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Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:52am
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department identified the suspect in a pursuit on Interstate 90 May 16, as 52-year-old Robert LaVake, who is a resident of Colorado. The chase started on Interstate 90 and ended when the fleeing vehicle hit a fence and started on fire. According to a police report, the...
Monroe County delegates to the recent Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention in Oshkosh. From left are Rep. Nancy VanderMeer of rural Tomah and Bovay Award winner John Christy of rural Cataract.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:49am
Republican Party of Monroe County sent a contingent of party loyalists to Oshkosh this past weekend for the annual state GOP convention. Members included Rep. Nancy VanderMeer of rural Tomah, County Chair and Vice Chair Doug Rogalla of rural Kendall and John Christy of rural Cataract plus Executive...
Cub Scout Pack 85 assisted the Sparta American Legion in placing flags on the graves of Veterans in honor of Memorial Day at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta. Contributed photos
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:45am
The Sparta area community is invited to attend all Memorial Day events sponsored by the Sparta American Legion Post 100 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) Post 2112 on Monday, May 27.  All events are open to the public. The first event is a breakfast from 6-9 a.m. at the VFW  located at 121 S...
Law enforcement officers bow their heads in remembrance of those who have fallen in the line of duty at the Monroe County Law Enforcement Appreciation held in Sparta Friday afternoon.  Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:40am
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement officers from the Sparta, Fort McCoy and Tomah Police Departments as well as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol were recognized by members of the community as well as fellow officers during a Law Enforcement Appreciation...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:36am
On Saturday, May 25, there will be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Child Center Cemetery dedication, which took place in 1999 when then-Governor Tommy Thompson attended that inaugural event. The Child Center closed in 1976, leaving gravestones of children who had died at the center...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:34am
It's only fitting an event to recognize those who put themselves at risk to help others is held at a place called Fireman's Park. The Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center will be celebrating Tomah’s Hometown Heroes at Fireman’s Park on Thursday, June 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "Hometown Heroes is an...
Bangor Middle School science teacher Matt Reagan demonstrates to the school board some of the robots built by Bangor seventh grade students. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:29am
Bangor Middle School science teacher Matt Regan gave a presentation and a demonstration to the school board members last week regarding middle school robotics, giving them insight into some fun things he has been working on with his students. “One of the things that Matt has been doing is branching...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:27am
The Area Community Theatre will present "Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" as their summer offering to the public. Directors, Joan Anderson and Amanda Schmock are looking for children of all ages and adults to audition on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. both evenings in the...
Rose Sutton tries he hand at throwing a tomahawk. Herald photos by Abby Wiedmeyer
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:24am
Rain did not dampen the spirits of those involved in the Canoe River Rendezvous festivities at the Sparta Eagle's Club last weekend.  The group gets together to re-enact lifestyles from the fur trade era.  They aim to stay as “period correct” as they can, and even give each other camp names,...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:19am
With another busy travel season getting underway, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are teaming up to send motorists an important safety message: buckle up – every seat, every trip. During the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization that begins Monday (May 20) and runs through Sunday, June 2...


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