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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:27pm
   Changes in state law mandated a few changes to charter school agreements.    Governing boards for Sparta’s five charter schools had to amend their agreements with the Sparta Area School District and the changes were presented to the personnel and educational initiatives committee last week.   ...
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:16pm
  While all three mayoral candidates in the City of Sparta have signed declarations of candidacy, only Ted Radde has turned in his nomination papers. Incumbent Ron Button and his other challenger, Bruce Humphrey, have yet to turn in nomination papers. It was misreported last week that Humphrey had...
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:13pm
      We never know what life is going to throw in our direction.  An example of this is the joyous occasion of having a baby.  For many parents this is a time when their lives are forever changed with tears of joy and happiness filling their hearts. However, in some cases this momentous occasion...
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:31pm
     Sparta’s police dog Lars earned his Kibbles ‘n’ Bits Tuesday after helping authorities find and apprehend a Sparta man involved in a suspected domestic violence incident, who was hiding in a crawl space.    According to the Sparta Police Department, officers responded to a reported disturbance...
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:29pm
       The former operators of a Sparta childcare facility that closed last Friday, say the daycare was never sold to its new owners but turned over.    Connie Bakken and her daughter, Crystal Treu, operated the daycare as a non-profit for 29 years as Connie’s Just for Kids. They turned the...
Laney Sullivan
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:33am
   A compassionate and ambitious youth is trying to help local residents remove a little stress from their lives this holiday season.    Sparta High School senior Laney Sullivan has begun offering free meals to folks who need it through her Ladles of Love program.    Sullivan, daughter of Tom and...
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:29am
   Increased security will be implemented in many of Sparta’s schools beginning early next year.    A pilot door security system was implemented at Cataract School earlier this year, which requires visitors to be buzzed in. Beginning on Jan. 11, a similar system will be implemented at Southside,...
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:20pm
   Discussion about the Sparta Area School District’s Advanced Placement (AP) program will be presented at the personnel and educational initiatives committee meeting this week. The topic was placed on the agenda following public input last month from a trio of parents and one student.    Parents...
Police lead 35-year old Andrew Raymer from his Goodman Street residence after a 12 and a half hour standoff.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 11:42am
      A 12 and a half hour standoff between police and an armed man on Sparta’s north side last weekend ended in the arrest of two people. Amanda L. Miller, 29, and 35-year old Andrew J. Raymer are both in the Monroe County Jail awaiting a court hearing today at 1 p.m. According to the Sparta...
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:52pm
   One of Sparta’s three licensed child daycares announced it's closing, leaving parents in a bind.    Childfirst, located at the corner of West Montgomery and North Black River streets, will close its doors Friday at 5:30 p.m.    The owners of Childfirst, a non-profit that owns six area daycares...

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