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Tomah school district retirees recognized

A wealth of experience, administration, education and support staff, was represented by the recent list of retired staff for the Tomah School District. Many of those were recognized at the Tomah …

Sparta school board vacancy applicants

As of Josh Lydon’s resignation from the Sparta school board on April 26, the board has a vacancy to fill. The remaining term of this position is approximately 11 months and ends with the school …

Ground broken for Tomah EBS building

The North Glendale Ball Park in Tomah has been the site of countless baseballs and softballs beyond the fence over the years. But March 12 will go down as a significant home run for Tomah …

Six seniors secure scholarships from 50 years ago

  In conjunction with their upcoming 50th class reunion, the Tomah High School (THS) Class of 1972 presented college scholarships totaling $15,000 to six members of the THS Class of 2022 at the …
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JOAN “JONI” ELLEN OLSON
   SPARTA - Joan “Joni” Ellen Olson, 78, of Sparta, died Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.  She was born in Braham, MN on …
THOMAS HENRY LEIS
   SPARTA - Thomas Henry Leis, 64, of Sparta, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Portland as a result of a farming accident. He was born in Sparta, on July 22, 1957 to Joseph and Ardella …
MARSHALL M. KUEHL, JR
   WHITEWATER - Marshall M. Kuehl, Jr, 52 of Whitewater and formerly of Tomah, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at his home. He was born on January 9, 1940 to Marshall M. Kuehl, Sr. …
JOAN (SCHALLER) DEVRIES
WHITEHALL - Joan (Schaller) DeVries, 85, of Whitehall, died Saturday, May 21, 2022.    Joan was born on October 18, 1936 to Obed and Alice Schaller, one of nine …
MILO DAVID ABBOTT
SPARTA - Milo David Abbott, 74, could no longer fight his courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at home May 22, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Milo was born July 19, 1947 in …
TAD M. TUCKER SR.
   JANESVILLE - Tad M. Tucker Sr., 87, of Janesville, WI, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2022 at his home. Tad was born on November 28, 1934 in Dayton, OH to the late Marvin and …
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Reader brothers leave indelible mark on Bangor basketball

There is no question that we’re currently living in the golden age of Bangor boys’ basketball. A sustained run like Bangor’s is a product of a whole host of contributors over the years, but there has been one particular constant that has served as a thread line woven through each team during this incredible run: the presence of the Reader brothers.
Area teams do best to contend with unfavorable spring weather
Despite having nearly a month’s worth of possible competition dates available so far, the spring sports season’s start feels anything but official yet. Once again, due to our regularly scheduled spring weather, our area sports teams have struggled to properly get into a groove thus far this season with most teams canceling or postponing more contests than playing anything.
BEIER COLUMN: Getting the most out of a working birthday
I enjoy my birthday each year. I do still get excited to know which day of the week it falls and how close I can get to Easter. Oh, my birthday is April 16. And, as a kid, I thought having your birthday on Christmas was better than winning the lottery. What seemed like the second-best holiday to fall on was Easter, and it didn’t take me long to realize that every so many years, I get my day on, what I thought, was the second-best gift getting holiday.
Brookwood girls claim top spot at Royall Early Bird Invitational
Behind a slew of first-place finishes, the Brookwood girls managed to nab the top spot in the final team standings at the 2022 Royall Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 12 in Elroy.
Tomah kicks off 2022 girls’ tennis season with win over Reedsburg
Though this year’s spring weather hasn’t been favorable for the start of the 2022 high school boys’ tennis season in Wisconsin, the Tomah Timberwolves did manage to get their first dual under their belts — securing a decisive win in the process.
Dempsey’s stellar day powers Cashton baseball past Brookwood
The Cashton baseball team was able to pick up their first conference win of the season thanks to a victory against Brookwood. No player had a bigger hand in it than Bowdy Dempsey.
Seventh-inning rally leads Tomah softball past La Crosse Central
The Tomah softball team was able to rally back late with nine runs in the seventh inning of their game against La Crosse Central. As a result, the Timberwolves were able to come away with a 15-7 victory Monday, April 11 in La Crosse.
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Downtown Sparta is just the place for Aspen 78

Many of us have heard the quote “what’s in a name?” While this famous line gave the indication that a name did not actually matter, for Jordan Williams it meant everything when …

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