Monday, December 9, 2019

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Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:45am
The  Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making scheduled stops in Sparta and Tomah on its annual U.S. 2019 tour next month. The Holiday Train will arrive in both communities on Wednesday, Dec. 4. It is scheduled to stop at the Amtrak Depot in Tomah, 205 N. Superior Ave., at around 5:25 p.m....
SSG Aaron Kabarrus speaks with students. Contributed photos
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:40am
At Wyeville Elementary School, saying the Pledge of Allegiance as an entire school outside before the day begins is a day to day occurrence. “It began as a ‘happy accident’”, I guess you could say,” Principal Tim Gnewikow told the students and assembled guests on the morning of November 11, 2019 –...
Herrman Elementary has begun to take shape. The public was able to get a sneak peek of the construction last week during an open house. Contributed photo.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:35am
The Sparta Area School District has a total budget of $28.5 million for the Herrman Elementary project, which is currently underway. The construction contract takes up a majority of the budget, costing just over $24 million. Included in the construction contract was an original contingency of $689,...
A shooter participates in a three-gun shoot at the Sportsmans Range on April 22, 2017, at Fort McCoy. Privately owned firearms, including when being used at the Sportsmans Range, must be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services at Fort McCoy. (Photo courtesy of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation)
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:30am
Fort McCoy requires that all privately owned firearms brought on to the installation be registered through the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Physical Security office. This includes the entirety of the federal land, including the training and housing areas. This requirement pertains to...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:43am
Authorities have released the name of the deceased suspect killed in an officer involved shooting Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Leon along with the officers placed on administrative leave following the incident. The deceased is 32 year-old Michael Lee Nguyen, while the officers include Sgt. Ryan Oswald,...
Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer announced Wednesday he will be retring effective Jan. 10. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:41am
Over the past 39 years Dave Kuderer has seen the Sparta Police Department go from a simple Mayberry-like force to a sophisticated organization of highly trained professionals with the latest technology and gadgets at their disposal. In that same time, Kuderer has gradually moved up the ranks,...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:32am
After a close call last weekend, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public to use extreme caution when on or near thin ice as ice conditions are always changing. On Saturday, Nov. 9  at around 11:45 a.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a person who...
Monday morning, during a Veterans Day Assembly, Meadowview Intermediate School Principal Mike Roddick, from left, and VFW’s National Teacher of the Year Bobby Schamens were presented a $1,000 check and award from former WI State Commander Gundel “Gundy” Metz, Auxiliary President Laurie Coffin and Post 2112 Commander Tracy M.L. Woodman. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:30am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) believe American youth deserve to learn about their country’s history, traditions and the role of veterans in creating and shaping America. The VFW Teacher of the Year award recognizes three outstanding teachers for their commitment to teaching patriotism to their...
Lemonweir students Penelope Salomon, Anneliese Zold and Andrew Crouch hold signs that display traits of a soldier. They are standing in front of the fallen comrade table that was set up at the Tomah VA. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:24am
Students in the Tomah school district made military recognition a top priority Monday on Veterans Day. Observances were held at several schools. Lemonweir elementary students made their annual trek to the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to sing for the veterans. Lemonweir students also had...
Melanie Johnson, communications coordinator/grant developer for the Sparta Area School Distict is pictured with the Spectrum Award of Merit the district recieved at the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association annual conference Nov. 6-8. Contributed photo
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:18am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with a Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications. WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its recent annual conference, Nov. 6-8, in Oshkosh. SASD earned an...

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