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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 …
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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 …

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing now in Tomah Veterans and active duty can learn ropes of art

Wisconsin lures fishermen and women by the hundreds-of-thousands, every year, to its lakes, rivers, creeks and ponds. Like the mythical Sirens, Wisconsin calls to many sportsmen and women, with its …

Living to serve CCF Bank Senior Vice-President to retire, continue volunteering

Pete Reichardt may be retiring from his job, as Senior Vice-President and Regional President of CCF Bank later this month, but he has no intention of slowing down. The term "servant leadership" was …

Vendors treated to music and food at Cranberry Festival

Vendors working at the 49th annual Warrens Cranberry Festival, and visitors to the event, can enjoy free live music, at the Warrens baseball field, one evening during the event. "BC-40," who bill …
Obituaries
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 …
KARIN HOYING
   SPARTA - Karin Hoying, 67, of Sparta, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Serenity House, in Tomah. She was born on May 29, 1955, to Mathias and Helga (Scheider) Ruenz, in Augsburg, …
DONNIE L. SCHNITZLER
   SPARTA - Donnie L. Schnitzler, 84, of Sparta, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Tomah VA Medical Center. No services will be held at this time.    Online condolences may …
CANDACE (CANDY) E. GOMEZ
   SPARTA - Candace (Candy) E. Gomez, 76, of Sparta, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022 at Bridge Path Morrow Home.    A Celebration of Candy’s Life will be held from …
MICHAEL J. BASTIAN
TOMAH - Michael J. Bastian, 63, of Tomah, died Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Serenity House in Tomah    A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. …
SHIRLEY J. HEGLAND
   SPARTA - Shirley J. Hegland, 89, of Sparta, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta. She was born on July 3, 1933 to William and Jessie (Moses) …
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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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Request For Proposal on Cataract Elementary has one bidder School board denies 150k offer

At the Sparta Area School District Board of Education meeting, at the end of July, the board voted to go through the RFP (request for proposals) process for the former Cataract Elementary School. In …

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