Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:36am
A group of investors calling themselves Three Bears Hospitality Partners, LLC, has purchased the Three Bears Resort in Warrens.
The Warrens Area Business Association released news of the sale in its monthly newsletter.
While it didn’t mention who the investors are, it did say S&L Hospitality of...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:34am
Sparta’s former city administrator Ken Witt characterized his forced departure from his Reedsburg post as killing the messenger.
The Reedsburg City Council fired Witt without cause as their city administrator after a closed-session meeting Monday, February 22.
Witt attended last Thursday’s Monroe...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:31am
Deputy Mike Geier has been selected as the Monroe County K-9 Officer.
A committee consisting of Lt. John Smart and Sgt. Ryan Lee of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; Vernon county deputy Adam Malin, a K-9 officer; and Tomah Police officer Chris Weaver, a former K-9 officer, selected...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30am
An issue with the storm sewer is to blame for the hole in the middle of the intersection at W. Wisconsin and Black River streets in Sparta.
“The storm sewer has a hole in it, so dirt was washing into the storm sewer and it created a cavern,” explained Director of Public Works Lynn Jerome.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 9:20am
A Sparta resident has a unique opportunity to obtain dual citizenship, after proving direct-line heritage to a European country.
The small country of Luxembourg began offering dual citizenship in 2008 for people who could prove their lineage, and Alli Karrels is one of many who is on her way...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:28am
The new Sparta Gundersen Clinic is beginning to rise from the 10-acre site off Highway 16 on Sparta’s west side, where construction is right on schedule.
When the approximately $11.4 million project is complete, it will be Gundersen’s largest investment in a community other than La Crosse and...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:47am
The world has seen the images of Americans erecting flags on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima symbolizing victory, but a Tomah man was there to see it first hand.
Al Mansfield was a 20-year old Marine when he arrived on the island of Iwo Jima in February of 1945.
The Woodstock, IL native...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:45am
For the third year in a row, Tomah Middle School students contributed to bettering fish habitat on Perch Lake in Sparta.
Over the past three years, members of the Tomah Science Club have assembled 33 fish cribs on the lake.
While the seventh and eighth graders assemble the cribs, the...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:56am
Incumbent Ron Button and challenger Bruce Humphrey both survived Tuesday’s primary election for Sparta mayor.
Voters cast 446 ballots for Button, giving him almost 46% of the vote. Humphrey garnered 36% of the vote with 356 ballots cast in his favor.
Challenger Ted Radde finished a distant third ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:29am
The Sparta Police Department is investigating reports of people being drugged while at a downtown bar last Saturday evening.
About half a dozen people believe their drinks may have been spiked on February 13.
Police received information that someone put a “date rape” drug in people’s...