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At Sunday’s ceremony, Cody Morrow read from his speech “Why I Honor the American Flag.”
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:14am
November 11 is set aside to honor all veterans of all branches of the armed forces. On Sunday morning, a small crowd braved the cold to congregate outside of the Monroe County Justice Center in Sparta to pay their respects to all who have served at a ceremony held in honor of Veterans Day. The...
After giving an emotional farewell speech, Jenny Parker laughs and cries with auctioneer Mary Jo Hill, on right, as they watch a video about Rotary’s work in Uganda, where the local club has built 58 wells to date, with more on the way.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:38am
What started eight years ago as a dream to build just one well to provide clean water to a small community in Uganda, Africa has blossomed into a total of 58 wells to date and more on it’s way thanks to efforts of the Tomah Rotary Club, who took the mission of a mother who lost a child in a tragic...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:12am
        In the high-stakes fight to curtail chronic wasting disease (CWD) among Wisconsin's whitetail deer herd, experts find themselves in an uphill battle. But ask any of them and they'll tell you it's worth the fight. In Monroe County that fight is being waged by the Monroe County CWD Task Force...
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:41am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce, Evans Print and Media Group, and the League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area are sponsoring the final debate between the two remaining candidates for Monroe County Sheriff. Former Tomah Chief of Police and Republican...
Tomah resident Lisa McCormick, on right, visits with Tomah Superintendent of Schools Cindy Zahrte after her presentation on Tuesday concerning human trafficking. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:38am
Human trafficking has been a problem in the Wisconsin for years, but a few ladies who have helped create educational materials, established legislation, talk to anyone who will listen and have heard and shared personal experiences on the subject are making a difference. Coming together in Tomah for...
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:32am
With the April 2 nonpartisan election still over five months away, Sparta business woman Kristen Gust is the first candidate to file candidacy papers for Sparta Mayor. Current Mayor Ron Button's term will expire in April and he has indicated he won't make a decision on seeking re-election until...
Owners of Pines Kennel Barb and Mark Mattke (front row) have sold their business of nearly 30 years to, back row from left, Tina Wehrs, Marcie Culver and J.R. Schmidt, of Marcie’s Pet Spa. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:17am
Since November 17, 1989, Pines Boarding Kennel has been in continuous operation. Mark and Barb Mattke have nearly 30 years of service, thousands of customers, several renovations and business expansions under their belt but, sadly, the couple will be stepping aside at the end of October as Marcie...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:35pm
The Bangor School Board held an informational meeting last week regarding the district’s non-recurring operating referendum for 2019-2022. The purpose of the meeting was to share information about the need for the referendum. According to Superintendent Dave Laehn, the 2016-19 referendum will...
Sparta’s Bryce Edwards (33) breaks a tackle attempt by Ashland’s Brennan Corbine (55) in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 football playoff game at Northland College. The Spartans scored three second-quarter touchdowns to break a scoreless tie on their way to a 36-8 victory over the Oredockers. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:45am
You could tell from the minute the Spartans took the field at Northland College in Ashland Friday night - there was something special in the air. No, it wasn’t the brisk breeze coming off Lake Superior – it was the quite confidence of a Sparta High School football team that was looking for the...
Local author, Christine Gowey will celebrate the release of her most recent book, “Five Legged Louie,” by hosting a book signing at Ginny’s Cupboard on Oct. 13. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Local author, Christine Gowey has a whole arsenal of healthy messages packed into a stack full of children’s books that she has written collectively with her daughter Dr. Brandie Gowey, a naturopathic doctor who is also a Sparta High School graduate. Gowey will be presenting her latest release on...


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