Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Braeden Leis-Pederson shows off his Gator pride at last year’s Gatorfest in Leon.
With the fourth weekend in August only days away, the residents of Leon are gearing up for a big time in their small town.
This memorial at Senz Field in honor of Dennis Senz has received a facelift. A rededication ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, 5 p.m. at Senz Field. The ceremony is in conjuction with the 50th reunion for the Tomah High School Class of 1966, the year Senz graduated.
The Vietnam war left indelible emotional and physical scars on families.
The Monroe County Property & Maintenance Committee has tentatively offered $500,000 for the soon-to-be-vacated Gundersen Clinic on West Oak Street in Sparta. The offer is contingent on full county board approval.
The Monroe County Board’s Finance Committee Wednesday approved a $500,000 fiscal note for a resolution calling for the county to purchase the soon-to-be-vacated Gundersen Clinic in downtown Sparta.
Fred Prehn, at the podium, spoke to the audience prior to the ribbon cutting for the CranGrow production facility in Warrens. Prehn is chairman of the cooperative. To his left sitting is Jim Reed, CranGrow CEO.
Fred Prehn made a wager with wife Linda last Thursday.
Vern Kerling served as a machinist mate on the Martin Mars, the world’s largest operational flying boat, during his four-year Navy stint in the late 1940s. Only two of the original six Mars aircraft exist and one of them was at the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh last month where Kerling toured it. He is pictured in the cockpit during his visit to Oshkosh.
It was a reunion between two old salts. One a former U.S. Navy sailor and the other, the world’s largest operational water plane.
The biggest asset of the Sparta Co-op’s Cenex gas station and convenience store is its employees, says store manager Judy Austin. After a three-month construction project, the new and improved facility is up and running at its same location on South Black River Street.
One month ahead of schedule, the Sparta Co-op Services’ new Cenex gas station and convenience store is open for business.
Braeden Leis-Pederson shows off his Gator pride at last year’s Gatorfest in Leon.
This memorial at Senz Field in honor of Dennis Senz has received a facelift. A rededication ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, 5 p.m. at Senz Field. The ceremony is in conjuction with the 50th reunion for the Tomah High School Class of 1966, the year Senz graduated.
The Monroe County Property & Maintenance Committee has tentatively offered $500,000 for the soon-to-be-vacated Gundersen Clinic on West Oak Street in Sparta. The offer is contingent on full county board approval.
Fred Prehn, at the podium, spoke to the audience prior to the ribbon cutting for the CranGrow production facility in Warrens. Prehn is chairman of the cooperative. To his left sitting is Jim Reed, CranGrow CEO.
Vern Kerling served as a machinist mate on the Martin Mars, the world’s largest operational flying boat, during his four-year Navy stint in the late 1940s. Only two of the original six Mars aircraft exist and one of them was at the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh last month where Kerling toured it. He is pictured in the cockpit during his visit to Oshkosh.
The biggest asset of the Sparta Co-op’s Cenex gas station and convenience store is its employees, says store manager Judy Austin. After a three-month construction project, the new and improved facility is up and running at its same location on South Black River Street.
Long-eared bat
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has recently added the northern long-eared bat to its endangered species list, and it could result in a decrease in bike trail tourism, said Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator Steve Peterson. The bat hibernates in dark, cool places, such as caves –...
Samuel Sedelbaur, age seven from Hixton, is being honored at this year’s Millston Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Softball Tournament.
For 35 years, the Labor Day softball tournament in Millston has been raising funds and awareness for muscular dystrophy, and this year will be no exception. During the three-day tournament, the Millston Park Commission welcomes hundreds of visitors to its community – all in the name of a fun-filled...
Pictured from left: Curtis Williamson, Zachary Siple, Alex Richard, Ethan Nott, Dave Kuderer and Karen Williamson.
Rock climbing, tying up “smellables” and licking dishes clean: these are just a few memorable moments from three young scouts’ experience at a high-adventure camp in Cimarron, New Mexico.   Spartans Alex Richard, age 15, Ethan Nott, age 14, and Zachary Siple, age 15, all challenged themselves to...
A Tomah man is charged with failing to notify police of an accident, drunk driving causing an injury, possessing open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and six other violations after a hit and run accident near Oakdale earlier this month. Richard P. Harris, 31, of Tomah, was traveling east on Hwy. 12...
Braeden Leis-Pederson shows off his Gator pride at last year’s Gatorfest in Leon.
With the fourth weekend in August only days away, the residents of Leon are gearing up for a big time in their small town. Gatorfest kicks off Friday evening with its famous laundry basket softball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Kids games and food start at 6 p.m., with entertainment by DJ Mike Harris...
Michelle and Scott Schultz plan to open the daycare sometime in September.
Parents in Sparta have spent the last nine months getting creative with childcare arrangements after one of the three daycares in town suddenly closed its doors. But soon, families can expect Growing Stars, in the building that formally housed Childfirst and Connie’s Just for Kids, to be up and...
Before they responded to a reported argument outside a local barbershop, Sparta police officers had no idea they were in for such an ironic encounter. But when they pulled up to the Polite Barber Shop on Franklin Street, owner Michael R. Rude was anything but well-mannered. After initially...

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