Mike Suhr
Mike Suhr enjoys gardening and its bounty. He makes a lot of traditional canned items and likes to dabble with things he likes and figures others will like too. When you find Suhr at the Sparta Farmers Market you’ll find a variety of pickles and jellies to choose from. He has quite the selection....

Campers are shown at Pine View Campground at Fort McCoy. Pine View Campground is part of Pine View Recreation Area, which also includes Whitetail Ridge and Sportsman’s Range. The campground is nestled in a wooded area about a quarter mile west of Fort McCoy’s cantonment area and is bounded by Suukjak Sep Lake on the east and the La Crosse River on the west and south. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
In 2020, Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground successfully reopened to the public after several months of being closed due to the installation response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up having one of the best years ever seen at the area. For 2021, the campground reopened April 30 and officials...

Preliminary site prep work has started for the expansion project at Tomah's Cardinal IG facility. The multi-year project is slated for completion with the start of production the summer of 2022. Contributed photos.
The manufacturing footprint in Tomah took a huge step a few years ago with expansion of the Toro facility in Tomah's industrial park. The highlight of that $40 plus million project was inclusion of a state of the art paint line. That industrial footprint in Tomah is taking its second significant...

James “Jim” Mercer, owner of The Smoking Gun, a new gun shop in Rockland is now open for business. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
The Smoking Gun, located at 100 S Commercial Street in Rockland is now open for business. Ever since the gun shop’s owner James “Jim” Mercer was young, he’s always had an appreciation for firearms; at one point Mercer even studied to become a member of law enforcement. “I’ve always hunted and had...
As someone who enjoyed visiting flea markets and garage sales as a kid, when Reuben Miller had the space, he jumped at the opportunity to start a flea market of his own. The Silverdale Flea Market, situated along Silver Creek, will open for its first season next month on Saturday, May 1 and will...

As the new owners of Rudy’s Drive-In Sparta location, Terrelle Wilson and Shelley Gates and their seven kids, are excited to continue the legacy of Rudy’s in Sparta. Herald photos by Macy White.
Every year the Sparta community patiently (or not so patiently) awaits the seasonal re-opening of Rudy’s Drive-In. This year, the beloved restaurant will open under new ownership as long-time employee Shelley Gates and her partner Terrelle Wilson take the helm. An Onalaska native, Gates started...


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