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Clint Terrell, the teen accused of making a bomb threat that shut down a LAX terminal earlier this year, appeared in court for being involved in a “swatting” incident on June 16. The Monroe County Communications Center received a hoax emergency report that Terrell was holding a hostage at gunpoint.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:36am
The Monroe County teen accused of making a bomb threat that shut down a LAX terminal in January appeared in court Friday for an unrelated incident that took place earlier this month. Clint Terrell, age 17 of Camp Douglas, was charged with four counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of...
Myra Schanhofer from Sparta uses a pepper and celery stick as a stamp for a veggie postcard at the “green” station. The Sparta Farmers Market held its first Kids Day on Saturday that included activities like coloring, crafts, a seed matching game and a scavenger hunt.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:34am
The Sparta Farmers Market is making buying and selling fresh, local produce a family-friendly activity. Last Saturday was the first Kids Day, which featured activities for children like scavenger hunts, a seed matching game, veggie postcard printing and coloring. Katie Groves of Sparta, who...
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:31am
While two of Monroe County’s largest sand mines have idled their operations, another is looking to expand. Smart Sands, which owns over 1,000 acres west of Oakdale, has applied to the Army Corps of Engineers to fill in wetlands adjacent to Rudd Creek in the Town of Grant so it can build a sand...
After five months of work Charlie Lydon unveiled his 1970 Allis-Chalmers 185 at Tomah's Fourth of July parade. This antique tractor and others will be displayed during the Monroe County Fair in the Exhibit Building at Recreation Park.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:28am
They roll slowly through a parade a virtual prism of colors. Leon Schleusener and Bert Baumgarten driving International/Farmall red. Bob Drier and  Bob Hemmersbach driving John Deere green. Bill Fleming driving Oliver light green. Charlie Lydon driving Allis Chalmers orange. All colors and...
Penny Tock of Sparta (left) and Jarrod Roll of the Monroe County History Room & Museum have worked together to create an exhibit that shows life in Sparta in the early 1950s.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:21am
A new exhibit at the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum shows visitors what it was like to live in the city of Sparta in the early 1950s. Using artifacts and time-appropriate décor, a nine-room dollhouse carefully represents what a home would have looked like during this exciting time in...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:48am
People in the area interested in singing in a community choir will have that chance beginning this fall. Kyle Sonnemann, who teaches middle school choir in Sparta, is organizing an open informational meeting in early August to talk about what members of the community would like to see in their...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:48pm
A Kendall man is charged with fleeing or eluding a traffic officer, along with 22 other traffic violations, after a high-speed chase in southern Monroe County that left one squad car damaged.  On June 22, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the...
Curtis Williamson of Sparta (left) and his college friend Drew Blake spent 15 days hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, which extends from Duluth, Minn. to the Canadian border.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:38pm
One of Sparta’s own spent 15 days hiking and camping on the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota. Curtis Williamson, a 2013 Sparta High School graduate, and his college friend Drew Blake, hiked from Duluth to the Canadian border along Lake Superior earlier this year. The trail passes through...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:32am
ne person was killed and two were injured in a July 4, two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highways 27 and 71 south of Cataract.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred just past 10:30 a.m. Robert R. Koss Jr., 64, of Mindoro, was driving south on Highway 27...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:31am
Authorities are asking the publics help in solving a June 30 armed robbery at BeMobile, a Verizon retailer located at 201 Helen Walton Drive in Tomah.  According to Tomah police, a BeMobile employee said three suspects, described as black males, entered the store at around 10:25 a.m., displayed a...

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