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After countless number of events, athletic contests gym classes and more, Tomah High School is getting a new gym floor. Workers have started to put down the new floor. Also pictured are pieces of the floor, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, waiting to be put in place. Contributed photos
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:15am
Employees of a New London company have started work on laying a new floor at Tomah High School. Stalker Sports Floor was awarded the bid for the work earlier this year by the Tomah School Board for the project at a cost of $185,000. At that meeting the board also approved a $15,000 contingency for...
Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, plus one, took a break from working on their latest project, a new Love Lock Bridge in downtown Sparta, to pose for photo. They include, in front, from left, Jerry Kast, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Jim Cook and Kerry Schumann. In back is Abdennabi Bendriss, who volunteered to help the crew. Contributed photo
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:11am
Anyone strolling through Sparta and glancing down at Beaver Creek will notice the absence of the Lovelock Bridge but the presence of a familiar group of volunteers creating their latest masterpiece. Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, led by Reinhard Mueller, removed the old arched, wooden viaduct on May 15...
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:08am
Area youth may not be able to visit the Tomah Public Library in person because ofcoronavirus restrictions. But library staff still have a full summer of reading and education activities planned through social media. Children's librarian Dave Deprey (Mr. Dave) has a full slate of activities starting...
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:05am
When the Sparta City Council meets Wednesday, June 10, it will vote on a new crematory site for Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and decide if liquor license fees for bars and restaurants should be waived. Last week, the Planning Commission approved a certified survey map (CSM) for a crematory on the...
Tomah Health registered nurse Amber Weiland, left, was one of 54 people to donate blood during at Tomah Health/Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive May 28. Contributed photo
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:03am
Tomah area residents answered the plea for blood with more than 50 people donating during the Tomah Health/Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive May 28.  Versiti account representative Emalea Cogdill said the drive resulted in 140 blood products that will go to patients at community hospitals,...
SACS Co-president Gary Peterson (left) sells this year’s first raffle ticket to Curt Wells who was the very first president of the organization when it was established 20 years ago. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:58am
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Even though the organization decided to cancel its annual Walk/Rally this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Co-President Gary Peterson still wanted to make it a special year to commemorate the organization’s continued...
Firefighters battle a blaze at a rural Warrens residence. Two homes were destroyed. Also pictured are the charred remains of the structures. Contributed photos
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:35am
Firefighters battled a blaze more than five hours that destroyed two homes outside Warrens on Wednesday, June 3. The Town of Lincoln Fire Department was dispatched to 3088 County Highway N in Warrens at 4:18 p.m. to a report of a fire in a furnace room that was shared by two homes. All individuals...
From left, mother and daughter Lisa Fisher and Nelly Sprawls. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:33am
Before he died, children’s television host Fred Rogers recalled in an interview how when he was a child his mother told him to “look for the helpers” when he was trying to deal with scary news. She could have been referring to Sparta’s Nelly Sprawls, who at almost 15-years old, is doing what she...
Protestors are pictured marching peacefully past the Tomah Police station Tuesday evening. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:27am
Protestors of all ages, genders and ethnicities peacefully marched through downtown Tomah Tuesday evening, taking part in the national movement honoring George Floyd demanding peace and the end of police brutality.  Floyd reportedly died at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin...
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:23am
The Sparta City Council reversed itself on two summer recreation issues at a special meeting Monday.  On a 7-1 vote, alderman overturned their May 26 decision that would have allowed only the pool to open with a maximum of 86 patrons at a time. The council also unanimously decided to allow adult...

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