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Evans Print and Media wins big at WNA awards Monroe County Herald Brings home 17 awards

The Monroe County Herald received over 30 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, with Logan Everson and Nate Beier taking home the lion's share. Frome the left, we have Jayme Bahl - Reporter, Jennifer Rodriguez Moran - Reporter, Benny Mailman - Editor, Nate Beier - Sports Guru, Logan Everson - Sports photographer/page designer, John Gessner - Reporter, Greg Evans - Publisher/Owner, and Kyle Evans - General Manager/Reporter.
On March 15th, staff from the Monroe County Herald attended the Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards banquet and convention, in Madison. At the awards banquet, the Herald received 17 separate …
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Jenny Betthauser (left) and Peggy Anderson (middle) clap for the blushing Pam Buchda (right) during the AAUW Tomah Branch recognition reception on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024. Betthauser, Anderson, and Buchda were recognized as women who advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion by the organization.

Three local women celebrated for equity, diversity, and inclusion Tomah’s AAUW branch holds annual recognition reception

Back in 1972, a Tomah branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was formed. One of the founding members, Mary E. Wedin, was an avid promoter of Women’s History Month. …

2024 Festmaster and Lady Butterfest announced in Sparta

Recently, the coveted titles of the top Butterfest positions were announced in Sparta, Wisconsin. Mike Bernath was given the news, in quite a unique fashion, that he was chosen as the 2024 …
When NOAm set out on the effort, they saw that most all kazoos were made from hard plastics, made from bad chemicals.

Spirited Spartan guest demo FLL team headed to Houston Holmen-based team in need of financial support to make trip of a lifetime

For their Week O scrimmage event, on the weekend of February 17th and 18th, the Sparta Robotans reached out to the Holmen community based First Lego League (FLL) team, NOAm, to come and provide …
This is the backside of the business buildings, where the fire originated. Tomah Fire Department, and all assisting fire departments, fought the blaze until after 5 a.m. in the morning.

Tomah Fire battles business blaze for 12 hours Businesses and tenants band together with strengthened bond

On Friday, February 23rd, at 5:17 p.m., the Tomah Fire Department was summoned to a structure fire, at 1102 Superior Avenue. The business building belonged to Sassy Girl Aroma, a family-owned candle …
Obituaries
Mary Jane Parkhurst
   ELROY - Mary Jane Parkhurst, 93 of Elroy passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Tomah.  She was born on February 14, 1931, to Clyde and Annie (Blaha) Winchel in Vernon County. …
Jeannine Parise Sanborn
   SPARTA - Jeannine Parise Sanborn, 81, of Sparta, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 9, 2024, at Liberty Village, Tomah, with her family by her side. Jeannine was born on June 22, …
James Seaton III
   KENDALL - James Seaton III, 76 of Kendall, Wisconsin died on Tuesday April 2, 2024, at his home. A Celebration of Life is being planned and will be announced at a later date. The …
William “Bill” S. Olsen
   SPARTA - William “Bill” S. Olsen, 79, of Cashton, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 at his home.    Services will be announced at a later date. …
Lisa G. Griffin
   TOMAH - Lisa G. Griffin passed away, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Hospice Touch Serenity House in Tomah. Lisa was born on July 1,1964, the daughter of …
Theresa Clara (Leis) Schaub
   MIDDLE RIDGE - Theresa Clara (Leis) Schaub, 93, of Middle Ridge, WI, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI, surrounded by her loving …
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Property taxes throughout Monroe County

In gathering data from the Monroe County Treasurer, the Herald requested a list of mill rates for each township and the different school districts. The Herald put this data together in a map that is …
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BASEBALL: Horstman tosses no-hitter in Bangor's season-opening win over Luther

