Friday, January 15, 2021


Ken Witt
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:11am
Former Sparta City Administrator Ken Witt is now the head honcho of St. Croix County. Witt, who ran the Sparta city government for 11 years from 2001 to 2012, became only the second St. Croix County administrator since the position was created. He had been as the county’s assistant administrator in...
Remi Nicole Leis, daughter of Cole Leis and Jessica Reimer of Ontario was the first baby born at Tomah Health in 2021 arriving at 5:25 a.m. Jan. 1. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:38am
Jessica Reimer and Cole Leis never thought that they would have a New Year’s Day baby. The Ontario couple said they were surprised that their daughter, Remi Nicole Leis, was the first baby born at Tomah Health in 2021. Remi arrived Jan.1 at 5:25 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20...
Smoke billows from the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta Tuesday, Dec. 29. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:33am
The Great Wall Buffet in Sparta suffered heavy fire and smoke damage Tuesday, Dec. 29, after a fire started in the kitchen. The blaze was one of two structure fires the Sparta Area Fire District responded to last week. They also battled a blaze at a Town of Leon home New Year’s Day, where the sole...
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:31am
Construction in the City of Sparta in 2020 almost doubled over the prior year’s figures despite a continued stagnation in single family and two family residential housing projects. Sparta issued 52 building permits last year for construction projects totaling $21.2 million. That’s compared to 52...
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:27am
If no one steps forward before 5 p.m. Tuesday, there will be only one candidate for two open Sparta School Board seats in the spring election on April 6. Incumbent Lee Culpitt has indicated he won’t run for re-election, while the other incumbent, Josh Lydon, has already turned in his declaration of...
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:24am
Two Tomah City Council incumbents will not be seeking re-election. Tomah city clerk Becki Weyer said incumbent Jeff Cram filed a notification of non-candidacy last week for the Dist. 3 seat Cram said he is not seeking re-election because it's his plan to move out of the Dist. 3 city boundary....
Brad Hanson continues to get settled in as Tomah city administrator. He started his duties Dec. 28. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:22am
The second floor office space was available. And while newly minted Tomah city administrator Brad Hanson will not be as logistically accessible to city clerk Becki Weyer (first floor) his office is only shouting distance, literally, from the Tomah mayoral office on the second floor of Tomah City...
Angey Frost
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:20am
The Sparta Area School District’s district nurse, Angela Frost recently received commendations from Director of Pupil Services Amber Kulig and the school board at its last regular meeting of 2020 last month. Since March 2020, Frost has been a leader in managing the district’s pandemic response. She...
Tomah Health Clinic educator Emily Newbury, BSN, RN, left administered the first COVID-19 vaccine at Tomah Health to emergency department nurse practitioner Laura Miller, APNP, Dec. 28. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:17am
Tomah Health emergency department nurse practitioner Laura Miller said she felt blessed to be the first employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. “First, it’s amazing that science has developed this vaccine and secondly, it is pretty awesome that Tomah Health has been able to acquire it for us...
Emergency personnel responded to head-on collision on Hwy. 27 in the Town of Little Falls Dec. 31 that left two people injured. Contributed photo
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:42am
Two people sustained injuries and one was arrested after a two-car head-on collision Thursday, Dec. 31 in the Town of Little Falls. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Hwy. 27 north of Cty. Hwy. S when a GMC Arcadia driven by Clifford Hoover, 31,...


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