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All that remains now is clean up from the aftermath of the fire that destroyed two buildings in downtown Tomah Sunday morning. Dimensions and the Artisan Market sustained the brunt of the blaze and both buildings will be razed in the near future. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:55am
Tomah fire chief has been part of the fire department over 32 years. In three decades Sunday morning was his first call to a downtown business district blaze of the magnitude on Nov. 29. His first thought upon the scene. “Holy sh—t,” Adler said. Even though it spread quickly from Dimensions to...
Pictured are Sparta’s Five Shovelmen (plus one) at the site of one of their latest projects in downtown Sparta. They are, in front from left, Jerry Kast, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Jim Cook and Kerry Schumann. In back is Honorary Shovelman Abernnabi Bendris. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:51am
 The Five Shovelmen of Sparta are being honored at this years’ 2020 Sparta’s “Light it Up” Holiday Drive-Thru Parade. The Five Shovelmen are led by Reinhard Mueller and include Jim Cook, Jerry Kast, Al Jenkins, and Kerry Schumann.  The Sholvelmen have been instrumental in a number of projects...
Santa Claus sits beside the fireplace at the Sparta Free Library while reading one of the chosen books for this month’s series, Fireside Chats with Santa, hosted by the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce. Contributed photo.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:44am
It may be safe to say that everyone could use a little more holiday cheer this year. The magic of the holiday season will indeed fill homes and hearts with a new virtual event being hosted by the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce. The community is welcome to join Santa Claus beside the fireplace as...
Jason Boris, owner of Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:39am
Last Friday night, Jason Boris looked out into the dining room of his restaurant, Jake’s Northwoods in Sparta, and saw only three tables with customers. With only a few carry-out orders to fill, it was the slowest Friday he had ever had since buying the restaurant 12 years ago. On Tuesday, he...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:35am
The Tomah School Board voted for a return to its Covid-19 classroom instruction model Monday, Dec. 7 after a week of complete virtual instruction. The decision came at short special board meeting Wednesday night. Transportation will be running at the schedule in place at the start of the school...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:33am
Plans for a new county-run nursing home are once again on the move. The Monroe County Rolling Hills Committee held a building project meeting Tuesday where representatives from Community Living Solutions (CLS), the firm designing the proposed facility, laid out a timeline for hiring a construction...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:28am
The Bangor School District held a special meeting early this week to discuss the guidelines and possible start of winter sports/activities. The Board of Education voted to allow extracurricular practices to start on Dec. 7 while Bangor remains in virtual learning Several individuals expressed their...
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:25am
Monroe County saw a marked increase from last year in the deer harvest during the 2020 nine-day gun deer hunt held Nov. 21- Nov. 29. The county is in two different  deer management zones, the Central Farmlands and the Central Forestland. All but the northeast corner of the county is in the Central...
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...

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