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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:28am
   The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) granted the City of Sparta a water rate increase, though a much smaller increase than what the city had requested.    Last fall, the city sought approval from the PSC for a 7% rate increase, though it was fairly certain that percentage would not be...
Jeanne Sue Choutka and Lynn Jerome each plan to retire from the City of Sparta in January 2017, after 20 and 31 years respectively.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:26am
   Two more City of Sparta employees have announced their retirements.    Director of Public Works Lynn Jerome will call it quits next January 6 after 31 years with the city, and Deputy City Clerk/Block Grant Coordinator Jeanne Sue Choutka will retire a day earlier on January 5 after 20 years with...
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:50am
   The Sparta Board of Public Works denied a claim for damage as a result of a flood in 2014.    The Neimeier & Sullivan-Flock Law Office at 101 N. Water St. and Kenton LLC/John Wickland, owner of a building at 101 S. Water St., filed claims totaling $24,000 for damage each property owner...
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:49am
   Sparta Area School District students are on pace to get done with school on June 9 – one day later than anticipated,    School was called off entirely on three separate occasions so far this school year for inclement weather. There also have been two days in which school started two hours late...
Navy Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer Jordan Guevara
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:23am
Navy Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer Jordan Guevara isn’t in the most hospitable area for a U.S. serviceman, but she’s where she wants to be. The 27-year old, 2006 Sparta High School graduate wakes up these days in Camp Resolute Support, a NATO Coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan. She arrived...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:56am
Tomah Mayor Shannon Hough resigned during a closed session during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The resignation comes on the heels of an investigation into allegations Hough made against City Administrator Roger Gorius, concerning a “heated” argument the two had in Tomah City Hall last month....
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:05am
   The Sparta Area School District is exploring a new option offered under the SAGE program.    SAGE is a program that helps keep class sizes low in an effort to reduce the achievement gap. It stands for Student Achievement Guarantee in Education. Elementary class sizes must be kept at 18 students...
Artist Susan Renae Sampson, center, unveils her third painting in a series of four focusing on Sparta’s bridges. Also shown are four of the five men known as the Five Shovelmen, who are responsible for building the bridges. From left, are Jim Cook, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Kerry Schumann and Barb Bendel-Sandvigen of the chamber. Not pictured is shovelman Jerry Kast.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
   The third in a series of paintings focusing on Sparta’s bridges is now complete.    The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce commissioned Black River Falls-based artist Susan Renae Sampson to continue the series, which was started several years ago by The Greenery.    The bridge series features four...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:06pm
The mayoral race for Tomah has another candidate. Pete Peterson, a former Tomah City Council alderman and present Monroe County Board supervisor, registered as a write-in candidate Feb. 5. Peterson is the second write-in candidate. He is joined by Romberto Remy Gomez. Both men are seeking the seat...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:03pm
  Last month’s dust-up at Tomah City Hall, which evoked allegations of a “hostile work environment” from Mayor Shannon Hough, was the subject of a police investigation. The matter came to light last month after Hough called a press conference alluding to problems at city hall, but declining to...

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