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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:21am
After more than a year, Trinity Lutheran Church in Sparta has a permanent pastor.    Pastor Mark Kvale comes to Sparta from a six-year post at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in Decorah, IA.    “The call to serve as senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church is an exciting opportunity,” said Kvale...
Part of the late Joy Reisinger's genealogical book collection now resides in the St. Louis County Library.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:05pm
     One thing the late Joy Reisinger of Sparta never forgot was where she came from. But then she knew where a lot of people came from.    That’s because Joy was a certified genealogist, who spoke all over the U.S. and Canada on the subject, including Salt Lake City, the U.S. genealogy...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:53am
           Construction of the Monroe County Justice Center has hit another snag. This one in the form of a change order that will cost the county $445,000 and cause a delay in the project.    The change order is for a smoke evacuation system not included in the architect’s design. Kurt Marshaus,...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:12am
People with questions or concerns about Wisconsin’s water quality should plan to attend this Thursday’s free informational seminar sponsored by the Sparta Garden Club.    The club holds educational events every few years, and water quality is a topic all members agree is an important issue.    “We’...
Sparta Meadowview sixth grader Seth Kenyon takes the lead during a race against the Milwaukee Brewers racing sausages at school on Friday. The authentic costumes were supplied by Klement’s Sausage Company of Milwaukee as a promotion for the school nutrition program. Bret Wurst, Frankee Furter and Guido raced against a trio each of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:09am
Sparta Meadowview sixth grader Seth Kenyon takes the lead during a race against the Milwaukee Brewers racing sausages at school on Friday. 
The 2015 Sparta High School Homecoming Court includes the following seniors. Front row, from left, Rebecca Yahnke, Regina Steinhoff, Holly Larsen, Madelyn Wieman, Coral Jones and Devyn Kenworthy. Back row, Austin Sprackling, Xavier Baird, Hayden Bemis, Nick Haldeman, Madison Waddell and Justin Rudd. The culmination of Homecoming Week is the football game versus Onalaska Friday. Contributed Photo
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:52am
The Sparta High School student body has plenty of activities to promote school spirit in time for Friday’s Homecoming contest against Onalaska.    The community is invited to a variety show in the high school auditorium tonight (Monday). The free event begins at 7 p.m.    Students are able to...
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:03am
    by PAT MULVANEY Editor      The Monroe County Solid Waste Department is considering moving a retired landfill that stands in the way of an expansion of a Town of Byron cranberry marsh.    Solid Waste Manager Gail Frie said Kurt Rutlin, owner of Riverside Cranberries, requested the removal of...
Mark, left, and Paul Hundt, standing in front of their new rental units in Gala Bend located directly across Avon Road from Apple Blossom Apartments.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:59am
         While the U.S. homeownership rate continues to drop, renter-occupied housing is increasing by nearly two million every year. In fact, home ownership has declined to nearly 63.4 percent, the lowest rate its been since 1967. Paul Hundt, a real estate developer originally from Middle Ridge,...
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:55am
It didn’t take long for Dale Warthan to break in his brand new rig.    Friends convinced the owner and operator of D&D Trucking of Sparta to enter his brand new dump truck in a truck show, and he came away a winner.    Warthan bought his blue 2016 Kenworth a few months ago. Warthan, a life-long...
Bing Crosby (center), Dorothy Lamoure and author Al Jensen (right) in a picture taken during a visit to Paramount Studio. Jensen worked at Crosby’s ranch in Nevada in the late 1940s.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:45pm
    by PAT MULVANEY Editor      Al Jensen didn’t have too much formal schooling but his youthful quest to be a cowboy provided him with a great life, a good education and great material for a book.    Jensen, who is now 93 and living in Arizona, penned an autobiography of his life titled “The Ranch...


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