Monday, November 23, 2020

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There was a countywide business presence at the Outdoor Night Market. Kathy Kuderer, Cashton, of Down A Country Road was one of the vendors. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:15am
In a year where community events are rare the Tomah Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Outdoor Night Market filled a much needed void. Everyone is fully aware of the pandemic grip of COVID-19. Many longstanding events were postponed if not cancelled. But the Tomah Chamber and its board did...
Makayla Henthorne recently received the Girl Scouts Gold Award by establishing a butterfly garden at Sparta Montessori. Contributed photos.
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:10am
Young women who set out to achieve a Girl Scouts Gold Award do so by wanting to make the world and their communities a little bit better. The honor of receiving the Gold Award is bestowed upon those who have.  Sparta High School senior Makayla Henthorne used her Gold Award project as an opportunity...
Laura Endres – “Perch Lake in Sparta”
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:05am
The Monroe County government’s upgraded website went live last Monday with a more user friendly version. Among the changes, the website now features weekly and monthly calendars and a news feed on the front page. According to County Administrator Tina Osterberg, what users will notice most of all...
The red sleigh and other Holiday pop-up figures will be available for Holiday photo-ops in Sparta’s Evans-Bosshard Park after Halloween weekend. Contributed photo
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 10:08am
The Sparta Community Holiday Group (SCHG), true to its mission, “To Feed the Hungry,” presented a $3,600 check to Sparta’s Ecumenical Food Pantry this year. The gift came from gate-money contributions made by 2019 Holiday Lights visitors.  At its September meeting, held in an Evans-Bosshard Park...
President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of several thousand supporters Tuesday at a campaign rally at the La Crosse Speedway in West Salem. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:17am
Voters to Next Tuesday’s presidential election between sitting President Donald Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden looms big in Wisconsin, which is a key battleground state in the election. While Biden is ahead in the polls, Trump is campaigning hard in the state, including a...
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:11am
Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser began her presentation at this week’s annual meeting of the electorate by saying the budget presented was preliminary and therefore subject to change, however, directly following the annual meeting, the Board of Education...
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:07am
With less than a week remaining before next Tuesday’s election, foot traffic at the Sparta and Tomah city halls is heavy. In person absentee voting, which comes to an end Friday at 5 p.m. at both places, as well as mail-in absentee voting is a popular method of casting ballots in this election....
Participating businesses will place this orange sign in their storefronts to indicate they are open for trick-or-treaters during Sparta Business Trick-or-Treat.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:02am
 The ugly beast that is COVID-19 has prevented so many organizations from hosting events, fundraisers and activities all year long, but it won’t stop Halloween from coming.    On Halloween night, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce and numerous Sparta businesses will partake in Business Trick-or-...
Elizabeth Bradley, Trinity Nichols and Katelynn Bailey worked the student registration table for the THS Diversity Club. Contributed photos
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:42am
It's never too soon to get learn the significance of civic duty. The Tomah High School Diversity Club is helping to teach that lesson leading up to election day next Tuesday. THS teacher and club advisor Nathan Jungmeyer said club members have been busy working to register students who are eligible...
Lisa McCormick shared the story of her son Jeffrey's drug overdose death and life of being sex trafficked. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:32am
Lisa McCormick never had the opportunity to see her son Jeffrey graduate high school. It’s been a little more than four years since Jeffrey died of an accidental heroin overdose. The end of a physical roller coaster of addiction for her son, an emotional roller coaster for Lisa and her two...

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