Thursday, September 21, 2017
Apples, cranberries, whipped cream and pecans. The perfect combination for healthy and decadent. Faye Moseley will be selling royal caramel cran-apple slices during Cranfest. Proceeds will go toward buying baking supplies and Christmas presents for Children’s Vision International orphans in Bogota, Colombia. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
 Is it true an apple a day keeps a doctor away? Guess it depends how much stock you put in longstanding wisdom. So imagine a crisp jumbo Cortland apple topped with melted caramel, whipped, cream, toasted pecans and fresh cranberries.
A Sparta youth, Jessica Graffunder, is hoping to raise $15,000 to obtain a diabetic alert dog. Fundraisers for the youth are forthcoming in the community. Contributed photo.
Jessica Graffunder was a normal kid a year ago. That was before she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, becoming insulin dependent and having to check her blood sugar level multiple times a day and night.
Participants at the final of five public forums to help determine a design for the Sparta Free Library vote Monday on their choice of five options.
The Sparta Free Library held its fifth and final public forum on an addition design Monday, where community members chose two design options they would like to see move forward.
Julie Kemnitz, left, is pictured with her fudge inventory at one of several craft fairs she will attend this time of the year. Also pictured is Marge Gigous, a longtime friend who helps. Contributed photo.
 One week prior the Warrens Cranberry Festival and Julie Kemnitz concedes the adrenalin starts pumping.
 Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta
Some people have flamingos. Others have Victorian gazing balls or gnomes. Still others have cement frogs or jockeys invading their front yards. But not Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta.
Veteran and former Millston village volunteer Luke Cole was given the honor of Millston Citizen of the Year on Labor Day Weekend by Gerry Schaller, Millston Park Commission President and Wendy Wright, commission treasurer. Contributed photo.
Luke Cole learned a lot of lessons in the Army. It helped him make Millston a better place.
Apples, cranberries, whipped cream and pecans. The perfect combination for healthy and decadent. Faye Moseley will be selling royal caramel cran-apple slices during Cranfest. Proceeds will go toward buying baking supplies and Christmas presents for Children’s Vision International orphans in Bogota, Colombia. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
A Sparta youth, Jessica Graffunder, is hoping to raise $15,000 to obtain a diabetic alert dog. Fundraisers for the youth are forthcoming in the community. Contributed photo.
Participants at the final of five public forums to help determine a design for the Sparta Free Library vote Monday on their choice of five options.
Julie Kemnitz, left, is pictured with her fudge inventory at one of several craft fairs she will attend this time of the year. Also pictured is Marge Gigous, a longtime friend who helps. Contributed photo.
 Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta
Veteran and former Millston village volunteer Luke Cole was given the honor of Millston Citizen of the Year on Labor Day Weekend by Gerry Schaller, Millston Park Commission President and Wendy Wright, commission treasurer. Contributed photo.
Apples, cranberries, whipped cream and pecans. The perfect combination for healthy and decadent. Faye Moseley will be selling royal caramel cran-apple slices during Cranfest. Proceeds will go toward buying baking supplies and Christmas presents for Children’s Vision International orphans in Bogota, Colombia. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:22am
 Is it true an apple a day keeps a doctor away? Guess it depends how much stock you put in longstanding wisdom. So imagine a crisp jumbo Cortland apple topped with melted caramel, whipped, cream, toasted pecans and fresh cranberries. So the health benefits of caramel cran-apple slices may be in...
A Sparta youth, Jessica Graffunder, is hoping to raise $15,000 to obtain a diabetic alert dog. Fundraisers for the youth are forthcoming in the community. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:15am
Jessica Graffunder was a normal kid a year ago. That was before she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, becoming insulin dependent and having to check her blood sugar level multiple times a day and night. Neither side of the family had ever had diabetes previously, but when Jessica started drinking...
Participants at the final of five public forums to help determine a design for the Sparta Free Library vote Monday on their choice of five options.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:06am
The Sparta Free Library held its fifth and final public forum on an addition design Monday, where community members chose two design options they would like to see move forward. Kevin Eipperle, an architect for FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm hired to conduct the design process, brought five...
Julie Kemnitz, left, is pictured with her fudge inventory at one of several craft fairs she will attend this time of the year. Also pictured is Marge Gigous, a longtime friend who helps. Contributed photo.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:49am
 One week prior the Warrens Cranberry Festival and Julie Kemnitz concedes the adrenalin starts pumping. Supplies are purchased. Totes are stacked, ready to load and help (family and friends) is confirmed. But there is still anticipation despite being a veteran Cranfest vendor when thousands of...
 Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:44am
Some people have flamingos. Others have Victorian gazing balls or gnomes. Still others have cement frogs or jockeys invading their front yards. But not Ron Hodson, 67, of Linda Lane in Sparta. His lawn ornament of choice is a homemade, wooden, full-sized Civil War cannon. Hodson, a 1968 graduate of...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:36am
Sparta area residents are urged to attend a meeting tonight (Monday) starting at 6 p.m. at the Sparta Free Library. The library board and community members are scheduled to meet with an architectural design team to go over possible plans for a library expansion. FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm...
Veteran and former Millston village volunteer Luke Cole was given the honor of Millston Citizen of the Year on Labor Day Weekend by Gerry Schaller, Millston Park Commission President and Wendy Wright, commission treasurer. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:45am
Luke Cole learned a lot of lessons in the Army. It helped him make Millston a better place. From watching the Berlin Wall rise to fighting battles in Korea and Vietnam, Cole said he learned a lot during his 43 year career with the Army, including 23 years as an active soldier and Sergeant First...

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