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Pictured is Todd Chapman (PharmD ’04), preceptor and Director of Pharmacy Services at Tomah Health. Contributed photos.
There are two new Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations at Tomah Health and the Gundersen Tomah Clinic, which are clinical rotations students complete in their fourth year of the PharmD program in Madison. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy introduced the new...
At its last regular meeting, the Sparta School Board discussed board policy article 0167.3, which governs public input at the board meetings, after a few holes in the policy arose at a recent board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren was seeking some clarification on a few items related to...

Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) will be bringing back the beloved luminaries this year at its annual walk/ride rally. Herald file photo.
Through the pandemic last year, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) continued helping area residents battling cancer with financial support as well as rides to and from treatments. In order to continue its efforts, SACS needs to continue fundraising. The annual rally is the organization’s main...

The Sparta Chamber is considering the building at 110 E. Main St. for its new office. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The City of Sparta could be using some of its $1.03 million in American Recovery Act (ARA) funds to settle a bid for the soon-to-be vacated Sparta Police Station. After putting out a request for proposals for the building located on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta, the city received two...

The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) conducted a Bosslift event at Fort McCoy where several Wisconsin employers of reserve military service members saw vehicles, weapons and equipment displays.
Wisconsin employers of National Guard and Reserve service members had a chance to see some of what their employees experience during a special Bosslift on June 9 that visited Fort McCoy. The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) flew representatives from several...
At a special meeting Wednesday, the Monroe County Board voted to support a negotiated $5 billion settlement plan with Purdue Pharma over a class-action opioid lawsuit. Purdue Pharma developed and aggressively marketed the powerful and highly addictive opioid drug Oxycontin. If the settlement is...

Aspseter
Accused murderer 36-year-old Thomas W. Aspseter of Sparta waived his preliminary hearing in Monroe County Circuit Court last Friday and was ordered bound over for trial by presiding Judge Todd Ziegler. He set an arraignment date for Aug. 6. Aspseter is charged with first degree murder in the June 6...
The Sparta Finance Committee will considering how to spend over $1 million it will be receiving through the federal CARES Act program when it meets Wednesday, July 7. According to Sparta Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning, the city is restricted spending the money in areas that were affected by the...
McKinley J. Phillips.
Officers with the Tomah Police Department made an arrest at the Greyhound bus depot last week, capturing a man wanted in a Twin Cities area murder. On June 26, 39-year-old McKinley J. Phillips was arrested in Tomah and was held in Monroe County on a charge of stabbing his wife at their home in...
The Monroe County Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday, July 7, to vote on confirming its support of a negotiated settlement plan with Purdue Pharma over its involvement in the nation’s opioid crisis. In November 2017, supervisors voted to join a class-action lawsuit against the...

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