Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:40am
Monroe County supervisors threw a nursing home project back into limbo Wednesday after an effort to fund $2 million of the proposed facility using cash on hand failed by one vote. Supporters of the resolution, calling for $2 million of general reserve funds be used on the project, could muster only...
The owner of this house at 114 S. Thayer St. in Sparta ended up in a Madison hospital where he is being treated after escaping the flames through an upstairs window. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:38am
A Sparta couple escaped with their lives but didn’t escape injury in a house fire that started Monday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 114 South Thayer at 11:49 p.m.  When he arrived, Sparta police were...
Construction at the new Herrman Elementary School is complete and staff have been in the building this week, working hard to prepare classrooms for the return to school next week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:24am
Schools are slated to open next week for the Sparta Area School District (SASD) and as the start of the school year quickly approaches, there are still a lot of questions on the minds of parents and families during this confusing and ever-changing situation.  Throughout its planning in the wake of...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:16am
School District of Cashton   Cashton schools plan to begin classes on Sept. 1 under guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Monroe and Vernon County Health Departments.  The district’s current plans offer flexibility between in person and...
Pictured are Pat Hart and Vern Nauman (Tomah Lions), Kathy Friske (Oakdale Lions) and Paul Skofronick, director of pupil services for the Tomah School District. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:10am
The collaborative Stuff the Bus effort of the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale Lions clubs had a different look this year. But the results were the same for Tomah school district families needing a little assistance for school supplies. Due to Covid the clubs opted to bypass having a Tomah school bus...
The four final patches are now available for viewing on the chamber’s Facebook page and members of the public are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite design. Contributed photos.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:04am
Earlier this summer, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce began an exciting contest seeking original designs for a new Sparta patch/sticker. The chamber received a good response and has now narrowed the competition down to four finalists from all of the entries.  Each of the designs needed to...
Randal Dunford
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:01am
Randy Dunford announced he is retiring as Tomah Area Ambulance Service effective Oct. 1. "I will be officially retiring from government service and as director of TAAS effective Oct. 1," Dunford posted on the TAAS Facebook sight earlier this month. "I thank God for the opportunity to lead the men...
Norwalk Lions Club President Levi Helgren (left) presented Jerry Kolbo with the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship during the club’s most recent Truck and Tractor Pull. Contributed photo.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:55am
Earlier this month, at the Norwalk Truck and Tractor Pull, Norwalk Lions Club member Jerry Kolbo was presented with the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship, joining just a handful of club members that have been awarded the honor. The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF,) named for the Lions Clubs...
Steve Bernett and John Winkelmann, co-chair of the Kiwanis-MCHRM Sparta Youth Scavenger Hunt, and Kiwanis Secretary Deb Smith present the $100 Kiwanis Grand Prize to the winner, Ava Janzen, shown with her mother Alex Schanhofer and sister Aria Schanhofer. Contributed photos
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:52am
Excitement boosted the heat level at Pavilion #1 in Sparta’s Memorial Park Tuesday  and Wednesday nights as winners of the Sparta Kiwanis Club-Monroe County History Room & Museum SPARTA YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT arrived to receive their prizes.  The two $100 Grand Prizes, provided by the Sparta...
Pictured, from left are Gail Raddatz, Agnes Jenkins, Delores Bowen, Barb McManus and Edie Habhegger, Jan Bohn, Bill Bohn, Ryan Clark and Bill Hoel. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:57am
The Freedom Honor Flight Coulee Region committee based in Sparta recently reached an impressive donation milestone. On Tuesday, committee co-chairs Bill Bohn and Gail Raddatz, joined by several other committee members met in Memorial Park to present a $32,000 check to the Freedom Honor Flight La...

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