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   The Tomah High School Regional Rodeo Association will host a rodeo this weekend. On Friday at noon, festivities will kick off with a rifle shoot and trap shoot at the Tomah Warrens …

Sparta Area School District employee investigation

At a meeting on March 29, the board voted to place an employee on paid administrative leave during an investigation. For the last two weeks at the Sparta School Board meetings, the agenda has …

Rep. VanderMeer Announces Re-Election Campaign On Monday, Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) announced that she will seek re-election to continue to represent the 70th Assembly District, …

Josh Lydon resigns from Sparta School Board

At the beginning of the Sparta School Board meeting Tuesday evening, the board had to elect a president. A nomination was made for Anthony Scholze and another was made for Josh Lydon. Lydon rejected …

Board votes to close Cataract school

The Sparta School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to close the Cataract Elementary School next year as part of its $2.8 million budget reduction plan. Board member Colin Burns-Gilbert, who made the motion …

Ready To Roll

It’s a new chapter for Jennifer and Maci. In March 2022, J+M Flying Wheels was born. Jennifer Pray-Specht, 47, and her daughter, Maci Hutchins, 14, became the fourth set of owners of the …

Lots of changes took place when the Sparta Montessori E2 4th, 5th, and 6th graders moved from Meadowview Intermediate School to their new location, which was Lawrence Lawson and is now Sparta …

O L Arnold – D K Slayton American Legion Post 100 Sparta proudly presented six fellow members with certificates commemorating 50 years of service to the American Legion.  The certificates …

Behind the scenes look at Fort McCoy

On April 19, Col. Michael Poss, other members from Fort McCoy and two dozen members from the communities of Tomah and Sparta toured Fort McCoy. The visitors heard about renovations at the Army …

County medical examiner position elevated to full time

With the number of cases the Monroe County Medical Examiner's office investigates annually more than doubling in the past decade, the county board Wednesday took decisive action to provide relief to …

Headlines from 4-25 Monroe County Herald

 The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two people early Friday morning.  Shortly after 6:00am the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a phone …

Headlines from 4-21-22

The New County Board is officially seated with no change to leadership as Cedrick Schnitzler remains chair and Wally Habhegger remains vice- chair. The public weighs in on closing the Cataract …

Sparta School Board special meeting

The Sparta area school district board had a special workshop Wednesday evening for Cataract Elementary School. After that was a special meeting at 8:00pm. The meeting went into closed session to …

Tomah City Council takes next step in ESB project

Kirk Arity and Kelly Clafin conceded there was apprehension among people in the room when initial construction bids were opened April 7 for the proposed Tomah emergency services building (ESB) …

Public weighs in on closing Cataract school 

Sparta School District administrators now claim closing the Cataract Elementary School would realize larger savings than first reported. That revelation came at Tuesday’s Sparta School Board …

New county board seated

Monroe County Judge Todd Ziegler swore in a new county board Tuesday, which included a number of familiar faces along with a new batch of freshmen.  The ceremony took place in the county …

Tomah City Council meets Tuesday night

Tomah Committee of the Whole and City Council meets Monday and Tuesday nights respectively this week. Agenda items include: Council will consider hiring a replacement police officer in lieu of …

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