Bangor WI


The Village of Bangor is one big construction site at the moment with multiple projects in progress. The new reconstructed Commercial Street has begun to take shape. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
The Village of Bangor is currently one, giant construction site and residents are being heavily impacted by the reconstruction of the village’s main thoroughfare as well as several other projects that are now underway. Bangor Village Board President Gary Althoff likened the inconvenience to that...
With the favorable trend of COVID-19 in the Bangor community of lower case rates coupled with increasing vaccination numbers, administration recommended the School District of Bangor begin transitioning the current mask requirement of staff, students and visitors to optional. Mandy Young has two...

Natasha Everson, owner of Velvet Couch Candle Co., sells hand poured candles in small batches. Every soy candle has an original scent designed by Everson and is named after a song. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
For Natasha Everson, a Bangor native, the scents of her handmade candles can almost always invoke some pleasant memory or another. One of her favorite scents, Apple Cider Donut, takes her back to a time when she was a little girl, sitting in the kitchen of her grandpa’s farmhouse snacking on donut...

Bangor’s Rick Muellenberg walks down the tunnel to the locker room at Camp Randall Stadium at UW Madison following the 2017 state championship game. After 20 seasons at the helm of the Cardinals, Muellenberg is stepping down as head football coach in Bangor. Herald photo by Nate Beier
When you look at the history of Bangor football, there is a clear delineation point that marked the beginning of the Cardinals’ climb into one of the top programs of the state: the arrival of Rick Muellenberg and Kevin Kravik. Muellenberg, a former player and assistant coach at the University of...

Bill Bosshard announced this week that the John Bosshard Memorial Library in Bangor will be expanding this summer. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
This week, the La Crosse County Library celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the John Bosshard Memorial Library building in Bangor. The library, located at 1720 Henry Johns Boulevard, was built in 1991 to replace a smaller location that was housed in the Bangor Village Hall. Over the last 30 years,...

Bangor’s main drag, Commercial Street, will be under construction until mid-July. Contributed photo.
Bangor residents and visitors to the village may run into a little inconvenience over the next few months since construction crews recently began work on what is probably the biggest road project the village has ever experienced. The $5.24 million infrastructure improvement, which requires ripping...

Bangor’s Madeline Janisch escapes the tag from Cashton’s Grace Leis as she slides into home base during Monday’s doubleheader with the Cardinals. Herald photo by Jenny Schendel.
The Bangor softball team continues to move full steam ahead toward a Scenic Bluffs title after its latest accomplishment: an impressive doubleheader sweep of Cashton that leaves the Cardinals sitting at 9-0 in conference play and three games clear of second-place Hillsboro. The Cardinals (10-2...

Cashton’s Presley Brueggen (left) revels in celebration with teammate Jacob Huntzicker after stealing home to score the game-winning run in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader in Bangor. Cashton won 9-8 in the extra innings after trailing by four runs to start the final frame of the game. Bangor won the opening game of the doubleheader 1-0. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
No matter how you like your baseball, the Bangor-Cashton baseball doubleheader had a little something for you. The two teams split the doubleheader, with the Cardinals (3-2 overall, 2-1 Scenic Bluffs) taking Game 1 1-0 in a defensive duel while the Eagles (2-1, 2-1) responded to win Game 2 9-8 in...

Bangor’s Sam Wittmershaus delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of Monday’s game with Necedah. Bangor won 12-0 as Wittmershaus completed a no-hitter against the rival Cardinals. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
The Bangor baseball team heads into this season looking to defend the Scenic Bluffs title they won in 2019. They’ll be hard-pressed to find a better pitching performance in league play this year than the one they got in their conference opener. Necedah hitters had no luck solving Sam Wittmershaus,...

Bangor’s Dawson Daines makes a break for first after connecting with a pitch for a hit in Saturday’s game with Westby. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
After a season away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangor baseball returned this past weekend. The Cardinals (1-1) kicked off their 2021 campaign by splitting a pair of games at a varsity tournament in Westby Saturday, May 8. They began their afternoon with a 5-2 victory over Fennimore. A Chase...

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