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The moon rock is on display at the Deke Slayton Memorial Museum as part of the Ambassador of Exploration Award, honoring Deke Slayton and the entire space exploration legacy. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:32am
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle” was the first crewed vehicle to land on the surface of the Moon; making American history as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever on the Moon. Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon when he spoke those...
Al Brueggen leads the Zor Midgets, a Shriners precision mini-car team from Sparta, in a parade in Wisconsin Rapids. Contributed photos.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:27am
Al Brueggen of Sparta is usually easily recognizable. He's  a bit of a public figure as owner of Shine Brite Cleans and the Foxhole Pub, which he operates with his wife Penny. But on weekends, when he dons a pair of sunglasses and a red fez, while seated behind the wheel of a modified go-cart as...
Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) camp by Seth Eastman, 1884 (courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:22am
[In the summer of 1936, an 86-year-old widow in Missouri named Agnes Julia Ferguson sat down to write her memoir. The result was a document just over ten pages long, though it contained a multitude of incredible stories and memories. Even more incredible was the reason for her writing:  70 years...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:15am
Recent calls in regards to an upcoming fundraiser for the Monroe County Crime Stoppers are not scams. On Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m., Bryan Harris will be performing at the Sparta High School auditorium in his tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. If you wish to attend there will be tickets...
Dwite J. Shaver
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:12am
At 5:48 p.m. on July 10, officers responded to check the welfare of a subject reported to be laying down in the playground area at a school in Sparta. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found Dwite J. Shaver, 54, of Sparta sitting on the ground leaning against playground equipment.  On the ground...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:09am
Projected opening days have come and gone for the Tomah Area Historical Museum. The earlier this year the museum's board approved the purchase of a vacant building on the opposite end of Superior Avenue from its original location on Superior Avenue. The building is known by many as the former...
David M. Hintz
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:19am
A Tomah man is in custody after police located him at a Kilbourn Avenue residence. David M. Hintz, 25, was arrested Tuesday shortly after 2 p.m. in a house at 605 Kilbourn Ave. Hintz was being investigated by Tomah police related to various criminal activities. He also had an active Wisconsin...
Oakdale fire chief Bob Gnewikow, left, presents Tim Flock with a mounted gold axe for 30 years of service and his retirement from the Oakdale Area Fire Association. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:23am
The signs at the Oakdale Area Fire Association's two station houses leave no question with their need. 'Firefighters needed' is the simple message. Not unlike message shared by rural volunteer fire departments across the region, across the state. As of Tuesday night the Oakdale department is down...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:20am
Two straight years of unusually wet conditions have led to flooding in areas of Sparta that have previously never had problems. The subject was raised at the Sparta Board of Public Works last Wednesday when Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning was asked how the Icecap Road Subdivision behind Theisen'...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:18am
Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser addressed the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee regarding discussion to contract with Building Solutions out of the Milwaukee area to audit the costs on the district’s building projects. Hauser explained she looked...

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