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Artist Susan Renae Sampson, center, unveils her third painting in a series of four focusing on Sparta’s bridges. Also shown are four of the five men known as the Five Shovelmen, who are responsible for building the bridges. From left, are Jim Cook, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Kerry Schumann and Barb Bendel-Sandvigen of the chamber. Not pictured is shovelman Jerry Kast.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
   The third in a series of paintings focusing on Sparta’s bridges is now complete.    The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce commissioned Black River Falls-based artist Susan Renae Sampson to continue the series, which was started several years ago by The Greenery.    The bridge series features four...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:06pm
The mayoral race for Tomah has another candidate. Pete Peterson, a former Tomah City Council alderman and present Monroe County Board supervisor, registered as a write-in candidate Feb. 5. Peterson is the second write-in candidate. He is joined by Romberto Remy Gomez. Both men are seeking the seat...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:03pm
  Last month’s dust-up at Tomah City Hall, which evoked allegations of a “hostile work environment” from Mayor Shannon Hough, was the subject of a police investigation. The matter came to light last month after Hough called a press conference alluding to problems at city hall, but declining to...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:02pm
One man is dead and another is in serious condition after what appears be an attempted homicide and suicide at a Spring Street residence in Sparta Saturday night. Police said the deceased is Carlos Bothel, 41, while the injured man is Nick Johnson, 23. According the Sparta Police Department,...
Dick Heitman
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:09am
   Sparta City Attorney Richard “Dick” Heitman plans to retire at the end of 2016.    Heitman, who owns the law firm of Rice & Heitman LLC in Sparta, has been the city’s attorney for 31 years.    He said he plans to retire from his practice and the city attorney position, but he’ll keep his...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:14pm
The Monroe County Board last week had a hard time pinning a value on the positions of three elected officials. Supervisors ended up balking on a resolution calling for 4% salary hikes each year for the coming four-year terms of the county clerk, treasurer and register of deeds positions. The county...
Justin Carlisle
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:52am
   According to MSN Food and Drink, the best restaurant in Wisconsin is owned and operated by a Sparta native.    The online news organization ranked the best restaurant in each state, and Ardent, in Milwaukee, owned by Justin Carlisle, came out on top.    According to the website, the rankings are...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:51am
   Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins is reminding the public about scams and ID Thefts. It’s that time of the year again (tax time) and the scammers are out trying to take your money.    The sheriff’s office wants to remind the public that if a money transaction doesn’t seem right, there is a...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:40am
   The Sparta Finance Committee doled out $7,000 in tourism funds from room taxes to four groups whose efforts are related to tourism.    Representatives from all four groups attended Wednesday’s meeting to formally make the requests.    All of the monies must be matched in the form of funds or in-...
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:52am
     Evans Print & Media Group and WCOW will co-sponsor a Sparta mayoral debate on Feb. 8    The debate will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Sparta High School auditorium and will be aired live on WKLJ 1290 on the AM dial and its translator station at 102.1 on the FM dial.    Clary Harris, COW 97 news...

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