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Allen A. Fawcett
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:17am
Allen A. Fawcett, 33, of Taylor was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon as domestic abuse. On May 18, Sparta officers were called to a residence on Kent St. in Sparta for a report of threats. The caller reported she...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:18am
The sights and sounds of summer in Sparta this year won't include an abundance of splashing kids at the the Aquatic Center nor the crack of bats on softball and baseball diamonds. At a special meeting Tuesday, the Sparta City Council voted to open only the Aquatic Center pool, limiting it to 86...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:15am
The Sparta Police Department will be honoring the Sparta High School Class of 2020 on Saturday with a parade through the city. Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad said the idea came from some of the seniors’ parents after seeing similar events in other communities. “SPD got involved because it was...
SACS Flock of Flamingos is one of many ways to contribute to the organization. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Board was originally planning a special 20th Anniversary SACS Walk/Rally for August 7 at Sparta Memorial Park, but due to COVID-19, it has had to make changes from the large one-night event with traditional activities to various curbside events. “Cancer doesn't...
Plans are underway for the remodel/expansion of Tomah's Cardinal Glass Industries. Pictured is the front office on the Townline Road site. The expansion will take place on the Rusch Street manufacture site. A tentative groundbreaking is set for later this year, but the date is not firm. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:04am
Management at Tomah’s Cardinal Glass Industries facility has announced upcoming changes in its manufacturing facility. Cardinal Glass is located in two buildings, one on Townline Road, the other on Rusch Street in Tomah’s industrial park. Tom Harkema, plant manager of Cardinal IG (insulated glass...
From left are Jim and Nodji Van Wychen and Stephanie and Brian Knoepker. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:02am
One year ago two couples entered a business agreement based on cautious optimism and faith with each other. That optimism has paid dividends for Jim and Nodji Van Wychen and Brian and Stephanie Knoepker. They are celebrating their first anniversary as the owners of the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery...
Monroe County Health Department Director Sharon Nelson. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:59am
Monroe County Health Department Director Sharon Nelson sat alone at her desk as she spoke to the Sparta Kiwanis Club at its ZOOM meeting Tuesday, May 19. “The virus has not gone away,” she said, demonstrating her own social distancing as one way of slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Nelson predicted...
Goody bags were delivered as phase two of Operation May Day last week. The group of women or organized the event are planning phases three and four in the near future. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:56am
Phase one of Operation May Day was a success. Such a success that organizers  are able to proceed with extended efforts to reach the elderly in area elderly care centers whose contact with family and friends has been cut off due to COVID-19. Sara Moseley said cash donations that accrued with phase...
Frisk Cloud (pictured) wrote a weekly column for the Tomah Journal called “Indian News” from 1939 until his death in 1941.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:53am
[Author’s note:  This article is the last in a series of articles examining the history and importance of the Federal Census.  The Local History Room is highlighting the census since 2020 is a census year.  Did you fill yours out?] When the federal census was first established, only one group was...
Jeff Holthaus displays some of the gift cards that he received as part of a Community Challenge to support local restaurants and taverns. Contributed photo
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:24am
The day in the life of a small business owner is still a long way from being considered normal in the wake of COVID-19. Despite being given the green light to open gradually, those businesses are still encouraged by state health officials to follow sanitation rules to limit the possibility of the...

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