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The Ollendick family consists of parents John and Kelli, along with children Carter, Cale, Calynn and Collin. Contributed photos.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:17am
Editor's Note: This story reprinted with permission of Oakdale Electric Cooperative National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with...
Justice J. Johnson.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:06am
Justice J. Johnson, 20, of New Lisbon was found guilty of 3rd degree sexual assault. Sentencing was deferred on Feb. 28, 2018 and later revoked on Dec. 26, 2018. Johnson was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court on March 29 to 24 months in state prison and 36 months extended supervision. On Aug...
Dr. Bridget Owens; AKA Winnifred
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:04am
Women need to take more time for themselves that can lead to a healthier and less stressful life. That’s the prescription from health care officials for women attending the Tomah Memorial Hospital Women’s Health Night scheduled Thursday, April 11, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cranberry Country Lodge...
Students in the Regional Training Site-Maintenance Tracked Vehicle Recovery Course pull out a two cable during course training July 19, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Training like this was a factor in Fort McCoy's estimated $1.135 billion economic impact to the local economy for fiscal year 2018. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol)
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:01am
Fort McCoy's total economic impact for fiscal year (FY) 2018 was an estimated $1.135 billion, close to the $1.18 billion reported for FY 2017, garrison officials announced. The data was compiled by Fort McCoy's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Workforce payroll, operating costs, and other...
Pictured, front row, from left, MaryCrest resident Juanita Haines, Wyatt Derkez, BridgePath resident Rita Woodworth. Back Row, Lizeth Cruz Hernandez, David Lopez, teacher Danielle Keenan, Mary Morrow’s Attic representative Elvira Braun, Lily Howe and Robert Rodriguez. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:56am
The adopted grandparent program creates special friendships. Meadowview Intermediate School students visit seniors once per month at assisted living and nursing home facilities to do crafts, play games and chat. Both the seniors and the students enjoy the program and look forward to upcoming visits...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:53am
One year after installing sidewalks in Blyton Park, the Sparta Rotary Club is looking to enhance the one-block public green space off East Montgomery Street with a new monument. The club is beginning fundraising efforts for a six-foot tall, four-foot wide WWII memorial made of black granite....
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:11am
By virtue of having properly trained emergency medical staff nearby, an unidentified youth is recovering from an incident at a Tomah indoor pool that could have been much worse. According to a Tomah police department press release, the Tomah Area Ambulance Service and Tomah police officers were...
Edith Habhegger has been named the 2019 Lady Butterfest. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:07am
Preparations for Sparta’s 35th Annual Butterfest have taken a giant leap forward as officials recently chose two individuals as its year long ambassadors. Edith Habhegger and Bob Lydon have been named 2019 Lady Butterfest and Festmaster. It will be a year jam-packed with various events and...
A Vietnam veteran stands in quiet reflection during the ceremony. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:03am
They were simple words shared outside the auditorium of Building 455 at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. One individual telling a Vietnam War veteran, "welcome home." Simple words so many Vietnam vets waited so many years to hear. But on Friday, March 29, those words and more were spoken...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00am
After two previous attempts to get county board approval for a non-lapsing capital improvement fund for McMullen Park, Monroe Forestry & Parks administrator Chad Ziegler last Wednesday finally got supervisors to see things his way. The board voted 15-1 to create the fund, which Ziegler insisted...

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