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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:50am
    While all City of Sparta voters will be choosing a new mayor in a citywide race in the April 5 election, residents of Aldermanic Districts 1 and 3, will have separate contests to decide. Incumbent Mayor Ron Button is facing a challenge on the ballot from Bruce Humphrey, after a third candidate...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:06am
   The Herb Kohl Foundation recognized a Sparta principal, teacher and two students.    Former Senator Herb Kohl established the Kohl Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship program in 1990. This is the first year the Kohl Leadership Award for principals was given out.    “Education is the key to the...
2016 Sparta Butterfest Festmaster Reinhard Mueller and Lady Butterfest Barb Bendel-Sandvigen touted their German heritage and celebrated the success of the first Kristkindlmarkt by donning festive German-wear. Each played an important role in getting the Kristkindlmarkt off the ground.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:59am
   The Butterfest Festmaster and Lady Butterfest selected to represent Sparta in 2016 need no introduction. That’s because they’ve both been ambassadors of Sparta for years -- the designations just make it official.    Reinhard Mueller and Barb Bendel-Sandvigen have been selected as the 2016...
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:57am
James Rasmussen Age: 59 Residence: Sparta native, lives in the City of Sparta Profession: Works for National Federation of Independent Business (NIFB) Family: He and wife, Jennifer, have four grown children, all of whom attended the Sparta Area School District. Community involvement: He spent four...
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:54am
   There are six candidates running for four seats on the Sparta School Board. There are four incumbents, two of whom were appointed in 2015 due to board resignations, and two newcomers.    They include incumbents James Rasmussen and Karen Wall, both wrapping up their first term; Sue Bickford, who...
Dentist Skip Frazee turns over his practice to the husband and wife team of dentists, Alan and Julie Domeyer. Frazee’s last day is today (Thursday) and Alan takes over April 4.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:13am
   When Dr. Skip Frazee retires this week, he knows he’s leaving his dental practice in capable and caring hands.    After practicing dentistry for 37 years, John D. “Skip” Frazee has decided to retire. Today (Thursday) is his last day at his Jefferson Avenue practice in Sparta, but he’s been...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:10am
   Staff shared input, as requested by Sparta School Board members last month, regarding potential changes to the SAGE program.    The SAGE program helps keep class sizes smaller to reduce the achievement gap. Elementary class sizes must include 18 students or below to receive SAGE funds. However,...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 8:56am
Unimin officials said they will lay off 65 employees at their Tunnel City frac sand mine as they idle the facility over the next two months. The company supplies frac sand to the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana, which it says aren’t producing enough orders for their product to make...
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:23am
Members of the public got their first, and if they keep their noses clean, hopefully their last, look at the new Monroe County Jail last week. The county held two open houses, one on Friday for attorneys, law enforcement and emergency personnel, and county board members, while Saturday’s event was...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Hyma is pictured with the Governor’s Tourism Rising Star Award, which Governor Scott Walker presented him during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism earlier this month in Wisconsin Dells.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00am
   The past four years as head of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, Tim Hyma has been committed to getting Sparta on the map. He’s worked diligently to promote tourism and his efforts have been very successful.    Last week, Governor Scott Walker recognized Hyma for his work.    Hyma is the...


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