Monday, August 19, 2019


Adrian Camejo
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:02am
Adrian Camejo, 64, of Sparta was sentenced to one year in state prison and one year extended supervision after he was found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court on July 31 of threatening to injure as a repeat offender.  On Dec. 26, 2018, officers were notified of a threats complaint that had...
Mike Chapes is getting settled as new Tomah Middle School principal. Chapes comes to Tomah after six years as an administrator in the Desoto school district. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:56am
Michael  Chapes knows what it's like to work in a small school district and a large school district. Chapes is the new principal at Tomah middle school, replacing Steve Buss, who took an administrative position with the Altoona School District. Chapes comes to Tomah after working as principal in...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:57am
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 4, officers from the Tomah Police Department conducted a welfare check at an address on the 200 block of E. Milwaukee Street. Officers entered the property and located the resident, 37-year-old Jacob Zimmerman deceased. The exact caus of death is unknown and more...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:44am
Tomah police are investigating the death of a male juvenile found in a residence at the 900 block of Lemonweir Parkway. According to a TPD press release the Tomah Area Ambulance Service was dispatched to the home Monday shortly before noon for the report of an unresponsive male juvenile. Efforts...
The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by the time emergency personnel arrived on scene. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:40am
Yesterday afternoon, the Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a one-vehicle roll over on Iberia Avenue in the town of Sparta where the driver was trapped inside the vehicle. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived on scene some passersby had stopped to help pull the driver out of the burning...
Dave Madison of Mt. Tabor completes a pull in last year's Outlaw class.
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:53am
The usually sleepy village of Norwalk is once again ready to pop to life this coming weekend when it hosts its annual tractor pull. But this year, the village will be celebrating its quiet, humble beginnings along with the thunder and roar of  high performance engines as they roar down the track...
Space Camp graduate Cadence Scholze poses with Museum Board President Joanne Hagen, Sparta Alderman Kevin Riley, Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Astronaut Mark Lee after receiving her diploma. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:50am
This year’s Deke Slayton Space Camp cadets received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony Friday evening at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum in Sparta after five days of space and science related activities. A total of 20 kids received a diploma, a signed photograph of...
 William "Willie" Hoffman
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:38am
Sparta businessman and community leader William "Willie" Hoffman died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday. The 57-year old Sparta native earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and worked several years for Marriott Hotels before returning to Sparta in 2008, to take over as general manager at...
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:35am
Principal Pat Olbert recently provided the Sparta Area School Board with a report on the district’s Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) Program. The AGR Program was established during the 2015-16 school year to replace the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program at the end of the 2017...
Families and children will have plenty of activities to stay busy at the Monroe County National Night Out. A popular stop at the event is the display coordinated by the Oakdale and Tomah fire departments where children can test their accuracy with a water hose The 'wooden' fire had several targets. Herald file photo
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Monroe County's National Night Out is Tuesday Aug. 6. at Winnebago Park. Hundreds are expected for the event that continues to grow in numbers. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is held in communities for residents to thank emergency services personnel who protect and serve. The event is...


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