two-...
Laurie Giraud’s five-year-old purebred Lippitt mare, Rum Chata has a sweet disposition and is very loyal to her human. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:39am
Since 2015, the Lippitt Morgan horse breed has been listed as an endangered species. In the United States and Canada combined, there are currently only a little over 1,000 of these horses still in existence, some of which are beyond reproductive years. Laurie Giraud, owner of Giraud’s Just-N-...
New County Board Chairman Pete Peterson, right, and Vice Chairman Jim Schroeder assumed their positions on the dais Tuesday after being elected in a secret ballot. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:31am
In a factious atmosphere brought on by discord over a county nursing home site, leadership on the Monroe County Board has shifted. At its organizational meeting Tuesday, the board rejected its previous chairman, Cedric Schnitzler, and vice chairman, Wallace Habhegger, in favor of Pete Peterson of...
From left, Sparta High School seniors Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark pose with a "Pinned Out" lock they developed to keep shooters out of classrooms.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:38am
While the national debate on how to stop school shootings has produced few results, a trio of Sparta High School seniors has taken matters into their own hands. Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark developed a "Pinned Out" device that acts as a secondary lock for classroom doors in case of...
After over 34 years, Paul Fluekiger is now finishing his final week as a carrier with the United States Postal Service. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:28am
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds…” except maybe retirement. After 37 years of federal service, Paul Fluekiger, of Sparta, is retiring from his position at the United States Postal Service. Fluekiger served...
Laura Koll, left, and Mary Sackmann
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:04am
Two teachers in the Sparta Area School District have been selected winners of the Kohl Teacher Fellowship program, which recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin. The objective is to support teachers in reaching the goals they have set for their...
The Ontario Community Hall
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:47am
What makes objects valuable? Primarily rarity and the passage of time. That pottery jug your great-grandmother bought for a pittance decades ago might now be your key to a comfortable retirement, so maybe you should stop throwing your loose change in it.       And so it is with the Ontario...
Pictured from left are Norwalk Lionesses Marie Wiedl, Cecile Flock, Theresa Cunitz, Carol Zietlow, and Janet Anderson. The women received special recognition at the Affiliate Lioness District 27-D2 convention hosted by the Norwalk club Saturday, April 7.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:25am
On, Saturday, April 7, the Norwalk Lioness Club hosted the Affiliate Lioness District 27-D2 convention at the Norwalk Community Center. Members from Cranberry Country, Holmen, Mauston, New Lisbon, Soldiers Grove, Sparta, Stoddard and Tomah were all present as well as over 10 people from 27-A1 and...

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