Monday, February 17, 2020

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Hal Burnham, left, and Bruce Baker are committed to monitoring water quality on Lake Tomah. Both are pictured with bags of freshly caught fish (compliments of Lamont Kiefer) from Lake Tomah as thanks for their efforts. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:36am
Hal Burnham and Bruce Baker know the water in Lake Tomah does not offer the pristine view looking down from a boat for anglers. Burnham concedes Lake Tomah's water is "murky and brown." No way to hide what is clearly visible. Still the murky, brown water does not seem to be hindering overall fish...
Wayne Kling
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:32am
Wayne Kling is among the eight person field seeking three open seats on the Tomah school board. A Feb. 18 primary will reduce that field to six for the April 7 election. Kling is a life-long resident of Tomah, retired from the Army with over 30 years of service. My wife of 34 years died a few years...
Julian “Hutch” Hutchinson
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:28am
Julian Hutchinson, known by many in the area as “Hutch”, has used the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Service to print “Blue Fawn”, a collection of eight stories. When asked why he decided to write another book, he replied with a smile, “Wanted to prove old folks can still do stuff!”  He will be 90...
An ice shanty is set up on Big Sandy Lake on South Post on Jan. 17, 2018, while an angler tries ice fishing at Fort McCoy For more information about fishing at Fort McCoy, check out the installation's i-Sportsman web page at https://ftmccoy.isportsman.net. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:25am
Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season, which includes Fort McCoy streams and tributaries, opened Jan. 4 and continues until 11:59 p.m. May 1, 2020. Only artificial lures may be used during the early catch-and-release trout season, and all fish caught must be released immediately, said...
Students who designed the winning Freeze Fest buttons were recognized Thursday Jan. 16 at Winnebago Park. Over 200 entries were received this year. In front is McKenna Tardiff, winner in the under 8-years-old age group (and overall winner). Back, Tomah Rotary member Jeremy Haun, Whitney Draeger, winner of the 9-12 age group and Ethan Volkert, winner of the 13-17 age group. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:20am
The Tomah Rotary Club and the Tomah Parks and Recreation Department have plans in place for the 10th Annual Freeze Fest. The public is invited to join for a great way to celebrate all the fun that a Wisconsin Winter can offer both indoors and outdoors. The goal of this event is to provide a winter...
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:56am
The first reading for a proposed ordinance for operational use of all-terrain and utility-terrain (ATV/UTV) vehicles on Tomah's city streets had no opposition from the Tomah city council. Tomah police chief Mark Nicholson told the council the ordinance "basically follows state statutes," with...
Alyssa Young is the new director of Sparta's Deke Slayton Museum where she has worked for the past seven years, including as the interim director for the past six months. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:54am
The Deke Slayton Museum board of directors didn't have to look far to find its new museum director. The board selected interim director Alyssa Young to head the space and bicycle museum, located on the second floor of the historic Mason's Lodge on North Court Street in Sparta. Young replaces former...
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:50am
Construction in the City of Sparta in 2019 jumped ahead of the prior year’s figures despite a precipitous drop in residential housing projects. Sparta issued 52 building permits last year for construction projects totaling $12.85 million. That’s compared to 45 permits in 2018 for $10.63 million in...
Bridget Owens is ready to cook as she gets ready to depart La Crosse for New York to appear on the Rachel Ray Show. Contributed photo.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:43am
Things were a little quiet around Active Health Chiropractic earlier this week. The doctor, Bridget Owens, was out of town. But Owens was not in some warm weather climate enjoying umbrella drinks. She was aboard a plane to the Big Apple (New York) to appear on the Rachel Ray Show. Owens is one of...
AP art students at Lemonweir elementary school have finished their first-hand painted sculpture of a Tomah Timberwolves sculpture. From left, art teacher Scott Hood, Rayne Bush, Allison Schroeder, Peyton Neitzel, Cassie Elsing and Lemonweir principal Nicki Pope. Missing is student Gen Allen. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:38am
It started with chalk art on Superior Avenue sidewalks during the Downtown Thursday Nights concert series last summer. A group (five) of advanced pace (AP) art students were chosen to pilot a program to display their talents and to foster community engagement. The students meet with their art...

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