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All four of the Sparta School Board candidates were present at a candidate forum Monday night, pictured from left are Brad Treu, Colin Burns-Gilbert, Chad McTaggart and Josh Lydon. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:58am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce along with students from Sparta High Point Charter School hosted a forum Monday night giving candidates for the Sparta School Board the opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and discuss some of their concerns and possible solutions. Each candidate...
Wayne Kling
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:54am
The Monroe County Herald is providing brief profiles on the six candidates seeking three seats on the Tomah School Board in the April election.  Candidates include sitting members Aaron Lueck and Mitch Koel along with challengers Rick Murray, Jan Sherwood, Spencer Stephens and Wayne Kling. The...
Construction on Commercial Street from Pearl Street east to 10th Avenue in Bangor is slated to begin this summer. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:41am
The Village of Bangor will be buzzing with activity this summer as the reconstruction of Commercial Street from Pearl Street east to 10th Avenue and south on 10thAvenue to the interstate bridge gets underway. La Crosse County approached the village stating that Bangor’s main drag needed to be fixed...
Samantha Langrehr, owner of Radiance Beauty & Esthetics LLC now offers a variety of skin care services as well as makeup application at her studio inside Shades Body Studio in Sparta. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:34am
Though it has been open since October 1, 2020, Radiance Beauty & Esthetics LLC held its official grand opening and open house earlier this month. The Radiance Beauty studio is located inside Shades Body Studio at 620 Industrial Drive, Suite 11 in Sparta.   Owner Samantha Langrehr provides a...
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:23am
Due to a number of schedule conflicts among supervisors, the Monroe County Board has moved its regular monthly meeting from next week to this Thursday, March 18. At the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m., supervisors will take action on a proposed policy change, replacing employees’ current  sick...
The Deke Slayton Memorial Museum in Sparta now has a new exhibit displaying Slayton’s family tree. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:20am
As almost everyone in this region already knows, Deke Slayton became one of the first American astronauts as part of the Mercury 7, a group which was formed in 1959. Even though Slayton went on to build quite the legacy within the NASA organization, he comes from humble beginnings.  After nine long...
Tyler Lamb pictured doing two of his favorite past times, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson cycle, before his recent kidney issues. Lamb also pictured with his mother Linda Martin and his daughter, Lily. Contributed photos
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:13am
There is no shortage of web site information on the value of organ donation. Unfortunately the number of organ donors does not parallel the amount of information. Tyler Lamb and his family is very aware of the discrepancy.  Lamb, who lives in Camp Douglas, was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy March 4...
The Cataract 1st Responders received a $2,000 donation from the Shamrock Union Church. Pictured, top row, from left, are Bruce Zillmer, Pastor Jeff Burrows and Clarance Brooks. Front row: Karl Merow, Rachel Hansen and Fred Luther. Missing from the photo are Joanne Adsen and Tim Barnum. Contributed photo
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:10am
When medical emergencies arise and you live in the remote regions of northwest Monroe County, there is always one group you can count on to come to your aid – the Cataract First Responders (CFR). The group’s emergency medical technicians (EMTs) can be the difference between life and death,...
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:03am
John Wetenkamp, Service Hydrologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in LaCrosse, spoke at the Thursday, March 4 meeting of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force. About 30 people were present to hear his presentation on the spring flood outlook, and a new page on their website, ‘...
Tomah Health Information Technology Services Director LaVonne Smith posed one last time in the state-of-the-art data center at Tomah Health. Smith has retired her position after 40 years with the organization.
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:59am
LaVonne Smith said she was lucky and thankful to have been in the right place at the right time when the opportunity arose to add computers at Tomah Memorial Hospital.  That was 36 years ago, when as a member of the Admissions Department at the former Tomah Memorial Hospital, Smith was offered a...

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