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Vanessa Gavilan
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:16am
Every day, children are born with muscular dystrophy and adults are diagnosed with ALS and other neuromuscular diseases that leave them fighting for the most basic freedoms like walking, talking, eating, hugging and ultimately life itself. Vanessa Gavilan, a sophomore at Sparta High School is...
Tomah police Sgt. Adam Perkins and his K-9 partner Viktor earned some hardware at a recent weekend canine conference at Iron Ridge. Perkins and Viktor competed against 30 teams from across Wisconsin in 12 events. The placed second in the felony stop/extraction exercise and fourth overall in the competition.  Contributed photos
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:13am
Sgt. Adam Perkins is certain of one thing when he is on patrol with his partner. Viktor will always have Perkins' back. Perkins and Viktor, a 3-year old Czech Shepherd from the Czech Republic have been partners since 2017 on the Tomah Police Department. That degree of partnership was put to the...
Wisconsin Challenge Academy cadets help with a trail project Sept. 9, at an area at Fort McCoy. The Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, offers youth the opportunity to change the direction of their lives and develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens. The program begins with a 5 1/2-month residential phase, followed by a one-year, post-residential phase. (Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Challenge Academy staff.)
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:06am
The current class of cadets with the Wisconsin Challenge Academy, a Fort McCoy tenant organization, have been working for weeks to improve areas around the installation through grounds beautification, and more. Training Officer Ken Moninski with the Challenge Academy discussed some of the work the...
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:05am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) will be holding its Annual Meeting of the Electorate and Budget Hearing Tuesday, October 27 (tomorrow) at Herrman Elementary School, located at 925 N. Black River Street. Director of Business Services Leah Hauser will present the 2020-2021 preliminary budget...
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:04am
The Monroe County Board will hear an update on the Rolling Hills project when it meets this Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tom Martin from Community Living Solutions (CLS), the firm designing the project, will be addressing supervisors. At its Oct. 9 meeting, the Rolling Hills Committee discussed the...
Scott is pictured singing Hemorrahage (In My Hands) on the show. Contributed photo
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:01am
Aaron Scott knows Mike Chapes and Brian Slater are not seasoned talent scouts. But he values their opinions as an educator (Chapes) and business owner (Slater). Chapes is principal at Tomah Middle School (TMS). Slater and his wife own Mill Haven Foods. Chapes and Slater both had the opportunity to...
Glen Boatwright stands outside his house at 419 W. Oak St. after the fire department was called to put out a fire that started in the kitchen. Boatwright, his wife and their three children made it out of the house, which was left uninhabitable. Contributed photo
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:57am
Sparta firefighters had a busy few days beginning last Thursday when the responded the first of two housefires in the city in four days. The department was called to 614 W. Wisconsin Street at 3:42 p.m. on Oct. 22 for a reported house fire. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, Adam Pengra, a third-...
Steve and Jennifer Dunn stand in front of the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Sparta. The couple has sold the house to a couple from Milwaukee who will use it as a private residence. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:55am
After nearly two decades of providing a unique experience to guests, the owners of the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast are ready for a new chapter in their life. Jennifer and Steve Dunn bought the then century-old Victorian home in Sparta around 2000 restoring to its original splendor and...
Natalie Morescki
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:51am
After the partnership between the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition and Couleecap, Inc. dissolved with the completion of the 10-year Drug Free Communities grant, Natalie Morescki’s position as coordinator was eliminated. Morescki, who was and still is very passionate about the work the...
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene of a head-on collision near Wyeville last Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:19am
Authorities are still investigating a two-vehicle accident near Wyeville Thursday, Oct. 22, that knocked out power in the area and sent one man to the hospital. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at around 10:40 a.m. during a   heavy rainfall when a...

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