Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:22am
On 15-0 vote Wednesday, Monroe County Board supervisors accepted that climate change is happening and threw their support behind the efforts of the newly-formed Climate Change Task Force (CCTF). That support came in the form of a resolution the CCTF developed. County Administrator Tina Osterberg...
Desoto eighth graders Sophia Obert and Addsyn Trussoni get fire hose instruction from WTC fire safety students Mason Geiger and Ashton Krisnowich. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:18am
Around 30 area high school and middle school students took advantage of an open house Tuesday at Western Technical College's Public Safety Training Center in Sparta. Students from Tomah, Cashton Hillsboro, Desoto, La Crescent, Holmen and Westby got a little hands-on experience in law enforcement,...
There is a new display at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum filled with letters that were penned by Deke Slayton himself. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:04am
Visitors to the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum will now find a new and unique display. Letters that were written and signed by Deke Slayton himself now occupy a display case to provide visitors with a little insight into the kind of man he was.    The idea first came to Interim...
Pictured, from left are Tony Polkoski of the Sparta Rotary Club and Pete Fauske, representing area Vietnam Veterans who donated $1,000 to the planned WWII Memorial, which will be placed in Blyton Park in Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:57am
Organizers of the planned WWII Memorial for Blyton Park in Sparta had to expand the monument after getting a lot more names than they expected. The monument, which will have the names of Sparta's WWII veterans engraved on it, was initially anticipated to have around 250 names. That quickly expanded...
Some of the area quilters including (l-r) Laura Bishop, Heidi Stalsberg, Dawn Tupper, Brenda Reinert, Cheryl Schuster, Lisa Winchell, Josephine Piper, Kathryn Shisler, Denise Ebert, Elaine Schroeder, Kristi Muehlenkamp, Paula Laugen, Susie Moses posed with the two community quilts on display in the Women’s Health Services Department at Tomah Health. Several quilters are missing from the photo. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:52am
Thanks to the creativity of 34 area quilters, visitors to Tomah Health can appreciate two handmade quilts. Earlier this year, hospital officials invited area quilters to take part in the project by contributing two fabric shaped squares using the theme: “With Love: Mother Earth.” “We put the word...
Front row from left: Karen Edwards from SACS and Lily Schmitz. Back row from left: Marrissa Rodriguez, Brandon Morkrid, Braeden Goad, Calvin Swaney, Brady Towne, Ethan Anderson and Cody Uhls, Herald photo by Izak Anderson.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:47am
The Variety Show at Sparta’s Homecoming was a success for a multitude of reasons but most importantly, it was a success for Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS). Tickets to the show were $1 and the money raised was donated to SACS by the Sparta Music Parents Association. The amount raised was $107.  “...
Leon State Graded School, ciorca 1938.  Many of the students pictured here would participate in a school district census a couple of years later.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:44am
[Author’s note:  Since 2020 is a census year, we thought it would be interesting to share a story from our county’s past about a special census taken nearly 80 years ago which revealed some interesting facts about Monroe County’s standard of living]   In April 1940, residents of Monroe County were...
Rudy Noble, left, was hired by Mark Chew as chef at Marco's. Many may remember Noble from his time as chef at the Tee Pee Supper Club. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:37am
The old saying goes, if you don't like the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Rudy Noble does not mind the heat and the longtime chef at the Tee Pee Supper Club is back in a local kitchen. Noble has been hired by Mark Chew to cook at Marco's Italian and American Grill in Warrens. The two men are...
Sparta Police Dept. Detective Andy Kuen
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:12am
Sparta Police Department Detective Andy Kuen wasn’t wearing a deerstalker’s hat nor carrying a magnifying glass when he spoke to Sparta Kiwanians at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, but there was a 40-Caliber Glock at his hip. While he deals with crimes ranging from break-ins to homicide, Kuen said...
Tomah Area Ambulance Service EMT Sandy Fick, left, Tomah Health clinical educator Heidi Stalsberg, MSN, RN, and Tomah Area Ambulance Service paramedic Lisa Hart transport a patient during a move exercise at Tomah Health. Staff will move patients from Tomah Memorial Hospital to Tomah Health Oct. 2. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:08am
After months of planning and training, officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital say they are ready to transfer patients to the new Tomah Health when the facility opens Oct. 2. Together with emergency medical services (EMS) from five area ambulance services, hospital employees completed the final of...


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