Sunday, September 15, 2019


This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:46am
Those who lived through the early years of the Cold War remember the tension between the U.S. and Russia, or the U.S.S.R. as it was know then. But people in Monroe County and the surrounding area became keenly aware of the stressful situation between the two Super Powers in September 1961, when...
These Brookwood elementary students will be performing a traditional Mexican dance at a community dance and fundraiser slated for Oct. 21 at the Norwalk Community Center. They include, standing, from left: Nidia Alcantar (traditional dance coordinator), Eileen Bautista, Jessica Canelo, Jimena Mendoza, Mia Mommaerts, Lucy Tirado, Mily Alcantar, Fernanda Garcia, and Havilton Ramos. Seated: Javier Bautista, Damian Garcia, Brayan Rojas, Marianela Alcantar, Yoselin Silva, Yesenia Ruiz and Cindy Juarez. Contribut
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:19pm
  Well Youth Ministry Ontario and the Diversity Club of Brookwood High School have teamed up for a community dance/fundraising event that will take place at the Wilton Community Center on Oct. 21. Funds raised at the event will be donated to the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico and the earthquake...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:30am
The Tomah Rotary Club announced plans for their biggest fundraiser of the year, “Wine into Water,” a public event that raises money to help bring water to teh African country of Uganda. The event will include a live auction, silent auction, benefit drawings, wine, food and more, coordinator Jenny...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:24am
A regional commuter bus service, connecting La Crosse, Sparta and Tomah, is now a real thing. The Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit (SMRT or "smart") bus has been carrying passengers from Tomah, Sparta and other communities along I-90 toward La Crosse since Monday, Oct. 2. The route is currently...
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:13pm
When he talks, Ken Stumpt uses the word “amazing” often. A Medal of Honor award recipient of the Vietnam War, the Tomah resident tells about his amazing comrades, amazing family, amazing travel, but there’s likely no one more amazing than Stumpf himself, especially as a young soldier when he went...
It was a long time coming, but worth the wait as the ribbon was cut during the dedication of the Monroe County Justice Center. From left are Kurt Marshaus, Judge J. David Rice, Cedric Schnitzler, Jim Kuhn and Wally Habhegger
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:04pm
 When the Monroe County Board first started discussion on a new justice center there were likely at least 28 supervisors, maybe more, involved in the debate. Ground was broken on the project in May of 2014. When the ribbon was cut Friday, Sept. 29 for the Monroe County Justice Center that number...
River Run Golf Course Flower volunteers gathered to be honored for their season of service at the Sparta golf course Monday. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:59am
Started by three male volunteers in 1993, golfers at River Run in Sparta have enjoyed the benefits of the horticulture work of dozens of volunteers through the years, making sure the course’s 19 different flower beds are nothing but prestine. It was the trio of Ed Wendorf, the late Archie Lyon and...
There were bodies and tents as far as you could see from atop the hill looking north on Pine Street Saturday despite the warmer-than-normal temperatures. Tomah Ambulance personnel said they had 20 cases of attendees and volunteers getting overwhelmed by the 100-degree heat index, including three taken to the hospital. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:51am
Despite hosting the warmest Cranberry Festival of all time, an estimated 135,000 to 140,000 visitors came to Warrens this past weekend, Kim Schroeder, General Manager of the festival said this week. “It was just hot,” Schroeder said, saying someone pointed out it was also hot in 2000. “But we’ve...
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:47am
    by PAT MULVANEY Herald Editor   Leaping another hurdle to replace its aging nursing home, the Monroe County Board approved a site for a proposed facility at its monthly meeting Wednesday. Supervisors voted 13-3 to go with a site that sits on the northeast corner of Cty. Hwy. B and General...
Apples, cranberries, whipped cream and pecans. The perfect combination for healthy and decadent. Faye Moseley will be selling royal caramel cran-apple slices during Cranfest. Proceeds will go toward buying baking supplies and Christmas presents for Children’s Vision International orphans in Bogota, Colombia. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:22am
 Is it true an apple a day keeps a doctor away? Guess it depends how much stock you put in longstanding wisdom. So imagine a crisp jumbo Cortland apple topped with melted caramel, whipped, cream, toasted pecans and fresh cranberries. So the health benefits of caramel cran-apple slices may be in...


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