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Deborah Kerr was at the Cotter Pin Monday night for a meet and greet as part of her campaign for superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:52am
Deborah Kerr has been and will continue traveling Wisconsin until the April 6 general election. Kerr told a modest gathering at the Cotter Pin Monday night her commitment to meet Wisconsin parents face to face is one of the things that separates her and Jill Underly. Both are candidates for...
Curtis Goulet
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:03am
A Tomah man is facing a possible attempted homicide charge in Monroe County Circuit Court after an incident in Wilton Saturday night. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, at around 11:49 p.m. the  police were alerted by an employee at the Hitchin’ Post that Curtis Goulet, 52, was...
Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad points out features of the evidence room in the department’s new police station, which is still under construction. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:58am
By With only a couple of small delays, the construction on the new Sparta Police Station is coming along. On a tour of the facility last Wednesday, Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad said the contractor won’t commit to a move-in date but renovation and construction on the former Lakeview...
Blair Cleary explains the process of making maple syrup to students at Lemonweir Elementary School, how sap is boiled down and how it is collected from maple trees. Steam flows from a five gallon tub as sap boils on an open fire. Contributed photos
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:56am
As March days go it was not ideal for Blair Cleary to be sitting on a chair outside Lemonweir Elementary School. The sky was overcast and it was a bit cool. A small dusting of snow covered the ground from an unwelcome Wisconsin early spring snowfall. But the upside? On Tuesday, March 16 Cleary...
Jim Weinzatl said the donor board displayed at the entrance of the Tomah Area Historical Museum was worth the wait. It features five donor levels, platinum, gold, silver bronze and copper.  Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:53am
One of Tomah's favorite sons will be honored this year in Chicago. Tomah Area Historical Museum director Jim Weinzatl said comic strip creator Frank King will be included in an exhibit called, Chicago - Where Comics Came To Life. It will be at the Chicago Cultural Center this summer. Weinzatl said...
Ernie Thackeray and his wife Betty put on a presentation for a Convention of States at the Cotter Pin in Leon March 11. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:45am
A Tomah man’s effort to get Wisconsin to call for an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution came to the unincorporated village of Leon last week. Ernie Thackeray organized a presentation March 11 at the Cotter Pin on what has been a so-far an unused method for amending one of America’s...
Pictured are artist renderings of handicap accessible playground equipment planned for Butts Park. Contributed graphics
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:38am
There are a group of squirrels around Tomah who appear to have been doing more than gathering nuts leading into this past winter. The Tomah chapter of the North American Squirrel Association (nasa) have a busy 2021 planned numerous activities were on hold in 2020 due to Covid-19. The first is the...
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:12am
Monroe County will receive around $9 million over the next two years through the $1.9 trillion Federal stimulus package signed into law last week. That doesn’t include around $4.5 million going to the county’s towns, villages and cities. Wisconsin’s portion of the COVID relief package is $5.7...
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:06am
Students Tomah Middle School and Tomah High School will finish out the 2020-21 school with four day in class instruction starting March 29. After lengthy discussion at the board meeting Monday night the board approved the resolution by a 6-1 vote. Brian Hennessey cast the lone vote against. The...
Brayden Ward, a seventh grader at Sparta High Point Charter School poses with some of the items he collected for the residents at both Rolling Hills Nursing Home and the Morrow Home. Contributed photo
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:00am
Brayden Ward, a seventh grader at Sparta High Point Charter School, was inspired by a family member in Ohio who started a charity, which supports medically fragile children, delivering items to keep the patients and their families busy while they are in the hospitals. Ward was so moved by the...

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