Thursday, April 22, 2021

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David Brokopp
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:24am
After engaging in an extensive search process, which began earlier this year, the Bangor School District Board of Education has announced that David Brokopp has agreed to a contract as the next superintendent for the District. Brokopp is presently serving as the Lakeview Elementary School principal...
As the new owners of Rudy’s Drive-In Sparta location, Terrelle Wilson and Shelley Gates and their seven kids, are excited to continue the legacy of Rudy’s in Sparta. Herald photos by Macy White.
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:21am
Every year the Sparta community patiently (or not so patiently) awaits the seasonal re-opening of Rudy’s Drive-In. This year, the beloved restaurant will open under new ownership as long-time employee Shelley Gates and her partner Terrelle Wilson take the helm.   An Onalaska native, Gates started...
The playground at Sparta’s Memorial Park is in need of replacing, while the park’s shelters are need a little TLC. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:08am
With limited funding available, the Sparta Parks Department is looking for ways to make improvements to some of its recreational facilities without breaking the bank. Parks Director Brad Gilbertson presented a few ideas to the Park Board Monday for replacing playground equipment at Memorial Park,...
Marco's Italian and American Grill in Warrens is the host site for a fundraiser for Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter. Marco's owner Mark Chew, left, is pictured with Gina Mason, CDAS board president and her husband, Harold. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:03am
Funny how one additional letter can add a little spice to an event. Case in point, Marco's Italian and American Grill in Warrens is hosting a "spay"ghetti dinner Sunday, April 25 for Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter (CDAS) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a dine in or carryout option for the...
The History Room’s current exhibit, Monroe County Chooses: The Toys We Love, is available to view Thursdays through Saturdays; reservations no longer needed. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:51am
A recent county policy change has permitted the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum to end the reservation system to see the museum’s exhibits.   Effective April 9, the public can now visit the History Room’s exhibits without having to call ahead to make an appointment. The museum will be...
Scott Holum
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:26pm
In a special Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night Scott Holum was sworn in as Tomah police chief to replace the retiring Mark Nicholson. Nicholson's last day was April 9. He retired after 31 years of service with the TPD. Holum was assistant chief and worked his way up through the ranks of the...
Presenters showed the committee a few preliminary sketches of what the new uniforms might possibly look like. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:07pm
At its meeting this week, Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee heard from band instructors Carrie Thompson and Hope Larson regarding purchasing new uniforms for the Sparta High School Marching Band. The band’s current uniforms were...
Equipment applying anhydrous ammonia into the ground on a farm in the Town of New Lyme Tuesday, failed and leaked the dangerous gas into the air. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:05pm
The cause of an incident in the Town of New Lyme involving an anhydrous ammonia leak was determined to be a computer glitch that left a valve open on the equipment that was “knifing” the hazardous chemical into the ground. Both the Sparta Area Fire District Department and the Monroe County HAZMAT...
Amanda Jaeger
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:58am
This week started the 2021 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which is being held virtually this year; prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was scheduled to be held in Anaheim, California.   Wisconsin DECA hosted a Virtual District Conference back in January, which was...
The first flamingo flocking for SACS this year was along Franklin Street in Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:45am
Flamingos travel in flocks and during hard times, everyone could use a flock of supporters around them. After a cancer diagnosis, individuals will need even more support to help them through their cancer journey and for so many, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) has been that flock.  The...

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