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   When you buy something sight unseen, you better be prepared for what you might get.    Local auctioneer and antique dealer James Dopp purchased a lot to resell. One of the items was a desk from an auction company in Ellsworth. When Dopp inspected his purchase he found much more than he bargained...
   More than two-dozen area businesses will attend a career fair at Sparta High School on March 10.    The all-day event is a joint effort between the school district and the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, organized by Shobi Nunemacher of Referral Staffing Solutions.    “We want to show kids what...
A group of investors calling themselves Three Bears Hospitality Partners, LLC, has purchased the Three Bears Resort in Warrens. The Warrens Area Business Association released news of the sale in its monthly newsletter. While it didn’t mention who the investors are, it did say S&L Hospitality of...
Sparta’s former city administrator Ken Witt characterized his forced departure from his Reedsburg post as killing the messenger. The Reedsburg City Council fired Witt without cause as their city administrator after a closed-session meeting Monday, February 22. Witt attended last Thursday’s Monroe...
   Deputy Mike Geier has been selected as the Monroe County K-9 Officer.    A committee consisting of Lt. John Smart and Sgt. Ryan Lee of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; Vernon county deputy Adam Malin, a K-9 officer; and Tomah Police officer Chris Weaver, a former K-9 officer, selected...
   An issue with the storm sewer is to blame for the hole in the middle of the intersection at W. Wisconsin and Black River streets in Sparta.    “The storm sewer has a hole in it, so dirt was washing into the storm sewer and it created a cavern,” explained Director of Public Works Lynn Jerome.   ...
   A Sparta resident has a unique opportunity to obtain dual citizenship, after proving direct-line heritage to a European country.    The small country of Luxembourg began offering dual citizenship in 2008 for people who could prove their lineage, and Alli Karrels is one of many who is on her way...
The new Sparta Gundersen Clinic is beginning to rise from the 10-acre site off Highway 16 on Sparta’s west side, where construction is right on schedule. When the approximately $11.4 million project is complete, it will be Gundersen’s largest investment in a community other than La Crosse and...
   The world has seen the images of Americans erecting flags on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima symbolizing victory, but a Tomah man was there to see it first hand.    Al Mansfield was a 20-year old Marine when he arrived on the island of Iwo Jima in February of 1945.    The Woodstock, IL native...
   For the third year in a row, Tomah Middle School students contributed to bettering fish habitat on Perch Lake in Sparta.    Over the past three years, members of the Tomah Science Club have assembled 33 fish cribs on the lake.    While the seventh and eighth graders assemble the cribs, the...

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