Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Kurt Heyroth and his Super Semi Tow Mater are one of many pullers slated to appear at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull this weekend in Tomah. Contributed photos.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:31am
In just a few short days the skies of Tomah will be filled with the roar of screaming engines as modified trucks and tractors run down the tracks at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, which is one of the nation’s premier events for truck and tractor pullers. Pullers from...
Staff and administration from Gundersen Health System and Tomah Memorial Hospital celebrated the beginning of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday. Pictured from left were, Camille Helou, Phil Stuart, Bryan Erdmann, Katerrri Dippen Castillo, Dr. Collin Driscoll, Dr. Scott Rathgaber, Dr. Kurt Oettel, Dr. Robert Holness, Kathy Jo Coblentz and Dr. Amy Atherton. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:27am
Work has begun for the new 77,000 square-foot Gundersen Tomah Clinic near Interstate 90 on Tomah’s south side. While the first dirt was moved at the end of April, Gundersen officials celebrated the beginning of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 13. “Progress to the new clinic has...
Pictured from left are Norwalk Library Board member Doug Gnewikow, library aide Beverly Gaunke, Library Director Jeanne Rice and Library Aide Jana Muehlenkamp. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:23am
Norwalk's Doug Gnewikow is a man of action. He was at the village's library board meeting last year when it decided to expand the undersized library, but it took a little urging. "Every year in January, they say 'let's find some money to build, so last year in February I said 'are you going to...
U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vulkmir addresses a gathering at the Cotter Pin in Leon last Thursday as Monroe County Republican Party Chairman Doug Rogalla of Kendall looks on. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:19am
Wisconsin's 96th Assemblyman Lee Nerison of Westby isn't running for office again but that hasn't kept him off the campaign trail, trying to fire up support for his fellow Republicans. "The Democrats have temper and anger on their side, that's what's driving them," he told a crowd of around 35...
Ryan Pawlisch instructs Trygve Schanhofer, 7, during a log rolling class at the Sparta Aquatic Center Monday morning. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:29am
During the great lumber and logging era, log rolling, as a sport, gained popularity in the late 1800s. The long standing tradition, spiked the interest of recent Sparta High School graduate Jessica Janzen while she was looking for a project to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.  Janzen’s father...
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:20am
    A well known veterinarian from the Tomah area was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday, June 7 near Tunnel City. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Cty. Hwy. M near Flint Road, when Steve "Doc" Doll, 68, failed to negotiate a curve in the...
Pictured are just few of the many volunteers who helped at the Our Town Tomah Spring Planting Day. From left are JoAnne Westpfahl, Cathy Coffey, Wendy Wright, Rita Erickson, Christine Storkel and Wes Revels. The other photo shows some of the metal decorative turtles among some flowers in an Our Town planter at the south end of Superior Avenue. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein/contributed.
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:02am
    By BOB KLIEBENSTEIN Staff Writer   Cathy Coffey is never exactly sure of the number until they actually arrive. But when Thursday, May 24 arrived Coffey was pleasantly surprised with the mumber of volunteers that arrived to volunteer for Our Town Tomah's annual Spring Planting Day. Volunteers...
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:10am
“We made it. A week late but here we are outside in beautiful weather and you all look fantastic,” Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren said as she made her remarks at the Sparta High School graduation ceremony Friday evening. A week prior the event was cancelled after an individual posed a safety...
 Scott Conzemius shared a few kite flying tips with son Cayden and daughter Olivia
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:02am
    Despite cooler temperatures, overcast skies and mid-morning light rain Tomah's first Kite Fest provided a visual 'wow' factor which drew an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 people to the event. The Tomah Chamber of Commerce coordinated the June 2 event based at the Tomah School District soccer fields...
Aaron and Shari Arnold are pictured in their 1979 Dodge Adventurer. The truck will be parked at the Butterfest Car Show, which the couple are reviving after a four-year absence from the festivities.
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:54am
After a four-year absence from the event, the car show is returning to the 34th annual Butterfest. The car show runs from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 9 on the grass just east of the beer tent along Osborne Drive. Organizer Aaron Arnold said he's hoping for at least a couple dozen entries this year but...

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