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District breaks ground on Memorial Field renovation

The Sparta School District’s $3.25 million Memorial Field renovation got underway Tuesday. When all is said and done, the new facility will have an artificial turf field, a 1,750-person …

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 …

SASD Employee investigation

At a Special meeting of the Sparta Area School District Board of Education on Tuesday evening. The board went into closed session regarding the ongoing employee investigation and for the purpose of …

HO-CHUNK NATION AND FORT McCOY SIGN AGREEMENT

On May 10th, the Ho-Chunk Nation and Fort McCoy conducted a signing ceremony of a cultural resources memorandum of understanding at the Tribal Office Building in Black River Falls.  The …

School board mulls busing options for Cataract

In the wake of its decision to close Cataract Elementary School to help cover a $2.8 million budget shortfall, the Sparta School Board addressed some fallout from that matter at its committee of the …

Shortly before 12:00 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022, the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call about a 2-year-old child that had been involved in a farm machinery accident at an address …

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is excited to announce the 2022-2023 fishing season will open this Saturday, May 7. All regulations and license requirements apply. No matter …

At the Sparta High School Wednesday, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce and Sparta High School hosted a Career Fair. There were around 50 businesses in attendance. Students, parents, and the public …

Riders wrangle wet rodeo

The rainy weather made for one wet rodeo weekend when the Tomah High School Regional Rodeo Association hosted their annual rodeo at Tomah’s Recreation Park last Friday through Sunday. Junior …

Firefighters from the Town of Lincoln Fire Department responded to a fire Wednesday, April 27. They were dispatched to 2832 Crescent Road, Warrens, for a report of a van that was on fire that was …

Sparta School Board to consider more budget cuts

With the Sparta School Board voting Tuesday to close Cataract Elementary School (see related story), the district still has at least $500,000 in more cuts to make to cover a projected $2.8 million …

A Viroqua man is accused of crashing into a school bus and leaving the scene of the crash while possessing meth and other controlled substances. 32-year-old Timothy Larson was charged Tuesday in …

You may have met Ronan Sharp at his Sparta Walmart day job where he works a 30-hour week as a cashier. But Sharp is also the Kiwanis Sparta High School Student for the Month of …

Bangor School Board talks budget and planning

Note and correction: In the April 25 edition of the Monroe County Herald, the Herald reported on a Bangor School Board meeting that happened a year ago, via the Bangor School District YouTube page. …

New Tomah School Board members seated

Two recently elected Tomah School Board members took their oath and were seated during a reorganizational meeting Monday night. James Newlun and Catey Rice received the most votes of three …

Sparta Kiwanis Radio Days on Saturday

The Sparta Kiwanis Club will host it’s 22nd annual radio days. The event is sponsored by local businesses for the Kiwanis club to promote what is going on in the community. Deb Smith & …

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