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Lloyd Schrock
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:12am
A member of the Tomah Amish community is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting children in his family the last 17 years. Floyd O. Schrock, 45, was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court Monday with 25 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, including repeated sexual assault of a child, child enticement...
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:11am
Ten people were arrested April 12 after search warrants were executed at two separate Tomah residences last month. Nine have been charged in Monroe County Circuit Court. On April 7, the Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force conducted garbage pick-throughs at 1116 Heeler Avenue and 117...
Cashton eighth graders sit in on Monroe County Circuit Court bond hearings yesterday (Wednesday) during County Student Government Day at the justice center. Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:08am
The benefit of Monroe County schools’ visits to the justice center is twofold: an introduction to local government, and exposure to the range of careers that could have them working in the building one day. Yesterday (Wednesday), Cashton eighth graders traveled to Sparta for the second-annual...
Kelly Everhart, owner of Old Country Cheese on Hwy. D, Cashton.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:46am
Perched at the top of one of rural Cashton’s rolling hills is one of the only Amish cheese plants left in the United States. Each morning, drivers pick up steel cans full of fresh milk from more than 400 Amish farmers in a 50-mile radius from Old Country Farms Cooperative. Four hours after the milk...
Don and Linda Hemmersbach
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:33am
Each year, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS), choses a handful of people in the community who have fought, or are currently battling cancer to be honored at the annual walk/rally in August. Among the honorary chairpersons are a male, female, young adult and a couple. This year, though, the...
Jackie Everson stands in front of the Bangor Historical Society Museum on Commercial Street, where she has created a display to honor Vietnam veterans.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:07am
Last Monday, April 24, was the 42nd anniversary of the official end of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. That date didn't go unnoticed in Bangor, where Jackie Everson has spearheaded an effort to recognize the American servicemen and women who served in the conflict. Everson, who joined the...
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:42am
Though studies show one in four people will be faced with mental health issues in their lifetime, the stigma attached to anxiety, depression and other mental disorders is often enough to deter people from seeking appropriate treatment. The same is true in Monroe County. May is Mental Health...
Pat Stevens, director of the La Crosse-based Freedom Honor Flight, speaks highly of the Sparta American Legion and Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts. To date, they have raised $189,000 – enough to send 378 WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials. Surrounding Stevens is Bill Bohn, Janet Bohn, Don Whitacre, Sue Nauman, Eve Heitzman, Delores Bowen, Barb McManus, Agnes Jenkins and Gail Raddatz. Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:41am
Because of efforts by members of the Sparta American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary, 378 WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans have been able to travel to Washington DC to see the memorials that stand in their honor. In just nine years, the Post 100 family has raised and donated $189,000 to...
Dennis Sweet will be closing the Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center on West Wisconsin Street in Sparta after his last customers leave this Sunday night. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:11am
As of May 1, anyone looking to go bowling in Sparta will be out of luck. Dennis Sweet, who has owned the Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center on West Wisconsin Street for the past 20 years, said he will close the doors of the establishment for the last time this Sunday night. "My wife and I want...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:40am
At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Sparta Area School District’s board of education decided to back off on two hot-button issues. The first, proposed by the board’s Finance and Facilities Committee April 11, was part of a larger initiative to reduce the amount of time students are spending on the...


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