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A team of Brookside Clydesdales pass through the covered bridge at Brookside Farms south of Sparta.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
When it comes to brand loyalty, Marvin Brooks of Sparta and his sons Brian and Dustin know exactly what they like. Their trucks are Fords, their tractors are John Deeres and their horses are Clydesdales. It's that latter brand loyalty that's especially evident to those who drive south of Sparta on...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
On Tuesday evening, members of the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee for Sparta Area School District heard from Sue Peterson, a representative of School Perceptions, who presented the results of the community survey regarding a potential operating referendum. The survey was conducted in late...
Members of the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit prepare to approach a home on Foothill Avenue near Tomah, which is the site of a possible homicide. Foothill Avenue is located just off of North Glendale Avenue. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:37am
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning entry was made into a residence on Foothill Avenue in Tomah south of the Tomah VA, where earlier in the morning a deceased female had been found lying outside of the residence. It was relayed over the police scanner at 7 a.m. that the woman had a bullet...
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:49am
With a required property revaluation looming in 2020, the Sparta finance committee last Wednesday recommended entering into a $205,000, five-five year contract with a Menasha appraisal firm. The finance committee forwarded the contract with Accurate Appraisal to the city council, which will vote on...
Dennis Schnitzler, owner of Schnitzler's Fishing Hunting Sports Store in Sparta, displays a tub of the ice angler's mainstay, wax worms. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:48am
In Wisconsin, a jigger on ice isn't a cocktail recipe, but it is a recipe for some fun recreation. Jigging is what ice fishermen do to lure fish to their bait and this is the time of year shanty towns start appearing on frozen lakes and ponds around the state. In fact, the season is a few weeks...
Shelly Miller was a fixture in Bangor Village government since the 1990s.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:54am
The Village of Bangor is feeling a void left by the recent death of its administrator. Shelly Miller, who became the village's first administrator in 2013, died Dec. 1 from pancreatic cancer after being on medical leave for less than two months. "It's a terrible loss for Bangor," said Village...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:52am
After hearing the grim outlook on the availability of law enforcement candidates, the City of Sparta finance committee recommended creating a second police lieutenant position and increasing the salary of the current lieutenant. Arguing for the new position, Police Chief Dave Kuderer said a growing...
Offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers, Lucas Patrick receives a tour of the barracks at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy from Cadet Rylee Villwock. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:49am
Cadets at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy within Fort McCoy have been working hard to build character and a lasting resilience. Tuesday morning, the cadets were visited by a few Green Bay Packers players who reinforced the lessons they have been learning for the past five months. According to Kevin...
Staff and students at Sparta High School experienced some tense moments Monday morning as law enforcement and administrators issued a lock-down at the school. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:39am
Sparta High School students and staff experienced some tense moments this morning as police and administrators issued a lock-down at the school. According to the Sparta Area School District, the high school was in a classroom hold for approximately an hour and a half this morning (Monday), while...
Dr. Brooke Huettner (left) and Kelly Miller (right) hold up a model of five pounds of fat while showing off the success boards of the Ideal Protein program participants. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:48am
Over the course of three years, local dieters have been coming to Chiropractic Place – Family Wellness Centers in Sparta to turn their lives around and become healthier and happier by participating in the Ideal Protein program and together, they have lost just over 10,000 pounds. According to Dr....

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