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Kevin Krentz
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Farming in general is a community-based system. I know this because I am a dairy farmer from central Wisconsin. I am so proud to have grown up in this industry and proud to support my community as much as my farm does.  I recently evaluated how we spend money on our farm and found that 62% of my...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:12am
The Tomah school board approved a base wage increase for professional staff along with a supplemental pay increase based on completion of a successful summary year evaluation. Following a June 10 meeting with members of the Tomah Education Association, a 2.44% wage increase was approved for the...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:11am
Flood damage isn’t stopping organizers of the annual Fourth of July Celebration in Ontario who have chosen the theme, “Still Afloat” for the big parade at noon on July 4th.  A big tent is ordered to hold activities that have previously been held in the flood damaged community hall. Events kick off...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:10am
A Sparta man has been charged with child abuse to intentionally cause harm, battery and disorderly conduct after the Sparta High School resource officer was notified of an abusive incident that had occurred on June 9. The victim alleged that Logan S. Radek, 18, of Sparta had pushed her several...
Pictured, from left, are Bill McClain, Kiwanis Club President; Kirby Mohr; Student of the Year Ryan Mohr; Lynn Mohr; SHS Teacher and National Honor Society Advisor Julie Ender.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:07am
Sparta High School graduate Ryan Mohr was no stranger to Sparta Kiwanians when the Club met Tuesday noon, June 18, at Jake’s Northwoods to honor the SHS Kiwanis Student of the Year. Mohr, his parents Lynn and Kirby Mohr, and his nominating SHS English Teacher Julie Enders had been Kiwanis guests in...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:05am
What does macaroni and cheese, baked beans and peanut butter have in common? They were all donated to the Sparta Area School District recently, largely with the help of the facility services team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta. The team loaded up a cart full of various food items to be...
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...

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