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A tradition among American servicemen in WWII, involving swapping paper money with their signatures on it, was the source of an improbable find for an area collector of WWII memorabilia and a Sparta family. Gary Ascher of Sparta, who is an avid collector of historical items from Sparta and Camp...
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sparta School Board has had to make some tough decisions regarding how to safely educate students as well as consider the well-being of administrators, teachers, staff, students and district families.  During the pandemic, the school board has approved...
The council approved the purchase materials to repair the Buckley Park Scout cabin at a cost of $45,637. The money will come from $100,000 that was carried forward to the 2021 budget for the repair project. Due to several businesses donating labor and/or materials there will be some overall cost...
Sparta city trucks Wednesday began hauling away 5,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from Perch Lake. Brian Anderson Excavating dug out the sand using an excavator earlier this month.  The task is performed every two years and serves a dual purpose. “It gets us phosphorus credits for our wastewater...
How long does it take a bunch of church ladies to see a need and then work to take care of that need?  The answer is, not long.   Less than a month ago the Ladies Aid of St. John's Lutheran Church on Jefferson Street in Sparta was informed that one of their member's was willing to apply for a...
After getting hit with 4-7 inches of snow last Thursday, Monroe County residents braced themselves for an extended deep freeze which looks like it will stick around for the rest of the week. Thursday’s snowfall closed schools throughout the county and forced the cancellation of a free COVID testing...
Sparta Area Fire District crews had to deal with extremely adverse conditions as they battled two different fires Sunday in 20-below-zero temperatures.  The first call came in at 9:37 a.m. when firefighters were dispatched to the John and Renea Prochazka farm at 15545 Cty. Hwy. A in Coles Valley...
Sparta Area Fire District crews had to deal with extremely adverse conditions as they battled two different fires Sunday in 20-below-zero temperatures.  The first call came in at 9:37 a.m. when firefighters were dispatched to the John and Renea Prochazka farm at 15545 Cty. Hwy. A in Coles Valley...
Morrie’s Auto Group announced last Thursday that it has acquired Brenengen Auto Group. Brenengen has six dealership locations in western Wisconsin, including both Ford and Chevrolet dealerships in Sparta and a Chevrolet dealership in Tomah. It also has dealerships in West Salem and Onalaska. They...
The expected development of land surrounding the Tomah Health campus appears to be gaining some momentum. The Tomah City Council will review information that is part of a comprehensive hotel study. In his report to the council city administrator Brad Hanson has indicated interest from three...

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