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Pastor Kory Janneke hopped aboard his bike recently to raise money for Neighbor For Neighbor food pantry. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:56am
Pastor Kory Janneke conceded there was a little physical hurt involved. But his pain was worth the gain to help raise money for Tomah's Neighbor For Neighbor (NFN) food pantry. On an ideal day April 25 Janneke, pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, hopped on his bicycle with a couple of goals. The...
Pictured are Mary Schmitz, left, and Marcella Clemmerson with the May Day Cart full of gifts from the community at Rolling Hills. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:53am
May Day at Rolling Hills was made so special by many of our community members this year. A Tomah group, led by Sara Moseley, collected over 500 May Day plant donations.  They provided a plant in a coffee cup along with a homemade card to many nursing homes in our area. These brought so many smiles...
Leah Hauser
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:51am
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) has selected Leah Hauser, director of Business Services for Sparta Area School District, as the recipient of the 2020 George Gray WASBO New School Business Manager of the Year award.  “I am incredibly humbled and honored to receive this...
From left are Toni Robertson, March Kiwanis SHS Student of the Month Tanner Robertson, Darrell Robertson.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:47am
COVID-19 delayed awarding the Kiwanis Student of the Month on March 17 but did not lessen the well-deserved honor for Sparta High School Senior Tanner Robertson. His nominating SHS Social Studies Teacher Katlyn Buika described Robertson as a leader in her classroom, with a passion for education...
DelMarie Hemmersbach sits in front of the Morrow Home in Sparta as a parade of friends and relatives passes by wishing her a happy 85th birthday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:16am
Joleen Goodman wasn’t going to let her mother’s 85th birthday go by without some kind of celebration. Her mother, DelMarie Hemmersbach, is a resident of Homestead Assisted Living at the Morrow Home in Sparta. A birthday bash that was planned for Sunday, May 3, had to be cancelled because of the...
Bob Zay has served 40 years with the Sparta Area Ambulance Service. Contributed photo
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:14am
Bob Zay is a self-described adrenaline junkie and he’s got the credentials to prove it. The 60-year old Sparta man has chosen jobs throughout his life that aren’t exactly for the faint of heart. He’s been a firefighter, a dispatcher, a cop, a rescue diver and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)...
Renee Smith
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:11am
The Tomah Area Cancer Support (TACS) 5K Walk/Run will be a virtual event due to COVID-19 health restrictions. "It is with a heavy heart that TACS has had to make the tough decision to not hold the normal event this year," said Dawn Pfaff, one of the event organizers. "With that being said we will...
Staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Sparta are excited to kick off the annual Kampaign for Kids Tuesday with #GivingTuesdayNow. From left – Program Director Kristina Oesterle, Samantha Michaelson, Executive Director Jen Simunich, Danielle Leis and Hailey Leis. Contributed photo.
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:09am
With a pair of major fundraisers in question, the Boys and Girls Club of Sparta is hoping its annual Kampaign for Kids will give the organization a much needed boost during an unusual time in its history. Executive Director Jennifer Simunich announced last week that the club will kick off its...
Fishermen participate in a largemouth-bass population survey coordinated by the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch on Aug. 18, 2015, at North Flowage at Fort McCoy. Several people participated in the catch-and-release survey to determine whether largemouth bass are growing and surviving in the flowage. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:07am
Fishing on installation lakes and flowages is allowed May 2 through March 7, 2021, said Fisheries Biologist John Noble with Fort McCoy's Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. The 2020 season also began as Fort McCoy's response to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Tomah girls track coaches Lindsey Bubnich, Jessa Von Haden and Allie Preuss await Tomah's spring athlete motorcade. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:03am
It is the time in the prep sports season where the track that circles E.J. McKean Field and Senz Field (baseball) normally buzz with activity. But as prep athletes, coaches and parents nationwide are fully aware this is not a normal spring prep sports season. The spring sports season for prep...

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