Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tomah WI

Jim Weinzatl and Skeezix welcome visitors to the Tomah Area Museum starting July 4. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:07am
When you drive by the Tomah Area Museum don't forget to wave to Skeezix. Quick history lesson for those who don't know Skeezix. And let's be honest, those familiar with Skeezix, well it's a declining population.  Skeezix was one of the prime characters in Frank King's Gasoline Alley comic strip....
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:03am
Tomah Health is taking another step in its plan to fully reopen its facility and services. Effective June 15, phase two of a three-part plan will take effect. According to Tomah Health marketing and public relations director Eric Prise, the second part of the plan calls for opening access to the...
From left, State Farm Insurance agents Scott Davis of Sparta and Jeff Holthaus of Tomah. Herald photo by JP Schaller.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:15am
When Jeff Holthaus, a State Farm Insurance agent in Tomah, saw news footage of farmers being forced to dump milk because they couldn’t find markets for it, his old farm boy instincts kicked in. Holthaus had grown up on a farm outside of Decorah, Iowa and seeing a valuable product going down the...
After countless number of events, athletic contests gym classes and more, Tomah High School is getting a new gym floor. Workers have started to put down the new floor. Also pictured are pieces of the floor, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, waiting to be put in place. Contributed photos
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:15am
Employees of a New London company have started work on laying a new floor at Tomah High School. Stalker Sports Floor was awarded the bid for the work earlier this year by the Tomah School Board for the project at a cost of $185,000. At that meeting the board also approved a $15,000 contingency for...
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:08am
Area youth may not be able to visit the Tomah Public Library in person because ofcoronavirus restrictions. But library staff still have a full summer of reading and education activities planned through social media. Children's librarian Dave Deprey (Mr. Dave) has a full slate of activities starting...
Tomah Health registered nurse Amber Weiland, left, was one of 54 people to donate blood during at Tomah Health/Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive May 28. Contributed photo
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:03am
Tomah area residents answered the plea for blood with more than 50 people donating during the Tomah Health/Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive May 28.  Versiti account representative Emalea Cogdill said the drive resulted in 140 blood products that will go to patients at community hospitals,...
Protestors are pictured marching peacefully past the Tomah Police station Tuesday evening. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:27am
Protestors of all ages, genders and ethnicities peacefully marched through downtown Tomah Tuesday evening, taking part in the national movement honoring George Floyd demanding peace and the end of police brutality.  Floyd reportedly died at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin...
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:21am
At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Tomah School Board unanimously voted to allow the use of school facilities including playgrounds and ball fields for the public as well as classrooms for certain outside organizations. Although Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order was overruled by the Supreme...
Tomah Health Community Foundation vice president Brian Eirschele, left, presented a $1,000 ceremonial check to Tomah Health Patient and Family Services social worker Kaelyn Laylan, CSW, to support the hospital’s Lend a Hand program. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:05am
Imagine being taken to a hospital by ambulance and then realizing you have no way to get back to your home after being treated. For some area elderly patients and those who are homeless, the situation is real. That’s why the Tomah Health Community Foundation has donated $1,000 to help fund the Lend...
Racing action May 29 started for the 2020 season at the Tomah-Sparta Speedway. Contributed photos
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:21am
The Tomah-Sparta Speedway kicked off its 2020 season Friday night. New this racing season is the track's affiliation with the High School Racing Association (HSRA) with three dates planned at the quarter-mile paved oval. Tomah-Sparta, located just outside Tomah off State Highway 21, joins the La...

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