Saturday, February 23, 2019


Contractors with MDM Construction of Rockford, Ill., work on the new Emergency Operations Center on Jan. 23, at Fort McCoy. U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public AffairsOffice, Fort McCoy
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Construction continues on a new $1.5 million Emergency Operations Center at Fort McCoy. MDM Construction of Rockford, Ill., was awarded a contract of $1,506,000 to construct the new center, said Nick Perna, general engineer with the Directorate of Public Works. "The contractor broke ground the...
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Tomah residents had an opportunity to meet candidates running for Tomah City Council Feb. 6. On Wednesday, March 6 residents will have to opportunity to listen to candidate positions on the issues. The Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center is hosting a city council forum for the public to listen to the...
Jennifer Chinnock, pictured with her stepson Gaige and husband Jered, was recently hired as the new director at Faith In Action of Monroe County. Contributed photo.
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Earlier this year, Faith in Action (FIA) of Monroe County, which is a nonprofit faith-based organization helping elderly and/or disabled residents of Monroe County maintain quality of life and independence through trained volunteers, was in need of a new director. The right individual needed to be...
Ryan Grant
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
    The 14th annual ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ will be stopping in Sparta April 10. Sparta was one of the five communities chosen to host the events, which also are scheduled for Marshfield, New Richmond, Chippewa Falls and Antigo. The tailgate party will take place at Meadowview Middle...
The Sparta Area School District has begun preparations with a new bussing company, Southwest Bus Service, for the 2019-2020 school year. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, owners Sara and Derrick Boxrucker and Director of Business Services Leah Hauser. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
In late January, the Sparta Area School Board approved a new busing contract with Southwest Bus Service based out of Prairie du Chien. Southwest is a family-owned company in its second generation, which is currently owned and operated by Derrick and Sara Boxrucker. Derrick’s dad started the...
A Monroe County plow truck plows snow on Hwy. 21 near Fort McCoy on Feb. 12 during a snow storm. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
On Jan. 29, Fort McCoy and the local areas surrounding the installation were on the cusp of a polar vortex making its way south from Canada, and the high temperature for that day was right around minus-5 degrees Fahrenheit. That same day, Kenneth and Maila Kuhn of Tomah were traveling down Hwy. 21...
Passenger rail advocates, from left, Terry Brown, Arun Rao and Marc Magliari were in Tomah Wednesday, Feb. 13 to gauge support for increased regional passenger rail service. Brown is with the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers. Rao is with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Magliari is with Amtrak. They spoke at a community meeting. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
For now the acronym TCMC has minimal significance to people outside the circle of passenger rail advocacy. But for those inside that circle TCMC has very significant meaning. TCMC is the abbreviated acronym for Twin Cities Milwaukee Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service project. If TCMC becomes...
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
Sparta bills itself as the "Bicycling Capital of America", and city officials last week took a step to ensure its living up to that identity. The Public Works Board voted to put in a double bike lane on South Water Street between the Chamber Depot and Ben Bikin Park. Sparta Chamber Executive...
Brian T. Zillmer
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:11am
Authorities arrested a 42-year old Sparta man in connection with a Feb. 11 house fire in the Town of Little Falls. Investigators said the fire, at 1050 Cty. Hwy. S, was arson and they suspect Brian T. Zillmer, who was living at the home, of intentionally setting the blaze. At the time of the fire,...
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
A new hospital that will be on line later this year. A new mixed used development in the center of Tomah. A spacious addition to the Toro production facility. All feathers in Tomah's cap. For Tomah fire chief Tim Adler, 35 firefighters and two rescue technicians they signify progress and more...


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