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Danielle E. Minea
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:33am
Two suspects from Rochester, MN have been arrested after officers were dispatched to a report of stolen monies from a car wash coin box in Tomah.  On Jan. 4, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Thunderwash Car Wash where an employee told officers he had checked the surveillance...
Sparta FCCLA member Kaitlyn Gilbertson displays one of the many dresses that will be available for purchase at the prom dress sale next weekend. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:29am
Prom season is just around the corner and for some it can be a little stressful trying to find a dress that they love that is also affordable. Sparta High School FCCLA is hoping to help reduce some anxiety by hosting a prom dress sale next weekend on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at...
Sarah M. Fast
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:24am
On Jan. 10, Tomah Police Department responded to Kwik Trip North for a reported disturbance involving a male and female. A witness reported a female driver, later identified as 41-year-old Sarah M. Fast, was repeatedly punching a male passenger. The information given to officers indicated Fast, of...
Members of the Monroe County National Night Out committee, left- right, Tomah Police Community Services Officer Melanie Marshall, Tomah Health community health educators Julie Anderson, MSN, RN and Cody Przybylski posed recently with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) National Night Out recognition plaque. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:21am
Monroe County’s National Night Out (NNO) organization has been recognized by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). “I think it is amazing how many community partners are willing to join the effort to make sure we can show different health and safety opportunities for children and have some...
A local man was found deceased following a fire in the Town of Oakdale. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:11am
A 49-year-old man died in a garage fire on Monday, Jan. 13 in the Town of Oakdale.  Monroe County Dispatch was contacted at 11:41a.m. and advised of a fire at a residence on Honeysuckle Ave.  The caller reported that her husband, Richard Siess, may have been in the shed when the fire broke out.   ...
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:11am
The Sparta Finance Committee last week approved hiring HSR Associates of La Crosse to design and oversee the conversion of Lakeview Elementary School into the city’s new police station. Under the contract, the city will pay $225,000 for HSR’s services, which include developing a conceptual design...
Sparta Free Library Expansion Project co-chairs Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Sparta Chamber of Commerce Director John Hendricks. Contributed photo
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:09am
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, Jan. 8, co-chairs of the Sparta Free Library Expansion Project revealed that the Project’s fund-raising campaign has reached the three- quarter mark. Donations in cash and pledges, amounting to $1,163,000, are within range of the Campaign’s ultimate goal of $1...
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:06am
A fifth Monroe County Board seat will have competition after a candidate filed nomination papers last Friday, just before the deadline. Remy Gomez, who also is running for Tomah mayor, threw his hat into the ring for Tomah’s Supervisory District 13. The deadline for submitting nomination papers in...
With the help of Zingler Sign & Design, Warrens Area Girl Scouts Troop recently installed words of encouragement on the steps at Warrens Elementary School. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:03am
Warrens Area Girl Scouts Troop 4428 has been busy completing not one, but two community outreach projects. The girls used their own funds from cookie sales to install phrases of encouragement on the steps at Warrens Elementary School and to make blankets to donate to foster children.  According to...
Mike Murray
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 9:59am
With nine siblings Mike Murray (the youngest of 10) learned early at times it's better to listen than react. With a diverse professional background over the years Murray knows that same rule applies to the business world. With one mayoral term under his belt that lesson has been reaffirmed to...


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