Thursday, December 8, 2016
From left, John and Kristi Budin of Thrivent Financial and Deb Amundson, co-chair of Salvation Army Monroe County. The Budins will be offering pins (also pictured) for donations that shoppers can wear showing they’ve donated to the Salvation Army.
   Let’s face it, passing by a bell ringer at a Salvation Army Red Kettle while trying not to make eye contact is uncomfortable.
Cashton’s Taylor Costello (5) fights off full-court pressure from Royall’s Lauren Miller in Tuesday’s Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game. The Lady Eagle cagers used a late 5-0 run to edge the Panthers 34-33 in a thriller at Cashton High School. Up next for the Lady Eagles is a 7:30 p.m. road game Friday night against the two-time defending SBC champion Cardinals at Bangor High School. Photo by Nate Beier.
Cashton, Brookwood and Bangor each picked up a win Tuesday to keep their early unbeaten records alive in Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball action.
Sparta junior Alex Burke (3) is fouled by Richland Center’s Hunter Wilson (50) as Sparta’s Caleb Schauf (20) looks on in the first half of Thursday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Alton Ask Gymnasium. Sparta outscored the Hornets 50-35 in the second half to capture an 80-67 victory over Richland Center. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
It didn’t take long for Phil Yahnke to make his mark on the Sparta boys basketball program.
Convicted murderer Zachary Davis sits in court with defense attorney Chris Zacher during Davis’ sentencing hearing last Thursday.
    On March 10, 2015  Zachary Davis repeatedly plunged a 14-inch knife blade into the back of Derek Magnusson in the victim’s hotel room at the Econolodge in Tomah.
    A Tomah VA Medical Center dentist who failed to follow proper infection control procedures has resigned.
KEN LARSEN
Ken Larsen was known for his quick wit, community pride and a lifelong desire for America's pastime - baseball.
From left, John and Kristi Budin of Thrivent Financial and Deb Amundson, co-chair of Salvation Army Monroe County. The Budins will be offering pins (also pictured) for donations that shoppers can wear showing they’ve donated to the Salvation Army.
Cashton’s Taylor Costello (5) fights off full-court pressure from Royall’s Lauren Miller in Tuesday’s Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game. The Lady Eagle cagers used a late 5-0 run to edge the Panthers 34-33 in a thriller at Cashton High School. Up next for the Lady Eagles is a 7:30 p.m. road game Friday night against the two-time defending SBC champion Cardinals at Bangor High School. Photo by Nate Beier.
Sparta junior Alex Burke (3) is fouled by Richland Center’s Hunter Wilson (50) as Sparta’s Caleb Schauf (20) looks on in the first half of Thursday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Alton Ask Gymnasium. Sparta outscored the Hornets 50-35 in the second half to capture an 80-67 victory over Richland Center. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Convicted murderer Zachary Davis sits in court with defense attorney Chris Zacher during Davis’ sentencing hearing last Thursday.
KEN LARSEN
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:56am
The Sparta City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a 2017 budget that included a 1.24% increase in the levy and a 2.5% increase in wages and salaries for non-union employees. Treasurer Mark Sund presented the 2017 budget figures, noting the levy increased by just over $38,000 from this year....
From left, John and Kristi Budin of Thrivent Financial and Deb Amundson, co-chair of Salvation Army Monroe County. The Budins will be offering pins (also pictured) for donations that shoppers can wear showing they’ve donated to the Salvation Army.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:54am
   Let’s face it, passing by a bell ringer at a Salvation Army Red Kettle while trying not to make eye contact is uncomfortable.    Even if you’ve already dropped cash into a few kettles that day or aren’t carrying cash, stiffing a bell ringer feels like kicking a puppy.    Well, the Salvation Army...
Cashton’s Taylor Costello (5) fights off full-court pressure from Royall’s Lauren Miller in Tuesday’s Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game. The Lady Eagle cagers used a late 5-0 run to edge the Panthers 34-33 in a thriller at Cashton High School. Up next for the Lady Eagles is a 7:30 p.m. road game Friday night against the two-time defending SBC champion Cardinals at Bangor High School. Photo by Nate Beier.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:03am
Cashton, Brookwood and Bangor each picked up a win Tuesday to keep their early unbeaten records alive in Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball action. The Eagles topped Royall in a thriller, the Lady Falcons edged Necedah in a hard-fought battle and the Cards cruised to a lopsided victory over...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:01am
Madisyn Brey and Madison Lindauer combined to score 30 points Tuesday, leading the Lady Timberwolf cagers to their second win of the season in nonconference girls basketball action at Tomah High School. Tomah opened up a slim three-point lead at halftime, but finished with a solid second half to...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Dylan DeWitt earned a pin, Ben DeWitt captured a decision and Brookwood took advantage of seven forfeits en route to a 51-12 thumping of De Soto in area wrestling at De Soto Tuesday night. Only three matches were contested in the match, which included eight forfeits and two double forfeits. De Soto...
Sparta junior Alex Burke (3) is fouled by Richland Center’s Hunter Wilson (50) as Sparta’s Caleb Schauf (20) looks on in the first half of Thursday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Alton Ask Gymnasium. Sparta outscored the Hornets 50-35 in the second half to capture an 80-67 victory over Richland Center. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:53am
It didn’t take long for Phil Yahnke to make his mark on the Sparta boys basketball program. Just two days after taking over for second-year coach Mario Coursey, the Sparta graduate and interim head coach led the Spartans to their first win of the season – an 80-67 thumping of Richland Center at...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:51am
The Timberwolves broke open a close game with a big second half Friday night, rolling over Reedsburg 63-48 in nonconference boys basketball action at Tomah High School. The win was the first of the season for Tomah, which opened its 2016-17 campaign with a loss to Black River Falls Tuesday night....

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