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Photographer Kathy Richer took photographs of domestic abuse survivors to be used in the calendar, including this one, which is featured for the month of July. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:44am
It all started with a simple idea from the mind of Tomah photographer Kathy Richer that evolved into an inspiring yearlong project, leading to a much-appreciated $2,317 donation to Brighter Tomorrows. Richer, a former victim of domestic violence herself, had the idea to bring others who had been...
Tina Osterberg
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:40am
The Monroe County Board will vote on approving the appointment of Tina Osterberg as the new county administrator when it meets this Wednesday, Jan. 23. The Administrative and Personnel Committee selected Osterberg from four internal candidates to take the place of current County Administrator Jim...
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:36am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to a trailer rollover Friday morning that ended up being a little more work than it bargained for. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, the driver of a truck hauling a trailer that was carrying two other vehicles, lost control on Hwy. 27 near Cty....
Monday morning, a crew worked at taking down a condemned structure located on East Oak St., which was originally constructed in 1879. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:22am
On Monday morning, a crew worked through the cold to bring down one of Sparta’s oldest buildings after it had been condemned. Most recently, Strom Monument Works, which manufactured and provided monuments, occupied the building. In 1995, Bradley Strom purchased the family business from his aunt and...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:18am
On Sunday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS) was conducting an interfacility transfer from Tomah Memorial to the University of Wisconsin - Madison of an elderly female patient. Due to patient complications, the ambulance was traveling emergent. According to a...
Zachariah M. Svoboda.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:17am
A Sparta man, Zachariah M. Svoboda, 29, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 20 years in prison after his conviction of charges related to trafficking and sexually exploiting children. In October 2018, Svoboda pled guilty to just five of the 34 charges against him, including sexual exploitation of a...
Harold A. Anderson
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:16am
Human remains found Sept. 17 on Townline Road in Tomah have been identified as missing person Harold A. Anderson, however, how Anderson died remains uncertain. According to a press release issued earlier this week by Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicholson, “The investigation and subsequent examination...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
The Sparta Area School Board approved a resolution last week authorizing the school district budget to exceed the revenue limit of $750,000 per year for three years for non-recurring purposes and will be moving forward with a referendum election to exceed the revenue limit.  The district worked...
2005 Sparta High School graduate Angela Biederman is pictured at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA, where she was one of several artists chosen to install artwork in the idled steel mill.
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:24am
Angela Biederman has followed her passion for art since she was a Sparta High School student The 2005 graduate earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UW-Milwaukee, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in Ohio, before making her way to Pittsburg, PA, where she has...
A Tomah Area Ambulance Service ambulance is engulfed in flames on Highway 12 outside Baraboo. Flames from a fire hit an oxygen tank which caused an explosion. Two TAAS paramedics and a transfer escaped serious injury.
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:18am
The Tomah Area Ambulance Service had a new unit on order for its service. After a fluke incident Sunday night in Sauk County they are hoping delivery can be a little sooner than originally planned. According to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, TAAS emergency personnel were able to remove a...


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