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Warrens warrants admiration for excellent festival A scene drawn up from the heart of Wisconsin

Warrens Cranberry Festival got off to a solid start last Friday, as people flowed in from all directions, to enjoy the infamous festival, in the tiny town. The buttons and banners, stating that this …
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Taste of NYC comes to Tomah The Lot: food truck and live music venue

How many times a day do people ask “where you’re from?” Anthony Damiano, a recent transplant from New York City says, “15 to 25 times a day.” Anthony’s tall …

1st Community Credit Union hosts tailgate party

Cooler weather had moved in, but hot dogs and a Community Credit Union-hosted-tailgate party was on the bill last Friday. This is the fourth year that the Credit Union has conducted their tailgate …

Class of 1970 turns 70

Getting The Sparta Class of 1970 together was no easy feat. The first invitations were sent, then the second, and the third. COVID affected all of us in so many ways, and for the Sparta Class of …

A Table for One POW-MIA honored and remembered

At many Veteran’s Organizations and military ceremonies, you may notice a lonely, unoccupied table, set for one. This is known as a “fallen comrades table.” They serve as a …
Obituaries
DALE THOMAS MOSELEY
   Dale Thomas Moseley, 95, passed away Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022.  He was born Oct 27, 1926 in Warrens, Wisconsin to Harlan and Floy (Purdy) Moseley.  After graduating from Tomah …
ROBERT G. CUNITZ
   NORWALK - Robert G. Cunitz, “Cob,” 82, of Norwalk, WI, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September …
NADINE H. SIEBER
Nadine H. Sieber, 90, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Close to Home Assisted Living in Tomah, WI. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, 2022. at Blue Wing Community Center …
NORMAN CHARLES BRADY
   CASHTON - Norman Charles Brady, 86, of rural Cashton, WI, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at his home.     Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 27, …
CAROL M. RECKNAGEL
BLACK RIVER FALLS - Carol M. Recknagel, of Black River Falls and formerly of Elkhorn, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2022 at Pine View Terrace in Black River Falls, WI.    A …
LORI KIRCHNER
   WATERFORD - Lori Kirchner, 59, of Waterford, WI, formerly of Sparta, WI, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.    She was …
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Bangor fights off Pecatonica to clinch first state baseball appearance since 1996

The Bangor Cardinals have been knocking at the door of the state baseball tournament for a while now. Thanks to an unconventional pitching strategy, excellence on the mound and a timely offensive explosion, that door has finally been forcefully broken down.
Season Passes Sullivan’s Specialty
If you are a mega-fan of Sparta Spartan sports, chances are you know Liz Sullivan. Sullivan has been issuing out season passes for the Spartan athletic programs for fifteen years. She also teaches at …
Sparta Homecoming Court
Sparta Spartans 2022 Homecoming Court Sparta High School is celebrating Homecoming Sept 19th-24th. The theme this year is "Back to the Future.” We take on Holmen this Friday at 7 …
The difference in a day at Cashton Fallfest
On Saturday, September 10th, Cashton Fall Fest got served a dish of gloomy and rainy, with a side of chilly. There was not a single ride in operational mode and not one game on the midway that even …
R.B. McCoy’s Baseball Scrapbook from 1888
 The mission of the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum (MCLHR) is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Monroe County, Wisconsin. I thought I would share an artifact recently …
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cashton's annual clash with Ithaca headlines Week 1 action to kick off 2022 season
The Friday night lights are back this week for the 2022 high school football season in Wisconsin, though the first games are set to be played Thursday as a taste of things to come for a more robust statewide schedule Friday.
Bangor exorcises sectional baseball demons for themselves and Scenic Bluffs Conference
The fourth time was the charm for Bangor baseball under Todd Grant in the sectional final. The Cardinals' 9-3 win over Pecatonica in this year's Division 4 sectional finals was a welcome relief for a program that couldn't quite seem to clear that final hurdle to reach state. In fact, it has been an issue that's plagued the Scenic Bluffs Conference in general for the past quarter century.
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Kiwanians dine out at Matsumoto Ramen House

With chopsticks (or forks) in hands, 25 Kiwanians sat at tables, in the Matsumoto Ramen House, ready to be served steaming bowls of either Shoyu or Miso soup, at Sparta’s newest restaurant. The …

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