Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tomah WI

Meca Sportswear shifted some of its production to meet demand for medical gowns and face masks during the ongoing pandemic. Pictured from left, Tom Bramwell and Jeff Cram (Meca) Cram kindly models a medical gown. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:25am
The market demand was there and Meca Sportswear saw an opportunity to meet that demand to equip healthcare workers on the COVID-19 front line. Last Friday four members of the Tomah Area Ambulance Service (TAAS) picked up the first box of personal protective equipment manufactured at the longtime...
Curb side service started last Friday at the Tomah Public Library. Director Irma Keller waits by the side entrance of the library for a patron to stop and pick up a book. There is also a bin for book returns. The Sparta Public Library is staring curb side pickup Monday (today). Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:05am
The Tomah and Sparta public libraries are joining others across Wisconsin to now offer curb side services. By requirement of Gov. Tony Evers’ executive order all public libraries in Wisconsin must remain closed to the public through May 26.  But an extension of Safer at Home does allow for curbside...
Nicholas W. Anderson
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:01am
A Tomah man armed with a large meat cleaver held police at bay for two hours Wednesday before finally being taken into custody. According to Tomah Police, the incident began at around 4:15 p.m., when officers were summoned to the 1500 block of Superior Avenue for a domestic disturbance involving...
In total, 54 cars were entered into the Winding Trails District’s first ever virtual pinewood derby held in Tomah this past weekend. Contributed photos.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:44am
Tomah Cub Scout Pack 279 hosted a virtual pinewood derby this past weekend that was open to all scout units within the Winding Trails District.  As subsidiaries of the Boy Scouts of America Gateway Area Council in La Crosse, local units typically organize their own individual pinewood derbies,...
Sure, plenty of room for a margarita in the Little Free Bakery. Linda Mattison was just testing with a Smirnoff Ice. Rest easy; it was all in fun. Marilyn and Duane Kortbein (left) are pictured with neighbors Rick and Linda Mattison who were checking out the Kortbeins Little Free Bakery. Being the good neighbors they are, the Mattisons returned the favor of a couple homemade cookies with a Smirnoff for the baker, Marilyn. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:26am
Duane Kortbein likes to keep busy with woodworking projects. His wife Marilyn likes to keep busy baking. The couple put both hobbies to good use incorporating the concept of the Little Free Library. In Tomah and other communities, the little libraries serve as a source of reading material in the...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:17am
In this case the term suspended offers hope comparative to the term cancelled. Tomah Parks and Recreation director Joe Protz announced earlier this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic response and to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infectious disease COVID-19 pandemic by...
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:17am
County board races decided Voters returned two of three incumbents to the Monroe County Board and decided two races between newcomers in the April 7 election. Incumbent Mary Cook held off a challenge from former county board supervisor Craig Buswell in District 16, which includes the towns of...
Roger Gorius
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:08am
There was little additional information shared at the Tomah city council meeting (via teleconference) Tuesday night regarding the termination of Tomah city administrator Roger Gorius. Gorius was only a few days away from the start of his eighth year in that role. He had been Tomah city...
While the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program is designed to help small businesses and their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort falls short when it comes to offering relief for restaurant owners. Two Monroe County restaurant owners - Jason Boris of Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta and Mike Murray of Murray’s On Main in Tomah - say the PPP is a good start, but would like to see some provisions changed to better accommodate the food service industry. Herald photos by J.P. Schaller and Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 9:59am
A stimulus package designed in part to help small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may be leaving the food service industry on the outside looking in. While the CARES Act includes a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that offers relief for small businesses and their employees, it falls...
Roger Gorius
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 4:47pm
In a press release issued Monday afternoon, the City of Tomah announced its decision to terminate the employment of City Administrator Roger Gorius who had been in the position since April 15, 2013. No other details regarding the termination have been made available at this time.  For the immediate...

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