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The Sparta Area School District’s Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recently recommended the full board approve a request for proposal (RFP) for Memorial Field. 

The Monroe County Local History Room had another successful Art Outdoors event at the Wegner Grotto County Park last Saturday with beautiful weather and creative artists of all ages.

Tomah schools will start year with masks optional

Students and staff in the Tomah School District will have the option of wearing facing masks to start the school year.

  The Cashton Lions Club will be hosting a “Stuff The Bus” fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of Cashton. Lions members will be grilling and selling …

Pulling with a purpose

Some people participate in truck and tractor pulls to continue a family tradition, some do it for the competition and some do it for a fun distraction from ordinary farm life. 

The Deke Slayton Space Camp made its return this year after its cancellation last year due to the COVID-19 situation. While the week started out with a bang, the fun nearly fizzled on Wednesday after one of the 20 cadets tested positive for COVID. 

New Leon church to be dedicated Aug. 22

After rising from the void of its predecessor over the past year, the new and improved First Congregational Church of Leon is getting ready to begin services.

As fall approaches, Little Falls Produce will become a new staple at the Sparta Farmers Market in downtown Sparta starting the first Saturday in September.

Music & Memory comes to Monroe County

The Music & Memory program has come to Monroe County through the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Monroe County (ADRC) and the Monroe County Dementia Friendly Coalition.

Tomah, Warrens, Oakdale Lions join for Stuff the Bus

Once again combined efforts of the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale Lions clubs will be visible at Tomah Walmart for Stuff the Bus.

Tomah VA therapy golf course re-opens to public

The Jason Simcakoski Memorial Golf Course at the Tomah VA Medical Center re-opened Monday following a formal ceremony Saturday, Aug. 14.

The EF1 tornado, which had peak winds of 105 mph, touched down just north of Norwalk on Cty. Hwy. T near Kennel Avenue, destroying a barn owned by Joe Hansen. It also severely damaged the nearby Norwalk Rod & Gun Club building.

Another downtown Sparta anchor store set to close

Business couldn’t be better for Mike’s TV & Appliance in downtown Sparta and that’s part of the reason the family run store will be ending its 47-year run.

Kind not seeking another term

Congressman Ron Kind announced Tuesday he will not seek another term.

TFD Sesquicentennial plans in place

It's been 150 years in the making and the party being planned equals the significance of the event. The Tomah Fire Department celebrates 150 years in existence in 2021.

Bangor Fun Daze kicks off this Friday

The Bangor Lions is hosting its annual Fun Daze celebration August 13 through 15 with all the same beloved activities planned along with some new ones.

Pastor Bryan Simon has waited since 2019 to be installed in his leadership role at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Tomah.

Rural Tomah man arrested after standoff at Econo Lodge

Authorities  arrested a 36-year-old rural Tomah man  after a standoff with Tomah Officers last Friday at the Tomah Econo Lodge, 2005 N. Superior Ave.

Bangor Summer School comes to a close

Bangor Summer School recently concluded after three weeks of fun-filled, in-person learning for students.

As part of its centennial celebration, on Aug. 25 in Evans-Bosshard Park during the Concert in the Park series, the Sparta Kiwanis Club will be selling concessions during The Pat Waters Band.

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