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Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:28am
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin making national news and the virus on the uptick in Monroe County, Sparta Alderman Bruce Humphrey questioned at Wednesday’s council meeting the practicality of holding trick-or-treating in the city this year. Humphrey said he and his wife have enjoyed...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:22am
Next week, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will be observing Make a Difference Week from October 19-24. Make a Difference Day is an unofficial secular holiday or observance that emphasizes community service and volunteerism. It has been celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October since 1992....
Dr, Amy Van Deuren, Sparta school superintendent, addressed by ZOOM the Sparta Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Note the bag of Sweet Tarts—standard desk-top nourishment for Wisconsin’s school superintendents. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:20am
Sparta Area School District Supervisor Amy Van Deuren, speaking to Kiwanians Tuesday, Sept. 29, said District operation under COVID-19 was akin to “a Snow Day on steroids.”   Describing how the model used by the Monroe County Health Department to track the spread of COVID cases led to the closing...
The Tomah Lions Club typically serves pancakes breakfasts to approximately 1,500 members during Oakdale Electric's Member Appreciation Celebration each October. This photo is from the 2019 pancake breakfast. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:17am
We like the word local. We like it because it’s the nearby hardware store where we can get what we need. It’s where we meet friends for coffee. It’s the shop where they look us in the eye and smile. It’s a word of warmth that makes us feel known. Local also means your electric co-op. It’s as local...
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:36am
In a press release issued Friday, Oct. 9, The Morrow Home nursing facility in Sparta reported that a resident died last week “in connection with the COVID-19 infection.” The release also stated that other staff and residents have tested positive for the virus and are currently in isolation. “Morrow...
A firefighter works to free calves trapped in a semi-trailer that rolled over last Thursday on Janis Avenue. Contributed photo
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:34am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department had its hands full Thursday, Oct. 8, wrangling calves at a rural Sparta farm. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, firefighters responded to a tipped over semi-trailer carrying 102 beef calves on Janis Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. He said two semi-trailers...
Spencer Cleary and Katie Bennett of Sojourner’s Journey are ready to welcome members of the public for tours of Jim’s House for Men and Debra Jean’s House for Women at an open house this week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:31am
Sojourner’s Journey is a non-profit, non-denominational organization committed to helping those who are homeless and struggling with substance abuse and mental illness in the Monroe County area. The organization provides resources, education and developmental opportunities to empower men and women...
A fundraiser for the Bangor First Responders will be held in Bangor Village Park this Saturday to replace the organization’s main fundraiser, an annual Halloween Dance. Contributed photos.
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:28am
The Village of Bangor has a great group of volunteers acting as the Bangor First Responders, which was formed in October of 1982, serving the Bangor, Rockland and Burns areas. Due to COVID-19, the First Responders has made the hard decision to cancel its annual Halloween dance, which is the...
Museum executive director Jim Weinzatl displays one of the land record abstract books available for research. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 10:23am
Sometimes documenting history comes with a cost. The Monroe County Historical Society and Monroe, Juneau, Jackson County's Genealogy Workshop joined together to assist the Tomah Area Museum's establish its genealogy area. The Tomah Journal donated an ancient 3M 500 Reader/Printer microfilm machine...
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:08am
Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger said Wednesday his office cannot prosecute any referrals related to Gov. Tony Evers’ administration’s Emergency Order #3.   The order, which could face legal challenges from Republican lawmakers, went into effect this morning (Thursday) and is set to...

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