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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:59am
One man is dead and five injured after a near head-on collision Saturday, Feb. 8 on Hwy 16 near Hazel Avenue in the Town of Adrian.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, at about 7:45 p.m. two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, collided on Hwy. 16 near Hazel Avenue. The driver...
Eva Zaret is flanked by her wedding photo at Tomah high school as she addressed a student assembly as a Holocaust survivor. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:39am
Eva Zaret is 83 years old and has a story to share. Details are harrowing, emotional and for some, too graphic. Zaret is fully aware. Still, as a Holocaust survivor from Adolph Hitler's Nazi regime, the Milwaukee area woman insists her story must be shared. She fears as survivor numbers fade, so...
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:32am
While population, jobs and income have been on the decline in most rural Wisconsin counties for nearly the past two decades, Monroe County has actually made gains in those  areas, outpacing most other rural counties. Of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, 26 are metropolitan and 46 are rural. According to a...
Susan Kneifl recently took over as postmaster at the Bangor Post Office. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:30am
The United States Postal Service can trace its roots back to 1775 when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. Since then, the USPS has undergone many challenges and changes, but one single principle remains: that every person in the United States, no matter who or where, has...
Plenty of ice and the ideal February day greeted hundreds of ice fishing anglers at the Tomah Warrens Sports Alliance Fisharee Saturday, Feb. 8 on Lake Tomah. Easton Armstrong, holding the fish. was uncertain if his catch would merit trophy status, but Armstrong and his friends, Braden Jilek, Brady Kemp and Kole Peterson had plenty of time fill the trophy board. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:27am
The city of Tomah expanded to a temporary suburb for one day on Saturday, Feb. 8. Hundreds of ice fishing enthusiasts moved onto Lake Tomah from 9 a.m. to around 3 p.m. for the Tomah Warrens Sportsman's Alliance (TWSA) Fisheree. Lake Tomah was dotted with ice shanties. Makeshift streets were laid...
Jazmine Hernandez (center) is pictured with her family including Shawntel Zarate, Mario Zarate and Gabriel Zarate showing off her artwork and first place certificate. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:22am
Lions and Lioness Clubs around the world have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools for many years. The International Peace Poster Contest allows children the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Miss Jazmine Hernandez, a seventh...
Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserves helps demonstrate a technique for getting rid of buckthorn. Contributed photo
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:19am
There was a great turnout at the Monroe County invasive Species working Group (MCISWG) Field Trip this past week. Participants were mostly local landowners, but several Lands Specialists came from the Ho-Chunk Nation as well. The demonstration was led by Kevin Luepke of Fort McCoy’s Directorate of...
Adam Kodra, of Warrens uses long-range shooting to cope with his PTSD following his deployment. Contributed photos.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:11am
At 17-years-old, Adam Kodra enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. His intention was to do something good for his country during a time when there was discussion that the Bush Administration might contemplate a draft; he could have never known it would change his life forever. After...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:06am
New residential building within Sparta city limits has been floundering over the past few years due to a lack of available lots, but there is some relief on the way. A La Crosse development firm is planning a new subdivision on the city’s west side. Logistics Development Group (LDG) has purchased a...
Tomah B&G club members and staff gather around to water some seed starters for plants that will be transferred to a tower garden project, a first for the club. The tower garden allows vegetables to be grown indoors. The woman sitting at the table is a representative from Juice Plus, the company that provided the tower garden for the club. The tower garden is standing behind the group. It was decided to wait until the plants were in bloom in the garden for full visual wow. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:56am
Some poorly timed winter weather put a crimp in the original party date. But the Tomah Boys and Girls Club will celebrate 20 years of serving community youth Tuesday, Feb. 11 in connection with the Tomah school district. The Tomah Boys and Girls Club Birthday party in January was cancelled because...

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