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Official: Sam Russ named Superintendent SASD Board unanimous in decision

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 …
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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 …

Sparta Floral exchanges old for new

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 …

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 …

Tomah Area School District Earns Awards for Excellence Lighthouse Award in School Communications

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 …
Obituaries
DONALD R. HALDEMAN
Norwalk - Donald R. Haldeman, 85, of rural Norwalk, WI passed away peacefully at the Serenity House in Tomah November 20, 2022. Don was born December 22, 1936 to Howard and Lillian (Sell) Haldeman in …
THOMAS “TOM” L. EWING
   Tomah - Thomas “Tom” L. Ewing, 68 of Tomah, died peacefully, Saturday November 26, 2022 at his home. He was born to George and Betty (Gregg) Ewing on May 9, 1954 in …
BRIAN R. BRUEGGEMAN
SPARTA - Brian R. Brueggeman, 48, Sparta, died Monday, November 28, 2022. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting …
POLLY J. LANGAN (HUGGETT)
Polly J. Langan (Huggett) passed away November 22, 2022 in Springfield, IL. For obituary, please visit lincolnlandcs.com
PHILLIP M. BAKER
   Tomah - Phillip M. Baker, 81,  of Tomah, died peacefully on  Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at his home. On July 25, 1941, Phil was born to Roscoe C. and Anita Noami …
JANICE F. LOBE
Tomah - Janice F. Lobe, 87 of Tomah passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Our Town Tomah Assisted Living Facility. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, 11:00 AM at the …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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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 …

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