Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:02am
A family-friendly Halloween event will be held behind Sparta Meadowview School next weekend.
Trick-or-Treat Trail is being organized by the Sparta High School Key Club.
The event is similar to an enchanted forest, but the Key Club put its own spin on the idea.
“We wanted an event where...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
Gundersen Health System last Monday broke ground on a new Sparta clinic that will allow it to consolidate its departments under one roof while expanding its services.
At 35,000 square feet, the new facility, being constructed at 1111 W. Wisconsin St., between Union National Bank and Lopez...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:59am
Ft. McCoy’ public affairs officer, Linda Fournier of Sparta, recently retired after 37 years of federal civilian service.
Fournier, a Tomah native, was public affairs officer since January 2000, during which time she led “an award-winning program and pioneering the efforts to establish the...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:07am
The fall scene hanging in Mrs. Hempker’s first grade classroom at Southside Elementary School in Sparta is special for several reasons.
The scene was painted by a professional artist using suggestions from the class regarding the subject matter.
Hempker learned the grandmother of one of...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:58am
When a junked vehicle or other public nuisance ordinance violation complaint comes into city hall, resolution is not swift, but the city is working to streamline the process.
The first step in doing so came earlier this year with the hiring of a code enforcement officer. Christine Haas splits...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:57am
The Sparta Park Board approved raises for seasonal employees and some athletic officials during its meeting this week.
Parks and Recreation Director Brad Gilbertson indicated a number of officials haven’t seen a raise in about a decade.
He recommended wage increases for Junior Legion...
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:38pm
The Sparta Area Fire District Station 3 in Cataract has been operating since March and already is likely responsible for saving lives.
“For this area it’s really needed,” said Lt. Robert Arnold, who was one of a dozen volunteer firefighters from the district on hand at the facility’s open...
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:30pm
Bridging the communication gap
Shovelmen complete unique sign in Evans-Bosshard Park
What is it Sparta’s Five Shovelmen do when they aren’t building a bridge? Why they build a sign that looks like a bridge.
Reinhard Mueller, Jim Cook, Al Jenkins, Jerry Kast and Kerry Schumann, collectively...
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:21pm
An asphalt crew heading home to Green Bay made an unexpected stop in Sparta Sunday when their truck started on fire.
Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold said his fire crew was called to the eastbound exit of Interstate 90 at Highway 71 at around 4:15 p.m.
He said there they encountered a truck,...
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:20am
More than 20 dogs adopted from the streets of Aruba by area American citizens gathered at the rural Warrens home of Gina Potter over the weekend for a puppy reunion.
Potter is involved with Animal Relief Foundation (ARF) Aruba, a non-profit organization that was founded by concerned tourists....