Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:02pm
One man is dead and another is in serious condition after what appears be an attempted homicide and suicide at a Spring Street residence in Sparta Saturday night.
Police said the deceased is Carlos Bothel, 41, while the injured man is Nick Johnson, 23.
According the Sparta Police Department,...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:09am
Sparta City Attorney Richard “Dick” Heitman plans to retire at the end of 2016.
Heitman, who owns the law firm of Rice & Heitman LLC in Sparta, has been the city’s attorney for 31 years.
He said he plans to retire from his practice and the city attorney position, but he’ll keep his...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:14pm
The Monroe County Board last week had a hard time pinning a value on the positions of three elected officials.
Supervisors ended up balking on a resolution calling for 4% salary hikes each year for the coming four-year terms of the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds positions.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:52am
According to MSN Food and Drink, the best restaurant in Wisconsin is owned and operated by a Sparta native.
The online news organization ranked the best restaurant in each state, and Ardent, in Milwaukee, owned by Justin Carlisle, came out on top.
According to the website, the rankings are...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:51am
Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins is reminding the public about scams and ID Thefts. It’s that time of the year again (tax time) and the scammers are out trying to take your money.
The sheriff’s office wants to remind the public that if a money transaction doesn’t seem right, there is a...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:40am
The Sparta Finance Committee doled out $7,000 in tourism funds from room taxes to four groups whose efforts are related to tourism.
Representatives from all four groups attended Wednesday’s meeting to formally make the requests.
All of the monies must be matched in the form of funds or in-...
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:52am
Evans Print & Media Group and WCOW will co-sponsor a Sparta mayoral debate on Feb. 8
The debate will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Sparta High School auditorium and will be aired live on WKLJ 1290 on the AM dial and its translator station at 102.1 on the FM dial.
Clary Harris, COW 97 news...
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:51am
When Sparta voters go to the polls for the Feb. 16 primary, they will have four mayoral candidates to choose from.
Incumbent Ron Button and challengers Ted Radde and Bruce Humphrey will be on the ballot, while a fourth candidate, Jacob Erdman, is mounting a write-in campaign.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:29am
A Monroe County jury came back with a $2.5 million dollar verdict in a wrongful death case last week.
A jury rendered a $2.5 million verdict to John Mundo in the case of John Mundo et al. versus Mathy Construction et al.
John Mundo’s sister, Melissa Mundo of Chicago, died after a three-...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:38pm
Monroe County supervisors were holding their noses Wednesday as they approved over $636,000 in new expenses for the already over-budget justice center project.
The most expensive addition was a $423,964 payment to the project contractor, Myron Construction Co., which “has made multiple delay...