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Naomi (Toni Burrows) comforts her husband Elimelech (Terry Robinson) on his deathbed in The Story of Ruth.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:15am
This weekend, cast and crew members of SUMMIT Spirits will be honoring the late Joanne Dexter with their performance of The Story of Ruth. Dexter started with the theater group at its inception in 1999 as a curtain puller. She went on to become a property mistress, stage manager, actress, and...
Dr. Clyde Houston, owner of Houston Dental Clinic in Tomah, performs an exam on Carol Myers of Warrens during the clinic’s annual free dentist day last Friday.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:12am
A father-son dental practice in Tomah has got people smiling. Last Friday, the doctors and staff at Houston Dental Clinic held their ninth annual free dentist day, providing cleanings, x-rays, fillings and extractions for people in need. “It’s just a big part of being a Christian – you have to do...
In 1968, Sparta native Kathryn Clarenbach (far left) and Betty Friedan announced the National Organization for Women (NOW) had adopted a Bill of Rights for Women to present to political parties and candidates. (Getty Images)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:24pm
“Kathryn Clarenbach built the foundation for the modern women’s movement,” states author Jenny Price in an article published in the Fall 2016 issue of On Wisconsin magazine.  On Thursday, March 9th at 7pm, audiences will “meet the determined feminist you’ve never heard of”  when Price presents her...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:18pm
Five Kyrgyz leaders participating in the Open World Program spending this week in Wisconsin and Minnesota, examining the theme of “Encouraging Women’s STEM Education and Careers.” The Sparta Area School District, Sparta Innovations STEM Academy and the Sparta Public Education Foundation is hosting...
Chicken and Biscuits were the main course Thursday evening at the Congregational United Chruch of Christ in Sparta, where Jean Amundsen and Marilyn Olson (on right) were caught serving. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 12:14pm
It may be the best kept secret in Sparta. It’s the recipe for the rich chicken & biscuits gravy that’s a big hit every year for the Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Sparta. Hundreds take advantage of the annual Chicken & Biscuits Dinner served by...
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:17am
Alfonso Sanchez understands the fear that has swept through the Hispanic community in Monroe County fueled by rhetoric over mass deportations and sweeps conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Sanchez is himself an immigrant from Mexico City, who made his way to Sparta via...
Norm Hendersin (cockpit) and other members of an unofficial aviation team, tasked with installing Deke Slayton’s racing plane in his namesake museum, look over the Formula One aircraft. In the foreground is John “Dusty” Dowd, close friend of Slayton and fellow Formula One pilot. Behind, from left, are Vern Sanders, Alli Karrels, Jim Wiebe and Dave Simpkinson.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:55am
Though he retired from NASA in 1982, Sparta native Deke Slayton never stopped seeking thrills. He raced his Formula One airplane, nicknamed ‘the Stinger’ in 18 different races over the next several years, each time reaching speeds nearing 200 mph. Now, the airplane has found a new home at the Deke...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:59am
    The Monroe County Herald won seven statewide awards at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual awards banquet Feb. 24 during its 163rd annual convention at Madison Marriott West in Middleton. Graphic designers Kristi Schwartzel and Amy Lewellen took first place in the Best Multiple...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
In an effort to divorce the employee from the policy, the Monroe County Board last Thursday voted to change interim county administrator Jim Bialecki's status from limited term to indefinite. The language change allows Bialecki to remain on with the county beyond the six months he originally agreed...
A panel of transportation experts held a session last Thursday at the Monroe County Economic Development Conference at Tree Bear's Lodge in Warrens. Pictured are, from left, Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association, Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and Rob Richards of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:42am
For Mark O'Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association, the debate over funding roads in the state is bewildering. "If we want to position our state for future success, a strong infrastructure is necessary," he said O'Connell was part of a four member panel who spoke on the...

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