Monday, March 27, 2017

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:47am
The cause of an early morning apartment fire March 11 has been ruled undetermined with the possibility of human error, according to Tomah Fire Chief Tim Adler. Firefighters responded to a blaze a the Freedom Village Apartment complex at 3:43 a.m. at 304 Murdock Street. Upon arriving at the scene...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:44am
It's official -- the emerald ash borer has hit Sparta. But thanks to some forward thinking on the city's part, it's prepared. On March 9, the DNR confirmed that larvae discovered on the golf course and in other parts of the city was from an emerald ash borer. "It's really no surprise," said Todd...
Dave Kuderer
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:07am
Sparta’s biggest weekend of the year just got a little bit closer. Last week, members of the Butterfest Committee chose two individuals to represent Sparta, not only throughout Butterfest weekend, but for an entire year – and for the rest of their lives. Past Lady Butterfests nominated Amy Bernath...
Sue Bickford
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:04am
Four names will appear on this spring’s election ballot for the Sparta Area School District Board of Education, each one vying to fill one of three open seats. The candidates are Susan Bickford, Julie Leis, Nancy Sikorsky and Mary Treu. The seats occupied by Treu, Bambi Schmitz and Gary Kirking are...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:55am
One of the two construction workers hit by an oncoming vehicle Wednesday morning was treated for non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 7:21 a.m., emergency response teams in Sparta were called to the 600 block of East Main Street near the construction site of an apartment complex for a...
Amy Ratsch
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:44am
A De Pere woman was charged with her third OWI after Sparta police received multiple reports of her appearing to be intoxicated, and having fallen on North Black River Street before getting into a vehicle. When officers arrived at the Lawrence Lawson Elementary School parking lot, Amy J. Ratsch, 48...
Clint O. Terrell
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:42am
The 18-year-old responsible for evacuating a Los Angeles International Airport Terminal in January 2016 is now accused of breaking into a downtown Tomah computer store and stealing a computer just hours after being released from jail last December. On Wednesday, March 22, officers responded to the...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:40am
A Sparta woman is accused of stealing a Children’s Miracle Network donation box and money from the counter at Culver’s restaurant just hours after being sentenced to serve 45 days conditional jail and three years probation for possession of meth and felony bail jumping. On the morning of March 23,...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:37am
Two juveniles are in custody after a high-speed chase through Sparta and the Leon area in a stolen vehicle. At approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, a Sparta police officer observed the vehicle traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in the downtown area. After attempting to initiate a traffic stop,...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:09am
Monroe County Board Chairman Cedric Schnitzler said the county is moving forward on recouping money from the architectural firm that designed the justice center. At Wednesday's board meeting Schnitzler announced the formation of an "advisory litigation team" to assist Middleton attorney Saul Glazer...

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