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Ken Schoolcraft reads a poem called 'A Soldier" as part of keynote address at the Tomah VA Veterans Day recognition. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:28am
When Ken Schoolcraft pokes fun at other military branches, he is comfortable fellow veterans know the Vietnam War veteran is not serious. Schoolcraft, Black River Falls, was keynote speaker for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 8. He is a member of BRF...
Moriah Murray, Amanda Lowry, Tevy McKee, Sarah Peterson and Sophie Pokela. Contributed photos.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:25am
Tomah High School DECA students are been keeping busy to this point of the school year. According to DECA advisor Dan Briggs, the organization consists of over 70 students this year. Officers are Sarah Peterson, president, Rachel Venner VP of leadership, Phillip Parks, VP of community service and...
An aircrew member with the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment of New Century, Kansas, provides guidance to a CH-47 Chinook pilot during sling-load training Aug. 1 for the 89B Ammunition Supply Course at Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:18am
For the 35th consecutive year, more than 100,000 troops have trained at Fort McCoy as 125,166 service members completed training on post during fiscal year (FY) 2019. Training statistics reflect many types of training opportunities that take place at the installation by active- and reserve-...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:38am
An officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the small community of Leon just south of Sparta left one man dead. According to authorities, officers from three agencies responded to the Cotter Pin restaurant and bar after receiving a domestic violence-related 911 call. When officers from Sparta...
Members of the Tomah Health cardiac rehabilitation staff, from left,  Holly Winchel,  Shana Steele, Samantha Rank and Anna Wargowsky display a certificate indicating recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Contributed photo
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:36am
The cardiovascular rehabilitation program at Tomah Health has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hospital cardiac rehabilitation coordinator Shana Steele, MS, RCEP, CCRP, CES, CSCS, said the certification recognizes the program for...
These costumed kids were among the hundreds of trick or treaters who filled the streets of downtown Sparta on Halloween. Contributed photo
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:32am
Hundreds of children and whole families dressed in Halloween costumes attended “Trick or Treating in Downtown Sparta” in partnership with the Sparta Downtown Cooperative on Thursday Oct. 31 from 3 – 5 p.m. Bright orange signs with “Trick or Treat Stop” on doors of participating Sparta business...
Not sure if the apple on the table was a bribe, but regardless 'judge' Megan Divyak would not yield an inch on the $75 citation (fake money) owned by junior Chase McIntosh for littering citation. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:27am
Pity Tomah High School junior Chase McIntosh. He found out who he can and cannot trust, at least in a simulated exercise. McIntosh and his other THS junior classmates participated in the Reality Check exercise Tuesday in the THS gym. The concept is simple. For around two hours students exit the...
Last Friday, members and friends of Sparta Area Cancer Support were on center court at the Kohl Center in Madison to accept a $15,000 check from Garding Agansit Cancer, a foundation started by Badgers basketball coach Greg Gard.  Herald photos by Greg Evans.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:23am
A contingent of 24 Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) board members, volunteers and supporters went to the Badgers versus UW-La Crosse exhibition game Friday, Nov. 1 at the Kohl Center in Madison. While they arrived in anticipation of a fun time, they left with a $15,000 donation from Badger...

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