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The Schauf family: Cooper (10), Darren, Sara and Tanner (11).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:12pm
Though they’ve only been at it for two weeks, the Schauf family is already making progress in Sparta Area Cancer Support’s ‘flocking’ fundraiser. After a five-year journey with cancer, Darren Schauf, his wife Sara and their two sons are giving back to the organization that helped them through years...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:25pm
In the southern part of the county, one Easter tradition has been going on for so long, even its organizers aren’t exactly sure when it started. “At the very least, it’s been 40 years,” said Wilton’s American Legion Auxiliary president Joan Brieske. “Actually, I was one of the first Easter bunnies...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:23pm
 It wouldn’t be summertime in Sparta without the Wednesday night concert series in Evans-Bosshard Park. Beginning May 31, each week will bring a different local artist or band for the community to enjoy at no charge. “It’s all part of that community gathering feeling,” said Sparta Area Chamber of...
Oakley Moser is die hard about teaching physics and equally die hard about pro teams in the Steel City, as is evidenced by his desk and classroom.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:37am
Oakley Moser and Larry Scheckel have a great deal in common. Scheckel was a longtime science teacher at Tomah High School who retired after nearly 40 years of service. Moser, a 2007 THS alumni, has 30 plus years to achieve that career milestone. He taught at Mauston High School two years after...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:26am
Sparta students who are picked up and dropped off at locations other than their home or one of the three licensed daycare facilities in town could soon be limited as to where the school bus will drop them off. At its monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Sparta school district’s Finance and Facilities...
Anna Fleming
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:25am
It takes a special type of person to create a learning experience that keeps children excited to come to school. One teacher at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Sparta has made it her life’s work. Anna Fleming has been teaching for the last 41 years. She’s been at St. Pat’s for 11. “I love it,” she...
Sparta High School international students Mariann Westgaard (Norway), Lea Germund (Germany) and Asya Zaffiro (Italy) spoke to Kiwanis members about their experiences so far in the United States. Photo by Vicki Horstman.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:23am
Traveling abroad is no easy task, but four young women have taken it upon themselves to not only journey the thousands of miles to Wisconsin, but also to surround themselves with a new culture, community, family, school and language for nine months. Mariann Westgaard of Norway, Lea Germund of...
Don and Pat Schroeder
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:17am
One family has – quite literally – helped build Monroe County over the last nine decades. Don Schroeder, grandson of the business’s founder, Leo Schroeder, is filling both his grandfather’s and father’s shoes as the owner and operator of Schroeder Construction LLC. “I started riding to work with my...
Ashley Bean is store manager at G.I. Need That/Cup O' Joe Coffee Shop and Community Center.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:10pm
By BOB KLIEBENSTEIN Regional Writer   Don Roach hopes the Tomah community is not misled. Don't be misled by its connection with the Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. (VAF). Don't be misled by the sign above the building entrance that prominently features a smiling soldier with a cup of joe (...
Norwalk firefighters battle a shed fire at the Muehlenkamp family farm near Norwalk Saturday afternnon.
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:00am
Area firefighters had their work cut out for them this past weekend with the Norwalk Fire Department responding to a shed fire Saturday, a grass fire that evening and the Sparta Fire Department taking five calls since Friday. The shed fire was on the Muehlenkamp family farm on the corner of Cty....

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