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George Wilson, president of the North American Squirrel Association, shares a few thoughts. Tomah nasa volunteer Dave Stutzman is at the podium. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
It started as an idea between friends at a business outside Tomah several years ago. It culminated with a ribbon cutting/dedication and unveiled signage Wednesday in Tomah. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Butts Park for the North American Squirrel Association (nasa) All Inclusive...

Michael Zastoupil makes his campaign pitch as part of the election simulation. Contributed photo
And the Tomah Middle School seventh grade class elected Michael Zastoupil as class president for the 2021-2022 school year. Each year seventh grade social studies teachers Luke Bohlen and Jeff Brieske facilitate an election simulation as part of the TMS Civics curriculum. The several week project...

Volunteers gathered at the THS commons Wednesday night for 'Pinwheels For Payton' to put together pinwheels that will be sold Friday as a fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Payton Pierce. Two large boxes will be sold. Contributed photos
Payton Pierce continues to recover from significant injuries at a Madison hospital sustained in a June 5 vehicle accident outside Warrens. But friends and classmates are making sure her family is fully aware that her recovery is on the minds of the entire Tomah community. Pierce was one of five...

The Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, which promises three full days of pulling on two tracks, draws crowds of roughly 70,000 spectators throughout the weekend.
In two weeks’ time, the skies of Tomah will be filled with black clouds of smoke and the roar of screaming engines as the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 24. Last April, the Monroe County Ag Society (MCAS,) promoters of the pull...

The more live music, the better. The Tomah Lions Club donated $1,000 to support Americana Music in the Park. Proceeds came from the Lions beer sales during the 2019 Downtown Thursday Nights Concert series. AMP kicked off its season Wednesday night at Gillett Park. The first Downtown Thursday Nights concert is Thursday, July 1. Check the Tomah Chamber of Commerce web site for more DTN details. Pictured with Scott Wilcox (AMP) are Tomah Lions Adam Gigous, Tina Thompson and Jeff Cram. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Yes, the headline may be an abuse of acronyms. But the letters represent collaboration to of provide live music in Tomah. The Tomah Lions Club donated $1,000 to Scott Wilcox and American Music in the Park (AMP) with proceeds from the Lions beer sales from 2019 Downtown Thursday Nights (DTN) concert...

Tom Flock
Tom Flock has been municipal court judge for the City of Tomah 33 years. The last 20 Flock has been involved with adjudication of truancy tickets issued to Tomah high school and middle school students. Flock is a vocal advocate of nipping trouble at the bud. For 15 of those last 20 years Flock has...

Adam and Gwen Lamb, owners of Wandering Sheep Beard Care, offer a unique and original beard balm that is eco-friendly and easy to use. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The new, veteran-owned business Wandering Sheep Beard Care out of Tomah offers a solution to the classic, itchy beard syndrome that is locally sourced and all natural. According to owner Adam Lamb, the idea for his venture started in August of 2005 when he joined the United States Navy. Lamb, his...

So many stories. So little time. Tomah's three surviving fire chiefs are eager for Aug. 28 when the community will recognize the 150th sesquicentennial of the Tomah Fire Department. From left, retired fire chiefs Kevin Decorah, Tom Flock and current fire chief, Tim Adler. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Yes, pun intended, Tom Flock, Kevin Decorah and Tim Adler all carried a burning desire to serve their community. Over its 150-year history, the first 11 fire chiefs for the Tomah Fire Department were elected by the firefighting ranks, according to current chief Adler. The last four, Adler included...

Gov. Tony Evers, right, talks with Western Technical College president Roger Stanford during Evers stop at the Tomah campus Wednesday. Contributed photo
Gov. Tony Evers made a stop in Tomah Wednesday on a swing through Wisconsin to promote his recent budget proposal. Evers was at the Western Technical College campus. He spoke for approximately 30 minutes before heading to his next destination in Wausau. Evers continues to lobby to find common...

Tomah firefighter Jared Tessman provides instruction to fellow firefighter Megan Mickelson before she sets sail in a kayak on Lake Tomah. Firefighters also practice a simulated emergency with MASKhaze equipment at Recreation Park. Contributed photos
On land and water, Tomah Fire Department firefighters have been working to hone their skills. On Monday night, TFD firefighters and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office conducted water rescue training on Lake Tomah. The scenario for the training was saving a distressed kayaker. Several...

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