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A Sparta youth, Jessica Graffunder, is hoping to raise $15,000 to obtain a diabetic alert dog. Fundraisers for the youth are forthcoming in the community. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:15am
Jessica Graffunder was a normal kid a year ago. That was before she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, becoming insulin dependent and having to check her blood sugar level multiple times a day and night. Neither side of the family had ever had diabetes previously, but when Jessica started drinking...
Participants at the final of five public forums to help determine a design for the Sparta Free Library vote Monday on their choice of five options.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:06am
The Sparta Free Library held its fifth and final public forum on an addition design Monday, where community members chose two design options they would like to see move forward. Kevin Eipperle, an architect for FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm hired to conduct the design process, brought five...
Julie Kemnitz, left, is pictured with her fudge inventory at one of several craft fairs she will attend this time of the year. Also pictured is Marge Gigous, a longtime friend who helps. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:49am
 One week prior the Warrens Cranberry Festival and Julie Kemnitz concedes the adrenalin starts pumping. Supplies are purchased. Totes are stacked, ready to load and help (family and friends) is confirmed. But there is still anticipation despite being a veteran Cranfest vendor when thousands of...
 Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:44am
Some people have flamingos. Others have Victorian gazing balls or gnomes. Still others have cement frogs or jockeys invading their front yards. But not Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta. His lawn ornament of choice is a homemade, wooden, full-sized Civil War cannon. Hodson, a 1968 graduate of...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:36am
Sparta area residents are urged to attend a meeting tonight (Monday) starting at 6 p.m. at the Sparta Free Library. The library board and community members are scheduled to meet with an architectural design team to go over possible plans for a library expansion. FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm...
Veteran and former Millston village volunteer Luke Cole was given the honor of Millston Citizen of the Year on Labor Day Weekend by Gerry Schaller, Millston Park Commission President and Wendy Wright, commission treasurer. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:45am
Luke Cole learned a lot of lessons in the Army. It helped him make Millston a better place. From watching the Berlin Wall rise to fighting battles in Korea and Vietnam, Cole said he learned a lot during his 43 year career with the Army, including 23 years as an active soldier and Sergeant First...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:18am
When community members and the Sparta Free Library board meet with an architectural design team in two weeks to go over possible plans for a library expansion, they'll have plenty of options to choose from. Kevin Eipperle, an architect for FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm hired to perform the...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:16am
With three meetings under its belt, the Sparta Area School District's Community Task Force (CTF) is still a ways from completing its task. Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren said over the past two meetings, there's been a dialogue between the CTF and board to narrow down options in an effort to...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:12am
Steve Boris doesn’t remember the first Cataract Field Days. He wasn’t born yet. But he can recall a lot of fun community festivals as a kid, growing up under his dad’s wing. Now 63, Boris says the 65th annual event has grown but may have reached it’s peak. Still, he’s hoping a few new events,...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:04am
 The Texas Gulf coast region is not place many folks would consider visiting right now in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But Phil and Monica Haun who live between Tomah and Wilton have incentive for making the journey to the flood ravaged area. Phil Haun's brother Chuck and his wife, Sylvia,...


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