Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:16am
With COVID-19 cases surging in Monroe County, City of Sparta officials have decided to close city hall for in-person business. “The city has been monitoring and working closely with the Monroe County Health Department as well as following advice from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the...
Sparta Kiwanian Skip Frazee mans one of the booths at the Kriskindlmarkt in Sparta last year. The  traditional outdoor European-style market in downtown Sparta opens Friday. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:11am
The magic of the Holiday season comes to life with the 6th annual Kriskindlmarkt, a traditional outdoor European-style market, occurring in downtown Sparta for three consecutive weekends.  This year’s dates are Nov.27 and 28, Dec. 4 and 5, and Dec. 11 and 12.  Friday hours are 4-8 p.m.; Saturday...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:08am
The Sparta Area School District’s administration team recently proposed delivering meals to district students at their residences, which was approved by the school board. Beginning Monday, November 30, the district will be implementing free meal delivery for all children in the district between the...
Danny Koeller of Driftless Evergreen Co. delivers trees to the Kriskindlmarkt in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:06am
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is eager to find some joy and celebrate Christmas early this year. Danny Koeller, owner of the newly established Driftless Evergreen Co., is happy to help them get started by assisting them in selecting their fresh Christmas trees.    Koeller was...
Steve Laxton, left, and Joel Tock are pictured in their Smash Ranch Studio near Wilton where they produce their own music and videos. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 9:01am
They may come from different generations that some would think are galaxies apart but Joel Tock, 28, and Steve Laxton, 62, have been on artistic trajectories that were bound to collide. That the impact happened among the hills, valleys and farm fields of Wisconsin is even more remarkable.  Tock and...
John Potter and Willie Traina will certainly be up their hip waders in cranberries as owners of American Cranberry Company. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:53am
The facility in Warrens that was once CranGrow is now known as American Cranberry Company. American Cranberry is a California based dried fruit company that is a joint venture of Innovative Sale, Inc., and Traina Foods. California-based dried fruit industry leaders John Potter and Willie Traina  ...
The old Norwalk Creamery has stood in village park since 1902. Whether it will keep standing is being debated between the current owner and the Norwalk Village Board. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:43am
The former creamery building in Norwalk has been part of the village’s landscape since it was built in 1902. Operated as a co-op owned by area farmers, the building with its towering chimney, produced powdered milk, butter and cheese until it closed in 1992. Since then, the vacant structure has...
Bangor School District Superintendent Dave Laehn is scheduled to retire at the end of the school year. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:37am
Bangor School District’s Superintendent Dave Laehn has spent the last 33 years of his life in education. Laehn recently announced to the school board that this would be his final year as he would be retiring at the end of the current school year. Laehn always had it in the back of his mind to be a...
It's not that Dan Breitsprecher is camera shy, but when you are cutting meat with a sharp knife it's best to keep close watch so the blade does not meet the finger. Breitsprecher and his brother Steve opened 2B Meats in Kendall in October. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:35am
It could be a takeoff from the long ago popular fast food ad campaign. Remember "where's the beef?" Some will. Some won't have a clue. But for 2B Meats the better question the more accurate questions is where's the beef from? For a growing number of consumers that is an important question. Brothers...
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:32am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with Sparta’s Small Business Cooperative, encourages everyone to participate in the 2020 Shop Small Saturday event being held on November 28 throughout and around Sparta.  Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates...

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