Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Amanda M. Arnold.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:01am
A Sparta woman has been charged with theft after the Country Inn & Suites in Sparta reported an employee, identified as Amanda M. Arnold, 32 had stolen thousands of Radisson Rewards points and cashed those points in for gift cards. According to the complaint, on January 18, the hotel owner...
Shayn Thorton pictured with Village President Gary Althoff. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:55am
Shayn Thorton is Bangor's newest police officer. He was hired on Feb. 4 and sworn in on March 12. Prior to being hired by Bangor, Thorton was working for the Arcadia Police Department as a police officer and with the City of La Crosse Police Department as a civil service employee. He is still...
Monroe County Treasurer Annette Erickson will be retiring at the end of the month after holding the office for 30 years. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:21am
While no one really likes paying their property taxes, Monroe County Treasurer Annette Erickson has a way of making it seem a little less painful. Her smiling face and cheery attitude have been behind the counter at the county treasurer's office offering help to taxpayers for 30 years. But that...
Susan Brown’s second and third graders say they love being in school year round for a variety of reasons. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:13am
In 2017, the Sparta Area School District adopted a year round school pilot program at Maplewood Elementary School as part of the school board’s strategic plan to expand learning environments to meet the diverse needs of students and their families. The program has steadily grown since it was...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:06am
Summer is always a busy time for most people. But for those with a few week day time slots available in July and August, there are six Thursday nights they can pencil in for Tomah. The Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center is putting on a six week concert series in the 800 block of downtown Tomah....
Sparta firefighters extinguish a car fire at 811 Kent Street, Sparta, last Thursday. They also battled a shed blaze on Bedford Road on Sunday before being called out to a power pole on fire later that day. Contributed photos.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:00am
On April 4, the Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported car fire at 811 Kent Street in the City of Sparta. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed. Two nearby houses were wetted down because of the vehicle's proximity to them. The fire started in...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:58am
The Tomah City Council appears to have a full plate when it convenes for Committee of the Whole Monday night followed by its regular meeting Tuesday night. The council will consider a request from a Tomah woman interested in starting daycare and spa for dogs in the former Veterans Assistance...
Nathan Nichols and Penny Stock, owners of Get Your Fix: CBD Products and Phone Repair, are excited to help customers repair not only their phones but their overall health as well. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:52am
There is a new shop in downtown Sparta. Get Your Fix: CBD Products and Phone Repair owners Penny Stock and Nathan Nichols hear all the time that their business of repairing phones and selling CBD products is an odd combination. Stock got the idea to sell CBD products after a doctor had recommended...
The Memorial Park concession stand crew wrapped up their final season last September. They are, from left, Don Schwarz, Cindy Brueggeman, Lindsey Nichols, Cathy Schwarz, and Kristina Oesterele. Contributed photo
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:46am
For the past 20 summers, Cathy and Don Schwarz and their family have been fixtures at Memorial Park where they operated the concession stand almost every night from the beginning of April to mid September. "We lived at the ball park," said Cathy. But all good things must come to an end and so it is...
Jim Weinzatl, Don Tralmer, Sharon Larkin and Mary Monroe were some of the packers and movers for the Tomah Area Historical Museum. Some of the items moved included two corner stones setting on the ground. They are standing behind a kerosene stove that belonged to Frosty and Joyce Mades. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:42am
It's age old wisdom that many hands make light work. That statement was put to a test over five days starting March 20 with a group of movers and shakers in Tomah's historical circle. A  more accurate description would be the packers and movers. The crew of volunteers converged at former Tomah Area...

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