Thursday, April 18, 2019
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul poses with Kennedy Hamilton and her parents Nathan and Amber Hamilton at the assembly last week. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
It was a big surprise for young Kennedy Hamilton, a fifth grader at Bangor Elementary School, when Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced last week that Hamilton had won the statewide “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest.
Brock Craig of Cataract stops to chat with Nick Barnett during an autograph session Wednesday at Jake's Northwoods. Seated next to Barnett, from left, are Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris, and Scott Wells. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Area fans got a chance to rub elbows with some Titletown veterans Wednesday when the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour rolled into Sparta.
Benny C Vann II
Benny C. Vann II, 25, of Tomah was arrested last Thursday following a tense interaction with law enforcement officers.
Leonard C. Logan
On April 2, Leonard C. Logan, 22, and Briah Y. Small, 21, were both arrested for disorderly conduct, bail jumping and manufacturing THC after a marijuana grow operation was discovered inside their apartment.
Jim and Nodji VanWychen and Stephanie and Brian Knoepker have purchased the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in Warrens. All four are active community members and with the Warrens Cranberry Festival. Contributed photo
Stephanie Knoepker has years of experience as an educator. Nodji VanWychen has years of experience as a promoter. Their husbands, Brian Knoepker and Jim VanWychen have extensive experience in the cranberry industry.
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul poses with Kennedy Hamilton and her parents Nathan and Amber Hamilton at the assembly last week. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Brock Craig of Cataract stops to chat with Nick Barnett during an autograph session Wednesday at Jake's Northwoods. Seated next to Barnett, from left, are Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris, and Scott Wells. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Benny C Vann II
Leonard C. Logan
Jim and Nodji VanWychen and Stephanie and Brian Knoepker have purchased the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in Warrens. All four are active community members and with the Warrens Cranberry Festival. Contributed photo
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:22am
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was dispatched to 4402 Highway 16 at shortly after 2 a.m. When Arnold arrived on scene the homeowners, Byron and Charlotte Schmitz, were...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:18am
The proactive approach taken by Monroe County's municipalities in meeting new phosphorus pollution regulations may be saving  them money, but it's also helping the county bring in revenue. The county's Land Conservation Department has been collecting money from municipalities in other counties by...
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul poses with Kennedy Hamilton and her parents Nathan and Amber Hamilton at the assembly last week. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:14am
It was a big surprise for young Kennedy Hamilton, a fifth grader at Bangor Elementary School, when Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced last week that Hamilton had won the statewide “Bring Our Missing Children Home” poster contest. In past years, Bangor Elementary has produced six first-...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:11am
With an upcoming shift in resources and partnerships, the Sparta Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curricular and Personnel Committee has recommended the full school board consolidate district efforts on the Meadowview Food Pantry and backpack program to discontinue the food pantry at the end of August...
Larry and Ann Scheckel gave lessons on teaching the basics of electricity to students at the National Science Teachers Association conference in St. Louis April 11-14. Contributed photo
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:08am
Larry and Ann Scheckel presented a session entitled, Electricity Made Simple, at the April 11-14 National Science Teachers Association Conference in St. Louis. The theme of the conference,  Champions for Science Education, was built around the ideas of science literacy and STEM (Science, Technology...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:05am
Members of the  Jason Simcakoski Memorial Foundation, city of Tomah and the Tomah VA Medical Center will break ground to prepare for the re-opening of the Tomah VA Golf Course Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. They will gather at the first hole tee box on the course. The nine-hole course was closed in...
Packers alumni Earl Dotson with the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour signs an autograph for a Soldier at a dining facility April 10 at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photos by Scott T. Sturkol)
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:02am
Green Bay Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and six Packers alumni were among the people on the 14th annual Packers Tailgate Tour who visited Fort McCoy on April 10. The tour stopped at the installation for approximately 90 minutes, visiting with dozens of military members and Fort McCoy workforce...

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