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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:46am
In Wisconsin, the long and winding road that leads to your door is likely under maintained and crumbling. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 14% of bridges in the state are deficient and 71% of highways aren’t up to snuff. And with a lack of funding and political will, that...
Sgt. Jason Pipkin of the Sparta Police Department reviews the case file pertaining to the ashes of Marie Kuiper, which were found in a desk by a local auctioneer. Pipkin tracked down the late woman’s family so she could have a proper burial. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:51am
   When you buy something sight unseen, you better be prepared for what you might get.    Local auctioneer and antique dealer James Dopp purchased a lot to resell. One of the items was a desk from an auction company in Ellsworth. When Dopp inspected his purchase he found much more than he bargained...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:47am
   More than two-dozen area businesses will attend a career fair at Sparta High School on March 10.    The all-day event is a joint effort between the school district and the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, organized by Shobi Nunemacher of Referral Staffing Solutions.    “We want to show kids what...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:36am
A group of investors calling themselves Three Bears Hospitality Partners, LLC, has purchased the Three Bears Resort in Warrens. The Warrens Area Business Association released news of the sale in its monthly newsletter. While it didn’t mention who the investors are, it did say S&L Hospitality of...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:34am
Sparta’s former city administrator Ken Witt characterized his forced departure from his Reedsburg post as killing the messenger. The Reedsburg City Council fired Witt without cause as their city administrator after a closed-session meeting Monday, February 22. Witt attended last Thursday’s Monroe...
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:31am
   Deputy Mike Geier has been selected as the Monroe County K-9 Officer.    A committee consisting of Lt. John Smart and Sgt. Ryan Lee of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; Vernon county deputy Adam Malin, a K-9 officer; and Tomah Police officer Chris Weaver, a former K-9 officer, selected...
City crews monitor the site of a hole created by a damaged storm sewer in the intersection of W. Wisconsin and Black River streets. The situation is expected to be resolved by this (Monday) afternoon. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30am
   An issue with the storm sewer is to blame for the hole in the middle of the intersection at W. Wisconsin and Black River streets in Sparta.    “The storm sewer has a hole in it, so dirt was washing into the storm sewer and it created a cavern,” explained Director of Public Works Lynn Jerome.   ...
The Karrels family is pictured in front of the Bierger-Center in Luxembourg. The family visited Luxembourg in December as part of their quest to obtain dual citizenship. Alli Karrels, of Sparta (second from right) is pictured with, from left, her sister Erica; cousin Jesslyn; and father Mark.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 9:20am
   A Sparta resident has a unique opportunity to obtain dual citizenship, after proving direct-line heritage to a European country.    The small country of Luxembourg began offering dual citizenship in 2008 for people who could prove their lineage, and Alli Karrels is one of many who is on her way...
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:28am
The new Sparta Gundersen Clinic is beginning to rise from the 10-acre site off Highway 16 on Sparta’s west side, where construction is right on schedule. When the approximately $11.4 million project is complete, it will be Gundersen’s largest investment in a community other than La Crosse and...
World War II veteran Al Mansfield, right, and Korean War veteran Ron Tralmer, both former Marines, look over a scrapbook of Mansfield’s containing war photos and memorabilia of his time in the Pacific Theater. Photo by Renae Caldwell
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:47am
   The world has seen the images of Americans erecting flags on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima symbolizing victory, but a Tomah man was there to see it first hand.    Al Mansfield was a 20-year old Marine when he arrived on the island of Iwo Jima in February of 1945.    The Woodstock, IL native...


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