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It looks as if the Monroe County Board now has at least one candidate for each of the 16 supervisory districts in the April election. Mark Halverson, 14569 Genesis Road, Sparta has declared his candidacy for District 8, previously, the only district without a candidate. District 8 includes the Town...
   The Sparta School Board discussed resolutions that will be voted on at the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) 2016 delegate assembly in January.     Superintendent John Hendricks made his recommendations to the board regarding support or opposition of 16 resolutions. The board voted to...
      Some much needed maintenance might have the Perch Lake Dam looking a little different in a couple of years. The century-plus old structure, which is owned by the city, requires repairs on its base and underneath the powerhouse, which lies on the north end of the installation. Lynn Jerome,...
    Sally Rose has always loved being creative and Christmas. While looking through a magazine twenty-seven years ago, she found a way to combine both. “I got the idea from a magazine, and just started doing it,” she said. “At my first craft show in Rockford, I sold out in twenty minutes. I thought...
   They may not reap the benefits this year, but the homeless population of Monroe County is getting a great big Christmas present.    The Morrow Home will allow Family Promise of Monroe County to use the former Cistercian Abbey, which the Morrow Home purchased last year.    Family Promise of...
   A family and several pets are safe following a fire in the City of Sparta Monday evening.    According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, the department was dispatched to 308 E. Montgomery at 5:52 p.m. for a report of a fire. The occupant, Danielle Clark, said she saw lights...
   Biking, bridges and historical landmarks are expertly tied together in Nathan Janzen’s Eagle Scout project.     Janzen wanted to do something to bring people into downtown Sparta, and he wanted to incorporate Sparta’s designation as the Bicycling Capital of America.    He decided to make bike...
         Gov. Scott Walker was in Sparta Monday to sign a bill into law that advocates say will streamline medical licensure in Wisconsin, while improving medical access and addressing rising healthcare costs. Walker signed the new law at Mayo Health Clinic in front of around 60 onlookers,...
   Sister Salome Nambi from Uganda was in Tomah and the surrounding area this week. She updated the community on the Uganda Project, a partnership with the Tomah Rotary Club, and also visited area schools to educate children about their counterparts across the globe.    Sister Salome is the...

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