Monday, March 27, 2017
The Bangor track and field team got its 2017 season off to a solid start last week at a pair of indoor invitational meets. Above - Bangor junior Ariana Hundt attempts to clear the high jump bar at the Cashton Invite. Photo by Delaney Schaller.
The Bangor track and field teams opened their 2017 campaign in style last week, turning in solid performances in a pair of indoor invitationals.
New Sparta softball coach Michael Kirchhoff (left) and assistant coach Alexis Mashak (right) talk strategy during a recent practice. The Lady Spartan softball team opened its 2017 season on the road with a 5 p.m. nonconference contest at Wisconsin Dells Tuesday. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
While he’s had plenty of coaching experience, landing the job as Sparta’s head softball coach was likely the furthest thing from Michael Kirchhoff’s mind a couple of weeks ago.
Tomah junior Josh Dahlke (23) was named to the 2016-17 all-Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball team. Dahlke’s teammates, Peter Brey, Brian Huneck and Trevor Shutter earned post-season recognition as well. Photo by John Froelich.
Four members of the Tomah High School boys basketball teamhave been recognized with post-season honors.
Mike Luethe presided over his last Ridgeville Town meeting as chairman on Monday, March 13. He is not seeking re-election after serving as chairman for the last decade.
As chairman of the Town of Ridgeville, Mike Luethe has had some pretty stressful days.
Austin J. Zwiefel,
A Sparta teen is in serious condition at a La Crosse hospital after he fell out of moving truck in rural Sparta, Sunday, March 19.
Sparta senior Caleb Schauf makes an inside move during a Mississippi Valley Conference contest against La Crosse Logan in late December. Schauf finished up his high school hoops career in style during a regional loss at Rice Lake in early March, when he knocked down his final free throw to hit the 1,000-point mark for his career. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
A season that began with a bit of turmoil ended as one of the best in recent history for the Sparta boys basketball team.
The Bangor track and field team got its 2017 season off to a solid start last week at a pair of indoor invitational meets. Above - Bangor junior Ariana Hundt attempts to clear the high jump bar at the Cashton Invite. Photo by Delaney Schaller.
New Sparta softball coach Michael Kirchhoff (left) and assistant coach Alexis Mashak (right) talk strategy during a recent practice. The Lady Spartan softball team opened its 2017 season on the road with a 5 p.m. nonconference contest at Wisconsin Dells Tuesday. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tomah junior Josh Dahlke (23) was named to the 2016-17 all-Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball team. Dahlke’s teammates, Peter Brey, Brian Huneck and Trevor Shutter earned post-season recognition as well. Photo by John Froelich.
Mike Luethe presided over his last Ridgeville Town meeting as chairman on Monday, March 13. He is not seeking re-election after serving as chairman for the last decade.
Austin J. Zwiefel,
Sparta senior Caleb Schauf makes an inside move during a Mississippi Valley Conference contest against La Crosse Logan in late December. Schauf finished up his high school hoops career in style during a regional loss at Rice Lake in early March, when he knocked down his final free throw to hit the 1,000-point mark for his career. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:47am
The cause of an early morning apartment fire March 11 has been ruled undetermined with the possibility of human error, according to Tomah Fire Chief Tim Adler. Firefighters responded to a blaze a the Freedom Village Apartment complex at 3:43 a.m. at 304 Murdock Street. Upon arriving at the scene...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:44am
It's official -- the emerald ash borer has hit Sparta. But thanks to some forward thinking on the city's part, it's prepared. On March 9, the DNR confirmed that larvae discovered on the golf course and in other parts of the city was from an emerald ash borer. "It's really no surprise," said Todd...
The Bangor track and field team got its 2017 season off to a solid start last week at a pair of indoor invitational meets. Above - Bangor junior Ariana Hundt attempts to clear the high jump bar at the Cashton Invite. Photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
The Bangor track and field teams opened their 2017 campaign in style last week, turning in solid performances in a pair of indoor invitationals. The Cardinals ran, jumped and threw their way to 18 top-five finishes in the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Early Bird at St. Mary’s University in Winona...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:32am
Tomah High School landed eight wrestlers on the 2016-17 all-Mississippi Valley Conference team. Senior Hunter Pierce and freshman Nate Boulton lead the way for the Timberwolf grapplers, as each wrestled their way to a spot on the all-MVC first team. Pierce earned first-team honors at 138 pounds,...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30am
Sparta High School kicked off its 2017 season last week with the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Early Bird Indoor Invitational at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. The Lady Spartan thinclads finished the unscored meet with 13 top-five finishes, while the Sparta boys had 11 top-five finishes....
Dave Kuderer
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:07am
Sparta’s biggest weekend of the year just got a little bit closer. Last week, members of the Butterfest Committee chose two individuals to represent Sparta, not only throughout Butterfest weekend, but for an entire year – and for the rest of their lives. Past Lady Butterfests nominated Amy Bernath...
Sue Bickford
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:04am
Four names will appear on this spring’s election ballot for the Sparta Area School District Board of Education, each one vying to fill one of three open seats. The candidates are Susan Bickford, Julie Leis, Nancy Sikorsky and Mary Treu. The seats occupied by Treu, Bambi Schmitz and Gary Kirking are...

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