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Last Friday, the Tomah Rotary Club, along with Tomah Parks and Recreation, held a Freeze Fest event, called “Swish Across the Lake.” The event, which involved snowshoeing and …

No PFAS detected in City of Sparta

On Tuesday afternoon, City of Sparta Water Utility Supervisor, Todd Hanson, alerted the Herald of test results for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in the City-of-Sparta owned and operated wells …

To: All SASD Families From: Sam Russ Re: Incorrect WKBT Post   Good afternoon, It has come to our attention that on January 24, 2023, WKBT updated a March 1, 2012 posting about a …

Sparta Show Choirs blazing a winning trail

Both the Sparta Middle School and High School Show Choirs have been lighting up the circuit, over the past few weeks. The Herald reported on the Middle School, and how this was their first year ever …

On January 27, 2023, Tomah Middle School Administration was made aware of a concerning picture and caption posted on social media. The facts of the situation regarding the picture and the alleged …

Gwen Nelson, of Tomah, is getting the word out about Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a nonprofit group, based out of Idaho that ensures every kid that needs a bed, gets one. On February 25th there …

37-year RN turns artist Nursing the Art

Sue Brockman, a 37-year RN, is now retired and pursuing her painting passion. Her company, Pots, Plants, Plus was set up at the Justin Trails Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Brockman paints …

Sparta Shriner elected to high position

On Saturday, January 14th, a group of Shriners from around Wisconsin had gathered at the Radisson Hotel, in La Crosse, to formally put their 2023 elected and appointed officials into their new rolls, …

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person found in the Township of La Grange. Shortly after 10:00am law enforcement located the body of a female subject in a …

On Saturday, the Sparta Varsity Show Choir had quite a successful day, as they travelled to Onalaska High School, for their 2023 debut performance. They set off for the competition in the early …

Doctor of Audiology, Rebecca A. Younk, is the owner of many Beltone Hearing Aid Centers, which can be found in many areas of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Based out of Saint Paul, …

Recently, Cardinal IG of Tomah, located at 1620 Townline road, donated $580 to Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP). SHP is a 501c non-profit organization. They are volunteers across the nation and into …

Icy conditions cause multiple accidents near Tomah

Wednesday morning proved to be a slippery slope near Tomah. Icy conditions caused multiple pileups on I-94, including a 13- semi pileup.The semi pileup seems to have occurred near Warrens, on I-94. …

Volunteer Queen

A woman known as the "volunteer queen" in Tomah was recognized with Oakdale Electric's Selfless Service Award, at a recent Rotary Club meeting, where she was, of course, volunteering. Deb Reid was …

Missing 50-year-old Tomah Woman

The Ho-Chunk Nation Police Department is handling a case for a missing 50-year-old woman who has not been seen since December 29th, when she returned home to Tomah. Her name is Felicia Helgeson …

Amish Workshop demolished in Tuesday night fire

Tuesday night, the Cashton Fire Department was called for a structure fire on Irish Ridge Rd near Parker Rd. “The structure was right at the end of our district, it was actually Ontario Fire …

Addams Family the Musical nominated for all Jerry Awards

The Sparta Spotlight Players have been nominated in every single category for the Jerry Awards for Addams Family- The musical the group performed in November. The Jerry Awards, through …

Shovelmen launch book and announce 7th bridge

Outside, snow was falling over amber street lights and the bustling crowds at Downtown Sparta’s eighth annual Krskindlmarkt festivities. Inside, at Ginny’s Cupboard, all was quiet, save …

Property taxes increase unexpectedly

From 2019 to 2022, the Monroe County portion of property taxes have gone down each year. This year however, property taxes have gone up. Why? When the Monroe County Justice Center was built and …

Legos for All Ages

The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum, in conjunction with the Monroe County History Room is the place to view intricate Lego layouts. From November 21st until January 28th the museums …

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