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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:36am
Construction in the City of Sparta in 2015 lagged behind the prior year’s figures, while the price of Tomah’s building projects more than doubled in the same time period. Sparta issued 60 building permits last year for construction projects totaling $9,420,039. That’s compared to 56 permits in 2014...
The Oakdale Fire Department battled a blaze Monday on Herring Avenue off Highway 131 south of Tomah that completely destroyed the structure. Smoke from the fire could be seen from Sparta.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:34am
A Town of Tomah couple, whose house was destroyed in a fire last Monday, were unable to save anything. According to Oakdale Fire Chief Bob Gnewikow, Sherry Kuehl, who reported the fire at the home she shares with her husband, Vaughn, was able to escape the blaze, but they lost two dogs and three...
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...

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