Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Flames burn from the second floor above Dimensions bar on Superior Avenue in Tomah early Sunday morning. Several hours later, a firefighters continued to pour water into the building to extinguish any hot spots. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein and contributed photo
One day after downtown Tomah was buzzing with shoppers for Small Business Saturday it was buzzing with firefighters.
Matt and Brittany Michalski chose to have their wedding ceremony at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space Museum with Reverend Ed Brown officiating. Contributed photos by Garrett Ederer and Alyssa Young.
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum recently hosted its first wedding and the bride and groom, Matt and Brittany Michalski, chose the space museum for a number of reasons, many of which are very meaningful to the couple.
Steve Laxton, left, and Joel Tock are pictured in their Smash Ranch Studio near Wilton where they produce their own music and videos. Contributed photo
They may come from different generations that some would think are galaxies apart but Joel Tock, 28, and Steve Laxton, 62, have been on artistic trajectories that were bound to collide.
Bangor School District Superintendent Dave Laehn is scheduled to retire at the end of the school year. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Bangor School District’s Superintendent Dave Laehn has spent the last 33 years of his life in education.
Sharon Nelson
Almost exactly one year ago, Sharon Nelson, Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) director/health officer, decided to cap a long, fulfilling chapter of her life in public health and retire on April 1, 2020.
Jarrod Roll and Hannah Scholze put the finishing touches on the new exhibit now open at the Monroe County Local History Room. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
In years past, the Monroe County Local History Room (MCLHR) has put together a display depicting a 1970s living room during Christmas as well as a 1950s Christmas display, which were both very popular with the public, as the museum saw record brea
Flames burn from the second floor above Dimensions bar on Superior Avenue in Tomah early Sunday morning. Several hours later, a firefighters continued to pour water into the building to extinguish any hot spots. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein and contributed photo
Matt and Brittany Michalski chose to have their wedding ceremony at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space Museum with Reverend Ed Brown officiating. Contributed photos by Garrett Ederer and Alyssa Young.
Steve Laxton, left, and Joel Tock are pictured in their Smash Ranch Studio near Wilton where they produce their own music and videos. Contributed photo
Bangor School District Superintendent Dave Laehn is scheduled to retire at the end of the school year. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Sharon Nelson
Jarrod Roll and Hannah Scholze put the finishing touches on the new exhibit now open at the Monroe County Local History Room. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Flames burn from the second floor above Dimensions bar on Superior Avenue in Tomah early Sunday morning. Several hours later, a firefighters continued to pour water into the building to extinguish any hot spots. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein and contributed photo
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:15am
One day after downtown Tomah was buzzing with shoppers for Small Business Saturday it was buzzing with firefighters. An early Sunday morning fire caused significant damage to four buildings on the 1100 block of Superior Avenue. One of the worst fears expressed over the years within the Tomah Fire...
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:05am
The Tomah School District will go completely virtual for classroom instruction for all grades from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. The decision was made during a special board meeting Monday, Nov. 23. A special board meeting will be held prior to Dec. 4 to determine the district's future direction based on...
Trevor Maloney
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:02am
An alleged shoplifting incident at a Sparta business last week escalated into a high-speed chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph before coming to an end near Cashton. According to the Sparta Police Department, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, the All American Do-It Center reported three...
Gerald “Jug” Kann does the honor of lighting up the official Monroe County Christmas Tree on Thursday, Nov. 19 in front of the Justice Center. Kann donated the tree in honor of his late wife, Charlotte Mae Miriam Markos-Kann. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:55am
Monroe County held its first official Christmas Tree lighting Nov. 19 in front of the Justice Center with little fanfare due to the COVID pandemic. Doing the honor of lighting the tree was Gerald “Jug” Kann, who donated the tall evergreen in memory of his late wife, Charlotte Mae Miriam Markos-Kann...
Matt and Brittany Michalski chose to have their wedding ceremony at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space Museum with Reverend Ed Brown officiating. Contributed photos by Garrett Ederer and Alyssa Young.
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:49am
The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum recently hosted its first wedding and the bride and groom, Matt and Brittany Michalski, chose the space museum for a number of reasons, many of which are very meaningful to the couple. Matt and Brittany met on a dating app in September of 2017; he was...
Santa Claus made an appearance at the Tomah Holiday Parade, which looked a little different this year as a drive thru. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:45am
This year the Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center offered a different spin on its Holiday Parade Friday, Nov. 27. Judging by the amount of traffic that passed through Tomah's Recreation Park the community embraced the idea. Because of Covid-19 parade entrants were asked to stage at Recreation Park...
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 9:39am
The Sparta High School DECA Chapter is hoping to spread some holiday cheer and bring the community together in welcoming Santa Claus to Sparta this holiday season. The initiative began with the idea to provide bells to area students to ring out greetings of joy and hope to Santa. DECA members are...

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