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  (This is the second of two stories about Marine veteran Ron Tralmer.)    Not only did Ron Tralmer of Tomah face the enemy head on during the Korean War, he also experienced plenty stateside, as he witnessed an atomic bomb blast.    Tralmer joined the Marines in 1950, shortly after graduating from...
   Tomah Middle School seventh graders have a vested interest in politics this spring. All month long, students have been participating in an election simulation.    As part of the civics portion of seventh grade social studies, teachers Jeff Brieske and Luke Bohlen use middle school issues to...
   The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War”, but for Ron Tralmer, it’s an event he can’t forget, even 64 years later.    A fellow Marine saved his life, and Tralmer has been looking to thank him for more than six decades.    Tralmer was born and raised in Tomah. He graduated from Tomah...
   The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War”, but for Ron Tralmer, it’s an event he can’t forget, even 64 years later.    A fellow Marine saved his life, and Tralmer has been looking to thank him for more than six decades.    Tralmer was born and raised in Tomah. He graduated from Tomah...
A Wisconsin Rapids man is mounting a challenge for the 70th Assembly District. Mark Holbrook, a retired school psychologist, is running as a Democrat against incumbent Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah. A 1965 graduate of Sheboygan High School, Holbrook is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who flew...
   The Sparta School Board approved open enrollment requests during its meeting this month. There were 50 requests to open enroll out of the district and seven requests to open enroll into the district.    “These are applications – it’s not necessarily what will come to fruition, but it’s a...
   The culmination of a citizen survey and work conducted by a strategic planning committee was revealed during the Sparta School Board meeting this week.    The committee met monthly from October to April to help formulate a strategic plan for the district and develop questions for a survey that...
An early Saturday morning fire destroyed a Cataract residence, leaving a family homeless. Sparta Area Fire Chief Mike Arnold said his department received a call at 12:46 a.m., reporting a house fire at 3995 Highway 27. When firefighters arrived the house was completely engulfed in flames. According...
A Monroe County judge set high cash bonds for two suspects involved in an April 17 fatal shooting in Sparta. Turner Douglas Wood and Matthew James Robert Rasmussen, both 22, are expected to be charged with first degree homicide in the death of 27-year old Adam Garcia of Sparta. Judge J David Rice...
   The High Point and SAILS classes of 2016 will be honored by the Sparta Area School District in separate ceremonies this spring.    High Point Charter School will recognize graduating senior Jacob Martin Tuesday, May 24, at the Sparta American Legion.    "Jacob has been a wonderful addition to...

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