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   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...
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...
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...
     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...
           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,...
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’...
Sparta Meadowview sixth grader Seth Kenyon takes the lead during a race against the Milwaukee Brewers racing sausages at school on Friday. 
The Sparta High School student body has plenty of activities to promote school spirit in time for Friday’s Homecoming contest against Onalaska.    The community is invited to a variety show in the high school auditorium tonight (Monday). The free event begins at 7 p.m.    Students are able to...
    by PAT MULVANEY Editor      The Monroe County Solid Waste Department is considering moving a retired landfill that stands in the way of an expansion of a Town of Byron cranberry marsh.    Solid Waste Manager Gail Frie said Kurt Rutlin, owner of Riverside Cranberries, requested the removal of...
         While the U.S. homeownership rate continues to drop, renter-occupied housing is increasing by nearly two million every year. In fact, home ownership has declined to nearly 63.4 percent, the lowest rate its been since 1967. Paul Hundt, a real estate developer originally from Middle Ridge,...

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