Thursday, April 22, 2021


Members of the Tomah Health Women’s Health Dept., including Director Carrie Lord, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, left, registered nurse Lindsay Gigous, registered nurse Kandi Ebert presented medical supplies to certified nurse midwife Kathy Kett, far right, of Tomah before Kett’s planned medical mission to Africa. Contributed photo
Monday, April 5, 2021 - 11:11am
After delivering more than 2,500 babies over her career, Kathy Kett is taking her experiences and expertise to Africa to help expecting moms and help teach nurses. The Tomah certified nurse midwife will travel to Uganda for a five-week medical mission through Loving One by One ministries to the...
Monroe County Veterans Officer Charles Weaver, left, addresses a crowd in front of the Justice Center in Sparta Monday during the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony. Also pictured, from left, are County Board Chairman Cedric Schnitzler, guest speaker Col Ray Boland and County Administrator Tina Osterberg. Herld photo by Kyle Evans
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:23am
 Last Monday was an emotional day for over three dozen Vietnam War veterans who attended a ceremony on the front steps of the Monroe County Justice Center to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day. Congress established the national commemoration in 2012 with the purpose of thanking  Vietnam veterans and...
Tim Ruppert of HSR Associates outlines some factual details about TMS and THS. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:19am
What should come as little surprise was sentiment that electors in the Tomah School District will likely face a new building referendum as a recommendation from a building facilities focus group. The group met for its second meeting Tuesday night at Tomah High School. Like its first meeting in...
Stephanie Hubbard
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:12am
The Bangor School board completed their first round of interviews with five potential candidates and has narrowed its search to three finalists; Stephanie Hubbard, David Brokopp and Robert Smudde. Stephanie Hubbard currently serves as the Superintendent in the Iowa-Grant School District; she has...
Eric Pederson
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:10am
Eric Pederson likens himself to a modern-day Mister Rogers and with his warm smile and welcoming persona, he just may be right. Pederson, a sixth-grade science teacher with the Sparta Area School District, was selected as a 2021 Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship recipient. The Kohl Foundation...
Civil War teen veteran Milton Felton is on the cover of Monroe County Wisconsin Civil War Book. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:55am
Monroe County has its share of Civil War history. At least 1,100 pages worth. That's the number of pages of the recently published Monroe County Wisconsin Civil War Book. The seed for the 15 year project was planted in 2004 prior the Tomah Sesquicentennial Celebration recognized in 2005, according...
John Glynn
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:39am
Voters in Tomah's Dist. 3 now have two write-in candidates for the vacant seat on the Tomah City Council. John Glynn notified Tomah City Hall that he will run as a write-in candidate along with Jeff Rischette. The seat became available after Jeff Cram moved out of the district. Keep in mind voters...
Dr. Paraic A. Kenny
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:31am
Dr. Paraic A. Kenny, Director of Oncology Research Lab, Gundersen Medical Foundation, speaking to members of the Sparta Kiwanis Club at their ZOOM meeting Tuesday, March 21, described how the spread of Covid-19 virus is  traced by adapting genomic epidemiology developed for cancer research. Kenny...
Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels, left, and Jail Administrator Capt. Stan Hendrickson are shown with the jail’s new body scanner. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:05am
The Monroe County Jail recently purchased a body scanner and medical records software, both of which will have a tremendous impact on the facility’s efficiency and safety. According to Capt. Stan Hendrickson, the jail administrator, the scanner will help jail staff keep drugs and other contraband...
A rolled semi blocked traffic on the westbound lane of Interstate 90 near mile marker 28 last Friday night. Contributed photo
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:03am
A rolled over semi-tractor trailer blocked the westbound lane of Interstate 90 near the 28 mile marker Friday night, closing the westbound lane to traffic for nearly three hours. Sparta Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to the accident at 9:51 p.m. When he arrived, the...


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