Tomah WI


Richard Daniells recently opened his own greenhouse in Tomah. Cedar Gatherings is now open offering flowers, plants and gifts. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
As a kid Richard Daniells had no intention of taking up gardening as a hobby let alone a profession. Into adulthood, he by chance started and now he has opened his own greenhouse, Cedar Gatherings, located at the intersection of Hwy 131 and Gopher Rd in Tomah. About 30 years ago Daniells took a...

Lamont Kiefer, left, explains his trail landscape vision with TMS science teacher Steve Ewers and members of his science club. Also pictured are tree planting crew/club members. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
It's land without a plan. Lamont Kiefer hopes that will change. He is seeking public input for landscape design for an approximate two acre parcel along the Tomah recreation trail just past Butts Park. Grasses, flowers or any other natural Kiefer's announced his intent as part of the Arbor Day...

Blake Champlin, 10, of Tomah shot a 31-pound turkey on April 18 during Wisconsin’s 2021 Youth Turkey Hunt. Contributed photo.
It was an early morning on Sunday, April 18 for soon to be 11-year-old Blake Champlin as he and his dad Travis headed out into the woods just south of Tomah before dawn for his second and final day of the 2021 Wisconsin Youth Turkey Hunt. The young Champlin tells his story of bagging a monster 31...

Flowers like these will soon adorn the city landscape thanks to Our Town Tomah Beautification volunteers. The group also assisted with purchase and placements of metal benches inscribed with 'Our Town Tomah'. Contributed photos
Brats, hot dogs and flowers. Three key ingredients for summer and they will all be available Wednesday, May 26 as part of Our Town Tomah Beautification. Volunteers are being recruited to assist with planting flowers around Tomah. Along with that project the group is hosting a brat and hot dog sale...

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...

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...

Marco's Italian and American Grill in Warrens is the host site for a fundraiser for Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter. Marco's owner Mark Chew, left, is pictured with Gina Mason, CDAS board president and her husband, Harold. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Funny how one additional letter can add a little spice to an event. Case in point, Marco's Italian and American Grill in Warrens is hosting a "spay"ghetti dinner Sunday, April 25 for Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter (CDAS) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a dine in or carryout option for the...

Scott Holum
In a special Tomah City Council meeting Tuesday night Scott Holum was sworn in as Tomah police chief to replace the retiring Mark Nicholson. Nicholson's last day was April 9. He retired after 31 years of service with the TPD. Holum was assistant chief and worked his way up through the ranks of the...

Tomah head coach Ryan Brookman is set to return to the coach’s box for the first time since 2019 after losing last year’s season due to COVID-19. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Little did people think that when the baseball and girls soccer state champions were crowned in June of 2019, it would be the last time in nearly two years that we’d see some sort of spring sport at the high school level. Sure, most track and field teams practiced for a week or so last year. Some...

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