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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:51am
     When Sparta voters go to the polls for the Feb. 16 primary, they will have four mayoral candidates to choose from.    Incumbent Ron Button and challengers Ted Radde and Bruce Humphrey will be on the ballot, while a fourth candidate, Jacob Erdman, is mounting a write-in campaign.    All four...
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:29am
   A Monroe County jury came back with a $2.5 million dollar verdict in a wrongful death case last week.     A jury rendered a $2.5 million verdict to John Mundo in the case of John Mundo et al. versus Mathy Construction et al.    John Mundo’s sister, Melissa Mundo of Chicago, died after a three-...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:38pm
  Monroe County supervisors were holding their noses Wednesday as they approved over $636,000 in new expenses for the already over-budget justice center project. The most expensive addition was a $423,964 payment to the project contractor, Myron Construction Co., which “has made multiple delay...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:35pm
  A beleaguered Kurt Marshaus, the Monroe County Justice Center project coordinator, garned a lot of help justifying a contract extension to supervisors at Wednesday’s county board meeting. In his position, Marshaus has been the county’s point man on the project, which has been riddled with design...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:33pm
     Readers of The Sparta Herald and Monroe County Democrat will see a historic change next week.    Both newspapers will be published under one name beginning Monday, February 1. The new name, The Monroe County Herald, combines the titles that the papers have been printed under for the last...
Family members of deceased Sparta High School graduates stand by a painting in memory of their loved ones that hangs in the high school LMC. From left, Brennon Burkhardt, son of Virginia Johnson; Robin Bucholz, mother of Heather Knoll; Debbie Hagen, mother of Virginia Johnson; and Joyce and Tom Wright, parents of Karen (Wright) Greeno and in-laws of Tim Greeno.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:11am
   The legacy of several families’ deceased children live on at Sparta High School (SHS).    The families of the late Heather Knoll, Virginia Johnson and Karen (Wright) Greeno started a blood drive years ago to raise awareness about blood donation. During the events, they raised money by offering...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:07am
  The Sparta City Council last week approved the city’s new comprehensive plan, which will guide the city’s land use decisions for at least the next decade. “What that means is when someone comes forward to the council and the planning commission with a request of a rezone of property, that...
In 20+ years as a volunteer for the Monroe County Local History Room, Janet Hendersin has done it all, from cleaning and organizing displays to cataloging donations and assisting customers with genealogy. Above, Hendersin is shown mending wedding dresses, readying them for a display at the history room a few years ago.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:36am
   A fixture at the Monroe County Local History Room has retired.    Janet Hendersin spent 21 years volunteering for the history room. She did everything from washing walls to cataloging donations and designing displays.    Her tenure at the history room predates museum director Jarrod Roll, who...
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 10:33am
   An accident on Interstate 90 on January 15 caused a subsequent accident while traffic was stalled.    No one was injured in the first accident, but one person was possibly injured in the second one.    The first accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. in the Town of Sparta and involved three eastbound...
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:36am
  If you’ve noticed you haven’t been getting tickets for violating the city’s alternate-side parking ordinance, it’s not because you’re lucky. It’s because a relatively snowless winter has the Sparta Police Department relaxing its enforcement of the ordinance. ‘What the officers have been doing...

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