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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:30am
Based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this musical takes the winners of golden tickets through Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The show will be presented at the Tomah High School auditorium Aug. 1, Aug. 2 and Aug.4. All shows are at 7 p.m. Ticket sales will begin July 23 July...
This will be one of the sights at Recreation Park this weekend during the Warriors and Warlords event as two combatants square off in a medieval clash. Contributed photo.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:27am
Tomah's Recreation Park will turn back time a few thousand years over the next couple of days. A medieval way of life will be presented during the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) Warriors and Warlords XXVI event at Recreation Park. Activities start Thursday and end Saturday. Planned...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:25am
On July 4, Sparta Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Benton Street for what began as a welfare check, but escalated into a three-hour standoff with a 20-year old male threatening suicide. According to Sparta Police Lt. Booker Ferguson, when police arrived at 10 a.m., the subject...
Nick Janz
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:23am
Donations are being accepted for the family of Nick Janz, 40, of Warrens, who was killed in a workplace accident July 1 at Volk Field. Janz is survived by his wife, Amy, and three children ages nine, seven and five. Donations will help the family cover immediate costs and future expenses in...
Pictured from left are Jeanette Brownell (MCAREA treasurer), scholarship winner Sierra Gallup, and Jane Schave (MCAREA Scholarship Chair). Contributed photo
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:16am
The Monroe County Area Retired Educators’ Association (MCAREA) awarded its 2019 MCAREA Scholarships to Sierra Gallup of Sparta and Alex Knoepker of Warrens. The annual MCAREA Scholarship is awarded to a Monroe County public high school graduate who has been accepted into the School of Education at...
Soldiers drive a military vehicle on Highway 21 on June 19, 2019, at Fort McCoy. Summer means increased training traffic near the installation and people are reminded to practice extra safety precautions as traffic increases. Thousands of transient training troops complete operations at Fort McCoy every year with a majority doing their training during the summer. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:13am
The summer training season is underway at Fort McCoy, which means community members can expect heavier traffic than usual throughout post and along Highway 21. The heaviest traffic is most likely to occur in July and August when Fort McCoy will host two Combat Support Training Exercises in addition...
Tim Wilder, chief of the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch, discusses invasive species June 13 during the 2019 Monroe County Invasive Species Working Group Field Day at Fort McCoy. It was the second consecutive year the group held a field day at the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:06am
For a second consecutive year, the Monroe County (Wis.) Invasive Species Working Group held their annual Field Day on June 13 at Pine View Campground at Fort McCoy. More than 50 people participated in the event that included an equipment display, numerous briefings about invasive species and how to...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 9:58am
Larry Scheckel, retired Tomah High School Physics teacher, will present a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program and Americans landing on the Moon. This PowerPoint presentation, followed by a discussion, will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the new Tomah...
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:58am
After a dustup with the previous concessionaire at the Memorial Park concession stand, the City of Sparta has decided to operate the facility itself for the rest of the 2019 season. In a special meeting last week, the Sparta City Council passed a resolution authorizing its employees to sell...
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:56am
A $100,000 appropriation for repairing flood damage to the Elroy Sparta State Bicycle Trail and 400 State Trail was one of the 78 proposals Gov. Tony Evers slashed from the state budget with his veto pen last week. In his veto statement Evers said that instead of earmarking funds for specific...


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