Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tomah WI

It was a family affair when Jeff Von Haden was recognized for dual win #300 Friday, Jan. 15. From left are wife, Wendy, daughter Brooke Oliver, holding Von Haden granddaughter Karsyn, sons Tyler and Travis, holding Von Haden grandson Hudson and the coach. And it's been clarified from reliable family sources that Grandpa and Grandma Von Haden will have to learn more about ice hockey down the road as Hudson is already comfortable holding a hockey stick. Wrestling singlets and headgear are not his style.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:13am
For prep wrestlers it's about reaching the 100 win milestone on the mat over the course of a high school career. For Tomah Timberwolves wrestling coach Jeff Von Haden the dual wins kept adding up. And after 23 years Von Haden reached the 300 win milestone in the corner of the mat. The Timberwolves...
Billboards at Tomah Recreation Park have already been updated, proudly displaying the 2021 dates for both the Budweiser Dairyland Truck and Tractor Pull and the Monroe County Fair. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:46am
Monroe County residents and visitors will once again get the chance to experience the thrills of carnival rides, the joy of showing animals and/or projects and the ever-famous tastes of cheese curds and corn dogs at the Monroe County Fair this year. As if that weren’t enough, pulling fans will be...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:41am
Freeze Fest will go on, but no surprise, with a different look. Freeze Fest is a collaborative effort between Tomah Rotary and Tomah Parks and Recreation. Freeze Fest will run from Feb. 1-7 minus a few attractions due to Covid-19 restrictions. One of the biggest losses for this year is the Kids...
The Tomah Warrens Sportsmen Alliance Fisharee is one of several events that will keep Lake Tomah a busy winter recreation spot in February. Pictured from the 2020 event, a group of four hardy young anglers who were a bit camera shy. And the fur hats were a popular fashion statement in 2020.  Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:27am
Safe ice and outdoor winter recreation once again play key role in making Lake Tomah a busy location. Once ice depth was deemed safe ice anglers began finding their way to Lake Tomah in January. But with February fast approaching the weekends will be busy on Lake Tomah. Starting off the month,...
Dr. Daniel Lenselink, M.D. received a COVID-19 vaccination this morning (Thursday). The Sparta ER physician was among the 40 or so staff at the Mayo Health Systems Sparta Clinic to be vaccinated against the virus. The two-part vaccination requires a second shot in three weeks. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:46am
The Mayo clinics in Sparta and Tomah began administering the COVID-19 vaccination to their staff this week. Personnel at the Tomah clinic received the first round of the two-part Pfizer vaccination Wednesday, while the Sparta clinic staff queued up for the shot today (Thursday). Ben Crenshaw,...
Despite the humor in her T-shirt gift, Lin Goodenough was a little somber on her last day driving bus for the Tomah School District. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:19am
Lin Goodenough was a fixture for the Tomah School District, whether in a school kitchen, school bus or school classroom.  But sensing "the time was right", Goodenough announced her retirement after 28 years with the district. Her official retirement day was Jan. 1, but she turned in the key of her...
Remi Nicole Leis, daughter of Cole Leis and Jessica Reimer of Ontario was the first baby born at Tomah Health in 2021 arriving at 5:25 a.m. Jan. 1. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:38am
Jessica Reimer and Cole Leis never thought that they would have a New Year’s Day baby. The Ontario couple said they were surprised that their daughter, Remi Nicole Leis, was the first baby born at Tomah Health in 2021. Remi arrived Jan.1 at 5:25 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20...
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:24am
Two Tomah City Council incumbents will not be seeking re-election. Tomah city clerk Becki Weyer said incumbent Jeff Cram filed a notification of non-candidacy last week for the Dist. 3 seat Cram said he is not seeking re-election because it's his plan to move out of the Dist. 3 city boundary....
Brad Hanson continues to get settled in as Tomah city administrator. He started his duties Dec. 28. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:22am
The second floor office space was available. And while newly minted Tomah city administrator Brad Hanson will not be as logistically accessible to city clerk Becki Weyer (first floor) his office is only shouting distance, literally, from the Tomah mayoral office on the second floor of Tomah City...
Tomah Health Clinic educator Emily Newbury, BSN, RN, left administered the first COVID-19 vaccine at Tomah Health to emergency department nurse practitioner Laura Miller, APNP, Dec. 28. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Tomah Health emergency department nurse practitioner Laura Miller said she felt blessed to be the first employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “First, it’s amazing that science has developed this vaccine and secondly, it is pretty awesome that Tomah Health has been able to acquire it for us...

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