Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
Mid-July was not a good time for Holiday Lights.
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Those who lived through the early years of the Cold War remember the tension between the U.S. and Russia, or the U.S.S.R. as it was know then.
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
When he talks, Ken Stumpt uses the word “amazing” often.
It was a long time coming, but worth the wait as the ribbon was cut during the dedication of the Monroe County Justice Center. From left are Kurt Marshaus, Judge J. David Rice, Cedric Schnitzler, Jim Kuhn and Wally Habhegger
 When the Monroe County Board first started discussion on a new justice center there were likely at least 28 supervisors, maybe more, involved in the debate.
Pictured are the board of the Friends: from left Trish Shecterle, President, Nancy Frazee, Secretary and Christy Heitman, Treasurer.
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
These Brookwood elementary students will be performing a traditional Mexican dance at a community dance and fundraiser slated for Oct. 21 at the Norwalk Community Center. They include, standing, from left: Nidia Alcantar (traditional dance coordinator), Eileen Bautista, Jessica Canelo, Jimena Mendoza, Mia Mommaerts, Lucy Tirado, Mily Alcantar, Fernanda Garcia, and Havilton Ramos. Seated: Javier Bautista, Damian Garcia, Brayan Rojas, Marianela Alcantar, Yoselin Silva, Yesenia Ruiz and Cindy Juarez. Contribut
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
It was a long time coming, but worth the wait as the ribbon was cut during the dedication of the Monroe County Justice Center. From left are Kurt Marshaus, Judge J. David Rice, Cedric Schnitzler, Jim Kuhn and Wally Habhegger
Pictured are the board of the Friends: from left Trish Shecterle, President, Nancy Frazee, Secretary and Christy Heitman, Treasurer.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:58am
  The Friends of the Sparta Free Library will be hosting a Book Sale at the Sparta Barney Community Center Gym at 1000 E Montgomery Street.  The sale will take place this coming weekend Oct. 13 and 14, on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
The Rotary Building in Evans-Bosshard Park in Sparta where the Holiday Lights are stored was flooded in July, ruining many of the lights and displays.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:54am
Mid-July was not a good time for Holiday Lights. That was the night seven inches of rained poured on Sparta, flooding Beaver Creek and an area along Route 16 where the Elroy to Sparta bike path comes into the community, right at Evans-Bosshard Park. That’s also where all the lighting and equipment...
This photo taken in 1962, shows local members of the 32nd Infantry Division during some downtime during their deployment to Ft. Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. They are, from left, Duwayne Jones and Phil Witzman of Sparta, Jim Kroener of Bangor and Laurel Brandt of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:46am
Those who lived through the early years of the Cold War remember the tension between the U.S. and Russia, or the U.S.S.R. as it was know then. But people in Monroe County and the surrounding area became keenly aware of the stressful situation between the two Super Powers in September 1961, when...
These Brookwood elementary students will be performing a traditional Mexican dance at a community dance and fundraiser slated for Oct. 21 at the Norwalk Community Center. They include, standing, from left: Nidia Alcantar (traditional dance coordinator), Eileen Bautista, Jessica Canelo, Jimena Mendoza, Mia Mommaerts, Lucy Tirado, Mily Alcantar, Fernanda Garcia, and Havilton Ramos. Seated: Javier Bautista, Damian Garcia, Brayan Rojas, Marianela Alcantar, Yoselin Silva, Yesenia Ruiz and Cindy Juarez. Contribut
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:19pm
  Well Youth Ministry Ontario and the Diversity Club of Brookwood High School have teamed up for a community dance/fundraising event that will take place at the Wilton Community Center on Oct. 21. Funds raised at the event will be donated to the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico and the earthquake...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:30am
The Tomah Rotary Club announced plans for their biggest fundraiser of the year, “Wine into Water,” a public event that raises money to help bring water to teh African country of Uganda. The event will include a live auction, silent auction, benefit drawings, wine, food and more, coordinator Jenny...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:24am
A regional commuter bus service, connecting La Crosse, Sparta and Tomah, is now a real thing. The Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit (SMRT or "smart") bus has been carrying passengers from Tomah, Sparta and other communities along I-90 toward La Crosse since Monday, Oct. 2. The route is currently...
Former Lion President and program chairman Gwen Nelson was the recipent of a book from Ken Stumpf, a Tomah Vietnam Vetran who is a recipent of the Medal of Honor. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:13pm
When he talks, Ken Stumpt uses the word “amazing” often. A Medal of Honor award recipient of the Vietnam War, the Tomah resident tells about his amazing comrades, amazing family, amazing travel, but there’s likely no one more amazing than Stumpf himself, especially as a young soldier when he went...

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