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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:14am
Despite a dust up over revelations of plagiarism in a speech, Monroe County sheriff candidate Wes Revels' campaign isn't slowing down. Revels has admitted he used material in his April 5 announcement speech he found on the website of Kevin Grubb, a 2014 candidate for sheriff in Fredrick County,...
An aerial view of the progress at South Pointe Business Park off Hwy. 27 south of Sparta. The photo is looking northeast towards I-90. The intersection of Theisen's is on the left side of the photo. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:13am
Sparta's new South Pointe Business Park has its first occupant. The Sparta City Council last week approved signing over the deed for a parcel to DOMGRA Investments, LLC, which is owned by dentists Alan and Julie Domeyer. Alan Domeyer currently operates Sparta Family Dentistry out of his office at...
Kyle Laylan is pictured with his parents, Al and Mary Laylan. The photo was taken at his Diaconate Ordination May 6, 2017 in La Crosse. Contributed photo
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:07am
Something began pulling at Kyle Laylan in life, as early as second and third grade, he concedes. Laylan, 26, was drawn to his faith. He was raised in a devout Catholic family, one of five brothers. Their parents, Al and Mary Laylan, are active in what was then St. Mary's Catholic Church, now Queen...
Nick McCormick rumbles down the track in his Case International 7230 dubbed Nasty Stuff during the 10,000-lb Pro Stock Tractor Class. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:43am
The roar of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull in Tomah this past weekend could be heard for miles as competitors gave it their all to provide the best show possible. Despite Thursday night’s cancellation due to rain, thousands of spectators sat beneath clear skies and...
Kurt Heyroth and his Super Semi Tow Mater are one of many pullers slated to appear at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull this weekend in Tomah. Contributed photos.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:31am
In just a few short days the skies of Tomah will be filled with the roar of screaming engines as modified trucks and tractors run down the tracks at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, which is one of the nation’s premier events for truck and tractor pullers. Pullers from...
Staff and administration from Gundersen Health System and Tomah Memorial Hospital celebrated the beginning of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday. Pictured from left were, Camille Helou, Phil Stuart, Bryan Erdmann, Katerrri Dippen Castillo, Dr. Collin Driscoll, Dr. Scott Rathgaber, Dr. Kurt Oettel, Dr. Robert Holness, Kathy Jo Coblentz and Dr. Amy Atherton. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:27am
Work has begun for the new 77,000 square-foot Gundersen Tomah Clinic near Interstate 90 on Tomah’s south side. While the first dirt was moved at the end of April, Gundersen officials celebrated the beginning of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 13. “Progress to the new clinic has...
Pictured from left are Norwalk Library Board member Doug Gnewikow, library aide Beverly Gaunke, Library Director Jeanne Rice and Library Aide Jana Muehlenkamp. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:23am
Norwalk's Doug Gnewikow is a man of action. He was at the village's library board meeting last year when it decided to expand the undersized library, but it took a little urging. "Every year in January, they say 'let's find some money to build, so last year in February I said 'are you going to...
U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vulkmir addresses a gathering at the Cotter Pin in Leon last Thursday as Monroe County Republican Party Chairman Doug Rogalla of Kendall looks on. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:19am
Wisconsin's 96th Assemblyman Lee Nerison of Westby isn't running for office again but that hasn't kept him off the campaign trail, trying to fire up support for his fellow Republicans. "The Democrats have temper and anger on their side, that's what's driving them," he told a crowd of around 35...
Ryan Pawlisch instructs Trygve Schanhofer, 7, during a log rolling class at the Sparta Aquatic Center Monday morning. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:29am
During the great lumber and logging era, log rolling, as a sport, gained popularity in the late 1800s. The long standing tradition, spiked the interest of recent Sparta High School graduate Jessica Janzen while she was looking for a project to earn her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.  Janzen’s father...
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:20am
    A well known veterinarian from the Tomah area was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday, June 7 near Tunnel City. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on Cty. Hwy. M near Flint Road, when Steve "Doc" Doll, 68, failed to negotiate a curve in the...

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