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Kelly Murray was hired as operations director for the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center in July.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:30am
During her professional career in marketing and promotion Kelly Murray has worked with up to as many as 300 member businesses. Starting in late July that number was pared down considerably. Try one. And she is much more at ease in her new role. Murray was hired this summer as operations director...
Tim Hansen of Brickl Brothers, second from the left, discussed the design for the Mill Haven Foods production facility. Seated are Brian Slater, Mill Haven CEO and Hollie Slater, Mill Haven president. Standing next to Hansen is Mill Haven chief financial officer Jake Kent.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:22am
Timing is everything and if the element of timing falls into place New-Lisbon-based Mill Haven Foods will be operating by October 2017 in a new facility on Tomah's south side. City officials and Mill Haven Foods management met Friday, Sept. 16 to sign a builder's agreement which sets the stage for...
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:20am
The Monroe County Board Tuesday rejected an offer to purchase the Gundersen Clinic in downtown Sparta for $500,000, at least for now. The vote came on the heels of a presentation and discussion of the county’s options for the best use of its present buildings, some of which are old and inefficient...
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:53am
Neighbors of the proposed 32-unit apartment complex at 623 E. Main St. in Sparta voiced their concerns with the project at a joint Planning Commission and Public Works meeting Monday. During the public forum, five people addressed the committee with their reservations about an increase in traffic...
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:50am
Due to what was believed to be a single gunshot being fired near the 300 block of Walrath Street, Southside Elementary in Sparta was on lock-in for a short time Wednesday morning. Although the alleged shot was several blocks from the school, additional security measures were taken as a precaution,...
Nick Zander and Brittany Festino of Madison were selected as Sparta’s 2016 honorary citizens.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:42am
Brittany Festino and Nick Zander were getting a shuttle to the Elroy-Sparta Bike trail when Chamber Ambassador Pete Perkins asked them if they were interested in becoming this year’s honorary citizens. By the time they had gotten out of the car, they had both cleared their schedules for September...
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:47am
It was not only 58,306 names that evoked memories of loss, but 1,161 pictures in close proximity to those names. “The Moving Wall”, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was on display Sept. 15-19 at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Along with “The...
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:37pm
The presentation of a transportation report led to in-depth conversation about busing issues in the Sparta School District at Tuesday night’s Finance and Facilities Committee meeting. Duplicate routes, unsafe turn-arounds and delivering students in time for breakfast were also topics of...
Detective Clayton Tester with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department shows the jury the shirt Derek M. Magnuson was wearing when he was stabbed to death at the Tomah Econo Lodge in March 2015.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:09pm
The jury in the case of Zachary Davis must decide between self defense or murder as witnesses continue to provide testimonies and attorneys introduce evidence before the trial concludes next Friday. While defense attorneys Chris Zachar and Kenneth Hamm claim Davis was only defending himself when he...
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:34am
A blown fuse at the Julie Avenue lift station is being blamed for sewage back-ups last week in four residences in the Evenson Subdivision on Sparta’s west side last week. According to Mark Flock, Sparta’s waste water plant manager, the blown fuse not only cut power to the pumps that keep the sewage...

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