Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tomah WI

Luke Rethwisch stares down his target and steadies himself as he prepares to let go of an arrow. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:55am
For over 40 years the Tomah-Warrens Sportsman’s Alliance (TWSA,) formerly Wakoda Bowmen, Tomah Conservation Club and the Warrens Gun Club, has been instilling a love of the outdoors to local area youth.  Club members volunteer their time every Tuesday night to help teach kids and adults how to...
Members of the LaGrange elementary school student council get ready to help Tomah police officer Mike Preuss, standing, load care bags for delivery to the TPD. Some of the supplies in each care bag are pictured in front of the group. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:22am
Homelessness is something few, if any, Tomah elementary students experience or even see up close. Landon Crego witnessed homelessness two years ago on a mission trip through his church to St. Paul, Minn. Being witness to someone in a homeless environment was a vision that continued to resonate with...
Donald D. Kortbein
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 9:45am
The Tomah community lost one of its most dedicated community leaders last week. Donald D. Kortbein, age 84, passed away Feb. 12 at the Serenity House in Tomah.  Kortbein was a lifelong resident of the Tomah area. He was born on his family’s farm on March 27, 1935 to William and Elvira Kortbein and...
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 9:26am
Tomah residents and electors in the Tomah school district have an important duty Tuesday before an even more important task April 7. Tuesday is primary election day and the Tomah school board race and Tomah mayoral race need a primary to trim down its number of candidates. Kirk Arity, Spencer...
These impressive Belgian draft horses and a table full of S 'mores offer a tiny sample of what Tomah Holiday Lights adds to the Tomah holiday season. Eddie Doyle, the owner of Doyle's Belgians, Wilton hangs onto the reins until while passengers load into the wagon hitched behind. The S 'mores are prepared in the Winnebago Park shelter. Contributed photos
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 9:24am
It's the age-old adage, what goes up must come down. That is the case for the Tomah Holiday lights displays at Winnebago Park. Organizers of the light display are extending an open invite to those with a little time and ambition to help grow the display in future years.  But they also want to...
Adam Gigous was sworn in by Tomah city clerk Jo Cram as Tomah's Dist. 1 alderman. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:33am
The Tomah City Council approved the creation of a fulltime fire chief position Tuesday night Fire chief Tim Adler received approval for full time status, effective May 1. The benefit/wage package of $92,969 was also approved. Both motions were approved unanimously by the council. With the change...
Tomah mayoral candidates participated in a public forum. From left are Remy Gomez, Brett Larkin, Nellie Pater and Mike Murray. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:31am
As the Feb. 18 primary election nears, four candidates for Tomah mayor hoped to set themselves apart during a Feb. 7 forum at the Tomah Best Western. Incumbent Mike Murray is seeking another two-year term, Nellie Pater hopes to regain the seat she lost to Murray two years ago. Remy Gomez is making...
Eva Zaret is flanked by her wedding photo at Tomah high school as she addressed a student assembly as a Holocaust survivor. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:39am
Eva Zaret is 83 years old and has a story to share. Details are harrowing, emotional and for some, too graphic. Zaret is fully aware. Still, as a Holocaust survivor from Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime, the Milwaukee area woman insists her story must be shared. She fears as survivor numbers fade, so...
Plenty of ice and the ideal February day greeted hundreds of ice fishing anglers at the Tomah Warrens Sports Alliance Fisharee Saturday, Feb. 8 on Lake Tomah. Easton Armstrong, holding the fish. was uncertain if his catch would merit trophy status, but Armstrong and his friends, Braden Jilek, Brady Kemp and Kole Peterson had plenty of time fill the trophy board. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:27am
The city of Tomah expanded to a temporary suburb for one day on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hundreds of ice fishing enthusiasts moved onto Lake Tomah from 9 a.m. to around 3 p.m. for the Tomah Warrens Sportsman's Alliance (TWSA) Fisheree. Lake Tomah was dotted with ice shanties. Makeshift streets were laid...
Tomah B&G club members and staff gather around to water some seed starters for plants that will be transferred to a tower garden project, a first for the club. The tower garden allows vegetables to be grown indoors. The woman sitting at the table is a representative from Juice Plus, the company that provided the tower garden for the club. The tower garden is standing behind the group. It was decided to wait until the plants were in bloom in the garden for full visual wow. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:56am
Some poorly timed winter weather put a crimp in the original party date. But the Tomah Boys and Girls Club will celebrate 20 years of serving community youth Tuesday, Feb. 11 in connection with the Tomah school district. The Tomah Boys and Girls Club Birthday party in January was cancelled because...

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