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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:34am
The Sparta Police department is warning residents that alternate-side parking begins this Friday, Nov. 1. After three years of relaxed enforcement of the ordinance, police will ramp up ticketing violators once again. Alternate-side parking will begin Nov. 1 and remain in effect until April 1, 2020...
Pam Pipkin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:32am
Anybody who knows Monroe County Child Support Agency Director Pam Pipkin, knows that grass doesn't grow under her feet. Her recent milestone of working 30 years with the county was topped off in September when she received statewide recognition at the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association...
Larry Scheckel, left, and Oakley Moser. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:28am
Sensational science demonstrations will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum in Sparta. Oakley Moser, physics teacher at Tomah High School, and Larry Scheckel, retired science teacher, will both entertain and educate with many science...
Libby Hansen was recognized for her commitment to art education. She was named Middle Level Art Educator of the Year recently at a conference at Silver Lake College. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:25am
Libby Hansen knows what artistic expression has meant in her life. Hanson has made it her career to instill the importance of art in the lives of others. Hansen, a Tomah Middle School art teacher, was recognized as Middle Level Art Educator of the Year at the Wisconsin Art Education Association...
Pictured are, from left, Rita Downing, Kimberlee Downing and Tyana Kaufmann (standing). Photo courtesy of the County Line
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:12am
The Brookwood Theatre Program will present “Love Serving Love” and Other Works as their fall production on Thursday, November 7th and Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the school’s Classic Gym. “Love Serving Love” is an original show created by director Kim Neal...
Miss Sparta royalty helped out at last Friday's Trick-or Treat Street at the Sparta Barney Community Center on East Montgomery Street. Decked out as Disney villains are, from left, Junior Miss Sparta Aubriella Rehfuss, Miss Sparta Outstanding Teen Alexis Bernett, Miss Sparta Hannah Pieper and Junior Miss Sparta Princess Skylah Simao. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:38am
Bare trees, shorter days, a nip in the air, jack o'lanterns on doorsteps and candy flying off store shelves can mean only one thing. Halloween is upon us. And communities throughout Monroe County, as usual, are embracing the spookiest day of the year, which falls on this coming Thursday. While all...
Tomah nasa chapter received a $70,000 grant from Mayo Health System to purchase playground equipment for its inclusive playground at Butts Park. Pictured from left, Dr. Paul Mueller (Mayo), Tim Millin, Dave Stutzman, Julie Millin, Dan Boehm, Bertie Dietzman (nasa members) and Teri Wildt (Mayo). Contributed photo
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:34am
A handicap accessible playground on the shore of Lake Tomah received a significant financial boost Thursday, Oct. 24. The Mayo Clinic Health System awarded the Tomah North American Squirrel Association (nasa) $ 70,000 to be used for purchasing playground equipment at the inclusive playground site...
Luminaries typically line both sides of the track around Memorial Field during the Walk/Rally, placed there in memory of cancer victims and in honor of those still battling cancer. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:32am
As its fiscal year comes to a close, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) is celebrating its biggest year yet after raising a total of $123,380.31 in 2019. “We broke the bank this year,” SACS Co-President Karen Edwards said. “Last year it was closer to $100,000 and before that it’s been around $80,000...
Monroe County Mental Health Coalition members, pictured, from left: Representative VanderMeer, Elizabeth Evans – Great Rivers United Way, Chief David Kuderer – Sparta Police Department, Tiffany Giesler – Monroe County Health Department E, Kim Johnson – Flocks Guardians, Inc., Douglas Flock – Flocks Guardians, Inc. Contributed photo
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:29am
Last week, the Assembly Committee on Local Government held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 530, authored by Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah), Representative Beth Meyers (D-Bayfield), and Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon). Under the proposal, grants would be awarded to local mental health...
This year’s cast for Mamma Mia! Cast. Contributed photos.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:24am
Sparta Excalibur Players presents; Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical featuring music from ABBA, tells the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the...

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