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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:32am
  Two eleventh-hour additions to the Sparta City Council and Sparta School Board ballots promise to make the April election a little more competitive. Robert Smith Jr. threw his hat into Sparta’s District 1 race, where he’ll challenge incumbent Jim Church, and Nancy Sikorsky of Sparta is mounting a...
Students from St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Sparta took a break from their studies to have some old fashioned outdoor fun this week on the giant snow pile in their playground.  Photo by Renae Caldwell
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Students from St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Sparta took a break from their studies to have some old fashioned outdoor fun this week on the giant snow pile in their playground.  
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:57am
   The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department will lead the investigation into the possible suicide at the Monroe County Jail Dec. 18.    The investigation has been turned over to the neighboring county sheriff’s department, and authorities are awaiting an autopsy report to determine the official cause...
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:56am
   The park board weighed options dealing with a congested parking lot at the Sparta/Barney Family Community Center Building during its meeting this week.    The community center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., houses the parks and recreation office, the Boys & Girls Club and the senior nutrition site...
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:54am
   Linksters at River Run Golf Course in Sparta may have brand new carts to drive around next season.        The Sparta Park Board recommended replacing its entire fleet of golf carts with new models for a total of $90,000.    The existing fleet is made up of 10-15 year old carts from multiple...
Mei-Ling Felten of rural Cashton has been blind since birth. But what she lacks in vision, she more than makes up for in talent and determination.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:36am
   Mei-Ling Felten struggles to come up with anything when asked by a prying reporter to reveal something interesting about herself. But all she has to do is pull out her violin or sit in front of a piano and you know there is something special about her.    In fact, there is actually little about...
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:36am
   A Sparta woman’s family is alleging she took her own life in the Monroe County Jail Dec. 18, hours after a bond hearing for OWI and other charges.    Jennifer Smith, 51, was facing charges of multiple offense drunken driving, resisting an officer, operating after revocation and unauthorized use...
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:35am
   The Sparta Free Library Board has hired a new library director.    The board selected Steve Thiry of Kiel. Thiry will begin his post in Sparta on Jan. 11.    Thiry has been the library director of the Chilton Public Library for five years.    Chilton, located in Calumet County on the eastern...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:25am
   While reporting the news is the main focus of a newspaper, this year, Sparta’s two weekly publications were in the spotlight.    The sale of the papers to Greg and Sue Evans, owners of Evans Print & Media Group, ended 85 years of family ownership under the corporation Monroe County...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:23am
It looks as if the Monroe County Board now has at least one candidate for each of the 16 supervisory districts in the April election. Mark Halverson, 14569 Genesis Road, Sparta has declared his candidacy for District 8, previously, the only district without a candidate. District 8 includes the Town...


Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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