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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:09am
Monroe County Board Chairman Cedric Schnitzler said the county is moving forward on recouping money from the architectural firm that designed the justice center. At Wednesday's board meeting Schnitzler announced the formation of an "advisory litigation team" to assist Middleton attorney Saul Glazer...
Bernice Hirsch and Ignacio Ballon-Landa exchange gifts after seeing each other for the first time in 45 years.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:48am
The first foreign exchange student to ever attend Sparta High School through the Sparta School District is in town for a visit. Yesterday (Wednesday), Ignacio Ballon-Landa was reunited with members of his host family after 45 years. After exchanging embraces and gifts, he and Bernice Hirsch, his...
Tod Pritchard with the Wisconsin Emergency Management Department shows Meadowview Intermediate students a photo of the 2011 tornado that damaged several homes on the south side of Sparta. Photo by Vicki Horstman.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:23am
To some, 10 might seem like a young age to begin planning for the worst, but Tod Pritchard, State of Wisconsin Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, says it’s the perfect time to start talking about it. Fifth-grade students at Meadowview Intermediate School are participating in the STEP, or Student...
Marty Severson of Sparta made it a point to adopt a senior dog. The Monroe County Animal Shelter matched him with Mira and the two have been inseparable ever since.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:22am
The saying “man’s best friend” is already proving true for rural Sparta resident Marty Severson and his new four-legged pal. Severson adopted Mira, an eight-year-old dog, last week from the Monroe County Animal Shelter, and he couldn’t be happier. “Mira’s just a sweetie,” he said, patting her white...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:52am
On Friday, March 24, State Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) will hold budget listening sessions in Oakdale and Warrens. Members of the public are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to focus their questions and comments on items in the...
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:44pm
A Kendall woman and her three-year-old grandson were transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse with non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident in the Town of Jefferson Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the scene on Hwy. 33 near...
Fit4Life General Manager Ann Janusheske and owner Dave Erickson.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:43pm
Women in Sparta who are ready to get moving and live a healthier lifestyle have a new opportunity to do so, and support a locally-owned business at the same time. Fit4Life Women’s Gym opened in downtown Sparta two weeks ago to meet a need in the community. “I have always known there was a segment...
Cashton High School students spent Friday morning doing community service learning as part of the school’s Leadership and Career Lab. Senior student Angela Klinkner, sophomore Keagen Kuhn and junior Ben Wendland were among several students who helped clean the Cashton Fire Station and the trucks.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:25pm
While school districts across the state are making strides in preparing students for post-graduation paths, educators in Cashton are looking carefully at how to give their students an advantage in the real world. On Friday, middle and high school students participated in the first-ever Leadership...
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:04pm
A 46-year-old man is charged with his third OWI and recklessly endangering safety after reportedly crashing his vehicle into a Tomah residence Saturday evening. The driver, Kregg Koscal, Tomah, was uninjured, however his passenger, who has yet to be identified, was treated at Tomah Memorial...
Mike Luethe presided over his last Ridgeville Town meeting as chairman on Monday, March 13. He is not seeking re-election after serving as chairman for the last decade.
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:56am
As chairman of the Town of Ridgeville, Mike Luethe has had some pretty stressful days. During his tenure as chair, the town dealt with some controversial issues, not the least of which were a battle over wind turbines, which pitted neighbors against neighbors and still is the source of bitter...

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