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Karissa Adams
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:03am
Karissa Adams, a member of Troop 4046, in Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, has earned the highest award available in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award.  A Junior at Bangor High School, Karissa was among just 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award in 2019-20 for her work...
Operations at the US Silica facility in Sparta temporarily remain idle due to the current downturn in the energy market. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:41am
Due to the recent, unprecedented downturn in the energy market and the global COVID-19 pandemic, US Silica Company has taken the difficult, but necessary actions to temporarily idle multiple operations, including the Sparta facility.   In late March, the company reduced annualized selling, general...
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:57am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 since last Thursday, June 18. The new cases include: · Male in his 30s who is asymptomatic · Male in his 26s, mild symptoms · Female in her 20s, mild symptoms · Female in her 20s, mild symptoms · Male in his 40s...
Firefighters assess the damage of a Rockland area home after a fire early Sunday morning. The home is a complete loss after firefighters were called to the home twice over the course of the morning. Contributed photo
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:54am
An early morning fire on Sunday destroyed a Rockland area home. The Cashton Fire Department was dispatched at 2:35 a.m. to a home on 26025 Magnum Road. Cashton fire chief Al Erickson said firefighters were on scene for “a short time” during the first call. It appeared the fire was extinguished. But...
Members of the Sparta Rotary Club unveil the WWII Memorial in Blyton Park Saturday. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:50am
It took a little longer than planned, but last Saturday, members of the Sparta Rotary Club finally saw its vision of a WWII Memorial in Blyton Park come to fruition. The monument, consisting of three marble stones with 598 names of Sparta area WWII veterans permanently etched into their surface,...
‘Down a Country Road’ owner Kathy Kuderer will share information on Monroe County’s horse-drawn community at the Best Western Hotel in Sparta on Thursday.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:47am
Monroe County’s Amish community will be the topic of a presentation this coming Thursday at the Sparta Best Western Hotel meeting room. Kathy Kuderer will be giving the presentation from 6 to 7 p.m.  The program was originally scheduled at the Sparta Barney Community Center but had to be moved...
Zach Olson-Jones (left) and Cameron Gluch recently achieved the Arrow of Light Award. Not pictured was Thomas Heilman. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:44am
Three members of Cub Scout Pack 67 recently achieved the Arrow of Light Award, which is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. Cameron Gluch, Thomas Heilman and Zach Olson-Jones were recognized for their achievements on June 16 during a ceremony at Evans Bosshard Park in Sparta.   The Arrow of Light...
The Tomah city map shows the route for Tomah's Fourth of July social distance parade. Note the start of the parade is at Recreation Park, located at the bottom left corner of the map.  Contributed graphic
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:42am
The Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center encourages attendance for its socially distanced Fourth of July parade beginning at 10 a.m.  The parade will take a different route than previous years and will follow different protocols, said Chamber president Tina Thompson. "To adhere to social distancing...
This 50-inch zero turn Toro lawn mower will be cutting someone's lawn after July 19. It is being raffled off by the Oakdale Fire Department during Oakdale Fun Days. Contributed photo
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:37am
Plans are still on for Oakdale Fun Days July 18 - 19 at Oakdale Community Park.  Events include 5K and 10K run walk starting at 8a.m. on July 18. Sign up online (website below) or the day of the event. The 10K is a new event. Entry fees are $25 before July 1, $30 after July 1 and the day of the...
Pictured are workers getting ready to install the monument last week. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:02am
The WWll monument dedication in Blyton Veterans Memorial Park in Sparta is slated for Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. The event culminates the Sparta Rotary Clubs year-long project, which will be celebrated with a short program and unveiling of the monument. The event will be held rain or shine. The...


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