Thursday, October 29, 2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:10am
After coming up one vote short of securing $2 million from the general fund for a building project at last month’s Monroe County Board meeting, the Rolling Hills Committee agreed to offer a way forward it believes will be more palatable to supervisors sitting on the fence. At a special meeting...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:02am
By next Monday, Sparta’s Perch Lake should be little more than a river channel. According to Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer, the waterline has been receding since Tuesday when the city began drawing down the lake so workers could begin repairs on the dam next week. He added that it’s...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:59am
Earlier this week, the Sparta Area School District’s Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve the 2020-2021 preliminary budget.  Director of Business Services Leah Hauser presented the preliminary budget to the committee, continually reminding them that there are...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:56am
After the Monroe County Board voted in July to open up all county trunk highways to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs), Sparta Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer brought the matter before the public works board Tuesday to gauge its stance on extending their use into...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:49am
If Tomah is going to have a new public safety building mayor Mike Murray wants to gauge the level of support from outlying municipalities to help fund the cost. Tuesday night the Tomah City Council approved sending a proposal to increase the per capita rate for Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS)...
On Friday morning, volunteers in teams of two, led by K9s trained to track scent, searched the surrounding properties of the last known location of Elisabeth Ageton, who has been missing since last Tuesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:20am
Late last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) continued its search for a woman that had been missing from the Town of LaGrange since Tuesday, Sept. 1. Thirty-year old Elisabeth J. Ageton was last seen in the area of County Hwy G near Hwy 12 just outside of Tomah and it is believed that...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:16am
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of changes in American’s lives, including the way they vote. Record numbers of Wisconsin voters cast their ballots through absentee voting in April’s election and municipal clerks statewide are preparing for another onslaught of mail-in voting for the Nov. 3...
Bonita Sanders (right) and her grandson/apprentice, Cole Abbott have begun using their spare time to make what they call Perfectly Imperfect Critters from new and used socks. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:10am
Bonita Sanders started making sock critters for her grandkids about four years ago and she had no idea what it would morph into. Now, along with her apprentice/grandson, Cole Abbott, Sanders has put smiles on the faces of dozens of children with the help of some perfectly imperfect friends. ...
The trout fishing pond is a popular event for kids at the Cataract Field Days. File photo
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:05am
The Cataract Sportsmen’s Club will be holding its annual Cataract Field Days next weekend, Sept. 12-13. Club President Jim Andringa said all events are outside and will be conducted with COVID-19 guidelines in mind. As usual, the event will feature trap shooting contests both Saturday and Sunday...
Pictured from left to right:   Greta Gasner, Christin Gasner, Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Director Heidi Prestwood, KEPS owner Jake Jeager and her daughter, Ember.  Contributed photo
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:00am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce has a winner for its recent patch/sticker redesign contest. A congratulations goes out to Christin Gasner of Sparta. All entries went through two different groups to determine the top three. Due to a tie, the top four were put on Facebook to let the public decide...


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