Monday, April 19, 2021
Scott Holum
In a special Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night Scott Holum was sworn in as Tomah police chief to replace the retiring Mark Nicholson.
Cashton’s Faith Hemmersbach and Adelynn Hyatt (center) and Kati Steinhoff and Karolyn Kirking (right) share a final embrace during the awards presentation following the Eagles’ 3-1 loss to Royall Tuesday night. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Luke Lukaszewski’s first season as Cashton’s head varsity volleyball coach saw the Eagles reach heights uncommon for the program that brought them within reach of a historic win.
Presenters showed the committee a few preliminary sketches of what the new uniforms might possibly look like. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
At its meeting this week, Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee heard from band instructors Carrie Thompson and Hope Larson regarding purchasing new uniforms for the Sparta High School March
Equipment applying anhydrous ammonia into the ground on a farm in the Town of New Lyme Tuesday, failed and leaked the dangerous gas into the air. Contributed photo
The cause of an incident in the Town of New Lyme involving an anhydrous ammonia leak was determined to be a computer glitch that left a valve open on the equipment that was “knifing” the hazardous chemical into the ground.
Sparta firefighters mop up after battling a blaze on Jancing Avenue that destroyed a large pole shed last Thursday. Contributed photo
A  pole shed and thousands of dollars’ worth of farm equipment and vehicles were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the Town of Wells last Thursday, April 8.
The City of Sparta is looking for a buyer for its current Sparta Police Station at 121 E. Oak St., which will be vacated later this summer. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Now that the new Sparta Police Station is well on its way to completed by late summer in the former Lakeview Elementary School, the city is turning its attention to the present building that houses the police department.
Scott Holum
Cashton’s Faith Hemmersbach and Adelynn Hyatt (center) and Kati Steinhoff and Karolyn Kirking (right) share a final embrace during the awards presentation following the Eagles’ 3-1 loss to Royall Tuesday night. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Presenters showed the committee a few preliminary sketches of what the new uniforms might possibly look like. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Equipment applying anhydrous ammonia into the ground on a farm in the Town of New Lyme Tuesday, failed and leaked the dangerous gas into the air. Contributed photo
Sparta firefighters mop up after battling a blaze on Jancing Avenue that destroyed a large pole shed last Thursday. Contributed photo
The City of Sparta is looking for a buyer for its current Sparta Police Station at 121 E. Oak St., which will be vacated later this summer. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Scott Holum
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:26pm
In a special Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night Scott Holum was sworn in as Tomah police chief to replace the retiring Mark Nicholson. Nicholson's last day was April 9. He retired after 31 years of service with the TPD. Holum was assistant chief and worked his way up through the ranks of the...
Cashton’s Faith Hemmersbach and Adelynn Hyatt (center) and Kati Steinhoff and Karolyn Kirking (right) share a final embrace during the awards presentation following the Eagles’ 3-1 loss to Royall Tuesday night. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:20pm
Luke Lukaszewski’s first season as Cashton’s head varsity volleyball coach saw the Eagles reach heights uncommon for the program that brought them within reach of a historic win. In the end, they fell agonizingly short of securing the first state tournament berth in program history, instead...
Presenters showed the committee a few preliminary sketches of what the new uniforms might possibly look like. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:07pm
At its meeting this week, Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee heard from band instructors Carrie Thompson and Hope Larson regarding purchasing new uniforms for the Sparta High School Marching Band. The band’s current uniforms were...
Equipment applying anhydrous ammonia into the ground on a farm in the Town of New Lyme Tuesday, failed and leaked the dangerous gas into the air. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:05pm
The cause of an incident in the Town of New Lyme involving an anhydrous ammonia leak was determined to be a computer glitch that left a valve open on the equipment that was “knifing” the hazardous chemical into the ground. Both the Sparta Area Fire District Department and the Monroe County HAZMAT...
Amanda Jaeger
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:58am
This week started the 2021 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which is being held virtually this year; prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was scheduled to be held in Anaheim, California.   Wisconsin DECA hosted a Virtual District Conference back in January, which was...
Tomah head coach Ryan Brookman is set to return to the coach’s box for the first time since 2019 after losing last year’s season due to COVID-19. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:51am
Little did people think that when the baseball and girls soccer state champions were crowned in June of 2019, it would be the last time in nearly two years that we’d see some sort of spring sport at the high school level. Sure, most track and field teams practiced for a week or so last year. Some...
The first flamingo flocking for SACS this year was along Franklin Street in Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:45am
Flamingos travel in flocks and during hard times, everyone could use a flock of supporters around them. After a cancer diagnosis, individuals will need even more support to help them through their cancer journey and for so many, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) has been that flock.  The...

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