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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:49am
Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) will again be offering influenza vaccine clinics at MANY sites throughout the county this fall and winter. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.  The 2019-2020 flu vaccine (quadrivalent) will protect against two...
Cast members pictured are front, Jerry Fushianes and Bridget Owns. Back, Dakota Viken and Jordyn Prise. The other cast member not pictured is Joe Davis. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:45am
The cast for Tomah Area Community Theater is getting ready for opening night of Barefoot in the Park. Cast members include Jerry Fushianes, Bridget Owns, Dakota Viken, Jordyn Prise and Joe Davis. Rocky Shutter and Sharon Larkin are co-directing the Neil Simon play. The production will take place...
People attending the 2019 Fort McCoy Retiree Appreciation Day attend a benefits fair on Sept. 6 in Rumpel Fitness Center. Nearly 600 people attended the event that took place throughout the day on post and was organized by the Fort McCoy Soldier for Life-Retirement Services Office. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:40am
Nearly 600 military retirees and family members attended the 2019 Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on Sept. 6 at Fort McCoy. The annual event is coordinated by the Fort McCoy Soldier For Life-Retirement Services Office (SFL-RSO) of the Directorate of Human Resources. "This year's event went very well...
Nurse Practitioner Stacey Markuson
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:35am
When Nurse Practitioner Stacey Markuson talked about the long-range consequences of childhood obesity at the Kiwanis Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, some of the parents present wondered where they had stored those battered metal Roy Rogers lunch boxes. Markuson had referred to the Sparta...
Troy Tralmer
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:56am
A Warrens man charged in the death of his three-month-old son in Nov. 2015, pleaded guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court last week to a reduced charge. Troy Tralmer, 30, was facing 60 years in prison after the Monroe County District Attorney's office charged him with first-degree reckless homicide...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:50am
Workers purging a newly installed We Energies gas line on Sparta's east side Thursday, Sept. 12 created a small panic after stiff winds blew the odor of natural gas into the city’s downtown area. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said he was alerted to a possible gas leak on East Main...
The ribbon was cut Friday, Sept. 13 for a historic project in the history of Tomah. It was part of an open house Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 at Tomah Health and Gundersen Clinic. Flanked by staff, from left, Tomah Gundersen Clinic Medical Director Robert Holness, Gundersen Medical CEO Michael  Dolan, Tomah Health CEO Phil Stuart, Tomah Health Board of Directors President Oak Moser and Wisconsin Rural Development Area Director Kelley Oehler did the ceremonial honor. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:43am
Last week's ribbon cutting for the new Tomah Health hospital and Gundersen Clinic was the culmination of 10 years of planning and designing. On Friday, around 800 people toured the adjoining health care facilities located off Gopher Avenue on Tomah's south side. While the new Gundersen Clinic has...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:40am
Earlier this year, the Town of Sparta decided to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school. For the township, the issue has not gone away as it was brought up again at its meeting last week. The township owns property along Hwy. 27 north of W...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:38am
The Tomah Public Library will have a connection with the Academy Awards in 2020. The library was selected as a screening location for the Manhatten Short Film Festival. Starting Thursday, Sept. 26 the library will host screenings for 10 film shorts with a global flavor. Other dates are Sept. 28,...
Pictured is the 2019 Sparta Homecoming Court. Front row, from left, Tara Erickson, Ethan Krueger, Noah Carpenter, Naomi Hone. Second row, from left, Makenzie Roberts, Cole Wisniewski, Kadon Milne. Back row, from left, Nadia Nelson and Haydn Guns. Not pictured is Emma Steele. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:35am
It is Homecoming week for the Sparta Area School District, with dozens of fun activities planned. All week long there will be a food pantry drive as well as numerous sporting events to include tennis, volleyball, golf, soccer and cross country.  Assemblies taking place throughout the week include:...

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