Monday, November 23, 2020


A barn located on the Lee and Ginnie Fallendorf farm northeast of Cataract went up in flames Monday night. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:29am
Fire destroyed a barn on a Cataract area farm Monday, which luckily contained no livestock. Firefighters from the Sparta Area Fire District responded to the blaze at the Lee and Ginnie Fallendorf farm at 4619 Cty. Hwy. S shortly after 11 p.m. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, Ginnie Fallendorf...
Aaron 'Scott' Anderson
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:27am
Tomah's Aaron 'Scott' Anderson is on a musical journey with an unknown destination.  Anderson took part in a blind audition for NBC's The Voice. Performing as Aaron Scott, Tuesday night he sang before a nationwide audience. Per rules of The Voice contestants are required to a degree of secrecy...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:18am
When Karen Parker headed into the Ontario Village Board Meeting last month, she had a bad feeling about it. Parker, editor emeritus for the County Line in Ontario, was there to cover the meeting for the weekly newspaper. At 73, she has some underlying health issues that make catching COVID-19...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:13am
Superintendent for Sparta Area School District (SASD) Dr. Amy Van Deuren has maintained throughout the course of the current pandemic that the safety of staff and students is the district’s top priority. To gauge how parents and staff are feeling about the district’s handling of the pandemic, a...
A vehicle approaches the Main Gate on April 3, 2020, at Fort McCoy. In late 2020, Fort McCoy began using the Army's Automated Installation Entry System for people entering the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:10am
Effective Nov. 1, the Army’s Automated Installation Entry (AIE) System will be fully installed on Fort McCoy at the Main Gate, Gate 20, Gate 1 (Old Main Gate), and the South Post Housing Guard station. Registration stations will also be installed in the Visitors Control Center (VCC). The AIE System...
Orion Samuelson.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:06am
Orion Samuelson is easily one of the most recognizable voices of agriculture in the country. Last month, at the age of 86, Samuelson announced his retirement as an agribusiness broadcaster on what was his 60th anniversary with WGN Radio out of Chicago. Samuelson, who has described himself as an “...
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll gets some painting done in the Research Library. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:01am
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll, as guest speaker at the Sparta Kiwanis Club’s weekly Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, said there was one bright note in the COVID-19 pandemic.  “From the very beginning we were closed,” said Roll, preventing visits to MCLHR exhibits, public...
Pictured from left are Sparta Police Officer Zach Fischer, who serves in the National Guard, ESRG representative John Gessner and Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:56am
A Department of Defense organization recognized the Sparta Police Department last month for its support of one of its officers who serves in the Army National Guard. John Gessner of the Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, presented the...
There were approximately 4,000 service members training at Fort McCoy during the first week of August 2020. Transient troop training like this resumed at Fort McCoy in July 2020 after being stopped for several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic response. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:52am
Although more than half the fiscal year (FY) was affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of training for months at Fort McCoy, the installation rallied in the fourth quarter of the year to bring training back. That rally helped the installation support the training...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:22am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) and Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the City of Tomah again to host a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Highway Shop, located at...


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