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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
Members of the Tomah Health cardiac rehabilitation staff, from left,  Holly Winchel,  Shana Steele, Samantha Rank and Anna Wargowsky display a certificate indicating recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Contributed photo
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:36am
The cardiovascular rehabilitation program at Tomah Health has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hospital cardiac rehabilitation coordinator Shana Steele, MS, RCEP, CCRP, CES, CSCS, said the certification recognizes the program for...
These costumed kids were among the hundreds of trick or treaters who filled the streets of downtown Sparta on Halloween. Contributed photo
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:32am
Hundreds of children and whole families dressed in Halloween costumes attended “Trick or Treating in Downtown Sparta” in partnership with the Sparta Downtown Cooperative on Thursday Oct. 31 from 3 – 5 p.m. Bright orange signs with “Trick or Treat Stop” on doors of participating Sparta business...
Not sure if the apple on the table was a bribe, but regardless 'judge' Megan Divyak would not yield an inch on the $75 citation (fake money) owned by junior Chase McIntosh for littering citation. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:27am
Pity Tomah High School junior Chase McIntosh. He found out who he can and cannot trust, at least in a simulated exercise. McIntosh and his other THS junior classmates participated in the Reality Check exercise Tuesday in the THS gym. The concept is simple. For around two hours students exit the...
Last Friday, members and friends of Sparta Area Cancer Support were on center court at the Kohl Center in Madison to accept a $15,000 check from Garding Agansit Cancer, a foundation started by Badgers basketball coach Greg Gard.  Herald photos by Greg Evans.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:23am
A contingent of 24 Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) board members, volunteers and supporters went to the Badgers versus UW-La Crosse exhibition game Friday, Nov. 1 at the Kohl Center in Madison. While they arrived in anticipation of a fun time, they left with a $15,000 donation from Badger...
Mark Molter, left, concedes he is leaning on people like Mike Stoikes to help Molter's Fresh Market remain a strong part of Tomah's business community. Stoikes is a longtime meat cutter at Burnstad's, Gordy's and Festival Foods, a total of 15 years cutting meat in the same building and now Molter's Fresh Market. Before that Stoikes cut meat at Mega Foods, which became County Market for a brief time. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:16am
It's not only been a busy week for Mark Molter, it's been a busy few months. Molter was busy with grand opening details this week at Molter's Fresh Market after taking ownership of the former Festival Foods, former Gordy's and former Burnstad's earlier this summer. Molter's Market began operation...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:11am
The 5th annual Sparta Kriskindlmarkt is set to kick off on Friday, Nov. 29 in Mueller Square and on the Water Street Bridge in downtown Sparta. The magic of the Holiday season will once again come to life as this traditional outdoor European-style market will be open for three consecutive Fridays...
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to a large crowd Friday gathered at the Coulee Real Estate & Property Management office on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:16am
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson made a stop in Sparta last Friday to rally the Monroe County Republican Party and give them his impressions of what's transpiring in Washington D.C. lately. Johnson spent about an hour and a half speaking to a gathering of around 60 supporters at Trent Ziegler's Coulee Real...

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