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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:43am
Authorities have released the name of the deceased suspect killed in an officer involved shooting Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Leon along with the officers placed on administrative leave following the incident. The deceased is 32 year-old Michael Lee Nguyen, while the officers include Sgt. Ryan Oswald,...
Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer announced Wednesday he will be retring effective Jan. 10. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:41am
Over the past 39 years Dave Kuderer has seen the Sparta Police Department go from a simple Mayberry-like force to a sophisticated organization of highly trained professionals with the latest technology and gadgets at their disposal. In that same time, Kuderer has gradually moved up the ranks,...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:32am
After a close call last weekend, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public to use extreme caution when on or near thin ice as ice conditions are always changing. On Saturday, Nov. 9  at around 11:45 a.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a person who...
Monday morning, during a Veterans Day Assembly, Meadowview Intermediate School Principal Mike Roddick, from left, and VFW’s National Teacher of the Year Bobby Schamens were presented a $1,000 check and award from former WI State Commander Gundel “Gundy” Metz, Auxiliary President Laurie Coffin and Post 2112 Commander Tracy M.L. Woodman. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:30am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) believe American youth deserve to learn about their country’s history, traditions and the role of veterans in creating and shaping America. The VFW Teacher of the Year award recognizes three outstanding teachers for their commitment to teaching patriotism to their...
Lemonweir students Penelope Salomon, Anneliese Zold and Andrew Crouch hold signs that display traits of a soldier. They are standing in front of the fallen comrade table that was set up at the Tomah VA. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:24am
Students in the Tomah school district made military recognition a top priority Monday on Veterans Day. Observances were held at several schools. Lemonweir elementary students made their annual trek to the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to sing for the veterans. Lemonweir students also had...
Melanie Johnson, communications coordinator/grant developer for the Sparta Area School Distict is pictured with the Spectrum Award of Merit the district recieved at the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association annual conference Nov. 6-8. Contributed photo
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:18am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with a Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications. WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its recent annual conference, Nov. 6-8, in Oshkosh. SASD earned an...
Overall winners included Most Original of Most Original Broawyn Gebczyk. Contributed photos
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:14am
Organizers for the Tomah Area Annual Community Halloween Festivities on Oct. 31 announced winners of its Halloween contest. Their mission is to provide safe, free family fun on Halloween for everyone. The costume judging contest was for cutest, most original and scariest. The age categories were: 0...
Contractors work on the Fort McCoy Main Gate project Sept. 16. The project was awarded to contractor Perimeter Security Partners of Brentwood, Tenn., at an amount of approximately $3.2 million. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, PublicAffairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:08am
After closing in March for a major upgrade, Fort McCoy's Main Gate reopens for use and 24-hour operations at 5 a.m. Nov. 23. "We will close Gate 1 and shift operations simultaneously to the Main Gate," said Fort McCoy Police Chief Ryan A. Cunningham with the Directorate of Emergency Services. "...
Winners of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Essay Contest. L-R: Vincent Evans (third place), Kristen Schmidt (second place), teacher Carrie Busse, Rylee Rubenzer (first place). Contributed photo
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:05am
The winners of the annual Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest were announced recently. The Essay Contest provides young people the opportunity to become citizens who are grounded in their faith through creative writing, teaching them to be more connected to their community and...
Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:38am
The event at Tomah's Memorial Park was not an official change of command ceremony. It could be considered more of a change of responsibility. But for the significant crowd that gathered on a sun splashed pre-Veterans Day Saturday, the event likely held similar significance of a change of command...

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