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Monroe County Board supervisors sealed the deal on a multi-million-dollar senior care facility Wednesday. At a special meeting, the board voted unanimously to both bond an additional $4 million to shore up a funding shortfall and award nearly $15 million in bids to get construction moving. There...

From left, Rolling Hills Committee members Alan McCoy, Wally Habhegger and Adam Balz partake in a discussion on the nursing home project at Wednesday’s meeting. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Even with construction bids for the proposed county-run senior care facility coming in considerably higher than projected, county officials are cautiously optimistic they can deliver a project with only $20 million of borrowing. A bid opening Tuesday revealed it would be necessary to bond an...

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...

Pictured are the crew members of the Sparta Area Ambulance Service. Front row, from left is Paramedic John Krause, Paramedic Cindy McDonald, EMT Bob Zay, EMT Collin Grota, Paramedic Natalie Abbott, EMT Sara Fische, EMT Crystal Hansen. Back row, from left, is Paramedic Mike Foster, Paramedic Evan Weis, Paramedic Amy Anderson, Paramedic Brandon Perron, Paramedic Chuck Braun, Paramedic Nate Kenworthy, Paramedic Tyler Miller, Paramedic Mike Huber, Paramedic Mallory and AEMT Marc Nelson. Contributed photo.
This week was National EMS Week, which is a perfect time to honor those frontline heroes dedicated to providing emergency medicine that save the lives of so many every single day. The 2021 EMS Week theme was, "This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities,” which is particularly meaningful now, to...

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...

Members of the 32nd Old Timers Association visit the Fort McCoy Commemorative Area and view a model of the installation's cantonment area as seen in the 1950s. The original cantonment was constructed in 1942 and the triangular or "Triad" layout was designed to allow troops to live and train together without being crowded by other units. It is now the basis for Fort McCoy's logo. (U.S. Army Photo by Kaleen Holliday, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Fort McCoy's Commemorative Area will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Commemorative Area consists of the Equipment Park, five World War II-era buildings with historical displays, the History...

Anderson Becker, holding suitcase, has starred in many plays over the years, but he will be sitting in the director’s chair for Clue on Stage, to be performed by ACT. Auditions are this weekend. Contributed photo
Anderson Becker is no stranger to the stage, but the Tomah man is about to embark a new theatrical adventure – directing his first show. He said he was surprised when he was contacted by Tomah’s theatre group Tomah Area Community Theatre (ACT) in the fall of 2019 to direct a show. Becker said he...

Bill Richards, a Sparta Wall of Fame inductee, is pictured, right, in a news article about a game the Sparta city team played against Satchell Paige (center) and the Cuban All-Stars in 1959.
Sparta High School Wall of Famer Bill Richards will be back in town next week for a gathering at Mueller square. The baseball standout will be in Sparta May 26 to Friday, May 28 Richards grew up in Sparta and pitched for Sparta High School before graduating in 1956 and heading to the University of...

A Rockland man failed to negotiate a curve on Iberia Avenue Sunday, crashing his Suzuki motorcycle. Contributed photo
A Rockland man ended up in the hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle south of Sparta on Sunday. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Morgan was traveling west on Iberia Avenue at 10 a.m. when he passed a vehicle. Police believe he was traveling too fast to negotiate a...

Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels (left) and Sparta PD Chief of Police Emilee Nottestad bow their heads in remembrance of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty during an appreciation ceremony Friday afternoon. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Last week, law enforcement agencies and personnel all over the country celebrated National Police Week, a time to remember the men and women who gave their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace...

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