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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:16am
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of changes in American’s lives, including the way they vote. Record numbers of Wisconsin voters cast their ballots through absentee voting in April’s election and municipal clerks statewide are preparing for another onslaught of mail-in voting for the Nov. 3...
Bonita Sanders (right) and her grandson/apprentice, Cole Abbott have begun using their spare time to make what they call Perfectly Imperfect Critters from new and used socks. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:10am
Bonita Sanders started making sock critters for her grandkids about four years ago and she had no idea what it would morph into. Now, along with her apprentice/grandson, Cole Abbott, Sanders has put smiles on the faces of dozens of children with the help of some perfectly imperfect friends. ...
The trout fishing pond is a popular event for kids at the Cataract Field Days. File photo
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:05am
The Cataract Sportsmen’s Club will be holding its annual Cataract Field Days next weekend, Sept. 12-13. Club President Jim Andringa said all events are outside and will be conducted with COVID-19 guidelines in mind. As usual, the event will feature trap shooting contests both Saturday and Sunday...
Pictured from left to right:   Greta Gasner, Christin Gasner, Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Director Heidi Prestwood, KEPS owner Jake Jeager and her daughter, Ember.  Contributed photo
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:00am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce has a winner for its recent patch/sticker redesign contest. A congratulations goes out to Christin Gasner of Sparta. All entries went through two different groups to determine the top three. Due to a tie, the top four were put on Facebook to let the public decide...
A bicycle remained under a car on South Water Street in front of Rudy’s Drive-In in Sparta Wednesday as police investigated a bicycle-verses-car accident at around noon that sent a young cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:27am
A young bicyclist hit and dragged by a car on South Water Street near the intersection of Wisconsin Street Wednesday was taken to a La Crosse hospital with serious injuries. According to Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, the accident occurred at around noon. When the responding...
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:23am
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to a car fire at the Long Branch Bar & Grill parking lot just before midnight. The  car sustained extreme damage and...
Elisabeth Ageton
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:18am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing woman from the Town of LaGrange. Elisabeth J. Ageton, 30, has been missing since Tuesday, September 1 and may be suffering from a mental health crisis, police said. She was last seen in the area of County Highway G. Ageton has brown hair...
Kathy Peterson helps one of her students, Teri McKay, during a personalized one-on-one session. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:13am
Kathy Peterson, of Sparta is a registered yoga instructor. Her main prerogative is to help individuals who think they can’t do yoga, do yoga; a tagline that she has quickly adopted along her yoga journey.  “I always tell my students that yoga takes you from where you are to where you want to be,”...
Oakdale Elementary School principal JoLynn Schmidt, left, served as guide for a building tour as part of a Tomah school board meeting. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:02am
Tomah Middle School athletes will have to fuel their competitive spirit against familiar faces for the fall season. The presence of COVID-19 in the Three Rivers Conference forced the schools to cancel competitive games against other conference members, according to Tomah activities director Brad...
Jessica Williams
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:50am
Jessica Williams had to hit the ground running as the new principal of St. Patrick Catholic School in Sparta. She and her staff have been busy the past few months creating a plan to reopen the school safely following guidelines for COVID-19. “We’ve actually been told our plan is the best plan the...

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