Pictured is an artist’s rendition of the new 80,000 senior care facility the county is building to replace the current Rolling Hills Nursing home. Heavy earth moving equipment has been onsite for the past week grading the area. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
While it’s been a longtime coming, construction on Monroe County’s new senior care facility is underway. Gerke Construction has had heavy equipment onsite for the past week, moving dirt to prepare...

Bangor’s Aliyah Langrehr winds up to deliver a pitch during a game earlier this spring. The Cardinals will start their postseason journey Wednesday when they host either Marshfield Columbus or Port Edwards. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
After a year away in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the playoffs for Wisconsin high school baseball and softball teams are upon us once again. Among local teams, it’s the top-seeded Bangor...

Classmates of Payton Pierce helped sell pinwheels to raise money for medical expenses.
They started with 3,000 pinwheels, two large cardboard boxes. One box sat empty in a little more time than it took to break a sweat on a sweltering summer day in June. Friends and family gathered...

Sparta area Chamber Executive Director Heidi Prestwood shakes a butter-making container at Butterfest.
After a one-year break due to the global pandemic, Butterfest was back in Sparta last weekend. One part of the 37th (almost) annual event was the Kids Corner, which the Sparta Area Chamber revamped...

The Sparta police station
The soon-to-be vacated Sparta police station on East Oak Street might become a restaurant/beer hall or possibly an outfitter for outdoor recreation. That decision is up to the Sparta City Council,...

Sparta’s Payton Jones makes contact with a pitch and sends the ball into play during the third inning of Wednesday’s Division 2 regional quarterfinal game at West Salem. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
The Sparta softball team kicked off the 2021 postseason by traveling to neighboring West Salem on Wednesday, June 9 for a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal contest. The Panthers brought an end to Sparta’s season with a 9-5 win. Junior Payton Jones singled in the firsrt inning, then put Sparta...
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