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Sparta’s Borrow-A-Bike program is a partnership between the Downtown Cooperative and the city. The county also was involved in donating some bikes. The program encourages people to use bicycles placed at various locations in the downtown and return them to their original location.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:54am
In an effort to make the Bicycling Capital of America an even more bicycle-friendly community, the Downtown Cooperative has introduced the Borrow-A-Bike program.    The Sparta Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department donated a total of 10 abandoned bicycles, which the Downtown...
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:40am
Nearly two trillion gallons of water from over 12,000 wells, streams, ponds, rivers and lakes in Wisconsin were used in 2014.    That’s enough water to cover the entire state in 1.7 inches of water, according to Bob Smail, a Wisconsin water supply specialist with the DNR.    Smail was among a panel...
Marion Brieske, front, and Cindy Frank lead the Alzheimer’s Walk in Tomah on September 15. The Tomah event was one of 28 walks in Wisconsin and 600 nationwide that are taking place between September and October. Pizza Hut provided pizza for the participants at the end of the walk. Those wishing to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association can still do so by accessing its website at alz.org/walk.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:38am
Marion Brieske, front, and Cindy Frank lead the Alzheimer’s Walk in Tomah on September 15. The Tomah event was one of 28 walks in Wisconsin and 600 nationwide that are taking place between September and October. Pizza Hut provided pizza for the participants at the end of the walk. Those wishing to...
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:33am
 John McDonald’s assessment of the Sparta Aquatic Center’s past season was “successful” despite a several thousand dollar loss.    McDonald, the city’s recreational specialist in charge of the aquatic center, gave a report on the facility to the Sparta City Council Wednesday.    He said the...
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30am
   A bad hook off the number nine tee might not be the only hazard Sparta residents have to watch out for on the west end of Perch Lake.    Apparently, a Wisconsin statute, ACT 71, prevents municipalities from prohibiting people from hunting on state-regulated waterways.    According to City...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors named Tom and Phyllis Getzinger of Silver Lake, OH, Sparta’s 2015 honorary citizens. The couple is holding hard hats as they embark on a tour of the Monroe County justice center, along with chamber ambassadors and past honorary citizens.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:29am
Fate, in the form of a flat tire, led Tom and Phyllis Getzinger to become the 2015 Sparta Honorary Citizens.    Pete Perkins, Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and organizer of the honorary citizen program, found the out-of-towners at the Best Western Motel in Sparta.    The couple, from...
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:21am
After more than a year, Trinity Lutheran Church in Sparta has a permanent pastor.    Pastor Mark Kvale comes to Sparta from a six-year post at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in Decorah, IA.    “The call to serve as senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church is an exciting opportunity,” said Kvale...
Part of the late Joy Reisinger's genealogical book collection now resides in the St. Louis County Library.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:05pm
     One thing the late Joy Reisinger of Sparta never forgot was where she came from. But then she knew where a lot of people came from.    That’s because Joy was a certified genealogist, who spoke all over the U.S. and Canada on the subject, including Salt Lake City, the U.S. genealogy...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 11:53am
           Construction of the Monroe County Justice Center has hit another snag. This one in the form of a change order that will cost the county $445,000 and cause a delay in the project.    The change order is for a smoke evacuation system not included in the architect’s design. Kurt Marshaus,...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:12am
People with questions or concerns about Wisconsin’s water quality should plan to attend this Thursday’s free informational seminar sponsored by the Sparta Garden Club.    The club holds educational events every few years, and water quality is a topic all members agree is an important issue.    “We’...

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