A teenager of color organizes a Black Lives Matter demonstration in her mostly white hometown. Both the local PD and the community turn out for her.
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.
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 →
Kayleigh Day of the Monroe County Health Department talks about Covid-19 and managing risk and the Sparta City Council holds another special meeting.
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 →
As the national media portrays crowds of Wisconsinites out celebrating Memorial Day, the Sparta City Coumcil talks about opening its pool
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 →