Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:01am
In response to increasing community spread of COVID-19, both the Mayo Clinic and Tomah Health will be re-implementing visitor restrictions. Mayo Clinic Health System's southwest Wisconsin region re-implemented its no-visitor policy at all hospital facilities starting yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 11....
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:57am
Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to go up in Monroe County and therefore the Sparta Area School District will continue to remain in RED for the week of November 16-22 and will continue with 100 percent online learning in accordance with the district’s In-Building Learning Plan. Although the...
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:55am
Dan Baumgardt, Chief Science and Operations Officer for the National Weather Service in La Crosse has documented a trend of increasing rainfall impacting the Driftless Region since about 2008. In particular, his research shows that from 2016 to 2019, the percent of days in the region with rainfall...
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:35am
The Sparta Public Safety Committee last week moved forward on drafting an ordinance that would outline rules and regulations for the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) on city streets. The ordinance is being worked out in conjunction with the Sparta Public Works...
Last year’s Sparta DECA members pictured at the State competition are, front row, from left Amanda Jaeger, Vanessa GAvilan, Rianna Knoll and Naomi Noble. Back row, from left is Jacob Burke, Caroline Olson, Austin Erickson, Callie Ziebell, Sam Parent and Abby Schaitel. Contributed photo.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:33am
The year 2020 has been a bizarre year for everyone and the Sparta High School DECA Chapter is no exception. After competitions and meetings were cancelled earlier this year, the club is trying it’s best to find ways to remain active and promote all of the benefits of participating in DECA.  Sparta...
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:41am
On Saturday, Nov. 7,  at approximately 6:46 p.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a male subject on an Amtrak train causing a disturbance.   The suspect, Timothy Thomas, 31, of Portland, OR, brandished a knife at Amtrak staff and attempted to force entry into a secured...
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:39am
  The Sparta VFW in conjunction with the Sparta American Legion and their auxiliaries will be honoring veterans at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11.   The ceremony will be switching from its usual courthouse venue to Blyton Park on the 200 block of East Montgomery Street beginning at 10:30 a.m. ...
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:37am
When Chad started in Monroe County’s OWI (operating while intoxicated) Court, he was fresh out of jail, jobless and had no idea on how to change his life. Addressing the Monroe County Board last month during an annual update on OWI Court, Chad said the program gave him the structure and guidance he...
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:34am
While the Sparta Park Board voted 3-4 to allow the city’s winter recreation programs to commence with the wearing of protective face mask optional, that likely won’t happen at least until Nov. 21. Co-City Administrators Todd Fahning and Mark Sund have indicated they will enforce the wearing of face...
Jadyn Larson
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:32am
Every year, thousands of students across the State of Wisconsin audition for the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Honors Project, which is nationally recognized as one of the finest opportunities for young musicians. Following a rigorous audition process, only a few hundred of the top high...


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