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Tomah resident Lisa McCormick, on right, visits with Tomah Superintendent of Schools Cindy Zahrte after her presentation on Tuesday concerning human trafficking. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:38am
Human trafficking has been a problem in the Wisconsin for years, but a few ladies who have helped create educational materials, established legislation, talk to anyone who will listen and have heard and shared personal experiences on the subject are making a difference. Coming together in Tomah for...
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:32am
With the April 2 nonpartisan election still over five months away, Sparta business woman Kristen Gust is the first candidate to file candidacy papers for Sparta Mayor. Current Mayor Ron Button's term will expire in April and he has indicated he won't make a decision on seeking re-election until...
Owners of Pines Kennel Barb and Mark Mattke (front row) have sold their business of nearly 30 years to, back row from left, Tina Wehrs, Marcie Culver and J.R. Schmidt, of Marcie’s Pet Spa. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:17am
Since November 17, 1989, Pines Boarding Kennel has been in continuous operation. Mark and Barb Mattke have nearly 30 years of service, thousands of customers, several renovations and business expansions under their belt but, sadly, the couple will be stepping aside at the end of October as Marcie...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:35pm
The Bangor School Board held an informational meeting last week regarding the district’s non-recurring operating referendum for 2019-2022. The purpose of the meeting was to share information about the need for the referendum. According to Superintendent Dave Laehn, the 2016-19 referendum will...
Sparta’s Bryce Edwards (33) breaks a tackle attempt by Ashland’s Brennan Corbine (55) in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 football playoff game at Northland College. The Spartans scored three second-quarter touchdowns to break a scoreless tie on their way to a 36-8 victory over the Oredockers. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:45am
You could tell from the minute the Spartans took the field at Northland College in Ashland Friday night - there was something special in the air. No, it wasn’t the brisk breeze coming off Lake Superior – it was the quite confidence of a Sparta High School football team that was looking for the...
Local author, Christine Gowey will celebrate the release of her most recent book, “Five Legged Louie,” by hosting a book signing at Ginny’s Cupboard on Oct. 13. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Local author, Christine Gowey has a whole arsenal of healthy messages packed into a stack full of children’s books that she has written collectively with her daughter Dr. Brandie Gowey, a naturopathic doctor who is also a Sparta High School graduate. Gowey will be presenting her latest release on...
Golden Eagle Roofing owner Reuben Miller, on right, joins roofers Rene Zimmerman (on left) and Ronnie Pitsenbarger as they tackle the backside of the new Evans-Bosshard Park restrooms built by the Sparta Shovelmen and leader Reinhardt Mueller. Herald photos by Tim Evans.
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Reuben Miller says he’s been roofing since he was 17 years old. Now, the rural Cashton native is in the fourth year of owning his own business and will be breaking ground next spring on two acres in Sparta’s east-end Industrial Park area. Miller moved his business to Sparta in mid-summer, settling...
Meredith Cherry and her horse Apollo made a stop in Sparta last Tuesday before continuing on their journey toward Illinois.
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:30am
It’s not unusual for a Mustang to be parked in front of Ginny’s Cupboard on Sparta’s North Water Street, but on Tuesday it was a surprise to see a Peruvian Mustang named Apollo, under a 70-pound pack, standing patiently at the corner of the building while his rider ate lunch. A cluster of...
Posing in front of the new milling machine at Meadowview Middle School are front, from left, representing local businesses David Eitland, Scott Jenkins and Tom Arendt. Pictured, back row, from left, Assistant Principal Bob Sanders, Principal Bill Ott, High School Tech Ed teacher Jason Schmitz, eighth grader Brayden Seeker, eighth grader Connor Macklin, teacher Steve Schauf, Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren and Director of Teaching and Learning Jodi Brueggeman. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:00am
The Ag/Tech Lab at Sparta Meadowview Middle School has a new miniature CNC milling machine sitting among an entire room full of technological advancement bringing Agriculture and Technology Education teacher Steve Schauf’s classroom one step closer to what he calls a real world setting. Schauf says...
Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:03am
Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez, 36, of Cashton was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday after he was found guilty of 1st degree intentional homicide. Quinonez Lopez plead guilty at a plea hearing on Aug. 7 when a pre-sentence investigation was ordered and later filed on Sept. 24. On Jan. 12,...

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