Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:25am
While reporting the news is the main focus of a newspaper, this year, Sparta’s two weekly publications were in the spotlight.
The sale of the papers to Greg and Sue Evans, owners of Evans Print & Media Group, ended 85 years of family ownership under the corporation Monroe County...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:23am
It looks as if the Monroe County Board now has at least one candidate for each of the 16 supervisory districts in the April election.
Mark Halverson, 14569 Genesis Road, Sparta has declared his candidacy for District 8, previously, the only district without a candidate. District 8 includes the Town...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:11am
Winter has finally arrived
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:07am
The Sparta School Board discussed resolutions that will be voted on at the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) 2016 delegate assembly in January.
Superintendent John Hendricks made his recommendations to the board regarding support or opposition of 16 resolutions. The board voted to...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:59am
Some much needed maintenance might have the Perch Lake Dam looking a little different in a couple of years.
The century-plus old structure, which is owned by the city, requires repairs on its base and underneath the powerhouse, which lies on the north end of the installation.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:58am
Sally Rose has always loved being creative and Christmas. While looking through a magazine twenty-seven years ago, she found a way to combine both.
“I got the idea from a magazine, and just started doing it,” she said. “At my first craft show in Rockford, I sold out in twenty minutes. I thought...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:13am
They may not reap the benefits this year, but the homeless population of Monroe County is getting a great big Christmas present.
The Morrow Home will allow Family Promise of Monroe County to use the former Cistercian Abbey, which the Morrow Home purchased last year.
Family Promise of...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:09am
A family and several pets are safe following a fire in the City of Sparta Monday evening.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, the department was dispatched to 308 E. Montgomery at 5:52 p.m. for a report of a fire. The occupant, Danielle Clark, said she saw lights...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:04am
Biking, bridges and historical landmarks are expertly tied together in Nathan Janzen’s Eagle Scout project.
Janzen wanted to do something to bring people into downtown Sparta, and he wanted to incorporate Sparta’s designation as the Bicycling Capital of America.
He decided to make bike...
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:52pm
Gov. Scott Walker was in Sparta Monday to sign a bill into law that advocates say will streamline medical licensure in Wisconsin, while improving medical access and addressing rising healthcare costs.
Walker signed the new law at Mayo Health Clinic in front of around 60 onlookers,...