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Most school districts are looking at options to make up missed days rather than have to make up days well into June. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:43am
Well, the groundhog may have seen its shadow but Mother Nature doesn't really care. The area is still digging out today (Thursday) after its second significant snowfall in as many weeks. Another 4 to 6 inches of snow fell in areas of Monroe County beginning Tuesday night and continuing into...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:41am
The Sparta Area School District hit another snag with access to its new elementary school scheduled to begin construction this spring. While Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren says negotiations over a vehicle entrance to the facility are progressing well, a sidewalk access plan was nixed by the Town...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:33am
Sparta Area School District Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren addressed the school board Tuesday night on behalf of the district’s decommissioning committee seeking approval of the request for proposal regarding the sale of the Administrative and Education Center (AEC). The board also discussed the...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:28am
In order for a healthy exchange of ideas and representation of the Sparta community, the Sparta Cemetery Association (SCA) is seeking to fill vacancies on its board. Membership on the board has diminished to five, its lowest level. Responsibilities are to direct and support the daily operations of...
Military vehicles and equipment with the 389th Engineer Battalion are loaded on railcars Feb. 5 at the rail yard at Fort McCoy. The movement is for the 389th's future involvement in Operation Resolute Castle 2019 in Poland. U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
For several days in early February, Soldiers with the 389th Engineer Battalion worked with Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) personnel and others to load 38 railcars with military vehicles and equipment. The movement is for the 389th's future involvement in Operation Resolute Castle 2019...
Olivia Wall and Aisha Fritsche use a little girl power to stack pallets to build a fish crib. They were among the group of students, teachers and citizens who volunteered time for the project. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:00am
On Thursday, Feb. 14, most people focused on expressions of love to spouses, companions and others who deserved a little extra attention on Valentine's Day. Tomah middle school science teacher Steve Ewers and the TMS science club showed a little love to aquatic life in Lake Tomah on a day meant for...
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...

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