Monday, July 24, 2017

Serving the Monroe County area for 143 years!
Published every Monday and Thursday
Press run 4,900

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 252
Sparta, WI 54656-0252
Office Number: 608-269-3186
Fax Number: 608-269-6876
Physical Address:
1302 River Rd
Sparta, WI 54656-0252
Office Number: 608-269-3186
Fax Number: 608-269-687


Pat Mulvaney, Editor: 608.269.3186 |

Pat earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a political science minor from UW Eau Claire in 1994. He started as a reporter for the Sparta Herald in 2000 and became editor in 2005. Upon the merging of the two papers in September 2015, he became editor of the Monroe County Herald.

JP Schaller. Sports Editor: 608.269.3186 |

JP graduated from Winona State University with a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism. He joined Sparta Herald and Monroe County Democrat in 1987 with three years’ writing experience. After a five-year break from 1999 to 2004, he rejoined the staff as the sports editor of both paper, and currently covers high school and club sports throughout the county.

Vicki Horstman, Staff Writer: 608.269.3186 |

Vicki was hired as a reporter for the Herald in June 2016, and cover feature stories, events and meetings in Sparta. She graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2015 with a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations.

Bob Kliebenstein, Regional Writer:

With more than two decades of writing experience, Bob was hired to cover Tomah news, features and events. He is a 1989 graduate of UW Platteville, and had done freelance work for the Herald before joining the staff in July 2016.

Rachel Fries, Staff/Intern Writer, 608.633.5223 |

Rachel began her second internship with the Herald in July 2016. She will be graduating in December 2016 with a degree in English and a Spanish minor from Viterbo University, where she serves as editor and chief of the university newspaper. Rachel assists in Sports coverage and feature stories around the county.



Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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