Saturday, April 21, 2018


Laurie Giraud’s five-year-old purebred Lippitt mare, Rum Chata has a sweet disposition and is very loyal to her human. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:39am
Since 2015, the Lippitt Morgan horse breed has been listed as an endangered species. In the United States and Canada combined, there are currently only a little over 1,000 of these horses still in existence, some of which are beyond reproductive years. Laurie Giraud, owner of Giraud’s Just-N-...
New County Board Chairman Pete Peterson, right, and Vice Chairman Jim Schroeder assumed their positions on the dais Tuesday after being elected in a secret ballot. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:31am
In a factious atmosphere brought on by discord over a county nursing home site, leadership on the Monroe County Board has shifted. At its organizational meeting Tuesday, the board rejected its previous chairman, Cedric Schnitzler, and vice chairman, Wallace Habhegger, in favor of Pete Peterson of...
From left, Sparta High School seniors Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark pose with a "Pinned Out" lock they developed to keep shooters out of classrooms.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:38am
While the national debate on how to stop school shootings has produced few results, a trio of Sparta High School seniors has taken matters into their own hands. Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark developed a "Pinned Out" device that acts as a secondary lock for classroom doors in case of...
After over 34 years, Paul Fluekiger is now finishing his final week as a carrier with the United States Postal Service. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:28am
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds…” except maybe retirement. After 37 years of federal service, Paul Fluekiger, of Sparta, is retiring from his position at the United States Postal Service. Fluekiger served...
Laura Koll, left, and Mary Sackmann
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:04am
Two teachers in the Sparta Area School District have been selected winners of the Kohl Teacher Fellowship program, which recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin. The objective is to support teachers in reaching the goals they have set for their...
The Ontario Community Hall
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:47am
What makes objects valuable? Primarily rarity and the passage of time. That pottery jug your great-grandmother bought for a pittance decades ago might now be your key to a comfortable retirement, so maybe you should stop throwing your loose change in it.       And so it is with the Ontario...
Pictured from left are Norwalk Lionesses Marie Wiedl, Cecile Flock, Theresa Cunitz, Carol Zietlow, and Janet Anderson. The women received special recognition at the Affiliate Lioness District 27-D2 convention hosted by the Norwalk club Saturday, April 7.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:25am
On, Saturday, April 7, the Norwalk Lioness Club hosted the Affiliate Lioness District 27-D2 convention at the Norwalk Community Center. Members from Cranberry Country, Holmen, Mauston, New Lisbon, Soldiers Grove, Sparta, Stoddard and Tomah were all present as well as over 10 people from 27-A1 and...
Wilton Police Chief Jeremy Likely
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:14am
Wilton Police Chief Jeremy Likely is mounting a run for Monroe County Sheriff, setting up at least a two-way contest for this summer's partisan primary. Both Likely and former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels are running on the Republican ticket to replace Sheriff Scott Perkins who isn't seeking re-...
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:36am
While Sparta voters approved two referendums totaling $32 million in the April 3 election, it was by no means a mandate. The primary referendum for $28.5 million to build a new elementary school passed with just 51% of the vote. With that in mind, the Sparta School District is urging residents to...
Wes Revels, at the podium, announced last week he is running for Monroe County Sheriff to replace Scott Perkins who is not seeking another term. Photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:35am
After Nov. 6 there will be a new sheriff in town, or more specifically in Monroe County. Wes Revels made it official last week he plans to seek the position. His campaign kickoff event was held at the Tomah Hampton Inn Thursday, April 5 attended by approximately 50 supporters, many holding "Revels...


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