Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:09am
Sparta’s newest pedestrian bridge is now accepting name suggestions, according to the Sparta Park Board.
The bridge, which was installed on May 19, spans the La Crosse River at the falls in Amundson Park, located in southwest Sparta.
Reinhard Mueller, a member of the Five Shovelmen, the...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:07am
A change in the state statute related to the local option for issuing liquor licenses means referenda related to the sale of alcohol is null and void.
In late April, Governor Walker amended Wisconsin Act 372 making it permissible for municipalities to issue “Class A” liquor licenses “without...
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:39am
In the past 15 years, I have written over 7,000 stories for this newspaper. I’ve interviewed professional musicians and athletes, a pair of presidential candidates, and countless state, regional and local politicians. Reader, I’ll let you guess which were my favorite interviews.
I have worked...
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:16am
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit is officially on duty.
Deputy Mike Geier and Kelton the K-9 returned from a month-long training on May 27 and were officially on duty the following day.
Kelton is a year and one-half old Czech Shepherd from Hungary. He’s friendly but knows when...
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:11am
After 37 years with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Laura Bishop retired on May 31.
“I’m proud to work for the VA,” Bishop said. “It’s been good to me. People are good, dedicated to taking care of the veterans. I think that’s important.”
As Voluntary Services Coordinator for the...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:28am
Bucking what is usually a routine matter, Monroe County Board supervisors last week voted to return a disputed real estate bid to its committee of origin for further review, causing a dispute of their own.
The bid was for a small parcel with a house in the Town of Wilton near Highway 131 and...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:11am
A new split-rail fence separates the cart storage area from the ninth green, thanks to brain and brawn from some local folks.
Ted Roels was the brainchild behind the idea, and he enlisted SAILS students to implement the project, along with some adult leaders.
Roels, a retired State Farm...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:55am
(This is the second of two stories about Marine veteran Ron Tralmer.)
Not only did Ron Tralmer of Tomah face the enemy head on during the Korean War, he also experienced plenty stateside, as he witnessed an atomic bomb blast.
Tralmer joined the Marines in 1950, shortly after graduating from...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:52am
Tomah Middle School seventh graders have a vested interest in politics this spring. All month long, students have been participating in an election simulation.
As part of the civics portion of seventh grade social studies, teachers Jeff Brieske and Luke Bohlen use middle school issues to...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:06am
The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War”, but for Ron Tralmer, it’s an event he can’t forget, even 64 years later.
A fellow Marine saved his life, and Tralmer has been looking to thank him for more than six decades.
Tralmer was born and raised in Tomah. He graduated from Tomah...