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Mark and Betty Henthorne (seated) and Logan and his wife, Blake, Henthorne. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:41am
Wayne Edgerton imparted his unique perspective on Monroe County's land conservation to a crowd of over 150 guests who attended the 44th Annual Monroe County Land Stewardship Banquet at Jake's Northwoods in Sparta on Saturday, Jan. 26. Edgerton, who was keynote speaker at the event was the first...
Pictured is one of the sights visitors can expect to see July 11-14 at Tomah's Recreation Park for the Society For Creative Anachronism event.
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:29am
For a few days in July at Tomah's Recreation Park the clock will be turned back to an era where noble lords and knights in armor held court. Where minstrels played music with lutes and harps. Recreation Park will host the Warriors and Warlords, affiliated with the Society for Creative Anachronism....
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:25am
The Monroe County Sanitation and Zoning Committee had a relatively sparse crowd last week when it discussed possibly adding sand mine regulations to the county zoning ordinances. But the public should have plenty of time to weigh in on the issue in upcoming months as the process unfolds. Committee...
Ed Steinke snow blows his Thayer Street property Monday morning after a storm dumped eight to 10 inches of snow over the area beginning Sunday night and continuing into Monday afternoon. Record-setting cold air is expected to enter the region over the next four days. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:21am
Every school in Monroe County cancelled classes today (Monday) as a low-front moved through the area dumping several inches of snow, and is expected to stick around until mid afternoon. Snow fell at a rate of one to two inches per hour overnight beginning late Sunday, prompting the National Weather...
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:10am
Erv’s Sparta Area Fire District responded to a structure fire Friday afternoon outside of Sparta at a farm along Icebox Rd owned by Minerva Yeske. It was reported that an outbuilding on the property was on fire. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, the cause of the fire was ruled accidental after...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:00pm
Earlier this week, the Sparta Area School Board approved a new bussing contract with Southwest Bus Service, which will take affect prior to the 2019-2020 school year. In November of 2018, the district announced it had reached an agreement with Lamers Bus Lines, Inc. to terminate the existing...
David Heser, a 2005 Tomah High  School graduate, is the new assistant manager at the Monroe County Landfill.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:30pm
Beginning in September, David Heser, 31, has been the new assistant manager at the Monroe County Landfill in the Town of Ridgeville. For Heser it’s been a great topic of conversation. “This is a job no one knows anything about,” he said; “my family wonders if I’m playing in the garbage.”  In Monroe...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
After an hour-long debate at Wednesday Monroe County Board meeting, which included several failed amendments, a resolution naming Tina Osterberg the new county administrator passed with just enough votes. Supervisors approved her contract, which includes an annual $107,000 salary, 10-5, just...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:30am
Several years ago it was Tomah high school students flying the Confederate flag in the box of pickup trucks. The Tomah School Board took action and implemented a policy to ban that type of display. The issue has surfaced again at THS. This time with a few students wearing clothing that displays the...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:00am
An apparent impasse in negotiations over an entrance into the new elementary school site off Hwy. 27 has the Sparta School Board considering a last ditch measure. After meeting in closed session earlier this week, the board passed a resolution, allowing the school district to “explore any and all...

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