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Lance Wiersema (left) from Theisen’s recently presented a $3,000 donation to Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) as part of the Theisen’s More for You corporate grant program. Pictured with Wiersema are SACS Co-Presidents Karen Edwards and Gary Peterson. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 11:36am
The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate grant program awards grants to all Theisen’s store communities annually. The program provides the support to organizations that directly serve the basic needs of families and children within those communities, which includes food, shelter, education,...
This past summer, the Bangor Lions Club helped support the Bangor First Responders by cooking at a drive-thru pork sandwich sale. Contributed photo.
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 11:32am
With the holiday season upon us and the COVID-19 challenges we are all enduring, many in our communities are truly in need. The Bangor Lions wanted to help in ways that hadn’t been on its support list in the past, so it took on a few additional efforts to support its community. The Bangor Friends...
Even though it’s been a little different this year, Santa and Mrs. Claus love to visit with children. Contributed photo.
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:48am
With a long history steeped in Christmas traditions and memories, he goes by many names; Jolly Old Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santa Claus or as he’s known in Tomah, David Hall.  Today, children all over the world know the joyous man with a white beard in the red suit brings gifts...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:44am
The Monroe County Board last Thursday approved an option-to-purchase agreement with a Warrens-area sand mine for public access to lake property. Hi-Crush, which owns the property in the Town of Byron, is creating what is planned to be a 150-acre lake through its mining operation Under the agreement...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:42am
Longtime Sparta City Alderman Norm Stanek won’t be seeking another term in next April’s non-partisan election. Stanek, who represents District 4, submitted a notification of non-candidacy to the city clerk’s office earlier this month. Candidates for April the election could begin filing...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:39am
US Silica contacted the City of Sparta last week, saying it will be restarting operations at its Sparta facility in January.  According to Sparta Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning, the company will start shipping and drying sand it has stockpiled at the facility on the city’s westside. He said...
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Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:36am
The occupant of a Tomah apartment learned a hard lesson from an early Friday morning fire. The Tomah Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire Dec. 18 at 1 a.m. to a triplex at 417 Kilbourn Ave. for the report of a structure fire. Upon arriving at the scene we had flames coming through...
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:32am
A lot of people choose to use the holiday season as a time to be charitable, putting the needs of others before their own. Every year, a group of wonderful people dedicate a bit of their time to ensure members of the Sparta community enjoy a traditional holiday feast.  Over the years, Sparta’s...
One down and another on the way. Both apartment units are owned by Patriot Properties, a growing management company with a growing rental portfolio in Tomah. The street in the foreground is the extension of Larkin Street that intersects with Berry Avenue. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:29am
Growing up in Wisconsin Dells, billing itself as Waterpark Capital of the World, Chris Gantz learned one important lesson working in that environment. "Customer satisfaction was always the most important metric measured," Gantz said. "Having seen the success the parks in the Dells have achieved, we...
OAFA fire chief Bob Gnewikow, kneeling, is flanked by department members modeling their new SCBA equipment. The sign by the fire truck lists the private and business donors that helped purchase the equipment. Herald photos
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:26am
It nearly came to putting up their 2017 fire engine for collateral. The Oakdale Area Fire Association (OAFA) needed a new self contained breathing apparatus system. The equipment was nearing the end of its regulation compliance by fire association standards (15 years), according to fire chief Bob...

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