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Libby Hansen was recognized for her commitment to art education. She was named Middle Level Art Educator of the Year recently at a conference at Silver Lake College. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:25am
Libby Hansen knows what artistic expression has meant in her life. Hanson has made it her career to instill the importance of art in the lives of others. Hansen, a Tomah Middle School art teacher, was recognized as Middle Level Art Educator of the Year at the Wisconsin Art Education Association...
Miss Sparta royalty helped out at last Friday's Trick-or Treat Street at the Sparta Barney Community Center on East Montgomery Street. Decked out as Disney villains are, from left, Junior Miss Sparta Aubriella Rehfuss, Miss Sparta Outstanding Teen Alexis Bernett, Miss Sparta Hannah Pieper and Junior Miss Sparta Princess Skylah Simao. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:38am
Bare trees, shorter days, a nip in the air, jack o'lanterns on doorsteps and candy flying off store shelves can mean only one thing. Halloween is upon us. And communities throughout Monroe County, as usual, are embracing the spookiest day of the year, which falls on this coming Thursday. While all...
Tomah nasa chapter received a $70,000 grant from Mayo Health System to purchase playground equipment for its inclusive playground at Butts Park. Pictured from left, Dr. Paul Mueller (Mayo), Tim Millin, Dave Stutzman, Julie Millin, Dan Boehm, Bertie Dietzman (nasa members) and Teri Wildt (Mayo). Contributed photo
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:34am
A handicap accessible playground on the shore of Lake Tomah received a significant financial boost Thursday, Oct. 24. The Mayo Clinic Health System awarded the Tomah North American Squirrel Association (nasa) $ 70,000 to be used for purchasing playground equipment at the inclusive playground site...
Ron Waddell will retire from the Tomah Police Department in early December after 28 years in law enforcement. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:45am
Law enforcement and dairy farming share a few occupational traits. First is a commitment to an occupation that is seven days a week. Another is on the bad days you can find yourself stepping through a lot of..., well you know what. Finally, on the good days both jobs bring a great deal of...
Dana puts finishing touches on a cow in preparation for a fitting competition. Contributed photos
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:30am
Call her what you want, a steer shearer, cow coiffeur, or bovine beautician, but Tomah's Dana Johnson is good at it. In the world of animal showing, it's called "fitting", and Dana, a sophomore at Tomah High School, recently took home a 1st place medal for her age group in the World Dairy Expo...
Tomah Health Infusion and Pulmonary Services Director Bev Niebuhr, BSN, RN, left, and Kat Burkhalter of Tomah, pose with a bell donated by Burkhalter and her husband Roy recently. Located in the Tomah Health Infusion Services Dept., Burkhalter said the bell is a symbol of closure and hope for cancer patients finishing treatment. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:23am
Kat Burkhalter said she was fortunate to get her cancer care in Tomah. To mark the completion of her chemotherapy at Tomah Memorial Hospital last month, the Tomah woman rang a bell, something she wanted other cancer patients to experience at the newly constructed Tomah Health. “My mom went and...
The Peace Lutheran Time & Talent Marketplace features items from ornate (glass outdoor garden decorations) to detailed handmade quilts. Lori Yates, left, and Gwen Nelson display a small sampling of what will be available to purchase. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:20am
Tomah's Peace Lutheran Church Time & Talent Marketplace will feature quilts, crafts, canned goods and more. The event is Nov. 8-9 at the church, located at 307 Warren St. Included will be hand crafted items like quilts, bags, hats, necklaces and baby/toddler items. Gwen Nelson, one of the event...
Jason Burch, Kendra Lene, Matthew Hennessey, Hanna Killgo and Diana Samuels rehearse a scene from the upcoming THS fall production. Contributed photo
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:32am
Tomah High School students will bring to life one of Oscar Wilde's most memorable comedies. The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. with an Oct. 27 matinee at 1 p.m. at the THS auditorium. Originally written in 1895 by Wilde, the plot centers around two fun...
Charlie Hilt appears to have the hang of bottle feeding this young calf. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:29am
It's easier to educate youth when you have hands on classrooms nearby. Students from LaGrange Elementary School had the opportunity on Tuesday to learn more about Wisconsin's dairy and cranberry industries. Students visited Valley Corporation cranberry marsh outside Valley Junction and the Bailey...
Tomah Health Women’s Health Services Director Carrie Lord, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, left, accepted a Cuddle Cot from Melissa and Matt Shore of Holmen and their children Keegan, front left and Emmerson recently. The Cuddle Cot is a crib-cooling device that allows grieving parents to spend some extra time with their newborn after death in an effort to ease the mourning process. Contributed photo.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:14am
Melissa and Matt Shore wished that they were able to spend some additional time with their son, Kipton, who was delivered stillborn in July 2018. “One of the things that people kept asking us was ‘what can we do, how can we help, what do you need?’” recalled Melissa of the tragic event. “When we...

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