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Death investigation concludes

On 1/2/2023 the family of Felicia Wanna called to request a welfare check be completed as they had not seen or heard from Felicia since 12/29/2022. Numerous attempts were made to contact and locate …
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Freeze Fest event draws many despite arctic temps Tiki torch trail, sky lanterns, swishing and smores

Last Friday, the Tomah Rotary Club, along with Tomah Parks and Recreation, held a Freeze Fest event, called “Swish Across the Lake.” The event, which involved snowshoeing and …

No PFAS detected in City of Sparta

On Tuesday afternoon, City of Sparta Water Utility Supervisor, Todd Hanson, alerted the Herald of test results for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in the City-of-Sparta owned and operated wells …

Sparta Show Choirs blazing a winning trail

Both the Sparta Middle School and High School Show Choirs have been lighting up the circuit, over the past few weeks. The Herald reported on the Middle School, and how this was their first year ever …

Incorrect WKBT Post surfaces from 2012 on Sparta School District

To: All SASD Families From: Sam Russ Re: Incorrect WKBT Post   Good afternoon, It has come to our attention that on January 24, 2023, WKBT updated a March 1, 2012 posting about a …
Obituaries
MADISON L. PARKER
Tomah - Madison L. Parker, 14 of Tomah passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at her home.    Madison was born to her Parents, Dannielle Parker  and Joel Munoz on April 20, 2008 …
VIRGINIA LEE TILLMAN
Sparta - Virginia Lee Tillman, 81 of Sparta and formerly of Tomah, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Morrow Memorial Home. She was born on March 21, 1941 to Claude T. and Lorraine S. …
MARY A. BOLDON
ROCKLAND - Mary A. Boldon, 88, of Rockland, died Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Mulder Health Care, in West Salem.    A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. at Lanham-Schanhofer …
CARMEN R. KORPAL
   NORWALK - Carmen R. Korpal, 67, of Norwalk, died February 1, 2023, at her home. She was born November 14, 1955, to Howard and Florene (Buros) Erickson, in Viroqua, …
BARBARA LYNN SCHARA
La Crosse - Barbara Lynn Schara, 68, of La Crosse, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the RBI Care Center in Sparta, WI.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 1:00 …
ROSEMARY (SANDERS) WARTHAN
   Rosemary (Sanders) Warthan, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on December 16, 1946 to Charles and Olga (Bakko) Sanders. …
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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.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Brookwood overcomes Anderson's absence to down Necedah
The loss of Brookwood's star player could have very easily doomed the Falcons in their conference clash against Necedah. Instead, the rest of the team picked up the slack and earned themselves a win …
BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bangor girls beat Melrose-Mindoro, New Lisbon
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Fifth graders play at Sparta Stadium
Just after 5 p.m., on the 8th of October, the Sparta fifth graders took the gridiron and the big stage: Sparta Stadium. The temperatures were cool for those in the stands, but perfect for the young …
Kayaking into fall is delight for sight
As folks in Monroe County look for ways to enjoy fall, while the weather is still willing to allow, local athlete and outdoor enthusiast Kimberly Mathews has plenty of ideas. At the top of her list …
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 …
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 …
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37-year RN turns artist Nursing the Art

Sue Brockman, a 37-year RN, is now retired and pursuing her painting passion. Her company, Pots, Plants, Plus was set up at the Justin Trails Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Brockman paints …

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