Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Jim Brown shows off a piece of his collection. Herald photos by Nicolette Nauman.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:09am
The railroad exists as an integral part of Monroe County’s history, from the tracks that still cross the county to the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, credited as the first rails-to-trails effort in the history of the nation. At the Little Falls Railroad and Doll Museum, situated eleven miles north of...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:05am
In 2018 Americana Music in the Park (AMP) featured local musicians. This year organizer AMP's Scott Wilcox has booked performers from state wide and beyond. AMP kicks off June 5 with live music at Gillett Park for six Wednesday nights. Other dates are June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31 and Aug. 14....
Discover Wisconsin host Mariah Haberman and Partner Relations Specialist Lisa Beck. Herald photos by Nicolette Nauman.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:02am
The arrival of summer brings with it summer tourism for the Sparta area. Poised at the intersection of the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail and the La Crosse River Trail, the summer season is a fantastic time for visitors and locals to hit the trails and explore the area. This year, Sparta’s summer tourism...
Fortunately this time it's only a drill. Tomah police officers participated in high risk traffic stop training at the WTC campus in Sparta. Contributed photos
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:58am
Officers from the Tomah Police Department members recently conducted Emergency Vehicle Operation (EVOC) and Vehicle Contact/High-Risk traffic stop training today at the Western Technical College Public Safety Training Center in Sparta This training is a biennial requirement by the state. The...
Bill Forseth, a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church, is pictured with three other charter members, Linda Weaver, Sandy Fick and Lori Yates. Forseth is not alone in being skilled with his hands. (He made the altar that is pictured). The ladies are part of the group that makes quilts to donates for the church's Time and Talent Market. They also donate quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:54am
Palm Sunday had a little more significance for congregants at Tomah's Peace Lutheran Church. Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It marks the beginning of ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:52am
Tomah Memorial Hospital and Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin are looking to area residents to donate blood heading into a busy time of year. “As we head into Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, we are relying on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to give the gift of life,” said...
Dashers line up in anticipation of the annual Dandelion Dash. Herald photos by Nicolette Nauman
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:47am
Despite forecasts calling for heavy snowfall, the 9th Annual Dandelion Dash was held as scheduled at Scenic Bluffs in Cashton on April 27. The event, which has been held regularly regardless of weather for the past nine years, is open to community participation, with participants paying a modest...
Grand Knight of Tomah Council 4125, David Dechant, accepts one of two awards from Supreme Director Dr. Daniel Rossi, left, and State Deputy Jack Wrbanich, right. Contributed photos
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:45am
Tomah’s Knights of Columbus Council 4125 received two major awards at the 118th Annual Knights of Columbus Wisconsin State Convention held April 27-28 at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton. Council 4125 received the State Council Service Award. This was awarded for the restoration of the...
William "Bo" Pearson with the Tomah Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center presents a special appreciation award to Training Support Officer Rob Weisbrod with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. Weisbrod, along with other members of DPTMS, were recognized by VA providers with the Combat Residential Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Program for starting a treatment project for patients at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:40am
A representative with the Tomah Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center presented Fort McCoy employee Rob Weisbrod with a special appreciation award April 3 at Fort McCoy. Weisbrod, the training support officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), was recognized...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:36am
The Fort McCoy Army Mud Assault Run is scheduled for June 8 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The Fort McCoy Mud Assault race is 3 miles in length and features more than 25 obstacles and mud pits. The Mud Assault is challenging for both amateurs and skilled athletes. Heats begin at 11 a.m. A 1 mile...

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