Sunday, December 15, 2019
The site of a house fire on St. Mary’s Ridge Monday night was still a smoldering ruins Wednesday morning. The occupants of the house escaped without injury. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The Cashton Fire Department responded to a fire on Monday that destroyed a house on St. Mary’s Ridge.
From left, Jeremy Haldeman, Izzy Garcia and Kali Scholze are pictured with the coat rack located inside Haldeman’s office, American Family Insurance in Tomah. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The winter weather in Wisconsin can be relentless and even dangerous at times. For low-income families, it can be a terrible struggle to find affordable, warm clothes, especially winter coats and boots, which can be very expensive.  
The contrast is very clear as Mark Chew of Marco's in Warrens stands in the snow in front of a 25-foot Douglas Fraser Christmas tree wearing a shirt more appropriate for sun and sand. The tree is bare at this time, but Chew is hosting his first Festival of the Tree Sunday, Dec. 15 at Marco's. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
The 25-foot Douglas Fraser Christmas tree on the deck outside Marco's Italian & American Grill looks very naked without holiday lights and ornaments.
Emilee Nottestad
Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Emilee Nottestad will become Sparta’s first female police chief on Jan. 11
rekumani and Kristin Pomykala, community liaisons to the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Workgroup speak on the Rights of Nature.
With government seeming to drag its feet on climate change, a group of nearly two dozen Monroe County activists are taking matters into their own hands.
Firefighters battled a house blaze on Walrath Street in Sparta early Saturday morning. A mother and daughter were rescued but two dogs perished in the blaze. Contributed photo
A mother and daughter barely escaped a house fire early Saturday morning in Sparta, while one of the paramedics sent to the scene collapsed and had to be taken by helicopter to a La Crosse hospital.
The site of a house fire on St. Mary’s Ridge Monday night was still a smoldering ruins Wednesday morning. The occupants of the house escaped without injury. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
From left, Jeremy Haldeman, Izzy Garcia and Kali Scholze are pictured with the coat rack located inside Haldeman’s office, American Family Insurance in Tomah. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The contrast is very clear as Mark Chew of Marco's in Warrens stands in the snow in front of a 25-foot Douglas Fraser Christmas tree wearing a shirt more appropriate for sun and sand. The tree is bare at this time, but Chew is hosting his first Festival of the Tree Sunday, Dec. 15 at Marco's. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Emilee Nottestad
rekumani and Kristin Pomykala, community liaisons to the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Workgroup speak on the Rights of Nature.
Firefighters battled a house blaze on Walrath Street in Sparta early Saturday morning. A mother and daughter were rescued but two dogs perished in the blaze. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:30am
 Three police officers involved in the shooting death of an armed man in the parking lot of the Cotter Pin bar in Leon last month, have been officially cleared of any wrongdoing. On Monday, Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger announced that the actions of the officers on Nov. 5, when...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:24am
The Tomah city hall council chambers filled Monday night for discussion to consider all terrain and utility terrain vehicle access (ATV/UTV) on Tomah city streets. When those who asked to speak at Committee of the Whole were finished, a motion was made (by mayor Mike Murray) that allows city...
The site of a house fire on St. Mary’s Ridge Monday night was still a smoldering ruins Wednesday morning. The occupants of the house escaped without injury. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:20am
The Cashton Fire Department responded to a fire on Monday that destroyed a house on St. Mary’s Ridge. Cashton Fire Chief Al Erickson said the two occupants of the house, a young Amish couple, escaped safely and ran to a neighboring farm to call 911. Firefighters responded to the scene at 26239 Cty...
Janssen M. McGee
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:16am
On Dec. 3, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers observed a silver 2008 Infiniti G35 traveling westbound near milepost 46 on Interstate 90 over the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop.  Upon initial contact, officers reportedly detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle...
 Ron Waddell was recognized at the Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night. Waddell retired earlier this month after nearly 28 years with the TPD. He is pictured with wife Dawn and their daughters, Hannah and Olivia. Son Jacob was unable to attend the council meeting. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein and contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:12am
In the case of Ron Waddell his recognition was the result of a culmination for years of service leading to his retirement from the Tomah Police Department. For Adam Robarge his recognition was for service provided for a serious accident during his duties with the Tomah Area Ambulance Service. Both...
Front row, from left: Ann Yourell, William Clyma, Karen Joos and Terry Robinson. Back row: Tom Houtevelde, Jeff Burrows, Liz Manzella, Anita Jensen and Toni Burrows. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:06am
If you’re looking for a little Christmas cheer, check out S.U.M.M.I.T. Spirits new holiday production, “Happy Hollandaise!”, a play by Tim Koenig, co-directed by Anita Jensen and Toni Burrows.  All Claire Finley (Karen Joos) wants is the perfect Christmas.  She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef...
Amber Brantner and daughter Sierra Brantner, making her first Little Dress. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Between May and Nov. l6, the latest sewing day for making little dresses from pillowcase, 163 were completed and delivered to Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam for forwarding to the charity in Michigan, which ships them out weekly. Many, many thanks go to all those able to attend the sewing days and...

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