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Chief Emilee Nottestad
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:23am
Sparta Chief of Police Emilee Nottestad, speaking to the Kiwanis Club at its weekly ZOOM meeting Tuesday, December 8, outlined the inadequacies of the current Police Department building and described the advantages encompassed in the design of the new structure, formerly Lakeview School. Nottestad...
Isaiah S. Pesce
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 11:01am
The Tomah Police Department is in the early stages of an investigation surrounding an alleged sexual assault, according to information posted on its Facebook page. Investigators were notified of allegations of a sexual assault involving a minor over the weekend and Isaiah S. Pesce, 39, of Tomah was...
The creator of Hometown Trivia-Sparta, Dave Colbert (left) plays a round against one of the game’s sponsors Ray Erickson, owner of Pooh Bear Painting, Roofing & Siding in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:55am
In what year did Sparta hire its first female police officer? Which Sparta High School alumnus commanded a space mission? These and other questions can be found in the new game, Hometown Trivia-Sparta, released last week by its creator, Sparta resident Dave Colbert through his marketing company,...
Generous donations from local businesses helped pave the way for a new scorers/press booth and new LED video screen at the Tomah Ice Center. From left are Jake Buswell, Johnny Walker, Jay Greeno and Jason Lassen. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:53am
The Tomah Ice Center and the community's hockey program got an early Christmas gift this holiday season. Well actually several months early. Thanks to multiple donors the Tomah Ice Center now features a new heated enclosed scorers/press booth and a new LED video board. Work on both projects started...
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:50am
The Sparta City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday to amend its truancy ordinance in an effort to curb what is apparently an increasing problem of student absenteeism in virtual classes in the Sparta School District. “It is an enormous issue,” said Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad. “We have an...
A vehicle driven by Preston Schreier of Cashton was totaled after an early-morning Wednesday crash that a left a woman severely injured. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:41am
Police arrested a Cashton man  Wednesday, Dec. 9 after he rolled his vehicle in the Town of Ridgeville, which left his passenger severely injured.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call at 2:08 a.m. Dec. 9 from the Sparta...
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:37am
The Sparta Area School District completed the last piece of its facilities expansion project Wednesday when it closed on the sale of the Administrative and Education Center (AEC) building. The district sold the historic structure located at 201 E. Franklin Street to The Commonwealth Development...
Military family members carry a tree Dec. 4, during the Trees for Troops event at the South Post Housing area at Fort McCoy. Eighty free Christmas trees were distributed to Fort McCoy military families thanks to the Trees for Troops organization. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:34am
Service members and military family members gathered Dec. 4 at a designated area at the South Post Housing area to receive a free Christmas tree courtesy of the Trees for Troops organization. At around 11 a.m. Dec. 4, a Federal Express (FedEx) semi tractor-trailer arrived at the housing area with...
Not to worry. It's not an actual surgical procedure. It's only THS students Mya Hennessey, Hannah Killgo and Margaret Caveness rehearsing a scene for Area 51. Contributed photos
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:32am
Tomah High School students remain busy with production and filming of the production of Area 51: A Love Story, written by Tomah English teacher Mary Neve. Neve and fellow THS teacher Brian Kibby are directing the production The production follows various characters navigating the hazards of raiding...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 3:06pm
According to a press release issued by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a teenager from Warrens has died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 21 in the Township of Byron Tuesday morning. On Dec. 15,  just after 10 a.m. the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call...

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