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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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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 …

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 …

Maximus Aesthetics & Wellness Medical Spa opens

    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 …
Obituaries
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 …
PHILLIP M. BAKER
Tomah - Phillip M. Baker, 71, of Tomah, died peacefully on  Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at his home.    A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 4:00 PM at …
TIMOTHY BRITT PIERCE
Tomah - Timothy Britt Pierce, 61 of Tomah, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at his home. According to his wishes a private family gathering will be held at this time.  Sonnenburg Family …
MERLIN RAY GREENO
   Merlin Ray Greeno, age 75, passed away Nov 23, 2022, in his home surrounded by his family after a battle with kidney cancer.    Merlin’s wishes were to have a …
JUDY ANN DIAMOND
Warrens - Judy Ann Diamond, 67 of Warrens, WI passed away on November 17th 2022. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022, 2:00 PM at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau …
JACK N. CHRISTENSEN
Sparta - Jack N. Christensen, age 89, of Sparta, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The Torkelson Page Smith Funeral Home in Sparta is …
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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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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 …

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