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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:17am
   A Weston man is lucky to be alive following a one-vehicle rollover on I-90 near Sparta Sunday.    Brian Clark, no age listed, was traveling west on I-90 just after 3 p.m. when he reportedly drove onto the median and crossed into the other lane near milepost 23. He overcorrected, causing his Jeep...
Steve Thiry
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:16am
   The Sparta Free Library’s new director is a self-described education junkie, and he has a storied background in several occupations.    Steve Thiry has been a bartender, construction worker, executive for a Boy Scout camp and also dabbled in the culinary arts. However, he always was drawn back...
Clint Terrell
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:46am
A 17-year old Monroe County boy is accused of making a bomb threat to LAX Airport in Los Angeles Jan. 8 that resulted in the evacuation of Terminal 1.    The threat was found to be “non-credible” and the terminal was reopened after about an hour, according to multiple California media sources.   ...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:43am
   The Sparta Area School District is seeking input from community members and others with a vested interest in Sparta schools to help plan for the future.    A strategic planning committee is looking at the priorities of the district and wants the public’s help.    The committee, which includes a...
Scott Wilcox
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:36am
             When the line-up of America’s most anticipated commercials roll during the Super Bowl in three weeks, a Tomah area entertainer will play prominently in one of them.    While he’s sworn to secrecy about the details of the ad, Scott Wilcox will be playing a “significant role” in a three-...
With over five-and-a-half decades of flying experience, former Monroe County Civil Defense Coordinator Gordy Stelter’s favorite place is still in the cockpit of one of the Tomah Flying Club’s two Cessnas imparting his knowledge to a new generation of pilots.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:36am
          Ask Gordon “Gordy” Stelter about flying and a big smile will come over his face. “I just love it,” he says.  Over the years, his love of flying has provided him a long and storied life in different careers as well as in community service. Stelter took over responsibility for part of the...
How many people can relate to this view?  -- Dr. Mark Edwards, as he leans in, ready to perform dentistry on a patient in the chair. Edwards is retiring after almost four decades. He sold his practice to Sparta Dental Center and closed his W. Wisconsin Street practice as of Dec. 31. Edwards is helping with his patients’ transition to the new dentist, Dr. Jennifer Knoll. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:23am
   Just like his gut feeling to practice dentistry in Sparta, Dr. Mark Edwards used his instinct when deciding to retire.    “Doc” Edwards as he is known by most, closed his practice at 605 W. Wisconsin St. on Dec. 31. He sold his practice to Dr. Jennifer Knoll of Sparta Dental Center, 3000 Riley...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:21am
   A new sign will greet people at the Sparta Area School District track and field complex, if the concept is approved by two more voting entities.    Sparta High School Junior Max Engh wants to replace the existing sign as his Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 67.    The current sign is...
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:20am
   The popularity of an archery program at Meadowview Middle School in Sparta warrants another coach, the personnel and educational initiatives committee of the school board decided this week.    It recommended hiring a second coach for $359.    Middle school activities director Toby Oswald said...
Bass Pierce will likely be spending less time behind a computer and more time atop a tractor after retiring as supervisor of the Tomah wastewater treatment facility later this month.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:45am
  When the spring construction season rolls around Don Pierce will not worry about what unknown issues may lurk beneath the streets of Tomah. For those asking who Don Pierce is, and there will be some, many  people in Tomah know him not by his given name, but as Bass. And why will Pierce not...

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