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Members of the Sparta High School Earth Club man the “disassembly line” in the high school cafeteria, separating recyclables into their proper containers.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:18am
         Sparta High School’s food digester project is reaping all kinds of benefits, but none more so than the enthusiasm it has garnered.    “The kids are what’s making this work,” said Chuck Amundsen, high school head custodian. “If it wasn’t for the students we couldn’t do it.”    The digester...
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:10am
   Binge drinking by adults aged 18-20 is the biggest concern of Monroe County residents, according to preliminary results of a community perception survey.    The survey, which is put out by the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition, is conducted every two years. In 2013, the number one concern...
Nick Guy, 31, a Sparta native, is a professional steer wrestler who is presently ranked fourth in the world. He will compete against the best of the best in the National Finals Rodeo next month.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:09am
   Four might be Nick Guy’s lucky number, but he’s looking for Number One this year.    Guy is ranked fourth in the world for steer wrestling, and he’s headed to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas next month for the third time in a row.    The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is to rodeo what the...
Krista and Scott Perkins will face off during the Couples Game at Club 16 Dec. 5. The event is a fundraiser for the Monroe County K-9 Unit.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:04am
   A really great way to get to know a pair of elected officials is coming up, and they’ll have no choice but to answer the questions they’re delivered.    In an effort to fundraise for a Monroe County K-9 Unit, a Sparta woman has decided to organize an event called “The Couples Game”, featuring...
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:01am
   High wind is to blame for a potentially dangerous situation involving power lines in the City of Sparta last Thursday afternoon.    Emergency officials closed off Court Street between Franklin and North Streets just before 5 p.m. because tree limbs had gotten tangled in the power lines, causing...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:10pm
A bomb scare at Sparta High School Wednesday morning turned out to be a hoax. According to Superintendent John Hendricks, at about 8:45 a.m., a student reported to Principal Sam Russ that there was a threat written on a bathroom wall referencing a bomb. Staff reviewed security camera footage of the...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:45am
   Good news for the Sparta Area Protection District. The ISO rating for all of the eight townships and the City of Sparta served by the fire department has improved.    “Most insurance companies rely on Insurance Services Offices (ISO) and how they insure people’s homes and businesses,” explained...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:44am
   Bambi Schmitz was appointed to the Sparta School Board Tuesday night.    Schmitz works for Union National Bank in Sparta and has two children currently in the school district.    She said she decided to apply for the vacancy because she wanted be a part of the decision-making process regarding...
Darrell Winterton, an Army Vietnam veteran, and Elmer Bechel, not pictured, a Navy WWII veteran and an Army Korean War veteran, sorted between 300 and 400 flags that were returned to the Sparta American Legion Post 100 for disposal on Veterans Day. A flag retirement ceremony was held prior to the respectful and honorable disposal of the flags Wednesday noon.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:42am
Darrell Winterton, an Army Vietnam veteran, sorted flags that were returned to the Sparta American Legion Post 100 for disposal on Veterans Day. 
Chris Hanson, president and CEO of the Veterans Assistance Foundation, stands in front of the Hardware Hank building on Superior Avenue in Tomah, which the VAF is renovating into apartments for homeless veterans and a coffee shop.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 12:44pm
Chris Hanson’s concern for the plight of military veterans is more than just a job, it’s a mission. The former Tomah Chamber of Commerce director, Hanson is now president and CEO of the Veterans Assistance Foundation (VAF), a Wisconsin based non-profit organization that does as its name implies –...

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