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A crowd gathered at the Cashton Fire Department Feb. 7 to hear Bob Micheel from the Monroe County Land Conservation Department speak concerning the breached flood control dams in the Town of Portland and the future of the Coon Creek Watershed. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am
The Coon Creek Watershed, which drains about 100,000 acres of land in Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse counties, was the first testing ground for soil conservation practices in the U.S. It's where experts, who included Wisconsin's great naturalist Aldo Leopold, developed the first designated watershed...
Matthew Myzia is the Computer Professor operating in the Heartland Cranberry Mall in Tomah. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
A new computer repair/service business has opened in the Heartland Cranberry Mall at 201 Helen Walton  Drive. Matthew Myzia operates Computer Professor. It is located in Suite 6. Myzia has been in the computer repair business five years. Prior to locating in Tomah Myzia purchased, repaired and sold...
Fred enjoys the grooming services at Marcie’s Country Pet Spa from manager Tracy McKenzie. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Marcie Culver and her sons, Nolan and Adam, started boarding dogs at their home with up to 20 to 25 dogs at a time; both Nolan and Adam would sleep with five dogs every night. “This is where Marcie’s started,” Culver said, adding that she wants clients to feel their pets are well loved when they’re...
 A snowboarder takes a try on the slopes during the Winter Extravaganza on Jan. 19, 2019, at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy (Photo by Christie B. Clark, Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.)
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
More than 500 people attended the 2019 Winter Extravaganza on Jan. 19 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy. The event, held on a sunny but chilly January day, included numerous contests, such as the rail jam, big-air competition, obstacle course, and a hot-dog-eating contest. Extravaganza-...
Remy Gomez
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Remy Gomez is a relative newcomer to Tomah City Council, but he hopes to build upon his experience in municipal government in April. Gomez is running against Sue Holme for the Dist. 8 aldermanic seat on the council, herself newcomer to city government. Gomez was appointed to the Dist. 8 seat in...
State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Last week, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) provided financing for the Veteran’s Assistance Foundation (VAF) to address veteran homelessness in Tomah.  The $180,000 will allow the VAF to renovate four new apartments to provide transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and ...
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Most kids love the words, “school is cancelled.” However, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires that all districts schedule and hold at least 437 hours of instruction in kindergarten, 1,050 hours in grades 1 through 6 and 1,137 hours in grades 7 through 12 annually. This means that if...
Sparta firefighters douse a blaze that destroyed a chicken coop in the Town of Little Falls Friday. Contributed photo
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
About three dozen chickens were lost last Friday in a chicken coop fire in the Town of Little Falls. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was dispatched to the  blaze at the Eli Her property at 3146 Hwy. 71 at 10:51 a.m. When Arnold arrived, the long driveway was not plowed...
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am
In order to address its aging fleet, the Sparta Area Fire District Board is looking to borrow $1.7 million to purchase four new vehicles. Sparta Alderman Jim Church, who is the city's representative on the fire board, gave an update to the finance committee last week. The fire district's long-range...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Monroe County is considering purchasing an office building in Sparta's Industrial Park where it currently rents space. The 9,000 square foot Ag Service Center is located at 820 Industrial Dr. It already houses the Monroe County Land Conservation Department. Land Information, Forestry and Zoning...

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