Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:44am
Tomah police are investigating the death of a male juvenile found in a residence at the 900 block of Lemonweir Parkway. According to a TPD press release the Tomah Area Ambulance Service was dispatched to the home Monday shortly before noon for the report of an unresponsive male juvenile. Efforts...
The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by the time emergency personnel arrived on scene. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:40am
Yesterday afternoon, the Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a one-vehicle roll over on Iberia Avenue in the town of Sparta where the driver was trapped inside the vehicle. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived on scene some passersby had stopped to help pull the driver out of the burning...
Dave Madison of Mt. Tabor completes a pull in last year's Outlaw class.
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:53am
The usually sleepy village of Norwalk is once again ready to pop to life this coming weekend when it hosts its annual tractor pull. But this year, the village will be celebrating its quiet, humble beginnings along with the thunder and roar of  high performance engines as they roar down the track...
Space Camp graduate Cadence Scholze poses with Museum Board President Joanne Hagen, Sparta Alderman Kevin Riley, Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Astronaut Mark Lee after receiving her diploma. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:50am
This year’s Deke Slayton Space Camp cadets received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony Friday evening at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum in Sparta after five days of space and science related activities. A total of 20 kids received a diploma, a signed photograph of...
 William "Willie" Hoffman
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:38am
Sparta businessman and community leader William "Willie" Hoffman died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday. The 57-year old Sparta native earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and worked several years for Marriott Hotels before returning to Sparta in 2008, to take over as general manager at...
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:35am
Principal Pat Olbert recently provided the Sparta Area School Board with a report on the district’s Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) Program. The AGR Program was established during the 2015-16 school year to replace the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program at the end of the 2017...
Families and children will have plenty of activities to stay busy at the Monroe County National Night Out. A popular stop at the event is the display coordinated by the Oakdale and Tomah fire departments where children can test their accuracy with a water hose The 'wooden' fire had several targets. Herald file photo
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Monroe County's National Night Out is Tuesday Aug. 6. at Winnebago Park. Hundreds are expected for the event that continues to grow in numbers. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is held in communities for residents to thank emergency services personnel who protect and serve. The event is...
The traffic pattern will be different this year to avoid traffic jams. Participants are being asked to enter the event using Hagen Street, by the Dollar General. The map above shows the route. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:30am
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center will be celebrating National Health Center Week 2019, which takes place Aug. 4-10, with a week full of free community events. The activities began with the Cashton Community Rocks scavenger hunt on Sunday. There will be a Family & Friends CPR class today (...
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:23am
Patients in the Tomah area will soon have a new facility to receive their healthcare. The new Gundersen Tomah Clinic located at 505 Gopher Drive near Interstate 90 will open on Monday, Aug. 26. The two-story, 77,000 square-foot facility gives patients access to all their care in one building...
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:20am
  Youth who want to learn about Air Force life, experience flying, and develop leadership skills have the opportunity over the next three weeks to become a Civil Air Patrol cadet with the La Crosse Composite Squadron. The squadron, one of the largest in Wisconsin, admits new cadets to its program...

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