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On Monday evening, just before 8 p.m., Anthony Scholze, President of the Sparta Area School District Board of Education, had a special point of order. “After numerous conversations and …

This Friday, December 2nd, there will be a passing of the floral torch, but the hand off will be between building structures. The current torch holder, which houses the Solberg’s family owned …

Highway 21 designated as Purple Heart highway

On November 11th, of last year, Governor Tony Evers was in Necedah, Wisconsin, signing Senate Bill 345. This specific bill designated the entire stretch of State Highway 21, as a Purple Heart …

Kriskindlmarkt underway

As forecasted, KrisKindlmarkt, in downtown Sparta, kicked off on the Friday following Thanksgiving, at 2 p.m.. The babbling brook, Beaver Creek, serves as an ambience cornerstone for the …

Tomah Holiday Parade sets season afloat

Tomah residents and visitors showed up early on November 25th, creating an energy that served as the entry point for the Holiday Parade, on Superior Avenue, which had an official start time of 7 …

The Tomah Area School District (TASD) was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with three Spectrum Awards of Excellence (one Best in Category), for its work …

Community Christmas Concert

On December 11th, at the Tomah High School auditorium, the Community Christmas Concert will celebrate the holiday season with music. Aaron Scott and his band, One Way North, will be headlining the …

History Room kicks off seasonal displays

As the holiday season approaches, there are visual announcements that pique our holiday endorphins, swirling them into a crescendo that peaks in the waning days of December. For many, it may be a …

Korea, 1952; the war had been going on for two years. It would be another year before a truce was hammered out. Meanwhile, the troops on the frontline waged a see-saw war, taking ground and giving up …

    Now, 415 West Wisconsin Street, in Sparta, has something in common with Las Vegas, Nashville and even New York City: a medical spa. Although Maximus Aesthetics & Wellness is …

Feztival of Trees to conclude Saturday

The Feztival of Trees, put on by the Zor Shriners, concludes its magical week this Saturday, the 19th of November, in Sparta. A total of nineteen trees have been decorated and gifted by local …

Threat to Monroe County White Tails here

Opening weekend for deer hunting has arrived here in Monroe County and every hunter is well within their rights to dream big and have thoughts of bagging a giant buck. In the White-tailed Deer …

Bangor SD $24 million referendum passes easily

In last Tuesday’s election the voters of the Bangor School District had a $24 million decision to make. The capital referendum is to improve the elementary school building, old school gym, and …

UPDATED: Fire at Sparta Family Restaurant

At 12:52p.m on Monday afternoon, the Sparta Area Fire District was paged to the Sparta Family Restaurant for a fire that started in the kitchen area. Fire spread to the vent coming out of the roof. …

Veterans honored at brisk Blyton ceremony

A frigid temperature and a taunting wind set the scene for the honoring of veterans last Friday, November 11th, at Blyton Park, in Sparta. Spectators who arrived around 10:23 a.m. took in the scene …

Luncheon to honor veterans held at VFW

A luncheon was held on Veterans Day, at the VFW Post 2112 in Sparta, for all veterans staying in the local nursing homes. Rolling Hills and the Morrow Home shuttled in all veterans that wanted to …

Veterans Day is celebrated in various ways across the country.  Flags are placed on military graves, there are parades highlighting valiant men and women who have served in the armed forces and …

The Addams Family production, being held at the Sparta Senior High School, has finally reached its opening week. After eight months of preparation, director, Skyler Erickson, has the cast chomping at …

Sparta Music Shop notes new beginning

Sparta Music Shop is Now Open in Downtown Sparta, at 211 South Water Street. The store has been updated and is now offering a surprising array of Instruments, products, lessons and services. Like …

Monroe County Board in talks at State level

The Monroe County Board has a hot topic with the county landfill that has sent the board into a whirlwind of conversations and a flurry of meetings, with both state and federal legislators. Board …

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