Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:05pm
One thing the late Joy Reisinger of Sparta never forgot was where she came from. But then she knew where a lot of people came from.
That’s because Joy was a certified genealogist, who spoke all over the U.S. and Canada on the subject, including Salt Lake City, the U.S. genealogy...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:53am
Construction of the Monroe County Justice Center has hit another snag. This one in the form of a change order that will cost the county $445,000 and cause a delay in the project.
The change order is for a smoke evacuation system not included in the architect’s design. Kurt Marshaus,...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:12am
People with questions or concerns about Wisconsin’s water quality should plan to attend this Thursday’s free informational seminar sponsored by the Sparta Garden Club.
The club holds educational events every few years, and water quality is a topic all members agree is an important issue.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:09am
Sparta Meadowview sixth grader Seth Kenyon takes the lead during a race against the Milwaukee Brewers racing sausages at school on Friday.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:52am
The Sparta High School student body has plenty of activities to promote school spirit in time for Friday’s Homecoming contest against Onalaska.
The community is invited to a variety show in the high school auditorium tonight (Monday). The free event begins at 7 p.m.
Students are able to...
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:03am
by PAT MULVANEY
The Monroe County Solid Waste Department is considering moving a retired landfill that stands in the way of an expansion of a Town of Byron cranberry marsh.
Solid Waste Manager Gail Frie said Kurt Rutlin, owner of Riverside Cranberries, requested the removal of...
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:59am
While the U.S. homeownership rate continues to drop, renter-occupied housing is increasing by nearly two million every year.
In fact, home ownership has declined to nearly 63.4 percent, the lowest rate its been since 1967.
Paul Hundt, a real estate developer originally from Middle Ridge,...
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:55am
It didn’t take long for Dale Warthan to break in his brand new rig.
Friends convinced the owner and operator of D&D Trucking of Sparta to enter his brand new dump truck in a truck show, and he came away a winner.
Warthan bought his blue 2016 Kenworth a few months ago. Warthan, a life-long...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:45pm
by PAT MULVANEY
Al Jensen didn’t have too much formal schooling but his youthful quest to be a cowboy provided him with a great life, a good education and great material for a book.
Jensen, who is now 93 and living in Arizona, penned an autobiography of his life titled “The Ranch...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:13pm
by PAT MULVANEY
Developers are studying the feasibility of a 55-megawatt wind farm around Cashton in southern Monroe County.
OwnEnergy of Brooklyn, NY, is conducting the study through a joint venture with the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).
The project area being studied is in...