Thursday, June 27, 2019


Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:58am
The Tomah Area School District honors the accomplishments and humanitarian efforts of former alumni through nomination, selection and induction to its Distinguished Alumni Program.  It is hoped that this recognition will provide role models for current students, instill pride in the community and...
Team Crazy Turkey had the fastest course time for Team 8-2. Team members were Reid Spolum, Owen Walker, Trey Torkelson and Jonah Nick. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:44am
It's become a longstanding tradition for Tomah Middle School eighth grade science students. Ending the school year with a splash with the potential of literal splash. Students, staff and family members made the annual journey to Lake Tomah for the much anticipated cardboard boat races in Lake Tomah...
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:41am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Couleecap, will be offering a CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training course in Sparta beginning in July. The 9-week class, which is intended for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, will be held regularly on Tuesday evenings, starting July...
In front of the truck as it is today John Kress (right) presented Fire Chief Mike Arnold (left) with an original photo of the truck taken by Phil Dammen as well as an original painting of the truck done by the late Roy Goodman, of Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:31am
Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold spent a good portion of his childhood listening to his grandmother telling him stories about when she and his grandfather, Clarence Arnold, lived at the fire station in Sparta. Arnold can recall his grandmother talking about two horses, Pete and Polly, who were used...
Monroe County Curcuit Judge Rick Radiffe spoke before the Monroe County Board last week, May 22 about the county starting a drug court. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:19am
Judge Rick Radcliffe has only been on the bench in Monroe County Circuit Court for a year and a half, but it didn't take him long to realize the criminal justice system he's part of is bursting at the seams. Much of that is due to the escalating drug epidemic, especially opioid and methamphetamine...
Students from the Sparta School District use the school forest as an open-air classroom. The forest is located in the Town of Little Falls off Hwy. 71. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:16am
Sparta's Tilling Thyme Garden Club will be spotlighting the Sparta School Forest on a garden walk Saturday, June 8. The event, which runs 1-7 p.m., will have a number of informational sessions, exhibits and activities for visitors to choose from, along with an opportunity to walk the forest's...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:12am
It was a decision that was made in 2018 so the transition has been evolving for a year. On Saturday, June 15 the final Jesse Parker Race will be held at Tomah High School's E.J.McKean Field. But the Parker family announced last year their decision to step aside as the namesake for the event, which...
Gary L. Endres
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:10am
Gary L. Endres, 57, of Sparta was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court this week with 2nd degree sexual assault by use of force and lewd/lascivious behavior in public. On May 26, at approximately 6:42 a.m., officers investigated a sexual assault complaint that occurred at River Road Estates....
Travis Anderson (N-O-W instructional coach), left, and Dana Lindley-Ostrem (N-O-W 3rd grade teacher), right, accepted the Title 1 School of Recognition Award from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor, center, on May 22 at the state capitol in Madison on behalf of the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:06am
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced 114 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for 2019, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from families who are economically disadvantaged. Among them was the  Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School which received...
Contractors work on a new 1,428-person annual training/mobilization dining facility April 1, 2019 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The project, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is being constructed by contractor L.S. Black Constructors of St. Paul, Minn., and is supposed to be completed later in 2019. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Contractor L.S. Black Constructors of St. Paul, Minn., continues work on two new 1,428-person annual training/mobilization dining facilities on Fort McCoy. Both projects are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)-coordinated projects, said Nathan Butts, contract oversight representative with the Fort...


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