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   A Monroe County jury came back with a $2.5 million dollar verdict in a wrongful death case last week.     A jury rendered a $2.5 million verdict to John Mundo in the case of John Mundo et al. versus Mathy Construction et al.    John Mundo’s sister, Melissa Mundo of Chicago, died after a three-...
  Monroe County supervisors were holding their noses Wednesday as they approved over $636,000 in new expenses for the already over-budget justice center project. The most expensive addition was a $423,964 payment to the project contractor, Myron Construction Co., which “has made multiple delay...
  A beleaguered Kurt Marshaus, the Monroe County Justice Center project coordinator, garned a lot of help justifying a contract extension to supervisors at Wednesday’s county board meeting. In his position, Marshaus has been the county’s point man on the project, which has been riddled with design...
     Readers of The Sparta Herald and Monroe County Democrat will see a historic change next week.    Both newspapers will be published under one name beginning Monday, February 1. The new name, The Monroe County Herald, combines the titles that the papers have been printed under for the last...
   The legacy of several families’ deceased children live on at Sparta High School (SHS).    The families of the late Heather Knoll, Virginia Johnson and Karen (Wright) Greeno started a blood drive years ago to raise awareness about blood donation. During the events, they raised money by offering...
  The Sparta City Council last week approved the city’s new comprehensive plan, which will guide the city’s land use decisions for at least the next decade. “What that means is when someone comes forward to the council and the planning commission with a request of a rezone of property, that...
   A fixture at the Monroe County Local History Room has retired.    Janet Hendersin spent 21 years volunteering for the history room. She did everything from washing walls to cataloging donations and designing displays.    Her tenure at the history room predates museum director Jarrod Roll, who...
   An accident on Interstate 90 on January 15 caused a subsequent accident while traffic was stalled.    No one was injured in the first accident, but one person was possibly injured in the second one.    The first accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. in the Town of Sparta and involved three eastbound...
  If you’ve noticed you haven’t been getting tickets for violating the city’s alternate-side parking ordinance, it’s not because you’re lucky. It’s because a relatively snowless winter has the Sparta Police Department relaxing its enforcement of the ordinance. ‘What the officers have been doing...
   A Weston man is lucky to be alive following a one-vehicle rollover on I-90 near Sparta Sunday.    Brian Clark, no age listed, was traveling west on I-90 just after 3 p.m. when he reportedly drove onto the median and crossed into the other lane near milepost 23. He overcorrected, causing his Jeep...

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