Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Sarah Stark stands outside the new Camp Douglas Village Hall. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Sarah Stark was excited to start her new role as Camp Douglas village clerk/treasurer in mid-February. But after June 17 coming to work for Stark became even more enjoyable from a comfort stand point. June 17 was the first day Stark was able to work in her office in the new Camp Douglas Village...
Mary Gerdes and her grandchildren Jaylen and Aubrie Funmaker visiting the Promise Garden in Tomah. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:52am
Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tomah. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Tomah on Saturday, Sept. 12 to ensure the health and safety for all involved...
Grease under his nails puts a smile on Doug Maulsby's face, as does buying and selling vintage pickup trucks. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:46am
Drive by Doug's Trucks & Subarus Unlimited on the edge of Oakdale right now and your eyes are not playing games. Lined up orderly on his lot are a nice selection of used pickup trucks and Subarus, model years in the mid-2000s, all higher mileage. All in clear view as you pass by Doug's on...
Dina Langrehr has been a recipient of Sunshine on the Trail and is looking forward to the upcoming annual event. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:41am
The world can be a scary place right now if you’re living with cancer like Dina Langrehr. Even though she is cautious about protecting herself and her family from COVID-19, she doesn’t let her cancer run her life.  After finding a lump, Langrehr had a mammogram and a biopsy. She was diagnosed with...
Foragers enjoy a walk in one of Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s many nature preserves. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:36am
For this free virtual event, Mississippi Valley Conservancy invites the public to forage for wild mushrooms on the morning of Oct. 10 and bring their findings to a virtual mushroom identification session with Thomas Roehl of the UW-La Crosse Mycology Club.  Advance registration is required to...
Work on five new battle simulations buildings in the 200 block is shown Aug. 20, 2020, at Fort McCoy. Contractor MDM Construction Supply of Rockford, Ill., is constructing the new buildings and related infrastructure. The projected completion date is September 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:32am
The construction project of five new battle simulations buildings in the 200 block is progressing well at Fort McCoy, Directorate of Public Works (DPW) officials said. Contractor MDM Construction Supply of Rockford, Ill., is completing the project, and the projected completion date is September,...
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:42am
In what’s already shaping up to be a turbulent election, the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order to temporarily halt municipal clerks from sending out absentee ballots, added a little more confusion to the process. Last Thursday, 54 days before the election, the Wisconsin’s high court stopped the...
Bangor Village President Gary Althoff (middle) presented commemorative street signs to Leo Leis (left) and Elmer Anderson (far right) brothers of John Leis and Tom Anderson. Two streets within Bangor’s new development were named in honor of the fallen veterans. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:32am
A large crowd gathered in the Village of Bangor on Sunday afternoon for a street dedication in honor of two local soldiers, who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Two streets located within the Shelly Miller Addition, which was named in honor of former Village Administrator Shelly Miller who recently...
At the beginning of 2020, Trent Ziegler (left) and Quintin Schaitel (right) purchased Quick Jerry’s, completed some improvements and renamed it Coulee Car Wash. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:26am
Trent Ziegler and Quintin Schaitel have been business partners for over a decade. As both of them are Sparta natives they want to see local buildings that may be in need of some TLC be restored to a former glory.  “We’re investors and we’re always looking at things in our town that we can buy and...
Workers with contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., continue work on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led project Aug. 4 to build seven new military family housing units at the South Post Housing area in this aerial view at Fort McCoy (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:16am
Construction of seven new homes in military family housing continues to make progress with the project being 90 percent complete, said Nathan Butts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. Contractor Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tenn., began work on the $6.6 million...

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