Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Workers lay steel pipe for a We Energies natural gas line along Hwy. 21 east of Ft. McCoy. The project will bring a reliable gas supply to Sparta, according to company officials. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:39am
Workers continue to make progress on installation of a natural gas pipe line for We Energies that began in early March. The gas line is being buried along Highway 21 from Flint Avenue just outside Tomah  to a soon-to-be-built regulator station in Sparta. Sparta will see the installation of 1.25...
Wisconsin Army National Guard Sargeant Aubrey Audetat spoke with students last Wednesday morning about important values he lives by. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:36am
The Cashton School District hosted 62 professionals from across the state last week during a Leadership Lab at Cashton High/Middle School. Students in grades 6 through 12 took part in small, conversationally based discussions surrounding careers and leadership. Students were able to sign up for...
The Odyssey of The Mind Division I team representing Bangor took first place at the state tournament and will advance to the World Finals Competition held in Michigan. Team members, pictured from left, are Autumn Everson, Gracie Giraud, Violet Hundt, Camdyn Lyga, Leah Langrehr and McKenna Kuehler (front.) Contributed photos.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:30am
Four teams representing the Bangor School District recently participated in the Wisconsin Odyssey of the Mind state competition; one of the teams has been invited to attend the World Finals Competition at Michigan State University from May 22 to 26. Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is a non-profit,...
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:57pm
An unidentified man was arrested by Tomah police following a domestic disturbance Thursday, April 4 shortly before 7 a.m. at a residence on the 100 block of W. Jackson St. According to Eric Pedersen of the TPD, officers were summoned to a residence for a report of a disturbance that had been...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:53am
Monroe County voters overwhelmingly said they are willing to accept a tax increase to pay for a new county-owned senior facility. In Tuesday's referendum, 65% of voters said they wanted the county to build a new estimated $20 million senior care facility that would have a bond repayment of $1.5...
 Kristen Gust made local history, becoming the first woman ever in Sparta to be elected mayor. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:49am
After the ballots were counted Tuesday night, Sparta mayoral candidate Kristen Gust made local history, becoming the first woman ever in Sparta to be elected mayor. Gust garnered 57% of the vote, outdistancing two-term incumbent Ron Button 1,004 votes to 739. A military veteran, Gust now owns and...
Sparta barber Curt Wells takes the clippers to his daughter, Naomi, at the St. Baldrick's fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. The event was held in Kenosha March 2. Contributed photos
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:43am
Some men attend father-daughter dances, go out to eat once in awhile or take in a movie at the local cinema to enjoy that special bond between dad and daughter. But what passes as a great father-daughter bonding experience for Sparta barber Curt Wells and his daughter, Naomi, involves a pair of...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:38am
The Tomah City Council will have two new alders seated when it reorganizes later this month. Sue Holme defeated incumbent Remy Gomez in Dist. 8 and Donna Evans ousted incubment Wayne Kling for the Dist. 7 seat. The lone incumbent to retain a seat was Mary Ann Komiskey who defeated challenger Adam...
Bangor Middle/High School Principal Don Addington will retire after 39 years in education at the end of this school year. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:34am
Those who enter the Bangor Middle/High School principal’s office will see a different face come next fall. Principal Don Addington, who has spent 33 of his 39 years in education in the Bangor School District, is set to retire at the end of this school year. When he graduated from high school in...
The Meadowview Middle School Battle of the Books team consisted of, from left, Team Captain Brooke Johnson (8th grade,) Mitchell Modjeski (8th grade,) alternate Hunter Erickson (7th grade,) Celia Olbert (8th grade) and Samuel Parent (8th grade.) Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:22am
In the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Battle of the Books state reading contest, the Meadowview Middle School team placed first out of 169 qualifying schools from across the state. The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading...

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