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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:18am
After five months the work of an ad hoc committee created to study revisions of the Tomah bond schedule for drug related offenses appears to have come to an abrupt end. The committee was convened at the request of alderman Chris King. It's charge was to bring recommendations to the council for...
Batina & Richard Laxton
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:19am
The Monroe County dispatcher accused of illegally removing funds from his deceased mother-in-law’s bank account with his wife’s assistance is on paid administrative leave, according to the county’s personnel director. Richard Laxton, 51, and Batina Laxton, 42, were each charged with four counts of...
Deke Slayton raced this Formula 1 plane as a hobby during retirement.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:45am
A major piece of Deke Slayton history is coming back to his hometown, to be added to his namesake museum. The former NASA astronaut’s Formula 1 racing airplane is on its way to Sparta from the Planes of Fame museum in California, and is expected to be delivered in Sparta sometime next month....
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:38am
After a candidate search for a new Monroe County highway commissioner produced less than stellar results, the county decided to promote one of its current employees to take the position. Pending county board approval at the February 23 meeting, David Ohnstad will be the new highway commissioner. He...
Jody Allen will retire Feb. 3 as Tomah Area Ambulance Service director. She started as office manager in 1989.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:46am
Jody Allen cannot begin to count the number of times she had to depart early from a social function - in a hurry. A meal. A school event. A night out with her husband. It never really sank in until her eight-year-old granddaughter recently learned Allen was retiring as Tomah Area Ambulance Service...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:09am
It could be considered a sign of athletic detente on both sides of Jackson Pass or a logical decision for two school districts to offer a swim/dive team for its students. At its meeting Monday night the Tomah School Board gave its approval for a cooperative team between Tomah and Sparta high...
Dani Hackbarth is the new assistant director at Sojourner’s Journey in Sparta, a nonprofit that helps women struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. As a recovering meth addict, she offers a relatable assistance and advice for the residents.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:49am
A Sparta woman is using her past addiction to help others who find themselves in similar situations. In November, Dani Hackbarth was hired as the assistant director of Sojourner’s Journey, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless mothers and women struggling with substance use in Monroe County...
Sparta Free Library Youth Services Librarian Aimee Schreiber and Adult Services Librarian Kayce Henderson are bringing in new readers with improved programming and refreshed book selections.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:45am
The Sparta Free Library is undergoing some major changes, thanks to its two new librarians. Along with cleaning out old books and restocking with new, the team is bringing in new readers with revamped programs, activities and reading challenges. Youth Services Librarian Aimee Schreiber and Adult...
Medical student Chris Laylan, left, is working with Dr. Alan Conway at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Laylan is part of the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) program and Conway is his supervising physician.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:52am
Chris Laylan was certain when he left for the big city to study medicine that his path would eventually lead back to the smaller city to practice medicine. Big city as in Madison. Not too big for some of his Tomah High School classmates who found their way to "Madtown" for school or work. But too...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:49am
It will be six years before its needed but the Monroe County's Ridgeville Landfill is preparing for an expansion that will extend the life of the facility for another 15 years once the current one is closed. The current 18-acre site, located on Junco Road in the Town of Ridgeville, consists of four...


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