Sunday, December 9, 2018


Shelly Miller was a fixture in Bangor Village government since the 1990s.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:54am
The Village of Bangor is feeling a void left by the recent death of its administrator. Shelly Miller, who became the village's first administrator in 2013, died Dec. 1 from pancreatic cancer after being on medical leave for less than two months. "It's a terrible loss for Bangor," said Village...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:52am
After hearing the grim outlook on the availability of law enforcement candidates, the City of Sparta finance committee recommended creating a second police lieutenant position and increasing the salary of the current lieutenant. Arguing for the new position, Police Chief Dave Kuderer said a growing...
Offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers, Lucas Patrick receives a tour of the barracks at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy from Cadet Rylee Villwock. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:49am
Cadets at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy within Fort McCoy have been working hard to build character and a lasting resilience. Tuesday morning, the cadets were visited by a few Green Bay Packers players who reinforced the lessons they have been learning for the past five months. According to Kevin...
Staff and students at Sparta High School experienced some tense moments Monday morning as law enforcement and administrators issued a lock-down at the school. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:39am
Sparta High School students and staff experienced some tense moments this morning as police and administrators issued a lock-down at the school. According to the Sparta Area School District, the high school was in a classroom hold for approximately an hour and a half this morning (Monday), while...
Dr. Brooke Huettner (left) and Kelly Miller (right) hold up a model of five pounds of fat while showing off the success boards of the Ideal Protein program participants. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:48am
Over the course of three years, local dieters have been coming to Chiropractic Place – Family Wellness Centers in Sparta to turn their lives around and become healthier and happier by participating in the Ideal Protein program and together, they have lost just over 10,000 pounds. According to Dr....
Monroe County Local History Room Director Jarrod Roll does some touchup work on the museum's new display, a model railroad train layout depicting Sparta, Tomah, Tunnel City and Ft. McCoy. The display was built by John McHugh of rural Sparta.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 2:37pm
For the past four years, Local History Room Director Jarod Roll has been wowing visitors with unique holiday exhibits. He and his volunteers have created a 1970s living room, a vintage Star Wars display, a North Pole Christmas village and, last year, a 1950s living room. While all four of those...
At Sunday’s ceremony, Cody Morrow read from his speech “Why I Honor the American Flag.”
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:14am
November 11 is set aside to honor all veterans of all branches of the armed forces. On Sunday morning, a small crowd braved the cold to congregate outside of the Monroe County Justice Center in Sparta to pay their respects to all who have served at a ceremony held in honor of Veterans Day. The...
After giving an emotional farewell speech, Jenny Parker laughs and cries with auctioneer Mary Jo Hill, on right, as they watch a video about Rotary’s work in Uganda, where the local club has built 58 wells to date, with more on the way.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:38am
What started eight years ago as a dream to build just one well to provide clean water to a small community in Uganda, Africa has blossomed into a total of 58 wells to date and more on it’s way thanks to efforts of the Tomah Rotary Club, who took the mission of a mother who lost a child in a tragic...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:12am
        In the high-stakes fight to curtail chronic wasting disease (CWD) among Wisconsin's whitetail deer herd, experts find themselves in an uphill battle. But ask any of them and they'll tell you it's worth the fight. In Monroe County that fight is being waged by the Monroe County CWD Task Force...
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:41am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce, Evans Print and Media Group, and the League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area are sponsoring the final debate between the two remaining candidates for Monroe County Sheriff. Former Tomah Chief of Police and Republican...


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