Thursday, August 13, 2020


Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:19am
The scheduled start of classes for Tomah School District students one month away and one thing is certain. The best laid plans could go up in smoke pending COVID-19 status in Monroe County and Wisconsin by Sept. 1. COVID-19 will dominate discussion at the Tomah School Board's academy meeting Monday...
From left, Kiwanian John Winkelmann, Monroe County Local History Room Museum Director Jarrod Roll and Kiwanian Steve Bernett stand with the first scavenger hunt participants, Harry and Charlie Frazee. Contributed photo
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:16am
   Excitement on North Water Street was high Saturday morning as the Sparta Kiwanis Club, in partnership with the Monroe County Local History Room Museum, launched the Sparta Youth Scavenger Hunt.  Harry and Charlie Frazee, sons of Rachel and Joel Frazee, were the first to receive registration...
Zandra Sanborn, of Sparta raises monarch butterflies in her backyard garden. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:12am
Walking through the gate of Zandra Sanborn’s private backyard garden in Sparta feels as though you’re falling down a rabbit hole into Wonderland. Sanborn’s garden is buzzing with activity these days as small shrews, toads and squirrels scurry about the garden floor and bumble bees, hummingbirds and...
Laurie Thompson rearranges items in a kitchen arrangement at 3 Sisters Treasures in Kendall. Photos by Nate Beier.
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:47am
When the bill for their shop showed that over 1,000 gallons of water had been used in one month, the three sisters went to the town council. They were not complaining.  What they wanted the council to realize is that bikers were on the bike trail who needed a bathroom stop.  3 Sisters’ Treasures...
Beth Ford
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:41am
Incumbents Deb Carney and Deb Brandt are being challenged by Beth Ford and Mindy Hemmersbach in the Aug. 11 primary election for Monroe County Treasurer and Monroe County Register of Deeds respectively. The Monroe County Herald is providing profiles of the candidates leading up to the election....
Becki Weyer
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:36am
For the remainder of 2020 Tomah will have a city clerk and a city clerk in training. Earlier this month the Tomah City Council appointed Becki Weyer to replace longtime city clerk Jo Cram, who is retiring later this year. Weyer is a 20 year resident of Tomah. She has more than 10 years of...
Volunteer Jen Lisy of Tomah helps stock groceries. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:28am
Faith In Action of Monroe County is a non-profit organization that includes over 160 volunteers strong, that provides services, free of charge, to older adults and the disabled, and people in need in Monroe County, regardless of income, religious belief, or ethnic background.  Services provided by...
Some of the Tomah Boys & Girls Club staff that have been busy with summer programming while also getting ready to celebrate the club's 20th birthday included from top, Jennifer Lisy (cook), Beth Kenworthy, Lakesha Henson and Amy Whitwam, site director. In the other photo staff member Kaylin Martin, sitting, enjoys an ice cream treat with club members at The Station. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:22am
It's not the type of celebration staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Wisconsin - Tomah Club would prefer to recognize 20 years. But when plans were being made to recognize the Club's birthday nobody had heard of COVID-19. But that is not putting a damper on recognition of the...
Aaron and Missy Brooks, owners of 1924 Custom Soapery, turned their hobby into a small business, which they operate out of their home in Sparta. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:16am
At 1924 Custom Soapery in Sparta, it all started with a peculiar passion. Owners Aaron and Missy Brooks have been running their small-batch soaping business since 2017 when Aaron made his very first loaf of soap and it all snowballed from there. Aaron has been buying handmade soap since he was a...
A home and business just off Hwy. 27 in Leon owned by Brian Hanson was underwater after the Little La Crosse River topped its banks following heavy rains in the July 2017 flood. Herald file photo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:10am
The Monroe County Climate Change Task Force (MCCCTF) will be holding an informational meeting on weather monitoring stations for the Little La Crosse River Watershed. The meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 4. at 7 p.m. in the Leon Community Center, 20638 Jameson Rd. Sparta. The meeting will have...


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