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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:06am
A 31-year-old Sparta man is charged with falsely presenting a non-controlled substance, among other charges, after his ex-girlfriend reported that he had locked her out of her own basement, where he was living rent-free. On Thursday, police were dispatched to the victim’s North Water Street...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:05am
The rise of online movie-streaming services and an increase in multi-screen theaters have caused many community movie theaters to become obsolete. But that’s far from the case at Sparta Cinema 6. General Manager Vicki Nichols says that while other small-town movie theaters are closing their doors,...
Paul and Cindy Solberg of Sparta (right), along with their son Eric and his wife, Becky (left), own the historic Prairie House of Sparta. They rent out the home as a hotel alternative, using the online service Vacation Rentals By Owner.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:03am
A local family is joining a nationwide trend to give vacationers a comfortable, family-friendly lodging option in Sparta. Paul and Cindy Solberg, along with their son Eric and his wife, Becky, purchased the historic Prairie House of Sparta in 2013. After making some minor renovations, they listed...
Larry and LuAnn Hutson own Used Anew in rural Sparta.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:22pm
All their lives, Larry and LuAnn Hutson have enjoyed finding new uses for old things, but neither one of them expected it to become a way of life. But in 2008, when they used the lumber that once made up the grainery that sat on Larry’s family farm when he was a boy to help create their new home,...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am
With the purchase of a Germantown company, Multistack is expanding its footprint in the HVAC industry. Multistack, a Sparta-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, recently acquired Desert Aire Corp, which makes commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. According...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:48am
Three people are in custody and have yet to be identified after a high-speed chase on I-94 Sunday morning. At approximately 7:50 a.m., the Tomah Police Department was called to assist a state trooper with a pursuit that originated in Black River Falls, and reached speeds over 110 mph on the...
Monroe County Circuit Judge Mark Goodman, right, swears in 24th District Senator Patrick Testin during a ceremony Friday in Goodman's courtroom. Assemblywoman Nancy VanderMeer, center, also took part in the ceremony.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:14am
  Newly-elected state Senator Patrick Testin wants to see his colleagues focus on workforce development. Testin was named chairman of the Workforce Development Committee, and other key committees he believes will be crucial to the 24th Senate District, which encompasses northern Monroe County and...
Although difficult to see, Geri Wells displays the token of service she received along with the pearl necklace (she is wearing) as gifts for nearly 36 years working at the Tomah Public Library. And it is very likely she checked out many of the books on the shelves in this photo, along with countless others
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:12am
Some of Geri Wells' fondest memories from early in her career feature squirrels, bats, a tree and a curious owl. Don't be mislead. Wells' career was not in natural resources. Wells worked with another type of resource for nearly 36 years. Wells' last day at the Tomah Public Library was Dec. 22. She...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:48am
Sparta could be looking at a new convention center down the road. Last fall, the city hired Hospitality Marketers International, Inc. of New Berlin to conduct preliminary field research to determine the viability of a hotel-restaurant-meeting space complex in or around the new business park to be...
Anthony Koopman (left) and Scott Denton (right)
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:21am
Two of the five individuals arrested last week for possession of meth paraphernalia are in trouble again. Just two days after being released on a signature bond for the drug-related charge, Anthony D. Koopman, 58, was arrested for bail jumping after he had contact with another man, Scott E. Denton...

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