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An evening fire, possibly caused by bad wiring, sparked a huge blaze as firemen from Sparta battled the blaze where five vehicles were lost as well as a cat.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:37am
A family of four with no renter’s insurance may be struggling to put their lives back together after an exploding garage fire spread to their attached home at 418 E. Main St. in Sparta Wednesday evening. The fire not only destroyed the garage and it’s contents that included a 1994 Jeep Wrangler,...
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:29am
Paul and Gerald Klinkner have been farming all their lives and they know it takes to be successful in today's tight markets. The brothers, who own dairy operations on St. Mary's Ridge near Cashton, learned a lot of they practice from their father. But he also taught them to be good stewards of the...
Cristal Hernandez, Jazmine Arntz and Haley Oliver were selected to dance at the Citrus Bowl All American Halftime Show in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 1.
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:24am
Three members of the Sparta High School Dance Team returned from Orlando, Fla. last week where they were among 450 talented dancers from 49 states to perform at the Citrus Bowl All American Halftime Show, where Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish defeated the Louisiana State University Tigers. The entire...
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was on sentry duty Sunday outside an apartment on St. Anne Street where a domestic incident at around 10 a.m. that morning turned deadly.
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:23am
Authorities aren't releasing names in a domestic incident on Sparta's west side that turned deadly Sunday morning. According to a Wisconsin Department of Justice press release, officers from the Sparta police and Monroe County Sheriff's departments responded to a report of domestic violence at 1005...
Land has been purchased to build a new Tomah Area Historical Museum. The land is the site of the former Tralmer Sales and Service building. Purchase papers were signed Dec. 29. Pictured are Pat Tralmer, sitting. Standing from left, Don Tralmer, Ron Tralmer, Joan Hanson, John Froelich and Jim Weinzatl.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:43am
 As a Tomah Area Historical Museum board member Ron Tralmer was aware of a need to replace its longtime location at 1112 S. Superior St. The board looked at several existing buildings and none fit their needs, said executive director Jim Weinzatl. The museum will celebrate its 20th year at that...
Chris Barlow reads the names of the children engraved in the main headstone at the Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery that was made possible by the efforts of the late June Laxton.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:40am
  The State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children was opened in 1886 on 165 acres in the city of Sparta. Four years after the school opened, over 2,000 children had been through the doors. Some were there for a few weeks, others months and even years. Many children were placed in homes...
Antonio Devito and Brandy Haubrich of Tomah are the proud parents of the first baby born at Tomah Memorial Hospital in 2018. Aaliyah Josephine Devito arrived at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 1 weighing 6 pounds and measuring 18.25 inches.
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:12am
    Brandy Haubrich and Antonio Devito of Tomah were a bit surprised that their daughter, Aaliyah Josephine Devito would be the first baby born at Tomah Memorial Hospital in 2018. Aaliyah arrived at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 1 weighing 6 pounds and measuring 18.25 inches. “We were a bit unsure she would be...
The owners of Hundt Implement, Bill, Steve and Fred Hundt stand before a line of Cub Cadet snow blowers in their store, which is being downsized by eliminating New Holland and IH Case implement lines. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:52am
The community of Cashton got an early Christmas gift this week when it learned about a three to four party economic development boost that will bring a new facelift to the village’s business community. The deal involves a new two-story facility planned for the Bank of Cashton, a downsizing and sale...
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:46am
After an attempt by one supervisor to use general fund money to bring down borrowing failed, the Monroe County Board Wednesday approved a $16 million bonding plan to fund the new county nursing home. The county's financial advisor, Bradley Viegut of Robert W. Baird & Co., presented the...
Showing off his Packer decorated horse and buggy is the late Packer Bob Retzlaff of Valley Junction, who is one of 10 finalists for the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame. He was best known for his annual six-day trek to Lambeau Field via horse and buggy. Contributed photos.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:40am
Packer Bob Retzlaff may be gone, but his legacy as a Packers fan may live forever. At least that’s what family and friends are hoping will happen as the one-time Valley Junction resident is one of 10 finalists for next year’s Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame. Mr. Retzlaff died Oct. 7 at the age...


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