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A nonpartisan coalition of Wisconsin organizations in the 3rd Congressional District will host a virtual screening of the film “Can You Hear Us Now?” May 2-5. The powerful documentary looks back at two legislative campaigns in Wisconsin’s 2018 election to reveal the personal and political impact of...

St. Pat’s Lori Lazzari was named 2021 Elementary Educator of the Year for the Diocese of La Crosse. She has served as the second grade teacher at St. Patrick School in Sparta for the past 10 years. Contributed photo
Lori Lazzari, a second-grade teacher at St. Patrick Catholic School in Sparta, is a long way from her native home of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, but she’s right where she wants to be. She’s been at St. Pat’s for 10 years, teaching lessons to her young students through traditional paper and...

Sparta City Clerk Julie Hanson swore in three aldermen last Wednesday who were voted back into office and one who is beginning his first term. From left are returning council members Kevin Brueggeman, District 2; Kevin Riley District 8; and Ed Lukasek, District 6; and newcomer Anthony Boltik, District 4. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
After approving an ordinance in January allowing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and their multi-passenger counterparts, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), to operate on city streets, the Sparta City Council had to make a slight change last week. After submitting the ordinance to the state for its...

Nicki Pope
Her name was not listed among the April list of resignations for the Tomah School Board, but media reports from La Crosse announced that Lemonweir Elementary School principal Nicki Pope was hired as principal at Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori in La Crosse effective July 1. Pope has been...

Sheriff Wes Revels
Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels wants area residents to know that a letter they will be receiving from him this week on behalf of the Badger State Sheriff’s Association (BSSA) is legitimate. The letter asks members of the public to support the organization by offering them an honorary membership...

Polish up the kids bikes and get ready for the Sparta Chamber’s annual celebration of the return of bikes to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail on Saturday, May 1. Be sure to stop and have your picture taken with Ben Bikin. Contributed photo
There will be a celebration of the return of bikes to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail on Saturday, May 1, at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce building, 111 Milwaukee Street, featuring a variety of activities throughout the day. Although people are welcome to use the state trails throughout the...

From left, John Glynn, Mitch Koel and Nellie Pater are sworn in as new members of the Tomah City Council. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Two new Tomah City Council alderpersons and one familiar face were sworn in prior the start of the council meeting Tuesday night. John Glynn and Mitch Koel are new to Tomah municipal government. The third newly elected alder sworn in by Tomah city clerk Becki Weyer was former council member and...

Cadets of space camp will get the opportunity to partake in numerous fun, hands-on activities. Contributed photo.
After having to disappoint so many youngsters as well as herself last year, Alyssa Young, director of the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum is excited to announce that Space Camp will be back this summer after the programs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration...

Last January, Roxie Anderson with the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force demonstrated one of the water-level data stations the task force purchased as part of an early warning system for flood events. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The Monroe County Climate Change Task Force continues to forge ahead with fundraising for and installation of flood monitoring stations in the Kickapoo and Little LaCrosse River Watersheds. At their April 7 meeting, Land Use Planner Roxie Anderson reported that the first station had been installed...

David Brokopp
After engaging in an extensive search process, which began earlier this year, the Bangor School District Board of Education has announced that David Brokopp has agreed to a contract as the next superintendent for the District. Brokopp is presently serving as the Lakeview Elementary School principal...

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