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Sheldon Jenkins, a senior at Sparta High School, is one of nine students in the new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program. Students are required to complete 90 hours of on-the-job training, which they do at Mathews, Inc.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:49am
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...
Kristen Clark, center, helps St. John's student volunteers Caden Erickson, left, and AnnaLysa Holliday monitor grade schoolers as they separate their lunch waste. St. John's is the first satellite school to take advantage of Sparta High School's food diversion program started by the Earth Club.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:45am
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...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:41am
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...
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:21am
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...
Joan Schoenfelt (right), a volunteer at Lugar de Reunion, works with Hispanic students interested in learning English. From left are Olga Gomez, Miguel Montoya and Ana Maria Sanchez.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:19am
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...
An overhead design of the proposed campus to be located on a 40-acre site located on Tomah’s south side adjacent to Interstate 90 along Gopher Avenue.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:21am
    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,...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:18am
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...
Batina & Richard Laxton
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:19am
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...
Deke Slayton raced this Formula 1 plane as a hobby during retirement.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:45am
A major piece of Deke Slayton history is coming back to his hometown, to be added to his namesake museum. The former NASA astronaut’s Formula 1 racing airplane is on its way to Sparta from the Planes of Fame museum in California, and is expected to be delivered in Sparta sometime next month....
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:38am
After a candidate search for a new Monroe County highway commissioner produced less than stellar results, the county decided to promote one of its current employees to take the position. Pending county board approval at the February 23 meeting, David Ohnstad will be the new highway commissioner. He...

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