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451st Army Band
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:17am
   Special musical guests will entertain during Memorial Day events in Sparta.    The 451st Army Band from Fort Snelling, MN will perform during the ceremony at Blyton Park in Sparta following the parade, and also will play during the laying of the wreath ceremony on Perch Lake to commemorate...
Turner Wood and Matthew Rasmussen
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:41am
Two men are in custody in the Monroe County Jail following the fatal shooting of a Sparta man Tuesday. Turner Douglas Wood and Matthew James Robert Rasmussen, both 22, are expected to be charged with first degree homicide in the death of 27-year old Adam Garcia of Sparta. According to the Sparta...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:36am
Several years ago the Tomah School Board gave serious consideration to year-round school on a trial basis at Lemonweir Elementary School. Then momentum switched to creation of a Montessori school in the district. With the Tomah Area Montessori School (TAMS) now established, year-round education has...
The U.S. Silica sand mine on Sparta’s west side went from 70 employees at the beginning of 2015 to 25 by the end of the year. A better-than-expected start to 2016 has prompted the company to rehire four of the laid off employees.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:34am
With oil and natural gas prices continuing to decline, frac sand mining is a very precarious industry to be in these days. But, according to a company official, U.S. Silica, which operates a sand mine in Sparta, is prepared to ride out the market downturn. “U.S. Silica is very well positioned to...
Payton Vanderbloemen
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:06am
Payton Vanderbloemen has spent too much of her short life in and out of hospitals.    The three-year old from Tomah was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor last fall and spent around six months battling the cancer, through surgery and chemotherapy treatments.    Payton and Michele Collins were named the...
Ernie Schmitz of Cashton was accompanied by his stepdaughter Judith Williams on the May 7 Freedom Honor Flight. They are pictured near the Korean War Memorial.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:34am
   A pair of Monroe County veterans from the Korean War era were among the participants of the May 7 Freedom Honor Flight.    Ernie Schmitz of Cashton was accompanied by his stepdaughter Judith Williams.    Schmitz served in the Army in 1951 and 1952 and was stationed in Japan.    “Once I got my...
The old Child Center building is located at 408 Osborne Dr.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:33am
The former Child Center building at 408 Osborne Dr., has been a dormitory, a children’s daycare, an adult daycare and, presently, a singe-family dwelling. But in a few months, it will begin being transformed into an exercise facility for the Sparta Parks and Recreation Department. The owners of the...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:50am
The  Tomah City Council is once again at capacity. Wayne Klinge was appointed by the Tomah City Council to fill the vacant District 7 aldermanic seat at the start of the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Klinge and Cathy Coffey were the lone applicants for the seat which opened when Nellie Pater...
Flags in honor of late veterans Carl “Cotter” Schaitel, Bob Heitzman and Bill Sterling went along with participants of the Freedom Honor Flight Saturday. A ceremony was held in Washington D.C., in which veterans on the trip delivered the flags to the Wisconsin pillar at the WWII memorial. The flags were returned to the veterans’ widows back in La Crosse.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:42am
   A special ceremony last Saturday really put the “honor” into Freedom Honor Flight.    The La Crosse hub’s Freedom Honor Flight departed from the La Crosse Airport Saturday morning. There were about 90 veterans who participated, along with guardians, but three veterans were represented by the...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:40am
   A Monroe County woman died in a one-vehicle accident on I-90 early Tuesday morning.    Margo Degenhardt, 22, was traveling west on the Interstate. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., her pickup truck drifted off the roadway near milepost seven near...

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