Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tomah WI

Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:38am
The event at Tomah's Memorial Park was not an official change of command ceremony. It could be considered more of a change of responsibility. But for the significant crowd that gathered on a sun splashed pre-Veterans Day Saturday, the event likely held similar significance of a change of command...
Ken Schoolcraft reads a poem called 'A Soldier" as part of keynote address at the Tomah VA Veterans Day recognition. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:28am
When Ken Schoolcraft pokes fun at other military branches, he is comfortable fellow veterans know the Vietnam War veteran is not serious. Schoolcraft, Black River Falls, was keynote speaker for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 8. He is a member of BRF...
Moriah Murray, Amanda Lowry, Tevy McKee, Sarah Peterson and Sophie Pokela. Contributed photos.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:25am
Tomah High School DECA students are been keeping busy to this point of the school year. According to DECA advisor Dan Briggs, the organization consists of over 70 students this year. Officers are Sarah Peterson, president, Rachel Venner VP of leadership, Phillip Parks, VP of community service and...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:44am
In 1954, Congress passed a bill that changed the name of Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, to Veterans Day, a “day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” It is still commemorated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, which this year is next Monday. Many area...
Members of the Tomah Health cardiac rehabilitation staff, from left,  Holly Winchel,  Shana Steele, Samantha Rank and Anna Wargowsky display a certificate indicating recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Contributed photo
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:36am
The cardiovascular rehabilitation program at Tomah Health has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hospital cardiac rehabilitation coordinator Shana Steele, MS, RCEP, CCRP, CES, CSCS, said the certification recognizes the program for...
Not sure if the apple on the table was a bribe, but regardless 'judge' Megan Divyak would not yield an inch on the $75 citation (fake money) owned by junior Chase McIntosh for littering citation. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:27am
Pity Tomah High School junior Chase McIntosh. He found out who he can and cannot trust, at least in a simulated exercise. McIntosh and his other THS junior classmates participated in the Reality Check exercise Tuesday in the THS gym. The concept is simple. For around two hours students exit the...
Mark Molter, left, concedes he is leaning on people like Mike Stoikes to help Molter's Fresh Market remain a strong part of Tomah's business community. Stoikes is a longtime meat cutter at Burnstad's, Gordy's and Festival Foods, a total of 15 years cutting meat in the same building and now Molter's Fresh Market. Before that Stoikes cut meat at Mega Foods, which became County Market for a brief time. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:16am
It's not only been a busy week for Mark Molter, it's been a busy few months. Molter was busy with grand opening details this week at Molter's Fresh Market after taking ownership of the former Festival Foods, former Gordy's and former Burnstad's earlier this summer. Molter's Market began operation...
Libby Hansen was recognized for her commitment to art education. She was named Middle Level Art Educator of the Year recently at a conference at Silver Lake College. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:25am
Libby Hansen knows what artistic expression has meant in her life. Hanson has made it her career to instill the importance of art in the lives of others. Hansen, a Tomah Middle School art teacher, was recognized as Middle Level Art Educator of the Year at the Wisconsin Art Education Association...
Miss Sparta royalty helped out at last Friday's Trick-or Treat Street at the Sparta Barney Community Center on East Montgomery Street. Decked out as Disney villains are, from left, Junior Miss Sparta Aubriella Rehfuss, Miss Sparta Outstanding Teen Alexis Bernett, Miss Sparta Hannah Pieper and Junior Miss Sparta Princess Skylah Simao. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:38am
Bare trees, shorter days, a nip in the air, jack o'lanterns on doorsteps and candy flying off store shelves can mean only one thing. Halloween is upon us. And communities throughout Monroe County, as usual, are embracing the spookiest day of the year, which falls on this coming Thursday. While all...
Tomah nasa chapter received a $70,000 grant from Mayo Health System to purchase playground equipment for its inclusive playground at Butts Park. Pictured from left, Dr. Paul Mueller (Mayo), Tim Millin, Dave Stutzman, Julie Millin, Dan Boehm, Bertie Dietzman (nasa members) and Teri Wildt (Mayo). Contributed photo
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:34am
A handicap accessible playground on the shore of Lake Tomah received a significant financial boost Thursday, Oct. 24. The Mayo Clinic Health System awarded the Tomah North American Squirrel Association (nasa) $ 70,000 to be used for purchasing playground equipment at the inclusive playground site...

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