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Jayme Altman and Todd Scholz from Tomah Area Credit Union presented checks to five area fire departments and two Monroe County social agencies as part of a COVID-19 Relief Grant. Checks were presented to Brighter Tomorrows Jan Bruder and Corina Nohr. Contributed photos.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:55am
Tomah Area Credit Union was awarded a $20,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant. TACU divided the money between five local fire departments and two agencies on the front lines to help with homelessness and domestic violence in Monroe County. The fire departments divided $15,000 and $5,000 was divided between...
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:45am
Can people just burst into flames? is a question for which there is an answer.  But you will have to look it up yourself in Larry Scheckel’s new book “Can People Just Burst into Flames?” That’s the title and it caught my eye along with its bright yellow cover with a border of black diagonal stripes...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:30am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, June 24 for a total of 57 confirmed cases. The new cases include: • A male in his 80s where the investigation is ongoing. • A male in his 20s where the investigation is ongoing. • A male in his 20s...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:28am
Rolling Hills Nursing Home administrator Linda Smith shared a familiar story to many of the Monroe County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night at their meeting. It remains to be seen if new supervisors on the board will grasp her message. With a board that includes several new members, Smith...
Anthony D. Koopman
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:27am
The Sparta Police Department recently identified the man involved in a shooting on June 11 as 61-year-old Sparta native Anthony D. Koopman. According to police, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court Streets in Sparta.  When officers arrived on the scene they...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heidi Prestwood has officially stepped into her role. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:23am
Heidi Prestwood, the new executive director at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is settling into her new role nicely. Prestwood began in late May, replacing John Hendricks who had been with the Chamber since June 2017.  At first, Prestwood had concerns about coming into the position due to the...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:10am
The Monroe County Climate Change Task Force (MCCCTF) has two upcoming informational meetings on weather monitoring stations. The meetings were originally planned for this month but had to be postponed due to the Severe Risk Compass level for COVID-19. The first meeting will be at the Wilton...
From left are  Jennifer Simunich, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta;  Tyler Duerwachter, 1st CCU Sparta Branch manager;  and Jon Cook, 1st CCU marketing supervisor. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:07am
1st Community Credit Union, in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, recently awarded a $20,000 grant, which was split between the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sparta, West Salem, and Tomah.   The Sparta Boys & Girls Club received $7,000 and the Tomah and West Salem Clubs each...
Karissa Adams
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:03am
Karissa Adams, a member of Troop 4046, in Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, has earned the highest award available in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award.  A Junior at Bangor High School, Karissa was among just 11 Badgerland Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award in 2019-20 for her work...
Operations at the US Silica facility in Sparta temporarily remain idle due to the current downturn in the energy market. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:41am
Due to the recent, unprecedented downturn in the energy market and the global COVID-19 pandemic, US Silica Company has taken the difficult, but necessary actions to temporarily idle multiple operations, including the Sparta facility.   In late March, the company reduced annualized selling, general...

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