Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sparta WI

Israel J.R. Wikkerink
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 8:59am
Israel J.R. Wikkerink, 22, of Sparta was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with third degree sexual assault as domestic abuse, two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of disorderly conduct as domestic abuse and false imprisonment as domestic abuse.  According to the complaint, on August...
A one-vehicle accident on East Montgomery Street in Sparta last Thursday sent the driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:25am
According to the Sparta Police Department, a driver who hit a telephone pole in Sparta Thursday, Aug. 15 suffered a medical emergency before losing control of his vehicle. The accident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. near the corner of East Montgomery Street and Rusk Avenue. Police said David R....
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:19am
Although school officials are still going over options that will possibly affect the tax levy and mill rate, Leah Hauser, director of business services for the Sparta Area School District recently provided the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee with a review of the preliminary 2019-2020...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:18am
After last week's finance committee meeting, the City of Sparta was one step closer to creating its own community block grant program to help low-to-moderate-income areas using funds from two retiring Tax Incremental Districts (TID). The city creates TIDs as economic incentives to draw business to...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:17am
Last month, Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser addressed the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee to discuss the possibility of contracting with an outside firm to audit the costs on the district’s building projects. Hauser explained when billing begins, the...
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Rick Radcliffe speaks at the Sparta Kiwanis Club Luncheon last week. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:10am
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Rick Radcliffe, speaking on Aug. 13 to Sparta Kiwanis Club members at their Tuesday noon luncheon at Jake's Northwoods, focused on social fall-out as he described the need for the Monroe County Adult Treatment Center. Radcliffe said from 55 to 75 percent of Monroe...
Photo of Agnes Sawyer Ferguson, as published in a June 1936 issue of the La Crosse Tribune.
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:07am
 [In the summer of 1936, an 86-year-old widow in Missouri named Agnes Julia Ferguson sat down to write her memoir. The result was a document just over ten pages long, though it contained a multitude of incredible stories and memories. Even more incredible was the reason for her writing:  70 years...
Contributed photo.
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 9:48am
On August 15, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to a reported crash with injuries on Montgomery Street at Rusk Ave. David R. Turner, 63, of Tomah was driving a 2006 Pontiac Torrent westbound on Hwy 21 when he suffered an unknown medical issue, causing him to lose...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:55am
According to Jerry Martell, who operates Modern Disposal Systems, the city of Sparta's waste hauler, the recycling market has tanked. He and his son, Jacob, appeared before the Board of Public Works Wednesday requesting a change to their contract because of increased tipping fees for recycled...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:50am
Residents in the Icecap Road subdivision south of Interstate 90 may finally be getting help from the City of Sparta to alleviate a persistent flooding problem in their neighborhood. Several of them attended Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting to hear a plan from the city's engineering firm to...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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