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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:29am
Monroe County voters wanting to weigh in on the district attorney’s race along with some of the Democratic primary races will have to decide between one or the other in next Tuesday’s Primary Election. Incumbent Kevin Croninger is facing a challenge from Tomah’s Aaron Lueck for Monroe County...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:49pm
A little country church in Sparta is getting ready for its annual old-fashioned Ice Cream Social this weekend. The former Big Creek United Methodist Church is celebrating its eleventh year in a row with live music, an antique tractor display, arts and crafts vendors and tours through the historic...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:31pm
Authorities are investigating the death of a 69-year-old inmate at the Monroe County Jail Saturday. According to the sheriff’s department, jailers conducting a cell check discovered Larry Schmieder of Tomah unresponsive in his cell at around 5 a.m. The staff immediately called for Sparta Area...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:17pm
Have you seen young adults walking around with their eyes glued to their phones? What about large groups of people gathered at local landmarks at all hours of the day or night? If so, they’re probably Pokémon hunting. Yes, the virtual-reality craze in which anyone with a smartphone can collect wild...
This bison cow seems to be saying, "keep your distance" from her bison calf. The calf is the most recent addition to the herd at S Lazy D Ranch. They are very protective of calves and put those horns to good use if they sense predators.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:31am
Different couples ask countless questions in the early stages of a courtship. Will our friends get along? Will we be compatible? Can I tolerate his/her quirks? Dan Schroeder met his wife Ann in 1994 and it's likely those and other questions were pondered. But the couple pondered another question...
Emergency responders tend to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover that killed a Norwalk man Tuesday.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:14am
A 27-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Tuesday, July 26 on Hwy. 71 in the Township of Wells. Upon the arrival of emergency responders, Giovanni Cifelli was pronounced dead on the scene. Sources say Cifelli recently moved to Norwalk from Illinois. According to the report,...
LaGrange Tunnel-Lite 4-H member Calynn Ollendick, age 6, grooms her llama on Wednesday at the Monroe County Fair. The fair is going on now through Sunday.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:08am
Members of the LaGrange Tunnel-Lites 4-H Club know what the Monroe County Fair is all about. This weekend, more than 50 members will be showing animals, like rabbits, chickens, pigs, sheep, beef and dairy. Even more will enter arts and crafts, food, sewing, woodworking and photography projects for...
Lori Stigen has owned the Beautique in Sparta for 44 years
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:05am
After 44 years in business, Lori Stigen, owner of the Beautique in downtown Sparta, will hang up her shears and say farewell to her clients today, Thursday, July 28. Having lived her passion and built friendships over the years, Stigen says she feels good about her retirement.    “It’s time to...
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:48pm
River Holding Company has signed an agreement to purchase Sparta Union Bankshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Union National Bank & Trust Company. The sale is expected to close in November, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. River Holding Company is a locally owned bank...
The Scott and Lory Jenkins property on Cty. Hwy. B north of Sparta was the site of a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) walk last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Mic Armstrong, a soil conservation technician for the USDA, Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Dave Texley from Fort McCoy giving a weed management presentation before the group headed into the prairie on the Jenkins property.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:45pm
After the first bout of dangerous temperatures spread across the Midwest last week, meteorologists and atmospheric researchers have turned their attention to “corn sweat”. Yes, corn does sweat — a lot. Evapotranspiration, the technical term for “corn sweat,” is defined by the American...

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