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Sparta- A Fireworks show will be held at Memorial Park on July 4th starting at 8pm. Tomah- A parade will be held on Superior Ave. from Foster St. to Holton St. starting at 10a.m. on Monday, July …

Wilton has a stop and go light

There is a large project being worked on in the Village of Wilton. The bridge, just east of town on State Hwy 71 is being replaced. In the meantime, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) …

Tomah Rotary Foundation presents scholarships

The Tomah Rotary Club recently presented 11 $1,000 Tomah Rotary Foundation scholarships to 2022 Tomah High School students.  "We hope you all have the opportunity to give back to those who …

Park Bank hosts field trip

On Wednesday, the Sparta Area School District’s (SASD) WIN After School program took a field trip to Park Bank. On the field trip, led by Douglas Farmer, the Executive Vice President at Park …

MOCO Sheriff’s Department gets fully stocked with AED’s

When Monroe County received American Rescue Plan funds for covid relief, there was a procedure put in place for each department to request funds. In the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, they …

State Farm grant increases safety at Butts Park

Supervising disabled children at Tomah's Butts Park will get a little easier. With community support and assistance Tomah's North American Squirrel Association (NASA) was able to install …

WISCONSIN VIETNAM MEMORIAL

What started out as an idea has come to full fruition in 20022 at the Vietnam Memorial in the La Crosse Veterans Freedom Park.  The memorial was dedicated on June 23rd with 1239 names of …

SPARTA PEDAL PADDLE FISH DAYS

Friday evening, the first event of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce’s Inagural Pedal, Paddle and Fish Days concluded with the cardboard boat race at the Sparta Aquatic Center.  Race …

County Board passes resolutions for adding positions

Last week, at the Monroe County Board meeting, there was some contention from board members in regard to four positions to be added in various departments. Board member, Doug Rogalla said, “the …

Making smoky memories

The smoke has cleared, but ears may be still be ringing a bit as the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, hosted by the Monroe County Agricultural Society, wrapped up Saturday …

On Tuesday evening, the Sparta Citizens for Real Progress Committee, Black River Falls Citizens for Real Progress Committee, and Copperhead Consulting organized a “Solemn Assembly” at the …

Fatal Traffic Crash June 20, 2022

On June 20, 2022, just after 7:00pm, the Monroe County 911 Communications Center was informed of a crash involving a motorcycle on State Highway 33 near Nebraska Avenue, in the Township of …

Sparta Superintendent Investigation

Dr. Amy Van Deuren, Superintendent of the Sparta Area School District is under fire with an investigation. There are roughly fifteen complaints against her from staff stemming back to March …

Tomah will be busy this weekend

Traffic into Tomah has likely started to increase for the weekend. Tomah Police Chief Scott Holum wants to make sure the community is ready for the increase for the Dairyland Super National Truck …

With the result of an advisory from the DNR regarding eating fish out of the Angelo Pond, there are a lot of questions to be answered. In talking with Sean Strom, an environmental toxicologist with …

Governor Evers visits Tomah

There were plenty of questions regarding the economy for Governor Tony Evers, who visited Tomah Thursday.  Morning visits were planned with three area businesses who received grants during …

Pull power

The roar of tractor and truck engines will be heard once again as the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull drivers compete next week, June 23 through 25 at Recreation Park, 1625 …

Sparta Schools Superintendent under fire

On Tuesday, the Sparta School Board held a committee of the whole meeting, followed by a special meeting. In what was a marathon evening, the board finally had some details about the employee …

Devoted to the land

Rick and Susan Case know the value of a registered pure-bred black Angus breeding bull. They should since they’ve been raising and selling the animals for nearly 40 years. They also know the …

Sherriff’s Office releases name of body found in river

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Fredi Ruiz, 26, of Sparta, who was found in the La Crosse River on Friday May 27. Shortly after 12:30pm on Friday, the Monroe …

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