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A group of archers take some practice shots before competition at the HHA USA event at the Tomah-Warrens Sportsman's Alliance facility. Another competitor gets a bead on his target before firing his arrow. Contributed photos
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:12am
The Tomah-Warrens Sportsman's Alliance hosted an Operation HHA USA archery event earlier this month to help raise money for Freedom Honor Flights, based in La Crosse. Freedom Honor Flights serve veterans in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa. Part of what HHA USA raises every...
Mitch Koel
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 9:53am
Mitch Koel was appointed to fill the vacant Tomah School Board seat at its meeting Monday night. Koel was selected from six applicants, Rick Murray, Dave Cook, Wayne Kling, Christina Taylor and Tammy Dummermuth.  The vacancy was created when Murray resigned the seat he won by election in April....
Jim Murphy stands next to the newly constructed pergola and bench built in memory of his wife, Deb, (also pictured) who lost her battle with cancer two years ago. The memorial is located along the Tomah Health walking path on the west end of the hospital campus. Contributed photos
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:15am
Deb Murphy always enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. So when the Tomah woman lost her courageous battle with cancer nearly two years ago, her husband Jim wanted to remember Deb with a special memorial. “I was given money from Deb’s funeral and it was for three things,” Jim explained. “It was for a...
Terrelle Wilson was a featured speaker at a program on race and racism July 9 at Tomah High School.  Contributed photo
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:44am
In her role Tomah Chamber and Visitors Center president Tina Thompson is one of the community's most vocal advocates. In that role, Thompson fully embraces the importance of Tomah being a community that welcomes ethnic diversity. Public scrutiny on racial issues across the country the past few...
Mike Hanson started his role as new Tomah School District superintendent July 1. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:40am
Just a shade over two weeks into a new job and Dr. Mike Hanson is feeling more comfortable each day. Hanson started his role as Tomah School District superintendent July 1. Each day he finds time to venture from the district office. When he does, Hanson sees striking similarities in and around the...
The concern over COVID-19 did not minimize the importance of the red carpet treatment for students at Lemonweir Elementary School. With help from Band Box, red carpets were rolled out at four entrances rather than two, to assist with social distancing. Staff donned cloth face masks and, in some cases, plastic face shields. Many students were also wearing masks, to lessen possible spread of the virus. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:34am
To the best of her knowledge, Nicki Pope thinks Lemonweir Elementary School was the lone hive of educational activity in Wisconsin on Wednesday. Pope, principal at Lemonweir, joined other staff and new district superintendent Mike Hanson to welcome students back to start their school year under the...
Timothy E. Leclercq
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:47am
A 43-year-old Tomah man was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated as a fourth offense and operating without a valid license after police received a call of suspicious behavior on July 1. At approximately 7:14 p.m., officers received a call about a male subject that...
Carlton S. Bullard
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:44am
Carlton S. Bullard, 52, of Louisville, KY was recently found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court of second-degree sexual assault by use of force and sentenced to five years in state prison with a 167-day sentence credit and 15 years extended supervision. On Sept. 14, 2007, at approximately 1:59 a...
Alivia Steidl, 10, of Tomah is pictured enjoying her new bike. Contributed photo.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:43am
As Mr. Rogers once said, “All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors - in our own way, each of us is a giver and a receiver.” Lisa Steidl,...
Nelda Bailey
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:30am
Two Tomah school district agriculture education teachers have been recognized for the work in the classroom. Tomah Middle School ag teacher Emma Huber received the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Turn the Key Award recipient. The recognition makes her eligible to represent...


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