Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:36am
Kenny and Katelyn Helgerson had a goal since November of 2015.
To purchase an established Tomah business. That goal was met earlier this month when the Helgersons became owners of the Lark Inn, a longtime Tomah fixture, minus gas pumps that were removed earlier this year.
Terry and Sharon Larkin...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:32am
In the acclaimed 1989 baseball movie Field of Dreams the voice in the cornfield told Kevin Costner, "if you build it he will come."
Well Rob Moon does not grow corn. Moon understands cranberry production and he offers his own version of that famous quote from a mysterious voice in an Iowa corn...
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
The Sparta City Council voted unanimously to purchase a 180-acre parcel on Sparta’s south side for its new business park.
In closed session, alderman agreed to pay $13,000 an acre, which comes to $2.34 million for the entire site located on the east side of Highway 27, south of Interstate 90.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:57pm
Dave Schreier has no doubt Chris Schreier could pull it off.
Father and son devoted a combined 30 years pulling off at locations around the country. Dave, 77, and Chris, 56, at one time were part of pulling team Green Power Special on the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) circuit. Dave...
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:54pm
The saying everything old is new again could apply to the Neighborhood Family Clinic in Sparta. The new medical care facility located on the corner of South Water and Oak streets dispenses modern medical care but its business model is more like Grandpa’s era.
Low overhead and the absence of...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:33am
Citing voter congestion and inadequate parking, the Sparta City Council Wednesday voted unanimously to relocate the city’s polling station from City Hall to the Sparta Community Center.
“Even if you’re not voting, it’s almost impossible to do other things here; finding a place to park, pay your...
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:44am
The Sparta Park Board will be installing Little Free Libraries in some of the city parks. The program promotes reading by placing mailbox-like structures filled with free books in easily-accessible areas, and encourages anyone and everyone to “take a book or leave a book.”
“This is an incredibly...
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:37am
The park board is making progress in its effort to replace the irrigation system at Sparta’s River Run golf course.
Director of Parks and Recreation Brad Gilbertson has been negotiating a contract with T.J. Emmerich Associates, Inc, an irrigation consultation firm in Hartland, WI. The firm, which...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:11am
Vicki Horstman, a 2011 Sparta High School graduate, is the newest member of the Monroe County Herald staff.
She will be a general assignment reporter, taking the place of Renae Caldwell, who is leaving to pursue a career in human services.
Horstman earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UW-...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:10am
The men in custody for the murder of 27-year old Adam Garcia May 17 in Sparta appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court Wednesday via video teleconference for an initial appearance.
According to the criminal complaint, which was filed June 8, the motive was drug related.
Turner Wood, 22, New...