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Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:12am
Parking near the Monroe County Justice Center is at a premium. With only a few parking lot options available, most people coming and going from the facility find themselves competing for street parking. The county's Property & Purchasing Committee has been discussing options to alleviate the...
Sparta School Board members include, from left: Ed Lukasek, Nancy Sikorsky, Josh Lydon, Julie Leis and Lee Culpitt. Absent are Mary Treu and James Rasmussen. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:58am
The Sparta Area School District is joining school districts throughout the state to recognize their local education leaders during Wisconsin School Board Week Oct. 6-12. The commemorative week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by Wisconsin's school board members, including the...
Ryan Walker, sitting, is all smiles after shooting a buck with assistance from Tony Vitcenda. Contributed photos.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:53am
Saturday Oct. 5 was the beginning of the statewide disabled deer hunt.  The season is open to anyone who holds a class A, B, C, or D permit for people with disabilities and runs through Oct. 13.  The Tomah branch of the North American Squirrel Association (or n.a.s.a.) held their first disabled...
Pictured are Tomah Area School District Board members with a proclamation signed by Tomah Mayor Mike Murray designating October 6-12 as Wisconsin School Board Week. From lef: Gary Grovesteen, Nancy McCoy, Aaron Lueck, Pam Buchda, and Jerry Fushianes.  Missing from the picture are Brian Hennessey and John McMullen. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:49am
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated Oct. 6-12 as Wisconsin School Board Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities. The Tomah Area School District is joining all public school districts...
An open house at the Kendall Depot is only one of numerous activities going on in Kendall on Saturday, that includes the Colors of Kendall at the community hall.  Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:46am
There is little doubt the colors of western Wisconsin are starting to find their shades of seasonal brilliance. Organizers of the Colors of Kendall invite you to make the short drive to that Monroe County village to admire those colors and much more. The Colors of Kendall is a community event that...
Bob Berendes hauls a collapsible booth to the Water Street Bridge over Beaver Creek in downtown Sparta, where it was erected for use in this coming Saturday's Fall Fest. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:42am
In preparation for Saturday’s Fall Fest in downtown Sparta, the newest downtown booths were erected this past Monday on the Water Street Bridge over Beaver Creek.  Ultimately slated for the Kriskindlmarkt, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, the “unfolding” of the booths was the last proof of...
The 2019 Homecoming Court pictured, from left, is Sam Burbach, Sarah Peterson, Roland Hockstedler, Rachel Venner, Joe Hesse, Lily Giraud Red Cloud, Phil Parks, Savannah Murphy, Caleb Lenning, Destinee Perry, Matt Holtz, Charli Schueler, Austin Arttus, Hope Kalland, Rudy Aguinaga and Brenna Jilek-Taylor. Contributed photo.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:35am
Tomah Homecoming 2019 The Tomah Timberwolves will take on the West Salem Panthers at Tomah High School McKean Field this Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.; the dance team will perform at halftime. This year's homecoming theme is "To Victory and Beyond." Dress up days include: Class Colors on Monday, Star...
Passersby on Highway 27 are able to watch the progress of Hermann Elementary as crews work diligently on the structure. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:23am
Members of the Sparta School Board attended an informal meeting late last week, hearing from Craig Namyst of Market & Johnson and Tim Ruppert of HSR Associates, Inc. regarding the current updates on the school district’s building projects. As work at Southside Elementary comes to a close, the...
Spartan defenders Ethan Krueger (52) and Marcus Cox (27) give chase to Central quarterback Johnny Davis (2) in the first quarter of Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference football game at Sparta Memorial Field. Sparta jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the heavyweight bout and held on for a 38-33 victory to stay alive in the MVC title hunt and knock the Red Raiders from contention. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:16am
In a heavyweight bout reminiscent of Frazier and Ali, Sparta and La Crosse Central exchanged plenty of punches on the gridiron Friday night. It was an epic battle from the start, but Sparta landed the first punch and the last to outduel the Red Raiders 38-33. Sparta forced an early Central turnover...
Police squad cars descended on Meadowview Schools in Sparta last Thursday, responding to hat turned out to be a false alarm. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:13am
According to Sparta Police Deputy Chief Emilee Nottestad, a false report that sent over a dozen Sparta and Monroe County police to Meadowview School last Thursday, Oct. 3, was a "weird case of the telephone game." At 2 p.m., the Sparta Police Department received a call of an "emergent threat" at...

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