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Cow97 has been nominated for yet another national award. On January 31, the Academy of Country Music announced that the Sparta station had been nominated in the small market division for Station of the Year, and morning-show personalities Ben & Arnie are contenders for Personality of the Year...
Girl Scout Cookie Season is here, and with it, eight young ladies are getting their first taste of several valuable life skills. Sparta’s Daisy Troop #7308, is the only first-year Girl Scout troop in Sparta this year. Composed of five and six year olds, the group is learning about business skills...
At Sparta High School, nine seniors are putting in long days to get a jump-start on their career. With the school’s new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program, the students are earning a machine operator certificate through Western Technical College while fulfilling high school credit...
Kristin Clark is a tree hugger and she's got the photo to prove it. When the Sparta High School freshman was four years old, someone snapped a photo of her in an embrace with one of her leaf-bearing friends. The picture was prescient. Clark's long-term goal is to someday become an environmental...
Local linksters will be asked to bear a portion of the cost of a new irrigation system at River Run Golf Course in Sparta this spring. Just minutes after approving a bid of $727,600 for the new, state-of-the-art, computerized irrigation system at its monthly meeting Monday, the Sparta Park Board...
In recent years, Monroe County has been soaking up the spotlight for being a prime example of economic growth. Similarly, its annual economic development conference has continued to grow and attract a variety of business and government leaders. In two weeks, hundreds of area business leaders will...
Since it began in a church basement ten years ago, Lugar de Reunion has not only expanded its resources to Spanish-speaking residents of the area, but also for those interested in learning more about the culture. Lugar de Reunion, which translates to “The Meeting Place”, provides a variety of...
    Construction of an estimated $66-million new hospital on Tomah’s south side could begin in August or September this year, according to the latest plans announced by officials from Tomah Memorial Hospital. CEO Phil Stuart said the hospital board of directors at its annual meeting Jan. 24,...
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...
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...

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