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Dani Hackbarth is the new assistant director at Sojourner’s Journey in Sparta, a nonprofit that helps women struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. As a recovering meth addict, she offers a relatable assistance and advice for the residents.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:49am
A Sparta woman is using her past addiction to help others who find themselves in similar situations. In November, Dani Hackbarth was hired as the assistant director of Sojourner’s Journey, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless mothers and women struggling with substance use in Monroe County...
Sparta Free Library Youth Services Librarian Aimee Schreiber and Adult Services Librarian Kayce Henderson are bringing in new readers with improved programming and refreshed book selections.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:45am
The Sparta Free Library is undergoing some major changes, thanks to its two new librarians. Along with cleaning out old books and restocking with new, the team is bringing in new readers with revamped programs, activities and reading challenges. Youth Services Librarian Aimee Schreiber and Adult...
Medical student Chris Laylan, left, is working with Dr. Alan Conway at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Laylan is part of the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) program and Conway is his supervising physician.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:52am
Chris Laylan was certain when he left for the big city to study medicine that his path would eventually lead back to the smaller city to practice medicine. Big city as in Madison. Not too big for some of his Tomah High School classmates who found their way to "Madtown" for school or work. But too...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:49am
It will be six years before its needed but the Monroe County's Ridgeville Landfill is preparing for an expansion that will extend the life of the facility for another 15 years once the current one is closed. The current 18-acre site, located on Junco Road in the Town of Ridgeville, consists of four...
Pre-K students at Lakeview Montessori are celebrating School Choice Week this week.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:08am
This week, Sparta students, parents, faculty and staff are celebrating their options in receiving the best education possible. Held every January, National School Choice Week highlights the variety of educational choices available to children, including public schools, public charter schools,...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:06am
A 31-year-old Sparta man is charged with falsely presenting a non-controlled substance, among other charges, after his ex-girlfriend reported that he had locked her out of her own basement, where he was living rent-free. On Thursday, police were dispatched to the victim’s North Water Street...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:05am
The rise of online movie-streaming services and an increase in multi-screen theaters have caused many community movie theaters to become obsolete. But that’s far from the case at Sparta Cinema 6. General Manager Vicki Nichols says that while other small-town movie theaters are closing their doors,...
Paul and Cindy Solberg of Sparta (right), along with their son Eric and his wife, Becky (left), own the historic Prairie House of Sparta. They rent out the home as a hotel alternative, using the online service Vacation Rentals By Owner.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:03am
A local family is joining a nationwide trend to give vacationers a comfortable, family-friendly lodging option in Sparta. Paul and Cindy Solberg, along with their son Eric and his wife, Becky, purchased the historic Prairie House of Sparta in 2013. After making some minor renovations, they listed...
Larry and LuAnn Hutson own Used Anew in rural Sparta.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:22pm
All their lives, Larry and LuAnn Hutson have enjoyed finding new uses for old things, but neither one of them expected it to become a way of life. But in 2008, when they used the lumber that once made up the grainery that sat on Larry’s family farm when he was a boy to help create their new home,...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am
With the purchase of a Germantown company, Multistack is expanding its footprint in the HVAC industry. Multistack, a Sparta-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, recently acquired Desert Aire Corp, which makes commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. According...


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