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Jeri Wittmershaus was appointed this month as the new Village of Bangor Administrator-Clerk/Treasurer. Contributed photo.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:02am
The Bangor Village Board recently appointed Jeri Wittmershaus as its full-time village administrator-clerk/treasurer at its monthly meeting on March 12. Wittmershaus has been an employee at the Bangor Municipal Utility/Administrative office since 2011.   When Bangor’s former administrator, Shelly...
Davey Pennel, owner of Davey’s Auto Repair, works on a vehicle inside his new shop located at 2775 Commercial Drive. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:59am
With a new building, located at 2775 Commercial Drive, Davey Pennel, owner of Davey’s Auto Repair in Sparta, says he has a good problem. His business has grown faster than he thought it would. Construction began in late fall 2018 and Davey’s Auto moved into the new location in early February....
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel Jacob Erdman of Sparta, center, receives the General Carl A. Spaatz Award from General David Goldfein, right, the current Air Force Chief of Staff. Less than .05% of all Civil Air Patrol cadets earn the Spaatz Award. Contributed photo
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:54am
Six years ago, Jacob Erdman, a 2016 graduate of Sparta High School, wandered over to the Civil Air Patrol recruiting booth to check things out and try his hand at flying an F-16 simulator. Little did he know that six years later he would be standing on a stage with the Air Force Chief of Staff and...
The HOSA Club members headed to the state competition are front row, from left, Olivia Schulz, Hailey Leis, Angelina Talsky, Cora Johnson, Myra Ramirez. Back row, from left, Harly Filter, Ethan Anderson, Ryan Mohr, Antonia Boltik, Grace Hockersmith, Abigail Hone and Emalee Schwarz. Contributed photo.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:48am
The Sparta Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently had 13 students compete at the Regional Leadership Conference who also qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference. “It was kind of exciting because all of the kids that competed at regionals qualified for...
Brig. Gen. Twanda Young (left), deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, gives a flag to Sgt. Christine Meyers with the Fort McCoy Army Health Clinic during the Women's History Month observance March 14 at McCoy's Community Center. Young was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army file photo by Aimee Malone, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:46am
"Empowered women empower women" was the message of the Fort McCoy Women's History Month observance, held March 14 at McCoy's Community Center. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Twanda E. Young, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Amanda Schmock, an area community...
Sparta Area Fire District responded to a house fire in the Town of Angelo Wednesday morning. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:35am
A pair of house fire calls and a fire alarm at Meadowview Middle School kept the Sparta Area Fire District busy this week. The call for the most serious fire came in shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was dispatched to a reported...
Architects Michelle Maland and Brad Simonson of HSR Associates addressed Sparta Township residents expressing concern for the placement of a sidewalk to the new Herrman Elementary School. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
At its monthly meeting this week, the Town of Sparta upheld the decision made previously at its February meeting to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school scheduled to begin construction this spring. The township however did put the issue...
Jack A. Erdman.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:23am
On March 16, at approximately 9:33 p.m., law enforcement was attempting to locate a 16-year-old female runaway identified as ALS at a residence in Tomah. According to the complaint, investigators had been given information that the teenager might be located with a male named Jack A. Erdman, 21, of...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:20am
The Tomah School Board approved the bid for a planned bus pen for its school bus and van fleet located on Townline Road. Action was taken Monday night to award the bid to Gerke Excavating at a cost of $445,940 that will cover excavation, installation of lights and wire fencing. The board also...
Pictured, from left, are SHS Science Teacher Jacob Anderson, dad Philip Schultz, SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Olivia Schultz, mom Stephanie Greenwell and Kiwanian Luther Larson. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:17am
Sparta High School Science teacher Jacob Anderson is confident that SHS student Olivia Schulz, his nominee for the Sparta Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, is on track for other honors that will support her anticipated nursing career.    If she excels in her Chemistry AP exam at the end of the...

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