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Brente Knutson
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:57am
   Brente Knutson started with the Cashton Police Department in a part-time role in 2016. In early 2019 he was promoted to full-time status. Last month the Cashton Village Board voted to promote Knut­son to the position of Police Chief.     Knutson has over 18 years of experience in law enforcement...
Here they come, 200 strong soldiers of the 181st Infantry Brigade around Lake Tomah. Contributed photos
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:49am
They were all lined up like adult-sized elves delivering gifts. Approximately 200 soldiers, members of the 181st Infantry Brigade MFTB (multi-functional training brigade) at Fort McCoy. On Thursday, Dec. 3 the soldiers staged at Recreation Park and proceeded on the Eagle Brigade Jingle Bell Ruck....
Leah Rentmeester, TNRC facility administrator, holds a box for employee donations for the Kupper Rasch Senior Center. A similar box is available community donations. The box will be in the TNRC entry way through Dec. 21. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:42am
It's a simple act of holiday kindness of one center helping another. Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (TNRC) and Mulder Healthcare is sponsoring a supply drive for the Kupper Rasch Senior Center to help stock supplies for much needed items, said Tina Pick, TNRC community liaison. Pick said...
An Amish buggy makes its way through the countryside in rural Cashton. Contributed photo
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
The five most northern districts of the Cashton Amish community donated $6,275 to the Monroe County Highway Department. Monroe County Highway Commissioner David Ohnstad said a group of Amish recently contacted him and said they were going to count the number of horse-drawn buggies they use and send...
Christmas For Kids head elf, Michele Hamilton is pictured standing in front of the program’s new distribution site, Second Season located in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:56am
Without Michele Hamilton and her group of elves, many local children from low-income families may not have as merry of a Christmas. Hamilton’s program, Christmas For Kids, which replaced Toys For Tots in Sparta, provides presents for anywhere between 400 to 500 kids each year.  Hamilton’s 7-year-...
Timothy I. Thomas
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:54am
A Portland, Oregon man was arrested in Monroe County on November 7 after law enforcement was notified of suspicious behavior on an Amtrak Train. The report indicated the man had a knife and was “talking crazy.”   While enroute, officers were notified the man had allegedly left the train and was...
Mark Chew and Mike Morphey are relaxed standing next to the 25-foot Christmas tree at Marco's. But getting it in place took the skills, and nerve, of several Town of Lincoln firefighters and their ladder truck. Morphey is TLFD chief.  Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein and contributed.
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:52am
Last year Mark Chew hosted his inaugural Festival of the Tree as a way to celebrate the Christmas season and to thank his Marco's Italian & American Grill patrons. This year Chew hosts the event again as way to say thanks. But also to usher out a year dominated by Covid-19 with hope that 2021...
Alex Goodman, left,  Wisconsin Building Supply Manager and LABA representative awards Steve Schauf, right, SHS agriculture and technology education instructor, Milwaukee cordless tools (inset) for use in the building construction program. Contributed photos
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:48am
A relationship between the Sparta High School tech-ed program the La Crosse Area Building Association (LABA) is paying dividends both financially and through hands-on experience for students. According to SHS agriculture/ tech-ed instructor Steve Schauf, it’s a symbiotic relationship that this year...
Holly Kirking Loomis pictured with Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes at December 2019 climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain. Contributed photo
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:45am
When Holly Kirking Loomis spoke to the Sparta Kiwanis Club Nov. 10, members sat up straight and listened. In 2019 Loomis, a Sparta High School graduate and recipient of a Kiwanis Student of the Month Award, was the acting director of the State Department Office of Global Change, the team that...
After 32 years in business Phyllis Frisk, owner of Second Season in downtown Sparta, will turn the helm over to her daughter Michele Hamilton. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:39am
It was through teary eyes that Phyllis Frisk, owner of Second Season in downtown Sparta, announced she would be retiring at the end of November after over 30 years at the helm.  “It took me a whole year to say it out loud,” Frisk said.  It was in 1988 when Frisk bought the store for her daughter,...

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