Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:46am
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust's tie-breaking vote last Wednesday helped pass a new ordinance regulating online ordering and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages within the city. Currently, in the City of Sparta, only Walmart offers online ordering of groceries, which includes purchasing alcohol. The...
Edna Olson and Dan Maack, of Illinois were selected as the 2019 Sparta Honorary Citizens by members of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Contributed photos.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:43am
There were a number of past Sparta Honorary Citizens who visited Sparta on Friday to join the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in welcoming this year’s Honorary Citizens, Edna Olson and Dan Maack, who both reside in the Illinois Valley area.   Olson and Maack are now both retired,...
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:40am
When the Monroe County Board meets this Wednesday, Sept. 25, it will  be considering resolutions on climate change and drug court funding. The climate change resolution, which was forwarded to the board by the newly formed (Climate Change Task Force), calls on supervisors to recognize that climate...
Steps to the rear entrance of the Kendall Library feature titles and authors of popular books. Library director Lynette Vlasak sits atop the stairs. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:37am
Lynette Vlasak learned one important lesson from day one of the project to expand and renovate the Kendall Public Library. Surround yourself with good people. The community was a driving force behind the library expansion project, said Vlasak, the library director. The Kendall library hosted a...
Dave Deprey's many trips on a bicycle included a daylong trek earlier this summer during the Ride Across Wisconsin from La Crosse to Green Bay. His training rides leading up to the RAW ranged from 70 to 100 miles, depending how much time he could fit in between work. Contributed photos
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:31am
Dave Deprey is no stranger to visiting his parents in his hometown of Green Bay. But on Aug. 17 Deprey did not immediately set out for the nearly 160 mile journey to visit family. That day Deprey would venture west before traveling east. Deprey, an avid biker, participated in the Ride Across...
Photographer Kathy Richer took several photographs featuring several local organizations to be used in the 2020 calendar, including this one of the local chapter of the Guardians of the Children. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:26am
Tomah photographer Kathy Richer has been working hard for months to put together her second 13-month calendar to raise awareness for domestic violence and funds for Brighter Tomorrows. Last year, Richer and her group, Calendar Girls Against Domestic Violence, raised $2,317, which was donated to the...
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:29am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names related to two separate fatal crashes that occurred on September 16. The first crash occurred at around 7:20 am at the intersections of Hwy 33 and County Hwy PC, west of Cashton when the driver of a 2006 GMS Sierra failed to yield for a stop...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:19am
While it's not as much as it hoped for, the beleaguered Monroe County District Attorney's Office will be getting a little relief within the next couple of months. Earlier this week Gov. Tony Evers announced nearly 65 new assistant district attorney (ADA) positions throughout Wisconsin, including...
Harvey L. King
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9:16am
A sex offender sentenced to 55 years in prison in a highly publicized 1987 kidnap and rape case in Tomah is set to be released in Sparta on Tuesday, Sept. 24. In a press release, Sparta Police Chief Dave Kuderer said Harvey L. King, 56, will be residing at 1000 Central Ave. In March 1987, King was...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:56am
Support staff and employees at the Tomah School District central office received pay increases for the 2019-20 school year. At the board meeting Monday night the board approved 2.1% increases for each. The board tabled action until its October meeting on short term borrowing to meet immediate...


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