Monday, October 19, 2020

COVID-19 response

Sparta Free Library is scheduled to reopen to the public on Aug. 10 by appointment only. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:12am
The Sparta Free Library is excited to announce it will be reopening public access to the library building starting on Aug. 10. Staff will introduce browsing appointments, during which time library patrons may browse shelves, select and check out items, as well as pick up holds. On Tuesday, March 17...
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:05am
For the fast approaching 2020-2021 school year, the Bangor School District now plans to open virtually for the first 30 days of the calendar year. The decision was made cooperatively among the school districts of La Crosse, Bangor, Holmen, Onalaska and West Salem due to the recommendations and...
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 9:56am
Planning remains fluid for the Tomah School District as class days are set to start Sept. 1 with a combination of in person instruction, virtual education and a combination (hybrid). The Tomah School Board met Monday night as part of its Board Academy meeting to act on numerous motions. Last week...
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:03am
Tomah Health is taking another step in its plan to fully reopen its facility and services. Effective June 15, phase two of a three-part plan will take effect. According to Tomah Health marketing and public relations director Eric Prise, the second part of the plan calls for opening access to the...
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:32am
The Tomah city council is hopeful common sense will prevail for citizens and management of the coronavirus. During a special council meeting Monday night the council passed a motion that will keep Tomah City Hall closed to the public until Monday, June 1. Council meetings are expected to be open to...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 3:49pm
It is with heavy hearts, much thought and discussion that the Sparta Butterfest Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 36th Annual Sparta Butterfest due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. The cancellation will include all events scheduled for that weekend and no new royalty will be named for...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 10:59am
  The Monroe County Ag Society, promoters of the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, have announced the cancellation of the event's 2020 edition. The event, originally scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27, will not be rescheduled within this calendar year. Per the event's...
Kayla Rich, a third grade teach at Lawrence Lawson Elementary School in Sparta and her 2-year-old corgi Winston offer up a smile to Rich’s students every day by sending uplifting photos. Contributed photos.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:56am
In the current world we live in, enthralled with COVID-19, it can be hard to remember to smile. That is precisely why third-grade teacher Kayla Rich, offers up a “Daily Dose of Winston” to her students at Lawrence - Lawson Elementary in Sparta. Rich, who is a 2014 graduate of Sparta High School,...
The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta is distributing food to its member families in need every Tuesday. From left – Club employees Morgan Brown, Katelyn Humphrey and Programming Director Kristina Oesterle display the bags of food in front of a pile of stuffed animals for children donated by the Sparta Police Department. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:14am
The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta closed its doors in mid-March, when Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered the shutdown of all state public and private schools due to growing concerns of the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak. While members will not be allowed back until the state’s Safer At Home order is...

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