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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am
An evening fire resulted in the total destruction of a rural Bangor home Tuesday. According to Bangor-Burns Fire Chief Robert Rueckheim, the call concerning a fire at a single-family dwelling at 5975 County Road DE in Adams Valley came in around 8:30 p.m. “It was bad. There was nothing we could do...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:36am
The Monroe County Rolling Hills Nursing Home Committee set four public meeting dates Monday to inform the public about the upcoming advisory referendum on increasing taxes to cover debt payments on a new nursing home. The meetings will be Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Brookwood High School, Tuesday, Feb. 26...
Lt. Scott Holum
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:46am
Tomah Police Dept. Lt. Scott Holum graduated from the 274th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA on Dec. 14, 2018.  Holum was one of 249 law enforcement administrators from around the world selected to attend this prestigious training, said Tomah police chief Mark Nicholson. It is...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:40am
A state-wide endangered missing person alert has gone out for a cognitively and mentally disabled adult in the Tomah area. Police said Jonathan Coenen, 23, was reported missing Saturday, Jan. 19 by his guardian around 10 a.m. He is believed to be traveling to Orlando, Fla. via Greyhound bus. He is...
With TMS band director Katie Prihoda conducting, its eighth grade band opened the musical portion of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Band Association convention at UW-EC. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:49am
The year 2019 has been memorable for Tomah school district musicians. And the calendar still reads January. The Tomah Middle School eighth grade band traveled to the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire Friday, Jan. 18 to perform at the National Band Association Wisconsin chapter state convention....
Photographer Kathy Richer took photographs of domestic abuse survivors to be used in the calendar, including this one, which is featured for the month of July. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:44am
It all started with a simple idea from the mind of Tomah photographer Kathy Richer that evolved into an inspiring yearlong project, leading to a much-appreciated $2,317 donation to Brighter Tomorrows. Richer, a former victim of domestic violence herself, had the idea to bring others who had been...
Tina Osterberg
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:40am
The Monroe County Board will vote on approving the appointment of Tina Osterberg as the new county administrator when it meets this Wednesday, Jan. 23. The Administrative and Personnel Committee selected Osterberg from four internal candidates to take the place of current County Administrator Jim...
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:36am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to a trailer rollover Friday morning that ended up being a little more work than it bargained for. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, the driver of a truck hauling a trailer that was carrying two other vehicles, lost control on Hwy. 27 near Cty....
Monday morning, a crew worked at taking down a condemned structure located on East Oak St., which was originally constructed in 1879. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:22am
On Monday morning, a crew worked through the cold to bring down one of Sparta’s oldest buildings after it had been condemned. Most recently, Strom Monument Works, which manufactured and provided monuments, occupied the building. In 1995, Bradley Strom purchased the family business from his aunt and...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:18am
On Sunday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS) was conducting an interfacility transfer from Tomah Memorial to the University of Wisconsin - Madison of an elderly female patient. Due to patient complications, the ambulance was traveling emergent. According to a...

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