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Tomah City Council to hear fowl presentation next week

The Tomah City Council will hear from a wildlife biologist at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21 regarding solutions to a longstanding issue with the flocks of geese around the Lake Tomah dam. Geese …

Fruitful adventures

A new program, created from an idea by Lynn Edwards, Monroe County WIC Nutritionist, is helping Monroe County residents "bridge the gap" to healthy eating. The program, sponsored by the Monroe …

Two people were killed in a Sept. 13 crash on I-90 near Sparta. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, at about 10 p.m., at mile marker 26.5, a semi was disabled on the right shoulder when a …

SASB grapples with COVID policy

Sparta School Board President Josh Lydon suggested a plan at Tuesday’s Committee of the whole meeting that he hopes could lift the recently-imposed mask mandate at district schools by late …

Faith Evangelical Free Church to recognize 40 years

This weekend, Faith Evangelical Free Church at 6644 Hwy 16, Sparta, invites the surrounding community to help celebrate “40 Years of Faithfulness.” The celebration kicks off Saturday, …

Sparta SB members targets of recall effort

Two Sparta School Board members are being targeted in a recall effort because of their support for a mask mandate at a recent meeting. Eric Solberg and Nancy Sikorsky were two of the four board …

National Guard troops assist refugees coming to Fort McCoy

Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to play a role in the effort to bring evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Airfield managers, refuelers, and security …

World Trade Center survivor shares story with Fort McCoy community

As part of the 20-year commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Fort McCoy hosted a presentation by the last survivor to be pulled out of the World Trade Center …

Fort McCoy police veterans recall post-9/11 response

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Fort McCoy was an open installation, and it was a bright, beautiful, blue sky kind of day. That same morning, current Fort McCoy Police Chief Brian Bomstein was …

According to Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Center, a key skill necessary to combat the spread of COVID-19 is the ability to separate fact from fiction. “In …

Tomah parents, students rally against mask mandate

Approximately 60 people rallied outside the Tomah School District office Friday, Sept. 10 to protest a proposed mask mandate and extended Covid quarantine. The group started at Gillett Park and …

Sparta School Board votes to reinstate mask mandate

After hearing opposing arguments on wearing masks from nearly 35 speakers Wednesday night, the Sparta School Board voted to reinstate board policy article 904, which states the wearing of masks is mandatory for staff and students.

The Tomah School Board tabled action on a proposed mask mandate and 14-day mandatory quarantine when a student or employee is identified as a close contact or any direct physical contact within six feet of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for a cumulative 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.

Community shows eagerness to help Afghan evacuees

When Afghan evacuees began arriving at Ft. McCoy, Wallace, the adult services librarian at the Sparta Library, reached out as a citizen to personnel at the military installation to see what could be done to help them.

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, at approximately 7:03 a.m., the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a report of a three vehicle crash with injuries at Hwy. 27 and Dallas Avenue in the Town of Little Falls. 

Sparta Free Library transforms the community

The Sparta Free Library is reaching out to the community with innovative new programs and materials. As part of their Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative grant, the Library will facilitate four community book discussions with Find Yourself on Our Shelf.

As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association.

State Dems pay visit to Fort McCoy 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Congressmen Ron Kind and  Mark Pocan led a contingent of Wisconsin Democrats Tuesday on a visit of Ft. McCoy.

When Craig and Jane Meeusen first read the detailed report surrounding their son Nick's death it was difficult because they knew "the patient" had a name.

As of Friday, more than 8,000 refugees from Afghanistan were being temporarily housed at Fort McCoy and the military base, which had originally been asked to provide capacity for 10,000 evacuees, was …

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