Monroe County Fair Opens

Sparta Wisconsin News – The Monroe Country Fair begins today with the often controversial hug-a-pig competition.  The chamber will be hosting business after 5

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Sparta hit hard with Flooding

(Video) Sparta Wisconsin News – Sparta got hit hard by flooding on July 19, 2017.  The heavy rain caused a flash flood around the La Crosse River that people around Sparta had not seen, well some say, ever.

Lakeside bar & restaurant Ribbon Cutting

Lakeside Bar & Restaurant Ribbon Cutting

Sparta Wisconsin News – The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its newest business. The Lakeside Bar & Restaurant inside the Sparta VFW will be having a ribbon cutting tomorrow.  There will be specials throughout the day.

Monroe County Fair 2017

Monroe County Fair July 26 – 30, 2017

Sparta Wisconsin News – The Monroe County Fair is set to get started this month.  The dates for this years event will be July 26-30, 2017 in Tomah.  There is a gate fee on all days except Wednesday and Sunday. Lots of cool things so make sure you check it out.  A rodeo, Carnival, Ag Olympics, Hug a Pig, & a Car Show Sunday.

Sparta Butterfest information

Sparta Butterfest News

May 6, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – Sparta Butterfest this year will be June 8, 2017 – June 11, 2017. Sparta Butterfest is looking for people and organizations to join them in the Butterfest Parade. You can register for the parade here: They are also looking for vendors for their arts, crafts, & flea market.…

Sparta Last Day of School

Last Day of School

May 4, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – Just a reminder: The last day of school for all Charter PreK students will be Monday, June 5. All other Sparta Area School District students will have their last day of classes Tuesday, June 6 (early dismissal).

Sparta Butterfest ticket sales

Sparta Butterfest Carnival Tickets Sale

May 3, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – Sparta Butterfest carnival tickets will be going on sale Thursday May 11th through Sat May 13th. Sale will start at 8:30 each morning. There will be equal tickets given on each day. Cost of the tickets 3 tickets for $5 with a $50 limit per person. Tickets will…

Brats & Blizzard fundraiser

May 2, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – There will be a Brats and Blizzards fundraiser to help support a local family in need. Earlier this year Sparta High School student Austin Zwiefel was critically injured in an automobile accident when he fell out of the back of a pickup truck. This fundraiser is sponsored by the…

Fugitive Captured

April 14, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – The fugitive wanted in a national manhunt, Joseph Jakubowski, has been caught. According to authorities in Vernon, Richland and Rock Counties, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone suspicious on a farmer’s property on Estes Road near Readstown at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The person matched…

Margo Mattness

Margo Matness fundraiser

April 7, 2017 Sparta Wisconsin News – The Sparta Wrestling Club hosted Margo Matness an event to honor Margo Degenhardt, a decorated female wrestler who was killed in a car accident nearly a year ago. It was a fun event to watch some of the “old timers” get back on the mat and wrestle. The Sparta…