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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Authorities now believe alcohol was a factor in an accident on the Sparta's south side that left a teenager dead. According to Sparta police, a passerby discovered the wreck off Walrath Street around 11:39 a.m. Sunday but investigators believe it happened several hours earlier. They believe Joshua...
Rick Dickenson
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:24am
Rick Dickenson, a Sparta businessman and Army Reservist, announced he will be making his second bid for Monroe County Sheriff as a Republican. Dickenson joins a GOP field that already includes former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels and current Wilton Police Chief Jeremy Likely, while Monroe County...
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:25am
Cancer is a common thread that weaves numerous stories, journeys and paths together in communities throughout the world. Their paths may have never crossed and they may not have much in common but this year’s Sparta Area Cancer Support Honorees will come together because there is one thing they do...
Monroe County Soil and Water Conservationist Christina Mulder discussed another aspect of government, showing the students a “lunker,” which is used in fish habitat management. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:43am
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for...
Jeff Schwanz of Tomah, announced Thursday morning he will run for Monroe County Sheriff as a Democrat. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:40am
A Monroe County man is the third candidate to make a bid for sheriff. Jeff Schwanz of Tomah, announced this morning (Thursday) he will run for Monroe County Sheriff as a Democrat. Schwanz has worked as a jailer for the past three years. Before that he was a certified nursing assistant at the Tomah...
Adventurists and authors Dave and Amy Freeman will be stopping at Ginny's Cupboard in Sparta Monday, May 7, on their 2,000 mile trek to Washington D.C. in an effort to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from mining pollution. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:40am
 Dave and Amy Freeman departed from near a proposed copper-mining site in Ely, MN on Friday, April 20, towing a canoe by bike to the nation’s capital. The couple's purpose is to raise awareness about the need to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining. They...
Jesse Horn was met with ‘ooohs and aaahs’ from staff and students at Meadowview Middle School last week as he flipped and stacked his speed stacks, or cups during a demonstration of sport stacking. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:40am
Dozens of sparkling medals and trophies line the home of Jesse Horn, 21, of Buffalo City, which reflect his accomplishments as a World Champion Sport Stacker. But for Jesse, no achievement outshines how he overcame his disability or as he calls it his “abilities.” In honor of Autism Awareness Month...
Geoff Hoffman and Mary Boettcher will retire from St. Paul Lutheran School in Tomah after 43 years as educators. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:21am
Geoff Hoffman and Mary Boettcher have been educators for the last 43 years. At the end of the school year, the two of them are set to retire from St. Paul Lutheran School in Tomah, which is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS.) The duo have known each other since 1975 when they...
Dr. John ‘Skip’ Frazee, DDS (far left) invited Senator Jennifer Shilling to speak to the Sparta Kiwanis Club Tuesday afternoon led by president Mike Bernath. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:18am
State Senator Jennifer Shilling attended the Sparta Kiwanis Club luncheon this week, where she spoke to members about a few of the things she is striving to accomplish in the State of Wisconsin. “As I looked at the tremendous amount of work and good that you do in your community, I thank you so...
This shed on property off Hwy 173 near Valley Junction was completely destroyed Tuesday after a grass fore spread to the building. Herald photo by Kyle Evans.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:14am
 No injuries were reported in a rural Monroe County fire off State Highway 173 Tuesday afternoon. Oakdale Area Fire Association Chief Bob Gnewikow said crews were paged to a residence at 2:14 p.m. for a grass fire that caused a shed on the property to catch fire. The fire was spotted by a Wisconsin...


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