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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:49am
Sparta was awash in blue Monday, April 17 as hundreds of law enforcement personnel from around the country converged on the city to pay their respects to a 34-year old Wisconsin State Trooper from Tomah killed in a car crash last week. More than 1,400 officers from at least a dozen different states...
A public hearing on a proposal to fill wetland on a cranberry marsh bordering Monroe and Jackson counties drew an audience. IKatie Groves, Sparta, was one of many who testified. But Groves defied the request of hearing officials who asked people to be seated during their testimony.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:44am
Three staff from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were at Recreation Park Tuesday to hear public testimony to fill wetlands for a proposed sand mine that borders Monroe and Jackson counties They heard plenty. Approximately 60 people attended the hearing and there was a steady line of...
Officer Brian James and K9 Kaiser & Officer Corey Johnson and K9 Kaiser. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:20am
Police dogs Larz and Kaiser may be relatively new to the Sparta Police Departmtent, but they’re both doing their fair share of keeping drugs off the streets. However, twice the man (or rather, canine) power comes with twice the cost. This summer, the Sparta Police Department is hosting its first...
The Schauf family: Cooper (10), Darren, Sara and Tanner (11).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:12pm
Though they’ve only been at it for two weeks, the Schauf family is already making progress in Sparta Area Cancer Support’s ‘flocking’ fundraiser. After a five-year journey with cancer, Darren Schauf, his wife Sara and their two sons are giving back to the organization that helped them through years...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:25pm
In the southern part of the county, one Easter tradition has been going on for so long, even its organizers aren’t exactly sure when it started. “At the very least, it’s been 40 years,” said Wilton’s American Legion Auxiliary president Joan Brieske. “Actually, I was one of the first Easter bunnies...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:23pm
 It wouldn’t be summertime in Sparta without the Wednesday night concert series in Evans-Bosshard Park. Beginning May 31, each week will bring a different local artist or band for the community to enjoy at no charge. “It’s all part of that community gathering feeling,” said Sparta Area Chamber of...
Oakley Moser is die hard about teaching physics and equally die hard about pro teams in the Steel City, as is evidenced by his desk and classroom.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:37am
Oakley Moser and Larry Scheckel have a great deal in common. Scheckel was a longtime science teacher at Tomah High School who retired after nearly 40 years of service. Moser, a 2007 THS alumni, has 30 plus years to achieve that career milestone. He taught at Mauston High School two years after...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:26am
Sparta students who are picked up and dropped off at locations other than their home or one of the three licensed daycare facilities in town could soon be limited as to where the school bus will drop them off. At its monthly meeting Tuesday night, the Sparta school district’s Finance and Facilities...
Anna Fleming
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:25am
It takes a special type of person to create a learning experience that keeps children excited to come to school. One teacher at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Sparta has made it her life’s work. Anna Fleming has been teaching for the last 41 years. She’s been at St. Pat’s for 11. “I love it,” she...
Sparta High School international students Mariann Westgaard (Norway), Lea Germund (Germany) and Asya Zaffiro (Italy) spoke to Kiwanis members about their experiences so far in the United States. Photo by Vicki Horstman.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:23am
Traveling abroad is no easy task, but four young women have taken it upon themselves to not only journey the thousands of miles to Wisconsin, but also to surround themselves with a new culture, community, family, school and language for nine months. Mariann Westgaard of Norway, Lea Germund of...


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