Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:33pm
Readers of The Sparta Herald and Monroe County Democrat will see a historic change next week.
Both newspapers will be published under one name beginning Monday, February 1. The new name, The Monroe County Herald, combines the titles that the papers have been printed under for the last...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:11am
The legacy of several families’ deceased children live on at Sparta High School (SHS).
The families of the late Heather Knoll, Virginia Johnson and Karen (Wright) Greeno started a blood drive years ago to raise awareness about blood donation. During the events, they raised money by offering...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:07am
The Sparta City Council last week approved the city’s new comprehensive plan, which will guide the city’s land use decisions for at least the next decade.
“What that means is when someone comes forward to the council and the planning commission with a request of a rezone of property, that...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:36am
A fixture at the Monroe County Local History Room has retired.
Janet Hendersin spent 21 years volunteering for the history room. She did everything from washing walls to cataloging donations and designing displays.
Her tenure at the history room predates museum director Jarrod Roll, who...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:33am
An accident on Interstate 90 on January 15 caused a subsequent accident while traffic was stalled.
No one was injured in the first accident, but one person was possibly injured in the second one.
The first accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. in the Town of Sparta and involved three eastbound...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:36am
If you’ve noticed you haven’t been getting tickets for violating the city’s alternate-side parking ordinance, it’s not because you’re lucky.
It’s because a relatively snowless winter has the Sparta Police Department relaxing its enforcement of the ordinance.
‘What the officers have been doing...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:17am
A Weston man is lucky to be alive following a one-vehicle rollover on I-90 near Sparta Sunday.
Brian Clark, no age listed, was traveling west on I-90 just after 3 p.m. when he reportedly drove onto the median and crossed into the other lane near milepost 23. He overcorrected, causing his Jeep...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:16am
The Sparta Free Library’s new director is a self-described education junkie, and he has a storied background in several occupations.
Steve Thiry has been a bartender, construction worker, executive for a Boy Scout camp and also dabbled in the culinary arts. However, he always was drawn back...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:46am
A 17-year old Monroe County boy is accused of making a bomb threat to LAX Airport in Los Angeles Jan. 8 that resulted in the evacuation of Terminal 1.
The threat was found to be “non-credible” and the terminal was reopened after about an hour, according to multiple California media sources.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:43am
The Sparta Area School District is seeking input from community members and others with a vested interest in Sparta schools to help plan for the future.
A strategic planning committee is looking at the priorities of the district and wants the public’s help.
The committee, which includes a...