Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:11am
Monroe County's Climate Change Task Force hit the ground running at its second meeting last Friday, addressing its number-one concern -- coming up with a plan for implementing monitoring devices and warning systems in real time. "Ideally for flashflood situations, I want real-time monitoring so we...
Bria Ames, left, helps children from an Ugandan village pump fresh water from a well that was built with proceeds from the Tomah Rotary Club Wine Into Water. The service organization will hold a similar event called Well Wishes to continue work to build wells in Africa. Contributed photos.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:04am
The Tomah Rotary is planning new event that takes place of the long running Wine Into Water. Well Wishes is Friday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tomah's Cranberry Country Lodge.  Those buying a limited number of tickets will be invited to an evening of celebration, wine, and community.  Tomah...
People visit a display by Fort McCoy personnel with the Directorate of Emergency Services on Aug. 6 at Winnebago Park in Tomah for the 2019 Monroe County National Night Out. The Fort McCoy Fire Department is supporting 2019 National Fire Prevention Week with a variety of activities on the installation and in local communities. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 9:51am
The Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department at Fort McCoy is supporting 2019 National Fire Prevention Week with a variety of activities on the installation and in local communities. National Fire Prevention Week is observed Oct. 6-12, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA...
Hannah Scholze is always willing to talk about the basics of DNA and genealogy. She was the speaker at a workshop at the Tomah Area Historical Museum. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:18am
Is there royalty in your family? A tiny percent that just might justify displaying some lofty family crest or a photo of some king or queen that you can boast about being a distant, distant..., distant relative. That mystery continues to spur interest in genealogy and DNA research. Hannah Scholze...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am
After three years of relaxed enforcement of the alternate-side parking ordinance, the Sparta Police Department is set to ramp up ticketing violators once again. Alternate-side parking will begin Nov. 1 and remain in effect until April 1. The police department eased up on ticketing violators in the...
Retired TMH nurse Gail McGinnis, left, and registered nurses Brenda Bell and Mary Rezin take a selfie. Contributed photos.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:12am
There were plenty of smiles, stories and a few tears as past and current Tomah Memorial Hospital employees gathered to say good-bye to the hospital during a special event Sept. 25. “Many memories have been made at Tomah Memorial over the years and we wanted current and former staff a chance to get...
USGS streamgage in LaFarge, taken during the 2008 flood. Photo courtesy of USGS
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:09am
John Wetenkamp is a Service Hydrologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) office out of LaCrosse. He began in the job just before the August 2018 historic flooding event, and safe to say, had a crash course in the magnitude of flooding the area could deliver. In a presentation to a group of...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:06am
Sparta's annual Fall Fest celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, with activities planned throughout the day and in several venues around the city. The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, Sparta Downtown Cooperative, Save Second Base, Sparta Young Professionals, and the Sparta Half Marathon...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:05am
While October ushers in cooler weather and Halloween, there is another more serious annual designation observed in October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For a lot of people, home is a sanctuary, a safe, warm place to rest comfortably, but for millions of others home is anything but...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:59am
The Bangor School District will once again be hosting the Cardinal Hall of Distinction Induction Ceremony, honoring three community members who have served or contributed to the district. Helen Friel, Conrad McClurg and Karen Althoff will be inducted during a ceremony to be held at Bangor High...

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