Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:56am
   The park board weighed options dealing with a congested parking lot at the Sparta/Barney Family Community Center Building during its meeting this week.    The community center, 1000 E. Montgomery St., houses the parks and recreation office, the Boys & Girls Club and the senior nutrition site...
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 9:54am
   Linksters at River Run Golf Course in Sparta may have brand new carts to drive around next season.        The Sparta Park Board recommended replacing its entire fleet of golf carts with new models for a total of $90,000.    The existing fleet is made up of 10-15 year old carts from multiple...
Mei-Ling Felten of rural Cashton has been blind since birth. But what she lacks in vision, she more than makes up for in talent and determination.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:36am
   Mei-Ling Felten struggles to come up with anything when asked by a prying reporter to reveal something interesting about herself. But all she has to do is pull out her violin or sit in front of a piano and you know there is something special about her.    In fact, there is actually little about...
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:36am
   A Sparta woman’s family is alleging she took her own life in the Monroe County Jail Dec. 18, hours after a bond hearing for OWI and other charges.    Jennifer Smith, 51, was facing charges of multiple offense drunken driving, resisting an officer, operating after revocation and unauthorized use...
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:35am
   The Sparta Free Library Board has hired a new library director.    The board selected Steve Thiry of Kiel. Thiry will begin his post in Sparta on Jan. 11.    Thiry has been the library director of the Chilton Public Library for five years.    Chilton, located in Calumet County on the eastern...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:25am
   While reporting the news is the main focus of a newspaper, this year, Sparta’s two weekly publications were in the spotlight.    The sale of the papers to Greg and Sue Evans, owners of Evans Print & Media Group, ended 85 years of family ownership under the corporation Monroe County...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:23am
It looks as if the Monroe County Board now has at least one candidate for each of the 16 supervisory districts in the April election. Mark Halverson, 14569 Genesis Road, Sparta has declared his candidacy for District 8, previously, the only district without a candidate. District 8 includes the Town...
Sparta City Administrator and Treasurer Mark Sund is a jack-of-all-trades. He spent Tuesday morning snow blowing the sidewalks surrounding City Hall on West Oak Street. The National Weather Service reports eight inches of snow fell in Sparta by this (Tuesday) morning, and 8.6 inches in Tunnel City.  Photo by Renae Caldwell
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:11am
Winter has finally arrived
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:07am
   The Sparta School Board discussed resolutions that will be voted on at the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) 2016 delegate assembly in January.     Superintendent John Hendricks made his recommendations to the board regarding support or opposition of 16 resolutions. The board voted to...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 11:59am
      Some much needed maintenance might have the Perch Lake Dam looking a little different in a couple of years. The century-plus old structure, which is owned by the city, requires repairs on its base and underneath the powerhouse, which lies on the north end of the installation. Lynn Jerome,...


Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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