SACS

Sparta SACS walk rally this evening.

Sparta Wisconsin News – The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) is having their annual event this evening. Gates open at 4:00 PM, With opening ceremonies being at 6:00 PM at Sparta Memorial Field. (football field). Other highlights include: Entertainment by the invaders at 6:30 Raffle at 7:45 Calendar raffle at 9:00 Luminary ceremony at 9:15 A…

Dane County Bomb squad

Drugs not explosives found at Sparta home

Sparta Wisconsin News – Dane County Bomb Squad found what appeared to be marijuana in a container that resembled a pipe bomb this morning. It happened in the area of Julie Road and on the 900th block of Bolden Ave.  According to Sparta Police Chief David Kuderer a trash collector who was picking up the…

Ben Bikin BBQ Competition

Ben Bikin Bike & BBQ Competition

Sparta Wisconsin News- Sparta Parks will be hosting a BBQ competition next weekend June 6th at Evans/Bosshard Park.  The event will kick off at 8:00 AM and where competitors will square off with each other with a choice of two different meats.  The Judging will be at 3:00 PM and the Event will end at…

Chamber Camp

Four SHS students to Attend Chamber Camp

Sparta Wisconsin News – Four Sparta High School students will be attending Chamber Camp this Summer in July for free because the program is being sponsored by two local businesses: Evans Printing, and U.S. Silica. At the camp the students will learn how to run a business and will be able to network with other…

Sparta WI Farmers Market

Sparta’s Farmers Market

Sparta Wisconsin News – I have to admit one of the main reasons I visited the Farmers market last Saturday was because I really wanted to check it out and see what it was about.  It is early in the season so I was not sure what to expect. I was delightfully surprised because I found…

Memorial Day in Sparta

Memorial Day Events

Sparta Wisconsin News– Sparta will start out its Memorial Day activities with a breakfast starting at 6:30 AM at the VFW. The VFW color guard  will then be at the St Patrick Cemetery at 8 AM and at the Leon Cemetery at 9 AM. Sparta will be having its Memorial Day Parade at 10:30 AM…

U. S. Silica layoffs

U. S. Silica cuts its workforce in half

Sparta Wisconsin News – U.S. Silica the owners of Sparta’s sand plant is laying off 30 employees in Sparta. According to Mike Lawson the spokesman for U.S. Silica they laid off half of their employees by cutting 30 employees.  The plant will now run on just two shifts instead of the 4 it had been running…

Sparta 50 year Bike Trail Celebration

The Elroy/Sparta Bike Trail Opens

Sparta Wisconsin News –  The Elroy/Sparta bike trail is officially open for the season on Friday, but this year was extra special.  This year marked the 50th year of the Elroy/Sparta bike trail. An estimated 15,000 people ride the trail each year generating over a million dollars in tourism for the Sparta area. There is…

Sparta body found

Sparta Youth find body

Sparta Wisconsin News – Sparta Police were contacted about 8 PM Tuesday when some youth found a dead body in the woods.  The body was found in heavy brush northwest of the Sparta Walmart. Sparta police met with the kids and found the exact location of the body.  Because of where the body was found the…

Gigabit Internet coming to Sparta

Lynxx Announces Gigabit Internet Service For Sparta’s Industrial Park

Sparta Wisconsin News –  Lemonweir Valley Telecom doing business as Lynxx announced today in Sparta that it will bring Gigabit Internet service (a fiber that can transfer 1000 megabits per second) to Sparta’s Industrial Park. Jim Costello, Lemonweir Valley Telcom’s CEO & General Manager said, “LYNXX’s mission is simply to exceed the business customer’s expectations…