Monday, May 29, 2017

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Joe Cook
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:15am
Sparta High School’s German teacher and Earth Club Advisor has taken on another responsibility. For one school hour each school day, Joe Cook will take on the duties of the district’s new sustainably coach and school forest supervisor. He was recommended for the position, as he is already...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:13am
Butterfest has been bringing the Sparta community together in the second weekend in June for the last 33 years. But a lack of volunteers could be jeopardizing its longevity.  “It is with a heavy heart that we share that without more volunteers, the 2017 fest may be our last fest,” reads a post on...
Pictured are brothers PFC Alex Gaunky, left, and Sgt. Don Gaunky.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:03am
For David Gaunky of Sparta, everyday is Memorial Day. His son, Anthony "Alex" Gaunky, a 2004 Sparta High School graduate, was the first serviceman from the Coulee Region killed in Iraq. It's a distinction he wishes his son didn't possess, but it's also a fate any of his sons could have had. All...
Randi Anderson, Sam Russ, Amy Van Deuren
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:14am
After two days of interviews last week, the Sparta Area Board of Education has selected its top three applicants for superintendent of schools. The candidates are Randi Anderson, director of personalized learning at the Eden Prairie (Minn.) School District, Sam Russ, Sparta High School Principal,...
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:05am
Whether it’s the intrigue of the county’s residents or the well-oiled machine that is its organizational committee, Monroe County’s annual dairy breakfast is one of the most well-attended breakfasts in the region. “Monroe County’s breakfast has always been successful,” said Keith Giraud, chairman...
Glenn Kilmer (center) and his sons Justin (left) and Jaden (right). Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:58am
  Because Northwood Country Market is already well-known for having some of the best meats in Sparta, owner Glenn Kilmer says adding a sandwich shop simply ‘made sense’. Now, customers can take a fresh, made-to-order sandwich to go, or sit down and enjoy it in the new, cozy seating area in 1003...
Logan Ferries
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:33am
A Brookwood High School junior died in a hunting accident yesterday (Sunday) in Vernon County. Logan Ferries, son of Diane and Jeff Ferries of rural Norwalk, was reportedly shot through the chest/lungs with a .22 caliber pistol as he and a friend were exiting their vehicle and preparing for a hunt...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:29am
A one-vehicle rollover in the Town of Byron Tuesday, May 16, resulted in life threatening injuries to a 49-year Tomah man. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Michael Jackson was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro northbound on Eureka Road near Cty. Hwy. G at approximately 10:13 p.m....
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:51am
As the last few weeks of the school year coming to an end, students and staff in the Sparta Area School District will be saying farewell to three longtime teachers who won’t be returning in the fall. Instead, Nila Larson, Joan Screnock and Christine Bright will now be focusing their attention on...
Kathie Sullivan and Cruiser, one of 28 well-trained riding horses at Redrock Trail Rides.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:41am
Ever since getting a pony for Christmas when she was nine, Kathie Sullivan has been living and breathing the equestrian life. And for the last 23 years, she has been building her own business around sharing her love for horses. Sullivan owns Redrock Trail Rides, offering horseback rides atop one of...

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