Saturday, August 15, 2020


Members of the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale Lions clubs were busy Saturday, Aug. 11 collection supplies and cash donations for the Stuff the Bus campaign at the Tomah Wal-Mart. From left, Larry Hicks (Warrens), Vern Nauman, (Tomah), Randy Kissack (Warrens), Larry Friske, Jane Friske, Kathy Friske (Oakdale), Pat Hart (Warrens), Darold Kukowski (Tomah). Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:55am
For the last five years the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale Lions clubs have worked together to collect school supplies as part of the Wisconsin Lions initiative. But this year the clubs joined with Timberwood Bank. Lions members were outside the Tomah Wal-Mart Saturday, Aug. 11. The Tomah School...
Mike Wegner, right, is pictured with the "Power Up", a 1,500 horsepower John Deere tractor that pulls on the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association circuit. His stepson Nick Wolf, left, is a crew member
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:52am
For Mike Wegner, the Norwalk Tractor Pull will always be a place of fond memories. That's where the 54-year old Sparta native cut his teeth in competitive tractor pulling back in the 1980s when the event was still held on blacktop and most of the tractors in the event came directly from the corn...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:07am
The 41st annual Frog Days festival in Melvina will offer a hopping good time for all this weekend with games and activities beginning Friday night. While Friday night kicks off the weekend-long, over-thirty men's softball tournament, Saturday sees more action with a 5k run/walk beginning at 7:30 a....
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:43am
Join Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) for its 2018 Walk/Rally at Sparta Memorial Football Field on Friday, Aug. 3. Gates open at 4 p.m. There will be much entertainment, including deejays Tom Molland and Mike Harris. Tony & the Invaders will accompany Trinity Lutheran Church's Worship Team....
Several members of the Monroe County Ag. Society along with Dr. Steven “Doc” Doll’s son Jason and granddaughters were present during a building dedication in “Doc’s” honor. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:42am
Emotions were high at Recreation Park over the weekend as two gentlemen were honored during the Monroe County Fair. The Monroe County Agricultural Society Board of Directors made the easy decision to dedicate the County Barn where the draft horses are stalled during the county fair to the late Dr....
Special needs exhibitors at the Monroe County Fair were Hannah Schroeder, Paul Doyle, Ronald Dixon, Amiracle Cole, Jason Gerke, Cayden Pingel, Logan Lapp and Jasmine Grey Owl. Assisting the students in the show ring were Monroe County 4-H and FFA mentors along with members of the Monroe County Junior Fair Board. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:39am
When asked if he was ready Paul Doyle gave a quick nod and a barely audible yes. When asked if he was a bit nervous Doyle offered mirrored responses to the question. Doyle was sitting beside his uncle, Dan Wagner, who concurred his nephew had a small case of jitters, but was ready for the show...
State Representative Nancy VanderMeer honored four long-time 4-H volunteer leaders Wednesday evening at a special Tomah/Sparta Chamber Business After 5 event on the opening night of the Monroe County Fair. From left, being presented the awards from VanderMeer, the four honored included Mary Cook of Kendall, Carol Schauf of Sparta, Barb Ornes of Norwalk and Lois Von Haden of LaGrange. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:53am
Combined, they’ve given 177 years of service. That’s the math if you add up the volunteer years given by four dedicated Monroe County 4-H leaders who were honored Wednesday evening on the opening night of the county fair at the Tomah/Sparta Chamber Business After 5 event. Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah...
Scott Christie pulled members of the audience on stage in an attempt to hypnotize them during opening night of the fair on Wednesday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:48am
Year after year, Monroe County Fairgoers are eager to head to the grandstands for a long list of impressive scheduled events. The barns are full of activity with 4-H’ers impressing judges and spectators alike. The laughter and shrills ring out from the thrilling carnival rides but oftentimes some...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:44am
Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins recognizes it's been a disturbing trend in his 30 plus years working for the department. As the number of service calls for deputy response continue to increase across the county, the number of deputies to respond has decreased. Perkins is hopeful action taken by...
Dan Wagner and his “flock” of 4-Hers gathered on Sunday morning to sheer their sheep in preparation for this week’s Monroe County Fair. Pictured from left, are Kyla Johnson, Kendyl Hericks, Kylie Moake, Hannah Walters, Rhiann Moake, Wagner, Paul Doyle, Caleb Fox, Jordyn Steinhoff, Jeron Hericks and Dana Johnson. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:43am
There was an abundance of activity at the Wagner family farm in Tomah Sunday morning as Dan Wagner’s flock of 4-H’ers were hard at work preparing their sheep for the Monroe County Fair slated to begin this week. Wagner, who the kids lovingly refer to as Danny, has been breeding and raising sheep...


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