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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:46am
A recount in the presidential race yielded no substantial change in election results in Monroe County. According to Monroe County Clerk Shelley Bohl, the recount, which took five days to complete, ended with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gaining four votes apiece. Following the recount statewide...
Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy cadets, from left, Avalon Stenseth, Seth Griesbach and Jaylen Scott receive recognitions of achievement from Sparta Kiwanis Club member Tracey Eddie at a club luncheon earlier this month.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:39am
Cadets from the National Guard’s Challenge Academy at Ft. McCoy have become as much a part of the surrounding communities as any other organizations in the area. Always lending a hand where it is needed and getting involved in events like the Holiday Parade in Sparta, they are eager to make a...
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:30am
    The Tomah City Council approved ratification of a two year agreement with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) for the Tomah Police Department Tuesday night. No details were available at the council meeting. But during his monthly report, City Administrator Roger Gorius noted...
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:17am
The Sparta man accused of pointing a gun at his significant other’s head during an argument in late November has reportedly been storing firearms, among other items, in an airplane hangar he rents from the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport. The City of Sparta issued a letter of compliance to 58-year-old...
Eddie and Janet Habhegger opened what would eventually be known as Fast Eddie’s in 1959.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:46am
For the last 60 years, Eddie Habhegger, with his warm smile and energetic personality, has been sending his customers out the door feeling a bit more cheerful than they did coming in. But it is time to say farewell. Come January, Eddie and his wife Janet will be passing along Fast Eddie’s Food, Gas...
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:38am
A Sparta native and U.S. Army veteran took a walk, and came home with open eyes and a new understanding of the country he dedicated his life to protecting. David Roels graduated from Sparta High School in 1993 and spent the next 20 years in the military. From 2002 to 2013, he was deployed to Iraq...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:56am
The Sparta City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a 2017 budget that included a 1.24% increase in the levy and a 2.5% increase in wages and salaries for non-union employees. Treasurer Mark Sund presented the 2017 budget figures, noting the levy increased by just over $38,000 from this year....
From left, John and Kristi Budin of Thrivent Financial and Deb Amundson, co-chair of Salvation Army Monroe County. The Budins will be offering pins (also pictured) for donations that shoppers can wear showing they’ve donated to the Salvation Army.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:54am
   Let’s face it, passing by a bell ringer at a Salvation Army Red Kettle while trying not to make eye contact is uncomfortable.    Even if you’ve already dropped cash into a few kettles that day or aren’t carrying cash, stiffing a bell ringer feels like kicking a puppy.    Well, the Salvation Army...
Convicted murderer Zachary Davis sits in court with defense attorney Chris Zacher during Davis’ sentencing hearing last Thursday.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:22am
    On March 10, 2015  Zachary Davis repeatedly plunged a 14-inch knife blade into the back of Derek Magnusson in the victim’s hotel room at the Econolodge in Tomah. He claimed it was an impulsive act after Magnuson made advances toward his boyfirend, Sebastian Martinez. The two, who had just met...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:18am
    A Tomah VA Medical Center dentist who failed to follow proper infection control procedures has resigned. Tomah VA officials received the dentist’s resignation just one business day before a Summary Review Board was to be held. The review board is used in situations that warrant separation from...

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