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Sparta Troop 7 Boy Scouts Charles Tempski, left, and Joshua Arnold, right, present Sparta Area Cancer Support Co-President Karen Edwards with a $111 check for the organization. The Scouts raised the money through their fire starter program. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:03am
Since 2015, Sparta's Boy Scout Troop 7 has been burning the candle at both ends, raising money for itself and Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) with a little ingenuity and the left over wax from the luminaries at the annual SACS Walk/Rally. The scouts melt the remaining wax from the luminaries, mix...
Members of the 2019 Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler team pose for a photo with the first place Army Ten-Miler Eagle Trophy on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. Fort McCoy entered two teams in the 2019 competition in the Reserve Mixed category. Contributed photo.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:58am
Team Fort McCoy sent two teams of runners to the 2019 Army Ten-Miler competition Oct. 13 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and came away with first- and fifth-place finishes in the Reserve Mixed category. "My thoughts on the team, as the coach, can be summed up in one word - proud," said Tony...
Ron Waddell will retire from the Tomah Police Department in early December after 28 years in law enforcement. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:45am
Law enforcement and dairy farming share a few occupational traits. First is a commitment to an occupation that is seven days a week. Another is on the bad days you can find yourself stepping through a lot of..., well you know what. Finally, on the good days both jobs bring a great deal of...
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:43am
With one year left before the election, the 96th Assembly District already has a race brewing. Josefine Jaynes of Readstown has announced her intention to run for the seat currently held by Republican Loren Oldenburg, a Viroqua farmer. Jaynes, an 18-year-old senior at Kickapoo High School in Viola...
Mark and Johanna Mulder pose with the pumpkins they sell from their home on Hwy. 16 just west of Sparta. Also pictured is Mark's Mindoro-area pumpkin patch where, this year, he raised a bumper crop. Contributed photos
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Anyone whose driven west of Sparta on Hwy. 16 in the fall in the last three decades has undoubtedly seen pallets filled with orange and white pumpkins of varying sizes. That's Mark Mulder's side gig that he's been at even before side gigs were a thing. Actually, since his recent retirement as...
Dana puts finishing touches on a cow in preparation for a fitting competition. Contributed photos
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:30am
Call her what you want, a steer shearer, cow coiffeur, or bovine beautician, but Tomah's Dana Johnson is good at it. In the world of animal showing, it's called "fitting", and Dana, a sophomore at Tomah High School, recently took home a 1st place medal for her age group in the World Dairy Expo...
Irwin Q. Dykes
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:26am
A 23-year-old Sparta man accused of assaulting volunteers at the House of Shadows located at 501 Osborne Drive last week has been charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with two counts of child abuse with the intent to cause harm, possession of THC, disorderly conduct, possession of drug...
Tomah Health Infusion and Pulmonary Services Director Bev Niebuhr, BSN, RN, left, and Kat Burkhalter of Tomah, pose with a bell donated by Burkhalter and her husband Roy recently. Located in the Tomah Health Infusion Services Dept., Burkhalter said the bell is a symbol of closure and hope for cancer patients finishing treatment. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:23am
Kat Burkhalter said she was fortunate to get her cancer care in Tomah. To mark the completion of her chemotherapy at Tomah Memorial Hospital last month, the Tomah woman rang a bell, something she wanted other cancer patients to experience at the newly constructed Tomah Health. “My mom went and...
The Peace Lutheran Time & Talent Marketplace features items from ornate (glass outdoor garden decorations) to detailed handmade quilts. Lori Yates, left, and Gwen Nelson display a small sampling of what will be available to purchase. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:20am
Tomah's Peace Lutheran Church Time & Talent Marketplace will feature quilts, crafts, canned goods and more. The event is Nov. 8-9 at the church, located at 307 Warren St. Included will be hand crafted items like quilts, bags, hats, necklaces and baby/toddler items. Gwen Nelson, one of the event...
Pat Stevenson
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:17am
The Minnesota state chapter of the National Ponies of the Americas Club and it’s board of directors presented it’s “President’s Award” to Pat Stevenson of Sparta earlier this month. Stevenson is one of the organization's frequent Trail Judges, who judges for many breeds and is known for his...

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