Coming off a season that saw him named as the 2023 Scenic Bluffs Player of the Year, Bangor senior Chase Horstman kicked off 2024 with a bang by tossing a no-hitter in the Cardinals' season opener against Onalaska Luther.
Bangor's Chase Horstman earned himself the honor of being named the 2023 Scenic Bluffs Player of the Year thanks to his dominance last spring. If the Cardinals' season opener against the Luther Knights was any indication, it could be more of the same from Horstman during his senior campaign.
Pat Howard, a Monroe County hunter and fisherman, has found a passion aside from hunting: awesome photos of wildlife in their natural habitat. Howard works for REVEAL Trailcams, and is mastering the art associated with trail cams.
Through hunting, Monroe County native developed passion for nature Howard speaks on REVEAL trailcams and love for outdoors
Many folks here in Monroe County are gearing up for the upcoming hunting and fishing seasons, here in Wisconsin. While the hunters, fishermen and fisherwomen are doling out dollars for proper …
Cashton assistant Chad Dull, left, and head coach Scot Wall won a pair of conference titles as players and reunited this year to help bring the Eagles their first regional title since 2000.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Wall, Dull reunite to help bring regional title back to Cashton
Before these last several years, it had been a long time since the Cashton boys' basketball program enjoyed a high level of success. But as this year's group of Eagles put together one of the best campaigns in Cashton basketball history, all you needed to do was take a look over at the sidelines to catch a glimpse of a connection to some of the program's glory days of yore.
Brookwood senior first baseman Tim DeWitt was just one of three Falcon batters to collect a hit in the team's season-opening loss to Blair-Taylor.
BASEBALL: Brookwood quiet at the plate in season-opening loss to Blair-Taylor
The Brookwood bats were kept largely quiet in a loss to Blair-Taylor to start the 2024 season.
BASEBALL: Riverdale's late onslaught leads to mercy-run win over Cashton
Despite a stellar day at the plate by Cashton senior third baseman/right fielder Brady Hemmersbach and the Eagles only trailing by three going into the bottom of the sixth, a late rally from Riverdale allowed the Chieftains to quickly turn things into a rout.
Tomah senior Owen Gerke fires in a pitch against Black River Falls in both teams' 2024 season opener on Thursday, March 28.
BASEBALL: Tomah outdueled by Black River Falls in season-opening scoring bonanza
The start of the baseball season can sometimes bring with it rust for players to kick off. That seemed to be evident for both Tomah and Black River Falls, who put up plentiful runs combined with some shaky defense in their season opener.
MARCH MADNESS: UConn, Purdue continue dominating runs into Elite Eight
After an extremely chalky opening weekend to the 2024 NCAA Tournament in which all of the top eight seeds won their first two games, a little chaos at the top was inserted during the Sweet 16.
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Easter Sheep are back

On Easter Sunday, the Herald made a trip out to 11277 Janus Avenue, to the farm of Matt and Diana Ornes. Once again, the landscape was dotted with brightly colored clover eating sheep that roam …

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Matt Ornes sits with the polka dotted goat, who the Herald learned may have been spared from the freezer, do to having an outstanding personality and humorous actions. A cat also sits on Matt’s lap; an indication of the awesome atmosphere that envelopes the Ornes Farm.
Matt Ornes sits with the polka dotted goat, who the Herald learned may have been spared from the freezer, do to having an outstanding personality and humorous actions. A cat also sits on Matt’s lap; an indication of the awesome atmosphere that envelopes the Ornes Farm.
Matt Ornes sits with the polka dotted goat, who the Herald learned may have been spared from the freezer, do to having an outstanding personality and humorous actions. A cat also sits on Matt’s lap; an indication of the awesome atmosphere that envelopes the Ornes Farm.
Matt Ornes sits with the polka dotted goat, who the Herald learned may have been spared from the freezer, do to having an outstanding personality and humorous actions. A cat also sits on Matt’s lap; an indication of the awesome atmosphere that envelopes the Ornes Farm.
Matt Ornes sits with the polka dotted goat, who the Herald learned may have been spared from the freezer, do to having an outstanding personality and humorous actions. A cat also sits on Matt’s lap; an indication of the awesome atmosphere that envelopes the Ornes Farm.