Monday, December 9, 2019

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Jesse Murphy
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Charges have yet to be filed against Monroe County Deputy Jesse Murphy, who has been placed on administrative leave after his arrest related to a domestic violence incident that occurred at a rural Camp Douglas location on Nov. 26. At approximately 5:37 p.m., the Monroe County 911 Center received a...
Pictured are participants of the 2019 Wisconsin Farmers Union Farm and Rural Lobby Day in January. Westby dairy farmer and WFU president Darin Von Ruden is pictured on the far left standing on the steps by the handrail. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:07am
Registration is now open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day Wednesday Jan. 15 in Madison. The annual event is hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union.  WFU Executive Director Julie Bomar urged farmers and rural advocates to attend, noting, “This is our day in Madison as regular citizen lobbyists. We are...
Contractors with Relyant Global LLC work on a new $7.03 million shipping and receiving facility Nov. 22, near the new Gate 20 on North Post at Fort McCoy. The contract calls for the construction of a pre-engineered metal building that will have an estimated 19,500 square feet of space. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy)
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:04am
Work continues on a new $7.03 million shipping and receiving facility near the new Gate 20 at Fort McCoy. Contractor Relyant Global LLC, headquartered in Maryville, Tenn., was awarded a contract of $7,030,235 to design and build the facility, said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Manny Hedrick, Savannah Stendel, Gage Bath, Lily Bloyer, and Ali Amparo attended a conference earlier this month.  Also attending but missing from photo is Nathan Allen.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:58am
A contingent from the Sparta High School FFA attended the National FFA Organization’s 360º Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells Nov. 15-16.   They included Manny Hedrick, Savannah Stendel, Gage Bath, Lily Bloyer, Ali Amparo and Nathan Allen. Over 500 FFA members and advisors from...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:34pm
On Dec. 2, it was reported to staff at the Sparta Area School District that a photo had been posted on a social media platform of a current student holding a handgun.  “We perceived this to be a credible concern and moved forward per district protocol,” Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren wrote in a...
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:22pm
  At approximately 2:45 p.m. today (Monday,) Sparta High School went into a secure perimeter and classroom hold.  These procedures were enacted as precautionary measures in response to a potential safety concern.     Shortly before the secure perimeter and classroom hold were called, high...
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 10:12am
Last Wednesday, Monroe County became one of 50 Wisconsin counties to pass a resolution calling for a fair voting maps referendum County board supervisors voted 13-2, with one member absent, to place the question on the April 7 ballot, asking “should the Wisconsin legislature create a non-partisan...
Emilee Nottestad
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 10:10am
Sparta Police Department Deputy Chief Emilee Nottestad will become Sparta’s first female police chief on Jan. 11 The city’s police commission chose the nearly four-year veteran of the force to succeed current Chief Dave Kuderer, who is retiring. Gary Ascher, chairman of the Sparta police commission...
John Christy
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 10:03am
John Christy of Sparta has been named one of the co-chairs on the Jason Church campaign. Church is running for the 7th Congressional District seat vacated by Sean Duffy. There are two major candidates in the Republican Primary, Church, who is from Hudson, and State senator Tom Tiffany of Minocqua...
Ryan Snow
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 9:57am
Ryan Snow is retiring after more than 26 years at Union Bank of Sparta and over 45 years in the banking industry. Ryan’s career began in June of 1974 when he began as a teller at First Bank of Sparta. In 1976, Ryan and his new bride ventured to California where he worked for Bank of America. After...

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