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Dr. Dennis Baldridge
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:19am
 The Hillsboro Public Library is delighted to announce a very special musical program to enhance your St. Patrick’s Day observance. Professional musician and beloved teacher, Dr. Dennis Baldridge, will perform an hour-long concert on the harp—the national instrument of Ireland. The program, at 6:30...
Antonia Boltik
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:15am
When Sparta High School Senior Antonia Boltik was in third grade, her friend and senior classmate, Myah Kenyon, gave her an invitation to an ice-skating class.   “Myah brought a learn-to-skate invite to school,” Antonia said. And the rest, as they say, is history.  Today, both girls are still...
Hazel Thurston, Monroe County Census Enumerator from Leon Township in 1930.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:11am
[Author’s note: This month we are featuring a series of articles examining the history and importance of the Federal Census leading up to National Census Day on April 1.] In 1790, as the federal government prepared to undertake its first census, the task of counting nearly four million people, many...
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:41am
The Tomah Area School District last week released the names of the three finalists for its superintendent. Tomah school district superintendent Cindy Zahrte announced she will be retiring effective July 1.   The finalists were selected from an original field of 17 qualified individuals and includes...
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:38am
The City of Sparta is ready to move ahead a storm sewer project on Icecap Road to mitigate persistent flooding of several houses in the neighborhood. On March 30, the Board of Public Works will hold a public input session for neighbors in the subdivision to offer their opinions. The city is...
Staci Habelman, of Tomah has her artwork on display at On The Corner in downtown Tomah (pictured) as well as at Artisan Market. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:34am
For 45 years, Staci Habelman’s creativity has been her constant companion. The Tomah artist says she has been creative her whole life creating pieces that were meant for her own enjoyment and the enjoyment of her close friends and family.  “I think being creative is a curse sometimes,” she joked. “...
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:24am
The new Sparta Police Station project is gaining momentum. City officials along with representatives from the architecture firm HSR Associates of La Crosse did their final walk through last week of Lakeview Elementary School, which will be converted into the new police station. The city hired HSR...
Wyeville elementary school student council held a Book Exchange at the school. Students could bring books from home to swap with their classmates. The event was coordinated by the student council and teacher Cassidee Crain. Contributed photos
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:22am
One good thing about a good book. They are worth sharing with others to read. Students at Wyeville elementary school participated in a Book Exchange over two days, Feb. 19-20 during the school lunch recess. First grade teacher Cassidee Crain proposed the idea to the Wyeville student council and it...
Contractors work on demolishing several old buildings on the cantonment area Aug. 12, 2019, to make room for the construction of a new $20.6 million 400-bed, four-story barracks at Fort McCoy. The demolition is the early part of preparation work for the project that is part of the Fort McCoy Master Plan. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:18am
Contractor L.S. Black Constructors is tentatively scheduled to begin construction of a new transient training barracks in mid-March, said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. A $20.6 million contract was awarded to L.S. Black in September 2019. The planned...
The new Camp Douglas village hall/community center is nearing completion. Village business will be conducted starting March 19. The community center is slated for completion in early April. The community center has its own entrance around the corner of the building. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:16am
When the new Camp Douglas village hall opens for business on March 19 it will do so with a new village clerk/treasurer. Sarah Stark started that role Feb. 17 replacing Tammi Landowski. Stark said Landowski has been available to ease the job transition.  The community center portion of the project...

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