Sunday, July 5, 2020


Owners of Hometown Real Estate LLC Cindy Zinke (front left) and Mary Schleicher (front right) are proud to be working alongside fellow agents Caitlin Henry (back left) and Kimberly Handy (back right) under their new name and logo. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:11am
Re/Max Hometown in Tomah is now known as Hometown Real Estate. It’s the same dedicated realtors promising to offer the same great service under a new name and a new look. Owners Mary Schleicher and Cindy Zinke liked the Re/Max brand, which is why they chose to be a part of the franchise when they...
Lola Morrison, 106, of Sparta was recently commended by the Wisconsin Legislature for her decades of service to the U.S. Army Exchange Service. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:08am
On behalf of the Wisconsin Legislature, Rep. Nancy VanderMeer, recently commended Lola Morrison for her decades of service to the U. S Army Exchange Service and thanked her for her shining example to the Sparta community and the state of Wisconsin. Morrison was born on July 20, 1913 in Viroqua to...
Jayme Altman and Todd Scholz from Tomah Area Credit Union presented checks to five area fire departments and two Monroe County social agencies as part of a COVID-19 Relief Grant. Checks were presented to Brighter Tomorrows Jan Bruder and Corina Nohr. Contributed photos.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:55am
Tomah Area Credit Union was awarded a $20,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant. TACU divided the money between five local fire departments and two agencies on the front lines to help with homelessness and domestic violence in Monroe County. The fire departments divided $15,000 and $5,000 was divided between...
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:45am
Can people just burst into flames? is a question for which there is an answer.  But you will have to look it up yourself in Larry Scheckel’s new book “Can People Just Burst into Flames?” That’s the title and it caught my eye along with its bright yellow cover with a border of black diagonal stripes...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:30am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, June 24 for a total of 57 confirmed cases. The new cases include: • A male in his 80s where the investigation is ongoing. • A male in his 20s where the investigation is ongoing. • A male in his 20s...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:28am
Rolling Hills Nursing Home administrator Linda Smith shared a familiar story to many of the Monroe County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night at their meeting. It remains to be seen if new supervisors on the board will grasp her message. With a board that includes several new members, Smith...
Anthony D. Koopman
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:27am
The Sparta Police Department recently identified the man involved in a shooting on June 11 as 61-year-old Sparta native Anthony D. Koopman. According to police, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court Streets in Sparta.  When officers arrived on the scene they...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heidi Prestwood has officially stepped into her role. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:23am
Heidi Prestwood, the new executive director at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is settling into her new role nicely. Prestwood began in late May, replacing John Hendricks who had been with the Chamber since June 2017.  At first, Prestwood had concerns about coming into the position due to the...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:10am
The Monroe County Climate Change Task Force (MCCCTF) has two upcoming informational meetings on weather monitoring stations. The meetings were originally planned for this month but had to be postponed due to the Severe Risk Compass level for COVID-19. The first meeting will be at the Wilton...
From left are  Jennifer Simunich, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta;  Tyler Duerwachter, 1st CCU Sparta Branch manager;  and Jon Cook, 1st CCU marketing supervisor. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:07am
1st Community Credit Union, in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, recently awarded a $20,000 grant, which was split between the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sparta, West Salem, and Tomah.   The Sparta Boys & Girls Club received $7,000 and the Tomah and West Salem Clubs each...


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