A Pool That Is Opening-But With Limits

The village of Weston, in Marathon County, is opening--but with even more constraints than Sparta discussed. Open this post for link to a spreadsheet compiled by the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association that shows the status of pools across the state.

No Pool After All This Summer!

Across the nation, cooped-up kids and frazzled parents who had been hoping for some semblance of a normal summer are finding their hopes dashed. In Wisconsin, communities are scrambling for guidance on what to do and in Sparta, Wis., that means the city council reverses the decision it made just last week to open the... Continue Reading →

The Vote: To Play or Not to Play

The Sparta City Council vote to open the Sparta Aquatic Center this summer is a 4-4 tie; Mayor Kristen Gust casts the deciding vote to open. But the council votes 5-3 to not offer other summer rec programs. But it's not going to be a normal summer at the pool. This slide? Fuhgeddaboutit. Deets in... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Cities

Monroe County's two biggest cities, Sparta and Tomah, each have mayors who own bars. Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust and Tomah Mayor Mike Murray talk about opening their cities and their businesses in the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 13th decision throwing out Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order. And we also learn... Continue Reading →

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