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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:56am
   Simon Wells has long been the backbone of the Monroe County Fair, but he’ll tell you that he’s just one cog in the wheel that makes the fair an outstanding annual endeavor.    However modest he may be, his colleagues on the Monroe County Ag Society wanted to make sure Wells was recognized for...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:55am
   A unique situation with winter holidays this school year prompted a change in the paid holiday policy.     The Sparta Area School District’s paid holiday policy stated that when holidays fall on a weekend, the holiday and accompanying time off will be observed on the first Monday following the...
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:17am
   A new Garrison Commander took over leadership of Fort McCoy last Friday.    Col. David J. Pinter Sr. was installed during a Change of Command ceremony. Pinter comes to Fort McCoy from the Pentagon where he was the Division Chief of the Homeland Defense Division of the Joint Staff J3 Operations...
Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Steven Nott, left, shakes the hand of incoming Garrison Commander Col. David Pinter during the Change of Command ceremony at the Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy Friday. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:15am
   In a traditional ceremony that dates back to Colonial times, a change of command occurred at Fort McCoy in front of nearly 300 people Friday.    Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David Pinter Sr. assumed duties from Col. Steven Nott, who held the position for over four years.    Joe Capps,...
The members of Sparta-based band Whiskey Lane will be hosting a CD release party in La Crosse this weekend for their new album, "Rise”. Members of the band, from left, are Benny James, Josh Wilson, Jason Moore and Joel Tock.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:11am
  Joel Tock’s career path was likely set while he was still in his mother’s womb. The 23-year-old musician from Sparta is the son of Russ and Dana Tock, who were active in the Coulee Region’s music scene for decades with the band Midwest Coast. Dana, who also owns Dana’s Music in downtown Sparta,...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:04am
   Technology changes so quickly, upgrades are needed sooner than later. That’s what the Sparta Police Department has found out about its squad cameras.    There are currently six squad cars equipped with video cameras purchased in 2009. However, the quality of the video is fading fast.    “The...
Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven Nott, in his last press conference, before the change in command Friday, March 11. Nott has been the garrison commander for just over four years. He is retiring, but staying in the area. The change in command ceremony transfers leadership to Col. David Pinter. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:03am
   His final assignment has been his most rewarding one, retiring Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. Steven Nott said this week.    His tenure at Fort McCoy is longer than most assigned to the position, at four years and one month, and his time here has impacted his entire family enough to want to...
Former Ho-Chunk Tribal President Wade Blackdeer of Tomah gave a presentation about the history of the Ho-Chunk during a Tomah Area Historical Society event Sunday evening at Ground Round.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:00am
   Wade Blackdeer allowed a peek into the lives of early Ho-Chunk people during a presentation last Sunday hosted by the Tomah Area Historical Society.    Blackdeer, a 1972 Tomah High School graduate, served in the Ho-Chunk Legislature for 10 years, beginning in 1997. During his time, he served as...
Stan Thomas of rural Sparta has kept records of his daily runs for the past 39 years. He is pictured completing his 30,000th mile Saturday near his Town of Leon home, where he keeps the 39 record books that documented the journey to that milestone.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:35am
About 40 years ago, Stan Thomas of rural Sparta switched addictions. He went from smoking to running... and running and running. In fact, in the past 39 years, he’s run far enough to circumnavigate the globe once and is well into his second lap. Several years ago he surpassed the 24,901 mile mark,...
The Remembering Jesse Parker organization raised almost $50,000 through race events this past year, and doled out the money to area charities at a reception last month. The event was a “thank you” to local charity leaders.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:32am
   Almost $100,000 was raised by the Remembering Jesse Parker charity in Tomah in 2015.    Numbers were just released regarding the total amount raised and distributed to local and global charities.     Jesse Parker was a Tomah High School student who died tragically in a car accident during a...

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