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Austin J. Zwiefel,
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:49am
A Sparta teen is in serious condition at a La Crosse hospital after he fell out of moving truck in rural Sparta, Sunday, March 19. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept., the incident occurred at 4:32 p.m. on Jancing Avenue just west of Jamboree Road, in the Town of Leon.   Gabriel C....
English 11 students at Sparta High School visited burial mounds in the Wisconsin Dells as part of their Native American culture unit. There, they heard from Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Bill Quackenbush about current issues Native American tribes face today and this importance of oral traditions in his culture. Contributed Photo.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:38am
Though they each have been teaching at Sparta High School for more than 15 years, Julie Ender and Joe Cook have not forgotten the fundamental reasons they chose to make teaching their life’s work. Two years ago, the two began collaborating on what would become a relatable approach to the required...
Leah Hauser, Director of Business Services
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:36am
In response to the findings of a newly-formed facility study committee in the Sparta School District, school board members and the board’s Finance and Facilities Committee heard from administrators about possible solutions to the district’s facility needs – one of which was a referendum. “Our two...
Heather Daly, office manager and paramedic for the Tomah Area Ambulance Service, is pictured with Randy Dunford, TAAS director who replaces Jody Allen. Photo by Bob Kiebenstein.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:53am
A common theme exists in Randy Dunford's brief career in automobile sales and his new position as director of the Tomah Area Ambulance Service. Dunford may remember what a customer feels like when handed the keys to a new or well maintained used automobile. As the candidate hired to replace the...
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:50am
    Authorities took into custody a 15-year old Tomah High School student after he posted a Snap Chat, referencing a school shooting on Friday. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department located the student and took him into custody at his home prior to 7:30 a.m. Friday. The juvenile posted a picture...
A delegation of professional women in technological fields from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia spent last week in Sparta. They are, from left, Cholpon Bakirova, Nurzhamal Omurzakakova, Arianna Akmatova, Aziza Berdibayeva, Nurkyz Asankariyevna and Gulzada Urgunaliyeva. Photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:49am
Kyrgyzstan is a two-day flight from Wisconsin, but in terms of women's progress, it's over a half century away. But a delegation of professional women from the country of 5.7 million people, nestled on the western border of China between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, are trying to change that. The...
An early Saturday morning fire caused significant damage to this apartment complex at 304 Murdock St. A residential fire is traumatic in many ways for a family. But in this case the damage was only structural and property. The lawn chair and stuffed toy in this photo can be replaced. Fortunately there were no physical injuries. Photo by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:45am
An early morning fire on March 11 caused significant damage to an apartment complex at 304 Murdock Street in Tomah. It was the beginning of a busy day for the Tomah Fire Department. Fire Chief Tim Adler said firefighters were called out at 3:43 a.m. to the two-story complex. When they arrived 15 to...
Tim Hyma
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:18am
The Bicycling Capital of America is saying farewell to its chamber of commerce chief executive officer after five successful years. Tim Hyma replaced Holly Grady as chamber director in March 2012, after he served in the military for 21 years. While in Afghanistan in 2006, his wife, Julianne, was...
Rod, Jan, Cole and Alyssa Sherwood stand with Monroe County Judge David Rice. The little guy in the big chRod, Jan, Cole and Alyssa Sherwood stand with Monroe County Judge David Rice. The little guy in the big chair? That would be Asher, the newest member of the Sherwood clan.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:06am
The little blonde boy arrived at Rod and Jan Sherwood's home in May 2015 as a foster placement. Up until that time the Sherwood's role in the Monroe County foster program was primarily respite foster care parents. The  Sherwoods became licensed foster parents in 2014. The first 18 months they ...
High winds Monday damaged this barn on Highway 27 north of Sparta. Photo by Kyle Evans.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:51am
The Sparta Fire Department battled the effects of unusually high winds that swept through the region starting Monday and lasted into Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Mike Arnold said firefighters responded to 10 calls beginning at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday when they were called to a situation on the 500...

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