Thursday, February 25, 2021


Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:05am
The rise in Covid-19 cases at Tomah Middle School has forced a change in student instruction. District superintendent Dr. Mike Hanson said all TMS students will move to at-home/virtual learning due to COVID starting today (Monday) through Friday, Feb. 5. Hanson said a tentative return date for...
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:51am
Gov. Tony Evers this week signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state.  “We’re working every day to get vaccines...
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:18am
When Karen Parker headed into the Ontario Village Board Meeting last month, she had a bad feeling about it. Parker, editor emeritus for the County Line in Ontario, was there to cover the meeting for the weekly newspaper. At 73, she has some underlying health issues that make catching COVID-19...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:22am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) and Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the City of Tomah again to host a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Highway Shop, located at...
Depicted above is a breakdown of the Sparta Area School District’s reported active cases of COVID-19 among its individual school buildings. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:19am
Starting Monday, September 28, the Sparta Area School District will become 100 percent virtual, at the RED level. This determination was made Wednesday based on conversations with the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) and with guidance provided by the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Public Health...
Tomah School District business manager Greg Gaarder explains the COVID-19 tracking web site at the Tomah school board meeting. The public is able to access the site for up to date Covid numbers at each district school building. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:54am
Message from Tomah School District administration, the district’s face mask guideline is not an attempt to make a fashion statement. Face coverings and other COVID-19 items have become standard school board agenda discussion points across Wisconsin, across the nation since the pandemic began its...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:17am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) received confirmation from the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) this week regarding one additional COVID-19 case at Southside Early Learning Center.  At this time, MCHD is conducting contact tracing with the assistance of the SASD and will notify any...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Classes throughout the Sparta Area School District are underway and look very different this year as in years past and students, staff and families have been working together the past few weeks to try and navigate uncharted waters.  “Last week, between trying to get back into the swing of things,...
Samuel Sedelbauer tossed out the first pitch for the championship game that was ruled a tie by both teams who awarded Samuel the championship trophy. Contributed photos
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:10am
Logistics were more of a challenge this year, but the overall result was the same to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Organizers of the longtime Millston MDA Labor Day softball tournament shelved the event due to COVID-19. Many Millston residents who volunteer for the long...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:22am
Earlier this week, the Sparta School Board met as a Committee of the Whole to discuss policy changes regarding a return to school as well as plans moving forward in absence of the COVID Compass. On Aug. 5, the Sparta Area School District was informed by the La Crosse County Health Department that...


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