Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:38am
The event at Tomah's Memorial Park was not an official change of command ceremony. It could be considered more of a change of responsibility. But for the significant crowd that gathered on a sun splashed pre-Veterans Day Saturday, the event likely held similar significance of a change of command...
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:34am
One of Sparta's oldest companies will be closing shop within the next few months and moving its operations to Mexico. Carlisle Sanitary Maintenance Products, more commonly referred to as Sparta Brush, is a subsidiary of CFS Brands, an Oklahoma City-based company that owns a number of businesses in...
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:32am
Little changed in the Monroe County budget at last Wednesday's budget hearing, despite a Tomah supervisors attempts to shift funds away from Rolling Hills to cover other budget line items. Supervisor Paul Steele made two attempts to remove money from the Rolling Hills budget before going on a...
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust signs the Proclamation for DECA Week. Pictured sitting, from left are Nate Hellman, Naomi Noble, Mayor Gust, Valeria Pahuamba. Standing are Caroline Olson, Callie Ziebell, Austin Erickson, Ben Hellman.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:30am
The 2020 DECA discount cards are now available! This year we have added four new businesses to the cards! With this, the 2020 DECA Discount Card has a total of 30 discounts. Discounts come from: Arenz Shoes, Family Restaurant, Culvers, El Vallarta, The Cotter Pin, McDonalds, Wayside Tavern, River...
Ken Schoolcraft reads a poem called 'A Soldier" as part of keynote address at the Tomah VA Veterans Day recognition. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:28am
When Ken Schoolcraft pokes fun at other military branches, he is comfortable fellow veterans know the Vietnam War veteran is not serious. Schoolcraft, Black River Falls, was keynote speaker for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 8. He is a member of BRF...
Moriah Murray, Amanda Lowry, Tevy McKee, Sarah Peterson and Sophie Pokela. Contributed photos.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:25am
Tomah High School DECA students are been keeping busy to this point of the school year. According to DECA advisor Dan Briggs, the organization consists of over 70 students this year. Officers are Sarah Peterson, president, Rachel Venner VP of leadership, Phillip Parks, VP of community service and...
An aircrew member with the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment of New Century, Kansas, provides guidance to a CH-47 Chinook pilot during sling-load training Aug. 1 for the 89B Ammunition Supply Course at Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:18am
For the 35th consecutive year, more than 100,000 troops have trained at Fort McCoy as 125,166 service members completed training on post during fiscal year (FY) 2019. Training statistics reflect many types of training opportunities that take place at the installation by active- and reserve-...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...

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