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Though notorious for not wanting her picture taken, Rhonda Woodson poses (with a huge smile) next to Charles Woodson, one of her favorite Green Bay Packers. Woods joins Donna Ducklow and Sandy Jensen with former Packer Bill Schroeder at a company golf outing. Judging by her facial expression, Woods appears a little uncertain how she got talked into the photo op.
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:29am
When people remember Rhonda Woods four longtime colleagues say they remember an infectious smile and distinctive laugh. Not a senseless act that claimed her life one week from her 44th birthday. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department investigation, Woods died after being shot by her...
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:23am
The Monroe County Board rejected a resolution last Thursday, Dec. 20 to reaffirm the Sparta site for construction of a nursing home, but approved a referendum question for the April ballot to gauge the electorates tolerance for a tax increase associated with building a new nursing home. The board...
Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District worked to put out a house fire on Franklin Street Monday evening.
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:16am
The Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District had a busy holiday weekend this year as they responded to three calls, two of which were house fires. The first call came in at 2:07 a.m. for a reported house fire located at 714 W. Montgomery Street in Sparta. Fire Chief Mike Arnold was awakened by a...
A team of Brookside Clydesdales pass through the covered bridge at Brookside Farms south of Sparta.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
When it comes to brand loyalty, Marvin Brooks of Sparta and his sons Brian and Dustin know exactly what they like. Their trucks are Fords, their tractors are John Deeres and their horses are Clydesdales. It's that latter brand loyalty that's especially evident to those who drive south of Sparta on...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
On Tuesday evening, members of the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee for Sparta Area School District heard from Sue Peterson, a representative of School Perceptions, who presented the results of the community survey regarding a potential operating referendum. The survey was conducted in late...
Members of the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit prepare to approach a home on Foothill Avenue near Tomah, which is the site of a possible homicide. Foothill Avenue is located just off of North Glendale Avenue. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:37am
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning entry was made into a residence on Foothill Avenue in Tomah south of the Tomah VA, where earlier in the morning a deceased female had been found lying outside of the residence. It was relayed over the police scanner at 7 a.m. that the woman had a bullet...
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:49am
With a required property revaluation looming in 2020, the Sparta finance committee last Wednesday recommended entering into a $205,000, five-five year contract with a Menasha appraisal firm. The finance committee forwarded the contract with Accurate Appraisal to the city council, which will vote on...
Dennis Schnitzler, owner of Schnitzler's Fishing Hunting Sports Store in Sparta, displays a tub of the ice angler's mainstay, wax worms. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:48am
In Wisconsin, a jigger on ice isn't a cocktail recipe, but it is a recipe for some fun recreation. Jigging is what ice fishermen do to lure fish to their bait and this is the time of year shanty towns start appearing on frozen lakes and ponds around the state. In fact, the season is a few weeks...
Shelly Miller was a fixture in Bangor Village government since the 1990s.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:54am
The Village of Bangor is feeling a void left by the recent death of its administrator. Shelly Miller, who became the village's first administrator in 2013, died Dec. 1 from pancreatic cancer after being on medical leave for less than two months. "It's a terrible loss for Bangor," said Village...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:52am
After hearing the grim outlook on the availability of law enforcement candidates, the City of Sparta finance committee recommended creating a second police lieutenant position and increasing the salary of the current lieutenant. Arguing for the new position, Police Chief Dave Kuderer said a growing...

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