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CASA’s Gordon issues Community Call to Action: Children in need of representation

CASA for Kids is a local non-profit organization serving Monroe, La Crosse, and Vernon counties. CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA for Kid’s vision centers around …
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New Murals Coming to Sparta

In late June, Senator Brad Pfaff made a surprise visit to the Sparta Farmers Market. He was introduced to local artist, Sal D’Agostino, and told an inspiring story about some community members …

Sparta United Methodist Church receives a new Spiritual leader

Recently, the Sparta United Methodist Church (UMC) received a new Spiritual leader, in the person of Pastor Lourdes Magalhaes. Pastor Magalhaes originally hails from San Paulo, Brazil, and brings a …

County Board to see resolution for consolidated building plans

At the Wednesday July 10th, 2024, Monroe County Property and maintenance meeting, the committee reviewed and approved a resolution, authorizing the completion of space planning for a consolidated …

Sparta Lions Club delivers large check to City of Sparta

On Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, a bit of gold was seated in the back row of the Sparta City Council meeting, at City Hall. Dressed in their patented gold vests and shirts were Sparta Lions Club …
Obituaries
Carlyle C. Randall
SPARTA-Carlyle C. Randall, 89, of Sparta, died Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. Arrangements will be announced by Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, …
Phyllis Pampuch
TOMAH- Phyllis Pampuch, age 86, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 15, …
Gregory James Hammer
TOMAH- Gregory James Hammer, 48, of Tomah, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 3, 1976, to Robert and Cheryl (Johnson) Hammer in La Crosse, …
Douglas E. Chambers
SPARTA-Douglas E. Chambers, 56, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2024 at …
Merland “Merlin,” “Merle” L. Wangen
ONALASKA - Merland “Merlin,” “Merle” L. Wangen, 93, formerly of Sparta, WI, died peacefully at Springbrook Assisted Living in Onalaska, WI on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. He was the …
Brian L. Bjerke
TOMAH- Brian L. Bjerke, age 52, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away on July 5, 2024, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Born on October 23, 1971, in Tomah, Wisconsin, to LeRoy and Joan (Conant) Bjerke.   …
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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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Cashton’s Sarah Schroeder repeated as the Scenic Bluffs Conference Pitcher of the Year after helping the Eagles a second-straight league title this spring. The CHS junior attributes her success in the circle to a greater sense of comfort in her role as the team’s leading weapon on defense.

‘I was more confident’

Winning an accolade as lofty as conference pitcher of the year as just a sophomore could lead a player to maybe become a bit complacent or rest on the laurels of past success. Cashton pitcher …
Adam Hayden (286) overtakes the first turn during last week’s 200 lap Summer Sizzle Enduro race at the Tomah/Sparta Speedway. Hayden claimed the lead after 30 laps and went on to capture the win by completing the race just a lap ahead of second and third place.
Hayden holds off Moore for win in second leg of Enduro series
    The Summer Sizzle 200, a brand new mid-season enduro race, provided a nice break for regular Friday night racing at the Tomah/Sparta Speedway on Friday, July 5. Mother …
The sun sets on Iowa’s summer diamond days
    As quickly as the Wisconsin spring sports season comes to a close, I feel as though I’m always unprepared for the summer sports season in Iowa to wrap up. You see, …
Klema’s solo homer sets up walk-off victory
    It took nearly a month of the American Legion baseball season for the Tomah 19U squad to notch its first win of the year, but the team did so in dramatic fashion Wednesday …
Sparta’s Lily Seifert rounds third, eyeing to score during the second inning of Wednesday’s game with Kickapoo. Seifert would score on the next play as Post 100 took a 5-0 lead early on.
Sparta stretches win streak to three after overwhelming Kickapoo
    Offense wasn’t an issue for Sparta in Wednesday’s American Legion softball doubleheader with Kickapoo. Post 100 belted out a whopping 23 hits in nine innings …
Sparta Post 100’s David Fabry winds up to deliver the final pitch in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with Black River Falls. Sparta notched a 4-3 win in the first and was up 10-4 in the second before the game was called in the fourth inning due to darkness.
Fabry’s double deals doom for BRF Post 200
    A late-game surge helped Sparta Post 100 notch a 4-3 win on Wednesday, June 26 over Black River Falls Post 200 in Sparta. Sparta took advantage of an early miscue by BRF …
Let’s light those fields
    I love hearing people talk about things like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and notions regarding football traditions of the sort. The slogan ‘Friday Night …
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Former Fort McCoy garrison commander pens book

Former Fort McCoy Garrison Commander, Colonel Ray Boland, has penned a book, which covers his 30 years of service in the United States Army and National Guard. When the Bugle Calls: A Soldier’s …

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