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Dave Ohnstad, who took over as Monroe County's highway commissioner in December, is gearing up for a busy summer season. Photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:59am
avid Ohnstad, who was recently hired as Monroe County's highway commissioner, is settling into his new job and looking forward to the new challenges. Ohnstad, originally from Hinckley, MN, has spent most of over the last two decades in Ravalli County in Western Montana, where he was a county road...
Ground was broken March 31 for a Tomah Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Clinic. Posing with golden shovels from left, Travis Boettcher, Tom Bramwell, Paul Potter, Phil Stuart, Roger Gorius, Tina Thompson, Nellie Pater and Kyle Berra.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:55am
Some of the same people posing with gold shovels at the future site of the Tomah Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Clinic will be striking the same pose later this year. Site work and construction had already started prior the official groundbreaking Friday, March 31 for the clinic. By the time...
Skyler Erickson
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:55am
By eighth grade, Skyler Ray Erickson knew what he was destined to do. But that hasn’t made his journey to becoming an actor easy. Even after being rejected for countless roles, working less than appealing jobs to make ends meet, and having had hi Las Vegas apartment broken into and robbed, Erickson...
Troy Tralmer
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:52am
The Warrens man accused of beating his infant son to death in 2015 could be facing more child abuse charges. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has referred charges of physical abuse of a child recklessly causing bodily harm against Troy S. Tralmer, 27, to the Monroe County District Attorney....
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:47am
The cause of an early morning apartment fire March 11 has been ruled undetermined with the possibility of human error, according to Tomah Fire Chief Tim Adler. Firefighters responded to a blaze a the Freedom Village Apartment complex at 3:43 a.m. at 304 Murdock Street. Upon arriving at the scene...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:44am
It's official -- the emerald ash borer has hit Sparta. But thanks to some forward thinking on the city's part, it's prepared. On March 9, the DNR confirmed that larvae discovered on the golf course and in other parts of the city was from an emerald ash borer. "It's really no surprise," said Todd...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:07am
Sparta’s biggest weekend of the year just got a little bit closer. Last week, members of the Butterfest Committee chose two individuals to represent Sparta, not only throughout Butterfest weekend, but for an entire year – and for the rest of their lives. Past Lady Butterfests nominated Amy Bernath...
Sue Bickford
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:04am
Four names will appear on this spring’s election ballot for the Sparta Area School District Board of Education, each one vying to fill one of three open seats. The candidates are Susan Bickford, Julie Leis, Nancy Sikorsky and Mary Treu. The seats occupied by Treu, Bambi Schmitz and Gary Kirking are...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:55am
One of the two construction workers hit by an oncoming vehicle Wednesday morning was treated for non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 7:21 a.m., emergency response teams in Sparta were called to the 600 block of East Main Street near the construction site of an apartment complex for a...
Amy Ratsch
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:44am
A De Pere woman was charged with her third OWI after Sparta police received multiple reports of her appearing to be intoxicated, and having fallen on North Black River Street before getting into a vehicle. When officers arrived at the Lawrence Lawson Elementary School parking lot, Amy J. Ratsch, 48...


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