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.

Tomah School Board tables action on mask mandate, 14 day quarantine

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.

First Day Of School

Mace Olson was just a little tentative as he embarked on his primary education career Wednesday. Mace, a pre-K student at Southside Elementary School in Sparta, got a comforting goodbye from his parents, Jim and Michelle.

SASD votes to keep masking optional 

Several Sparta Area School District community members and parents came out to speak at this week’s school board meeting regarding requirements for masking during the upcoming school year.

BSD revises COVID response plan to an adaptive plan

When the Bangor School Board of Education last met in July, it approved a COVID protocol response plan. “I thought we were sitting in a really good place and a lot has changed in a …
Sports
Back in the win column: Tomah strikers shut out West Salem
On Tuesday, September 14, the Tomah boys soccer team earned a 3-0 road win against West Salem. 
Sparta's homecoming test: Shades of things to come
The Spartan football team has been playing with their foot on the gas pedal and show no signs of slowing down. After a dominating win over arch-rival Tomah last week, the Spartans extended their winning streak to three games. However, the Spartans will level up their competition in each of the remaining five weeks of play in the regular season, starting with a homecoming tilt with the MVC co-leaders, West Salem.
Cashton football gets stiff non-conference test against Highland
The Cashton Eagles are off to exactly the kind of start they envisioned coming into the season. While they won’t face any Scenic Bluffs title race implications in Week 5, they will get a strong non-conference test that can serve as another measuring stick of where they stand.
Kaduc leads Cashton at Darlington Invitational
Cashton freshman Mateya Kaduc is making a strong first impression in her high school cross country career.
Brookwood cross country teams take 2nd at Viroqua Invitational
At last week’s cross country meet in Viroqua, Brookwood runners were represented well among top-10 finishers.
RIVALRY RENEWED: Spartans, T-Wolves set for Friday night clash
After COVID-19 thwarted their annual meeting in 2020, the Sparta Spartans and Tomah Timberwolves are all set to renew their rivalry this Friday.