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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:30am
 Three police officers involved in the shooting death of an armed man in the parking lot of the Cotter Pin bar in Leon last month, have been officially cleared of any wrongdoing. On Monday, Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger announced that the actions of the officers on Nov. 5, when...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:24am
The Tomah city hall council chambers filled Monday night for discussion to consider all terrain and utility terrain vehicle access (ATV/UTV) on Tomah city streets. When those who asked to speak at Committee of the Whole were finished, a motion was made (by mayor Mike Murray) that allows city...
The site of a house fire on St. Mary’s Ridge Monday night was still a smoldering ruins Wednesday morning. The occupants of the house escaped without injury. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:20am
The Cashton Fire Department responded to a fire on Monday that destroyed a house on St. Mary’s Ridge. Cashton Fire Chief Al Erickson said the two occupants of the house, a young Amish couple, escaped safely and ran to a neighboring farm to call 911. Firefighters responded to the scene at 26239 Cty...
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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:16am
On Dec. 3, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers observed a silver 2008 Infiniti G35 traveling westbound near milepost 46 on Interstate 90 over the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop.  Upon initial contact, officers reportedly detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle...
 Ron Waddell was recognized at the Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night. Waddell retired earlier this month after nearly 28 years with the TPD. He is pictured with wife Dawn and their daughters, Hannah and Olivia. Son Jacob was unable to attend the council meeting. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein and contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:12am
In the case of Ron Waddell his recognition was the result of a culmination for years of service leading to his retirement from the Tomah Police Department. For Adam Robarge his recognition was for service provided for a serious accident during his duties with the Tomah Area Ambulance Service. Both...
Front row, from left: Ann Yourell, William Clyma, Karen Joos and Terry Robinson. Back row: Tom Houtevelde, Jeff Burrows, Liz Manzella, Anita Jensen and Toni Burrows. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:06am
If you’re looking for a little Christmas cheer, check out S.U.M.M.I.T. Spirits new holiday production, “Happy Hollandaise!”, a play by Tim Koenig, co-directed by Anita Jensen and Toni Burrows.  All Claire Finley (Karen Joos) wants is the perfect Christmas.  She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef...
Amber Brantner and daughter Sierra Brantner, making her first Little Dress. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:01am
Between May and Nov. l6, the latest sewing day for making little dresses from pillowcase, 163 were completed and delivered to Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam for forwarding to the charity in Michigan, which ships them out weekly. Many, many thanks go to all those able to attend the sewing days and...
Visitors to Kriskindlmarkt in downtown Sparta’s Mueller Square took advantage of new fire table to keep warm last weekend. Dozens of vendors will be offering their wares at the German-style holiday market during its final weekend, beginning this Friday evening. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:04am
A full line-up of performers and activities are scheduled for closing weekend of Sparta’s annual outdoor Holiday market. On Friday,  Dec.  13 the Sparta High Vocal Jazz Ensemble and SHE take the stage from 6-7 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by the Sparta Area Theatre and Arts Guild (SATAG) appearing as...
The Old Baptist Church in Bangor is undergoing some much-needed restoration in an effort to get it back to its original luster. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 8:58am
In the past, many have read about the attempts to restore the Old Baptist Church in Bangor. Phase-One of the restoration has begun with the steeple and roof on the Old Baptist Church Community Center.   It is finally getting some long overdue love. For many years, there has been discussion as to...
From left, Jeremy Haldeman, Izzy Garcia and Kali Scholze are pictured with the coat rack located inside Haldeman’s office, American Family Insurance in Tomah. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:35am
The winter weather in Wisconsin can be relentless and even dangerous at times. For low-income families, it can be a terrible struggle to find affordable, warm clothes, especially winter coats and boots, which can be very expensive.   When 10-year-old Izzy Garcia saw kids in her Tomah neighborhood...

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