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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:25am
December 10, 1935—February 4, 2019    TOMAH - Roland Leo Von Haden, age 83, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2019, with his family by his side at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.    He was born December 10, 1935, to Leo and Thelma (Alderman) Von Haden.    After graduating...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:25am
July 17, 1918—February 4, 2019    SPARTA - Marian L. (Morgan) Rhodenhizer, 100, of Sparta, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta, WI.    She was born July 17, 1918 to the late Spencer and Ruth (Fanning) Morgan in Sparta.    Marian grew up in the Big Creek, WI. She was an...
Art Nelson the Wyeville Woodchapper, circa 1913.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:29am
With the Academy Awards coming up, it’s a good time to recall the Monroe County boxer who beat a future “Best Actor” Oscar winner in the ring 106 years ago. Victor McLaglen actually beat himself by not heeding the referee’s commands to stop holding with one hand and hitting with the other in his...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:27am
Mary Ann Komiskey likens her duties on the Tomah City Council to an architect. She is motivated to seek another term on the council to continue that building process. Komiskey is being challenged by Adam Gigous for the Dist. 2 council seat. "I have always been interested in seeking opportunities to...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:23am
Adam Gigous has family involved in public service and with his decision to run for Tomah City Council hopes to follow that path. Gigous is running against incumbent Mary Ann Komiskey for the Dist. 2 seat. "My family has always been drawn to public service and now feels like the right time for me,"...
Soldiers at Fort McCoy for training in the 86th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise 86-18-02 set up communications Aug. 3 as part of exercise operations on the cantonment area. U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:22am
Thousands of service members already have trained at Fort McCoy in fiscal year 2019, and that number is only going to grow exponentially through the rest of the training year, according to officials with the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). During the first quarter...
The five dashing divas were Scott Mann, John McMullen, John Shuck, Mark Kvale and Scott Perkins. Tomah dance team members who assisted were Brielle Lueck, Elizabeth Hawes, Britnee Cox, Ellie Eswein and Destinee Perry. t. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:32am
Men, we all know getting ready for a work day or a night on the town can be somewhat hectic when running late. But as five men discovered Friday, Feb. 1, that task is always a little more of a challenge for the opposite gender. As part of Pack the Gym night at Tomah High School, the Diva Dash took...
The Sparta Area Fire District used the department's aerial platform truck to check on smoke coming from the roof of KEPS on Water Street Saturday morning.  Herald photo by John Paul Schaller.
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:27am
In a lucky twist of fate, a fire at a downtown Sparta business Saturday helped put itself out. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was called to a reported fire at KEPS at 7:12 a.m. When Arnold arrived on the scene at 128 S. Water St., he heard smoke alarms blaring and...
Natalie and Bill Divyak of Tomah were among 54 people to donate blood during a BloodCenter drive at Tomah Memorial Hospital Jan. 25.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Bill and Natalie Divyak appreciate that they can support their community by simply donating blood. The Tomah couple was among 54 people to donate during a BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive at Tomah Memorial Hospital Jan. 25. “It’s a mindset,” explained Bill. “Some people are afraid of needles; some...
Janet Bohn presents a check to Shanneon Grant on behalf of Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 100.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Sparta’s Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 100 is proudly supporting the fundraising efforts of Friends of Sparta Free Library, which is launching a capital campaign to expand and renovate the library. The Extraordinary Women drive is the first initiative in the “Enduring Legacy, Enhancing...

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