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Jaimie Okusko
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Sparta Area School District released a statement Friday morning regarding it becoming aware of potentially inappropriate comments made by Jaimie Okusko, a Sparta High School staff member, during classes at the high school; the comments were political in nature. The district is now investigating...
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:29am
Earlier this year, the Bangor School District began its search for a new superintendent/district administrator after its current superintendent, Dave Laehn announced his upcoming retirement late last year. Last month, the school board began interviews with potential candidates for the job and...
Rolling Hills Committee Chairwoman Toni Wissestad addresses the county board. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:24am
When Monroe County supervisors emerged Wednesday from a closed session meeting to discuss construction costs of a new senior care facility, one thing was apparent – they will need more money. The closed session was part of a special county board meeting to choose one of four facility designs to...
With snowbanks recently retreating from area streets in what most hope is the spring thaw; road construction season is fast approaching. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:15am
It's a spring passage comparable to seeing the first robin or flocks of geese returning from southern migration. Road and street repairs. The following list of projects was supplied by Monroe County highway commissioner David Ohnstad and Tomah Public Works director Kirk Arity. As always workers ask...
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:54am
A three-year operating referendum passed by the Bangor School District community in 2019 is scheduled to expire during the 2021-22 school year. Due to no general election being scheduled in November 2021, the Bangor Board of Education decided to run the referendum vote on April 6.  A referendum...
Hannah Schuder
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:48am
Two students at Sparta High Point Charter School, Hannah Schuder and Lillian Robertson, have both faced food insecurity in their young lives. Both girls and their families have had to rely on local food pantries and other resources to ensure they got a meal at one time or another. Because of that,...
Aaron Reimler
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:39am
Couleecap, in partnership with other area economic development groups, has been awarded a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Entrepreneurship Support Grant. This is the fifth year that Couleecap has received an award from this program and is one of 13 organizations receiving the...
Mark Baltz retired after 42 years at Toro. He is standing outside the Toro distribution center where he worked the last few years for the company. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:34am
Mark Baltz had a few months to ease into the transition from dairy farmer (working outside) to factory employee (working inside). Baltz, 65, from Sparta, started working in Tomah's Toro production facility the fall of 1978. Baltz did not have to step away from dairy farming cold turkey. He kept his...
Pictured is one of four senior care facility options the Monroe County Board will vote on Wednesday. It is the 50-24-24 option, which was the original design of the facility.
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:17am
Monroe County Board supervisors will meet Wednesday, March 10 to decide what configuration of services they will offer in the proposed county-run senior care facility, which will replace the Rolling Hills Nursing Home. That configuration of services will not only affect the design of the facility,...
Sparta High School seniors Libby Leis (left) and Justine Pokorny (right) have taken it upon themselves to organize a student-led, senior prom for the Class of 2021. Contributed photo.
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:14am
Just like everything else in the wake of COVID-19, the 2020 Sparta High School junior prom was cancelled last spring and the now senior Class of 2021 was not given the opportunity to make those memories. While administration at SHS will allow this year’s junior class the opportunity to host a grand...

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