Saturday, July 20, 2019
Pat Hayes, Sparta’s first female city council member reminisces about her days in office with Sparta’s first female mayor, Kristen Gust. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.

Sparta’s original first lady

It was April 1979 when Alderman Ernest Schedler lost out on his third term to Pat (Reisinger) Hayes, who became the first woman seated on the Sparta City Council as well as the youngest at age 27.

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