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Brielle Lundeen was all smiles when she received a blue ribbon with her open class spring ewe lamb at the Monroe County Fair. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:14am
The Monroe County Fair came to a close this past Sunday after a beautiful weekend full of fantastic weather and family fun. It was a long week for promoters of the fair, which began with a Human Foosball tournament in front of the grandstands Wednesday night. The event, which is sponsored by the...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:13am
Due to a number of unfilled positions, when school begins this September, there's a distinct possibility the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta won't be open. "It would be one of the first year's I would have to consider not being open for the first day of school," said Jen Simunich, executive...
The crowd at Warrens has been the same story at all Big Boy stops along its tour. People lined the tracks on both sides to catch a glimpse and for pictures.  Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:10am
It's a tour schedule that would leave some music divas gasping for air. But Big Boy 4014 just keeps chugging along. And it chugged through Warrens late Wednesday morning. The Big Boy steam locomotive belongs to Union Pacific Railroad. It's stop in Warrens is part of a tour to celebrate the 150th...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:05am
Business Services Director of Sparta Area School District, Leah Hauser presented the school board with a construction budget update last week to go over the budget for the projects at Southside Elementary and Herrmann Elementary. Hauser explained the district’s construction management firm, Market...
Alex McAlear, left, and Norah Schanhofer participate in the Writing Books Class during at the Sparta Area School District's Camp Sparta this summer. Contributed photo
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:01am
This summer, a few lucky Spartans received their acceptance letters to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  They visited Diagon Alley to collect their course materials and were sorted into Hogwarts houses, all without ever leaving Sparta.  These 4th-6th grade students were actually...
From left, Lox Leum, Evan Austin, Brynn Gerl and London Leum helped paint and hide 50 "SACS rocks" for a scavenger hunt. Contributed photos
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:55am
As of Monday(July 29), kids around the community can start searching for special, painted rocks that can be exchanged for raffle tickets at the SACS Walk this Friday. A total of 50 roughly golf-ball-sized rocks will be placed in public spaces in Sparta, and will be relatively visible to kids...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:50am
The second annual The Heart of a Hero 5K is set for Aug. 10 on the Tomah VA grounds. The event, which is open to the public, is to raise funds for veterans competing in adaptive sports. It is sponsored by the Tomah VA Employee Association (VAEA) and will provide monetary support for Veterans in...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:48am
Tomah fire chief Tim Adler and Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS) director Randy Dunford are playing cards they have been dealt when it comes to a location for Tomah's emergency services to call home. And after a visit with representatives from the Keller architectural firm, Adler is confident how...
Brighter Tomorrows, an advocacy program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, accepted a $2,000 grant from Great Rivers United Way to buy household products to pass out to its clients. From left are Gerardo Hernandez and Jan Bruder from Brighter Tomorrows, and Liz Evans and Heidi Svee from Great Rivers United Way. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:42am
Brighter Tomorrows of Monroe County got a much-needed boost from Great Rivers United Way last Friday in the form of a $2,000 Venture Grant. The staff at Brighter Tomorrows used the money to buy a wall of items, including laundry soap, toilet paper, feminine products, toiletries, gas cards and store...
From left, Al and Sarah Bekkum from Nordic Creamery pose with the fresh cheese curds alongside Monroe County Ag Society board member Simon Wells and Paul Dwyer of Dwyer Milk Transport at the Monroe County Fair Saturday afternoon. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:33am
Paul Dwyer is familiar with rising with the sun as owner of Dwyer Milk Transport. But the alarm clock rang a little earlier for Dwyer the morning of Saturday, July 27. Waiting in a bulk tank at Recreation Park in Tomah was nearly 5,000 pounds of milk (4,666 to be exact) waiting to be delivered to...


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