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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:33am
With Monroe County Drug Court all but a done deal, other proposals are competing for funding from the pot of money left from the county's Revolving Loan Fund buyout. The finance Committee Wednesday heard pitches from Norwalk Village President Levi Helgren for a fire station in his community, and...
Steve Boris enjoys his days spent at Cataract Mart interacting with his customers. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am
Sitting on Highway 27, located 12 miles from Sparta and 16 miles from Black River Falls is the Cataract Mart, which has been owned and operated by Steve Boris, his wife Linda and their family for the past 20 years. The Cataract Mart has been a staple in the Cataract community for even longer, with...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:26am
The Monroe County Finance Committee Wednesday wrangled over whether supervisors should receive per diem and mileage payments for attending a scheduled four-day trial in January where they are defendants. The trial is for alleged open meetings law violations involving a controversial Jan. 27 county...
Victoria Brahm, Tomah VA Medical Center director. Photo contibuted by Braun Film and Video, Inc.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:21am
The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service hosted its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards Oct. 16 to honor outstanding civil servants who have made significant contributions to the health, safety and prosperity of United States. The top honor, Federal...
At the 2018 Budweiser Dairyland Truck and Tractor Pull members of the MCAS Board, from left, Simon Wells, Ron Savall, Carolyn Habelman, Bill Degenhardt, Chris Schreier and David Schreier present the Kortbein family, from left Don, Evelyn, Matt, Mark, Tim and Joan with an appreciation award for all of their years of service. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:18am
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Monroe County, just outside Warrens, sits a 600-acre farm, owned by the Kortbein family. The family’s patriarch, Donald Kortbein, sits comfortably in his easy chair with a smooth collie named Levi at his feet. Kortbein has indeed earned his down time, as he...
SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Cole Wisniewski, flanked by his SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel, his parents Tom Wisniewski and Corina Koch and his step-dad Josh Koch. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:15am
When 6-foot, 3-inch Cole Wisniewski’s name appears in area news media it’s usually about success on the gridiron—or in one of the other two major sports in which he excels. But SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel rates Wisniewski’s quality of character above his athletic and academic achievements. “It’s a...
Tomah school district food service was the beneficiary of a combined effort to raise money to offset negative lunch balances for over 800 families. In the front row, from left are the Lemons to Lunches team Izabela Garcia, Bristol Scholze, Fynlee Garcia and Cadence Scholze. Back from left, Cindy Zahrte, Jeff Cram, Darold Kukowski, Sue Paulis and Chris Dawley. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:12am
The big check had a Lions logo and Tomah Lions Club in the upper left hand corner. But be assured the Tomah Lions are fully aware it was the effort of four young girls from Tomah who were the driving force behind a nearly $4,600 ($4,519.30 to be exact) check donated to the Tomah School District...
David J. Hamilton
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:56am
On Friday, Oct. 11, David J. Hamilton, 41, of Kendall was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court to 60 years in prison in relation to his conviction on 57 counts related to sex crimes against children. Hamilton’s sentence, which was handed down by Judge Mark Goodman, was structured as 35 years of...
Tomah building trades students are Connor Perry, Alex McPeters, Jesse Smith, Ian Neitzel, Eric Tollefson, Dakota Riedesel, Dawson Cruz, Jacob Powell, Brody Foss, Mark Genske, Arley Burkhalter and Hunter Davis. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:54am
Getting some dirt under the fingernails is an important element in career education. But so is taking time to learn from professionals who work in that specific career. Students from the Tomah High School building trades class participated in the La Crosse Area Builders Association Career Day...
Pictured is a quilt that will be raffled off to raise money. Contributed photos
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:45am
 Gloria Dei Church is holding its Haiti mission trip rummage sale. Oct. 25-26. Proceeds are sent to missionaries in Haiti to directly support work with children, medical needs, and faith. Donations will be accepted beginning Monday, Oct. 21. Set up begins early in the week. Lunch will be available...

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