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Leon Country Floors SACS Team recently held its garage and bake sale with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Sparta Area Cancer Support. Joanne Bohnert (center) presented a check for $6,454.75 to SACS Co-President Gary Peterson. Also pictured, from left, are SACS volunteers who helped make the sale a success were Kathy Culpitt, Colette Burkwalt, Annette Erickson, Bohnert, Peterson, Kay Kast, Roberta Johnson and Mary Marx. Not pictured is Bev Gasper, Jill Bohnert and Ben Bourman. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:25am
Leon Country Floors owner, Jeff Bohnert, thought his wife, Joanne Bohnert’s SACS team would only raise between $1,000 to $2,000 when he agreed to match their earnings from the month-long garage sale they hosted in July, with all proceeds going toward Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Much to his...
From left are Kay Snider-Mark, Karen Snider, Phyllis Snider and Kim Snider-Jost. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:22am
Like mother, like daughters. Phyllis Snider of Tomah raised her daughters to be conscious of the role women played in election history. On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Snider and her daughters visited the Tomah Area Historical Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave...
Bernie Czarnecki being sworn in by past Department Commander, Steve Kueger, and accepting the position as Commander of Post #100. Contributed photos
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:17am
A new slate of officers was sworn in at Sparta American Legion Post 100 on Aug. 19 during the membership meeting. Bernie Czarnecki will lead as the incoming Commander. Wally Habhegger will be First Vice Commander and Dean Tremble will be Second Vice Commander. Also elected for a three year term on...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:40am
Monroe County supervisors threw a nursing home project back into limbo Wednesday after an effort to fund $2 million of the proposed facility using cash on hand failed by one vote. Supporters of the resolution, calling for $2 million of general reserve funds be used on the project, could muster only...
The owner of this house at 114 S. Thayer St. in Sparta ended up in a Madison hospital where he is being treated after escaping the flames through an upstairs window. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:38am
A Sparta couple escaped with their lives but didn’t escape injury in a house fire that started Monday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 114 South Thayer at 11:49 p.m.  When he arrived, Sparta police were...
Construction at the new Herrman Elementary School is complete and staff have been in the building this week, working hard to prepare classrooms for the return to school next week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:24am
Schools are slated to open next week for the Sparta Area School District (SASD) and as the start of the school year quickly approaches, there are still a lot of questions on the minds of parents and families during this confusing and ever-changing situation.  Throughout its planning in the wake of...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:16am
School District of Cashton   Cashton schools plan to begin classes on Sept. 1 under guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Monroe and Vernon County Health Departments.  The district’s current plans offer flexibility between in person and...
Pictured are Pat Hart and Vern Nauman (Tomah Lions), Kathy Friske (Oakdale Lions) and Paul Skofronick, director of pupil services for the Tomah School District. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:10am
The collaborative Stuff the Bus effort of the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale Lions clubs had a different look this year. But the results were the same for Tomah school district families needing a little assistance for school supplies. Due to Covid the clubs opted to bypass having a Tomah school bus...
The four final patches are now available for viewing on the chamber’s Facebook page and members of the public are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite design. Contributed photos.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:04am
Earlier this summer, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce began an exciting contest seeking original designs for a new Sparta patch/sticker. The chamber received a good response and has now narrowed the competition down to four finalists from all of the entries.  Each of the designs needed to...
Randal Dunford
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:01am
Randy Dunford announced he is retiring as Tomah Area Ambulance Service effective Oct. 1. "I will be officially retiring from government service and as director of TAAS effective Oct. 1," Dunford posted on the TAAS Facebook sight earlier this month. "I thank God for the opportunity to lead the men...

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