Tuesday, September 17, 2019


The community of Millston is getting ready for its MDA Labor Day softball tournament and many of the same characters in this picture will likely be on hand to help raise money to send children to the MDA summer camp. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:57am
Editor's Note: With permission excerpts of a story on the Millston MDA Labor Day event by Mary Erickson of Wisconsin Rural Energy Cooperative magazine are part of this feature. The numbers tell the tale of success and how embedded the Millston Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day softball...
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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 9:48am
On August 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to a reported crash with injuries on Montgomery Street at Rusk Ave. David R. Turner, 63, of Tomah was driving a 2006 Pontiac Torrent westbound on Hwy 21 when he suffered an unknown medical issue, causing him to lose...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:55am
According to Jerry Martell, who operates Modern Disposal Systems, the city of Sparta's waste hauler, the recycling market has tanked. He and his son, Jacob, appeared before the Board of Public Works Wednesday requesting a change to their contract because of increased tipping fees for recycled...
Work started this week on replacing outdated street lights on Tomah's Superior Avenue. As part of its downtown master plan renovation one of the key components was funding to replace lights on Superior Avenue. The first was erected Tuesday by Public Works employees. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:52am
As of Tuesday night the city of Tomah has a class B liquor/class B fermented malt beverage license available for issuance. The Tomah City Council approved a motion after the license had been in limbo since July 2018. At that time the council agreed to keep the license with the defunct Sportsman's...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:50am
Residents in the Icecap Road subdivision south of Interstate 90 may finally be getting help from the City of Sparta to alleviate a persistent flooding problem in their neighborhood. Several of them attended Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting to hear a plan from the city's engineering firm to...
Pictured are a set of triplet beef cattle born on the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge July 5. Herald photo by  Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:39am
Triplet cows are a rarity, happening only once in 105,000 births. So it's extremely unlikely for the same farm to have two sets of triplets. That's exactly what happened on July 5, when the Mike and Amy Hedrick farm on Summit Ridge experienced its second set of triplets. Granted, the first set was...
Pictured are Union Bank staff with Tomah city officials and Tomah Chamber and Visitors Bureau staff and ambassadors. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:34am
Ground was broken earlier this summer for the Union Bank of Sparta branch in Tomah. It is located on the lot that was originally planned for the Tomah Area Historical Museum across from Band Box Cleaners; when the museum purchased an existing building the lot became available. Completion of the 3,...
Deana Protz
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:16am
Shopping in one place to purchase fresh, seasonal products directly from the hands of the producers is my jam. I can think of no sweeter way to start the day than with a morning trip to the market to fill up on farm- fresh products for the week. Making this experience even more delightful is the...
Allen C. Kruk
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:04am
Allen C. Kruk, 34, the suspect identified in a recent officer-involved shooting at his ex-wife’s residence in La Crosse, was identified as the suspect involved in a string of criminal activity in the Sparta area.  On July 30, officers took a report of a male and female who allegedly attempted to...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:02am
At its meeting Tuesday night, the Sparta School Board approved a new change order process for individual proposal requests outside of the original construction proposal. During a recent construction meeting, administrators from the Sparta Area School District discussed balancing the need to make...


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