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The Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor pull will take place in Tomah this weekend starting June 20 through June 22. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:58pm
The Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull expects somewhere around 70,000 spectators this weekend where it will feature top drivers from across the nation, Canada and Europe. The Tomah event, which has been running for 44 years, is one of three Super National Events sanctioned...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:42am
The Sparta Public Works Board suffered a little sticker shock last Wednesday after opening bids for the long-anticipated Perch Lake dam project. Bids for work on the dam, which originally was slated to begin next month, came in well above what engineers projected, forcing city officials to rethink...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:34am
Barbershop owner Curt Wells wants easier access to his business for his aging customers, but his request to the Sparta Board of Public Works  last Wednesday for a handicap space in front of his business at 116 E. Franklin St. raised concerns. Wells has been cutting hair at the location for 48 years...
In one way or another, John and Barb Ornes have been volunteering at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull for nearly 40 years. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:32am
Big events, such as the upcoming Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor pull, require a lot of helping hands to make it a success. John and Barb Ornes, of Norwalk have been volunteering at the Tomah pull for more years than they can count on both of their hands combined. “I went to...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:29am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with family activities, music and fireworks in Sparta’s Memorial Park on Thursday, July 4. Sparta’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration is highlighted with free activities for children and youth, games...
The skies above Tomah were littered with kites Saturday morning for the second annual Kite Fest held at the Tomah High School Varsity Soccer Fields. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:26am
Spectators arrived a little earlier than the wind to Tomah's Kite Fest Saturday, June 15. But once the mid-morning June wind picked up a little speed spectators had plenty to watch above the skies at the Tomah school district soccer fields. The Tomah Chamber of Commerce Kite Fest for its second...
Fort McCoy, local, and state government personnel learn about intergovernmental and community partnerships during the Army Community Partnership Kick-off and Needs and Capacity Conference on April 25, 2019. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:07am
Leaders from throughout the Fort McCoy Garrison, tenant organizations, and state and local government agencies participate in the Army Community Partnership Kick-off and Needs and Capacity Conference on April 25 at Fort McCoy. The conference supported the Army Community Partnership Program at Fort...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:04am
Last week, the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance took up the Natural Resources and DNR section of the 2019-2021 biennial state budget. Included as part of the omnibus motion approved by the committee was a provision pushed for by Rep. Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc), Rep. Loren Oldenburg (R-Viroqua...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:56am
    Department of Natural Resources staff is actively assessing the impact of a manure spill that led to a significant fish kill in Bostwick Creek in the Town of Bangor. The incident, which affects the area upstream of Highway M to Larson Road in La Crosse County, was reported to the DNR on...
Club Oasis owner Joshua Schams is pictured with the supper club's signature drink, an old fashioned.  Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:04am
As a teenager, Joshua Schams was an employee of the Club Oasis on Hwy. 21 between Sparta and Ft. McCoy. "I started out as a dishwasher and then I showed up one day and the cook didn't show up so I learned how to cook," he said. "I used to joke around that I was going to come back and buy the place...

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