Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Pictured is the Innovations STEM Academy team that competed at Western Technical College's annual High School Robotics Challenge in March. Front row, from left: Christian Perez and Christopher Witherow. Back row: Vanessa Leis, Lucy Schwarz, Kaydyn McAnany and Brayden Siekert.
The enthusiasm Lucy Schwarz has toward school is something any parent would welcome.
Ron Waddell
The race for Monroe County Sheriff adds another candidate to join Wes Revels, Jeremy Likely, Jeff Schwanz and Rick Dickenson to replace Scott Perkins who is not seeking another term.
Maggie McHugh.
In a surprise ceremony at her school last week, Maggie McHugh of Sparta, a sixth-grade teacher and adviser at the La Crosse Design Institute, was named Wisconsin’s 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Jeff Schwanz of Tomah, announced Thursday morning he will run for Monroe County Sheriff as a Democrat. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
A Monroe County man is the third candidate to make a bid for sheriff. Jeff Schwanz of Tomah, announced this morning (Thursday) he will run for Monroe County Sheriff as a Democrat.
Adventurists and authors Dave and Amy Freeman will be stopping at Ginny's Cupboard in Sparta Monday, May 7, on their 2,000 mile trek to Washington D.C. in an effort to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from mining pollution. Contributed photo.
 Dave and Amy Freeman departed from near a proposed copper-mining site in Ely, MN on Friday, April 20, towing a canoe by bike to the nation’s capital.
Pictured is the Innovations STEM Academy team that competed at Western Technical College's annual High School Robotics Challenge in March. Front row, from left: Christian Perez and Christopher Witherow. Back row: Vanessa Leis, Lucy Schwarz, Kaydyn McAnany and Brayden Siekert.
Connie Bakken, co-owner at Quilt Corner in Sparta has been selected as this year’s featured quilter for the Sparta Butterfest Quilt Show. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Ron Waddell
Maggie McHugh.
Jeff Schwanz of Tomah, announced Thursday morning he will run for Monroe County Sheriff as a Democrat. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Adventurists and authors Dave and Amy Freeman will be stopping at Ginny's Cupboard in Sparta Monday, May 7, on their 2,000 mile trek to Washington D.C. in an effort to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from mining pollution. Contributed photo.
Pictured is the Innovations STEM Academy team that competed at Western Technical College's annual High School Robotics Challenge in March. Front row, from left: Christian Perez and Christopher Witherow. Back row: Vanessa Leis, Lucy Schwarz, Kaydyn McAnany and Brayden Siekert.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:19am
The enthusiasm Lucy Schwarz has toward school is something any parent would welcome. The eighth-grader attributes that sense of excitement to the Sparta School District's Innovations STEM Academy where she's been enrolled since sixth grade. "It's completely changed the way I learn -- the way I do...
Connie Bakken, co-owner at Quilt Corner in Sparta has been selected as this year’s featured quilter for the Sparta Butterfest Quilt Show. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:12am
  After entering through the doors at Quilt Corner, located on Water Street in downtown Sparta, there is a noticeable hum of activity. Ladies are perusing through the vibrant shades of fabric while others are encouraging each other through the latest club project from their respective sewing...
Ron Waddell
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:07am
The race for Monroe County Sheriff adds another candidate to join Wes Revels, Jeremy Likely, Jeff Schwanz and Rick Dickenson to replace Scott Perkins who is not seeking another term. Ron Waddell, a lieutenant with the Tomah Police Department is running on the Republican ticket with Revels, Likely...
Maggie McHugh.
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:34am
In a surprise ceremony at her school last week, Maggie McHugh of Sparta, a sixth-grade teacher and adviser at the La Crosse Design Institute, was named Wisconsin’s 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement during an all-school assembly. As part of...
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30am
Authorities now believe alcohol was a factor in an accident on the Sparta's south side that left a teenager dead. According to Sparta police, a passerby discovered the wreck off Walrath Street around 11:39 a.m. Sunday but investigators believe it happened several hours earlier. They believe Joshua...
Rick Dickenson
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:24am
Rick Dickenson, a Sparta businessman and Army Reservist, announced he will be making his second bid for Monroe County Sheriff as a Republican. Dickenson joins a GOP field that already includes former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels and current Wilton Police Chief Jeremy Likely, while Monroe County...
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:25am
Cancer is a common thread that weaves numerous stories, journeys and paths together in communities throughout the world. Their paths may have never crossed and they may not have much in common but this year’s Sparta Area Cancer Support Honorees will come together because there is one thing they do...

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