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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:36am
Sparta area residents are urged to attend a meeting tonight (Monday) starting at 6 p.m. at the Sparta Free Library. The library board and community members are scheduled to meet with an architectural design team to go over possible plans for a library expansion. FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm...
Veteran and former Millston village volunteer Luke Cole was given the honor of Millston Citizen of the Year on Labor Day Weekend by Gerry Schaller, Millston Park Commission President and Wendy Wright, commission treasurer. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:45am
Luke Cole learned a lot of lessons in the Army. It helped him make Millston a better place. From watching the Berlin Wall rise to fighting battles in Korea and Vietnam, Cole said he learned a lot during his 43 year career with the Army, including 23 years as an active soldier and Sergeant First...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:18am
When community members and the Sparta Free Library board meet with an architectural design team in two weeks to go over possible plans for a library expansion, they'll have plenty of options to choose from. Kevin Eipperle, an architect for FEH Design, the Dubuque, IA firm hired to perform the...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:16am
With three meetings under its belt, the Sparta Area School District's Community Task Force (CTF) is still a ways from completing its task. Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren said over the past two meetings, there's been a dialogue between the CTF and board to narrow down options in an effort to...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:12am
Steve Boris doesn’t remember the first Cataract Field Days. He wasn’t born yet. But he can recall a lot of fun community festivals as a kid, growing up under his dad’s wing. Now 63, Boris says the 65th annual event has grown but may have reached it’s peak. Still, he’s hoping a few new events,...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:04am
 The Texas Gulf coast region is not place many folks would consider visiting right now in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But Phil and Monica Haun who live between Tomah and Wilton have incentive for making the journey to the flood ravaged area. Phil Haun's brother Chuck and his wife, Sylvia,...
Mark Flock, Sparta's wastewater treatment plant manager, looks over the stream bank improvement work being done on Beaver Creek in downtown Sparta. The work, being done by Holtz Lime & Gravel of Loganville, was completed Wednesday.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:02am
    eaver Creek from the downtown covered bridge to Franklin Street just got a whole new look. The 435 feet of stream bank improvement, which was completed Wednesday, is a benefit  to anglers, walkers, the environment and taxpayer's pocketbooks. The project was a continuation of the City of Sparta'...
Kevin Hanrahan receives an oversized key from Bill Ivey before the cutting the ribbon to the entrance of their home. Whitney Riley and Kayden Hanrahan are also pictured. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:40am
  Kevin Hanrahan enjoys the tranquility of being surrounded by the outdoors. He is often asked why would he want to live in the "middle of nowhere?” But in the woods, wrapped around nature, Hanrahan can reflect on what is important in his life. Family, friends and love. On Saturday, Sept. 2...
St. John's Episcopal Church, also know as "the friendly little red church on North Water Street", is the oldest church in Sparta, dating back to 1862. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:30am
In early 1857, the Rev. Benjamin Birmingham held the first Episcopal service in Sparta when he ministered to a gathering in the Union Block Building located on what is now South Water Street. It's been over a century and a half since that service, but Sparta's Episcopal congregation is still going...
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 8:40am
The decrease is not significant, but it's still a decrease. The Tomah School Board approved the tax levy for the 2017-18 school year at its annual meeting Monday night at Tomah High School. The board approved a levy of $13,466,491. Although the levy increased from last year, a 1.5 percent increase...

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