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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
This Monday, Feb. 11, the Wisconsin Historical Society will meet at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston in order to discuss plans for a new statewide history museum. The meeting is open to the public, and the Wisconsin Historical Society highly encourages public attendance as the discussion will...
DNR Ranger Andrew Haffele, who oversees the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, speaks to a crowd gathered at Sparta City Hall. Herald photo by Nicolette Nauman
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
On Monday, Feb. 4, community members gathered at Sparta City Hall to hear the Department of Natural Resources assessment of damage to area bike trails sustained during the severe storms and flooding events that occurred between last Aug. 17 and Sept. 17. Flash flooding, landslides, and other debris...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
The sign of the rebel south is no longer allowed on Tomah school district grounds. At a meeting Monday night the Tomah School Board approved unanimously to prohibit displays of the Confederate flag on school property. The decision came at the monthly board academy meeting. It was noted generally...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
The Sparta Finance Committee approved a $3,000 grant from the city's tourism account Wednesday for the Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum. The museum requested the money to help it bring a traveling space exhibit to the city this coming June 15 for its 20th anniversary celebration. The space...
A group of old and new snowmobiles set out from Cataract Saturday morning for the Cataract Trailbusters Annual Vintage Ride, crossing the Rathbone Creek in Cataract toward the first stop at Evergreen’s Supper Club. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Cataract was crawling with snowmobiles last Saturday morning with the favorable trail conditions riders have been waiting all winter for. With temperatures steadily rising after the county endured a cold spell, riders were anxious to hit the trail in anticipation of the rain that wiped out the...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:25am
December 10, 1935—February 4, 2019    TOMAH - Roland Leo Von Haden, age 83, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2019, with his family by his side at the Tomah Memorial Hospital.    He was born December 10, 1935, to Leo and Thelma (Alderman) Von Haden.    After graduating...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:25am
July 17, 1918—February 4, 2019    SPARTA - Marian L. (Morgan) Rhodenhizer, 100, of Sparta, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta, WI.    She was born July 17, 1918 to the late Spencer and Ruth (Fanning) Morgan in Sparta.    Marian grew up in the Big Creek, WI. She was an...
Art Nelson the Wyeville Woodchapper, circa 1913.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:29am
With the Academy Awards coming up, it’s a good time to recall the Monroe County boxer who beat a future “Best Actor” Oscar winner in the ring 106 years ago. Victor McLaglen actually beat himself by not heeding the referee’s commands to stop holding with one hand and hitting with the other in his...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:27am
Mary Ann Komiskey likens her duties on the Tomah City Council to an architect. She is motivated to seek another term on the council to continue that building process. Komiskey is being challenged by Adam Gigous for the Dist. 2 council seat. "I have always been interested in seeking opportunities to...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:23am
Adam Gigous has family involved in public service and with his decision to run for Tomah City Council hopes to follow that path. Gigous is running against incumbent Mary Ann Komiskey for the Dist. 2 seat. "My family has always been drawn to public service and now feels like the right time for me,"...

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