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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...