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A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the Tomah VA Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program building. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:16am
The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center's focus on mental health for veterans received another boost Wednesday. The ribbon was cut for Tomah VA's new Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, building 405, on the campus. The concept for the facility was first discussed in 2009....
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:14am
The routine has grown frustrating for residents on and near Grayling Road. A convicted sex offender is released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center. An offender is placed at a home at 14170 Grayling Rd. Henry Gryer is the fourth sex offender in six years that has been placed at the Grayling...
Military vehicles and equipment belonging to the 1158th Transportation Company and the 107th Surface Maintenance Company of the Wisconsin National Guard are loaded on railcars July 10 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The equipment was being shipped to Fort Hood, Texas, to be a part of a large exercise later in the year. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:06am
Fort McCoy demonstrated its strategic rail transportation capability once again as two Wisconsin National Guard units completed a rail movement with installation support in early July. Seventy-nine military vehicles and pieces of equipment belonging to the 1158th Transportation Company and 107th...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:02am
On Saturday, August 3 Hanson Scrap Metal Service will host Scrap It Day, their annual pop-up recycling center, in the east parking lot of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 Milwaukee Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most metallic items may be dropped off without cost, however items containing...
The Aphrodite Fritillary. Contributed Photos by Bessie Kmiecik.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:59am
This past Friday, July 26, found me on the steps of the administration building at the Ft. McCoy Airfield – Sparta Airport by 12:45 p.m., ready to attend the first session of  three meetings hosted by Timothy T. Wilder, Chief, Natural Resources Branch of Ft. McCoy. These three, four-hour sessions...
Pictured above, from left, are Deb Smith, Kiwanis Bike Safety Specialist, and participants Avery Farmer, Emily Farmer, and Caleb Farmer. Contributed photo.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:52am
Last Sunday, as part of the Sparta Community Bike Ride, the Sparta Kiwanis Club hosted a Bike Safety Rodeo. Children and adults participated in skills to help keep bicycle riding safe by sharpening their skills.  Events included bike and helmet inspection, figure 8, looking back for traffic, ...
Austin D. Schreier
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Austin D. Schreier, 25, of New Lisbon was charged Tuesday in Monroe County Circuit Court with a hit and run, resisting or obstructing an officer and failing to notify police of an accident. This past Sunday, July 28, officers were dispatched to a hit and run crash near milepost 145 westbound on I-...
Cole Sherwood, left became the official owner of Sherwood Forest Recycling in early July, assuming ownership after Bob Sherwood, his grandfather, decided it was time to slow down. After all, Bob is pushing 80-years-old. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Grandfather and grandson joke it was a bit of an unconventional daycare. But Bob Sherwood recalls grandson Cole Sherwood was a fixture as a 5-year-old at his business, Sherwood Forest Recycling. But Cole's parents, Rod (Bob's son) and his wife Jan knew Cole was in good hands. "Being here was pretty...
Pete and Annetra Muehlenkamp recently opened the doors to their newly remodeled full bar and restaurant, The Driftwood, just outside of Cashton on County Hwy XX off of State Highway 27. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:44am
Ever since Annetra and Pete Muehlenkamp made the decision to purchase what was previously called Terry’s Hideout just outside of Cashton and began remodeling, it has been an endless parade of passersby on State Highway 27 stopping in to check on their progress. “Since we’ve opened there have been...
Denise Halverson
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:34am
Denise Halverson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Sparta recently earned the firm's Jim McKenzie Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Halverson was one of 1,869 of the firm's more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the Jim McKenzie award. The...

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