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Gerald “Jug” Kann was just awarded the Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. He is pictured with his family in front of his tree farm near Cataract. From left are son Kurt, grandson Hunter, wife Charlotte, Kann, grandson Thomas, daughter-in-law Stephanie and son Karl.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:27am
When Gerald “Jug” Kann was growing up in Wausau he came to a crossroads in life. He had to decide whether to follow his passion for the outdoors and nature and become a forester, or follow his passion for people and go into the funeral home business. Those who have been around Sparta know what his...
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:44am
On Tuesday, the sand mine operation in Tunnel City announced that it will be adding 19 full-time employees in response to an upturn in demand for frac sand. After a lull in demand in March, Unimin was prepared to idle the operation and lay off most of its workers. But when the plant ceased...
Braden Pederson displays the custom made harness that helps him lead his wether in the show ring. The photo shows how the device attaches at the bottom of his wheelchair.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:45am
Braden Pederson prepared himself for the inevitable before the moment occurred. Pederson, 9, knew McClintock would not come home at the conclusion of the Monroe County Fair. The 146-pound wether made the cut. McClintock was named reserve champion wether at the Monroe County Fair and qualified for...
One of the more popular stops at National Night Out was the door breaching station hosted by Monroe County's Combined Tactical Unit (CTU). Participants had the opportunity to swing a battering ram to open a locked door. It took a couple of blows, but the Boy Scout with the battering ram eventually accomplished the goal with his friends studying his technique. A member of the CTU team stood by to offer encouragement.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:37am
To protect and serve. Words that speak volumes for those who work in law enforcement. Tomah's Winnebago Park provided the venue Tuesday for the public to meet those who protect and serve during Monroe County's National Night Out. Winnebago Park buzzed with children and parents for the duration of...
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,...

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