Monday, December 9, 2019


Chris Moretti and Sandy Schlicher at Decals With Distinction have settled into their new location at 219 S. Water Street in downtown Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 9:53am
Decals With Distinction has a new home in downtown Sparta at 219 S. Water Street, just a block from its former location.  Owner Chris Moretti got his start in the industry making decals for Mathews Archery. Moretti owned retail stores in New York and Pennsylvania where he sold Mathews bows. At the...
Pictured, from left, are Riley Geier, Kate Gilbertson, Grace Biever, Elle Erickson and Corin Milne. Contributed photo.
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 9:49am
When a medical emergency took place in the classroom, Sparta Meadowview 8th graders Kate Gilbertson, Grace Biever, Elle Erickson, Rylee Geier, and Corin Milne became concerned and wanted to help. The students quickly realized that they have been trained in how to respond to a school fire or safety...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:36am
A Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave after his arrest in a domestic violence related incident that occurred at a rural Camp Douglas location. On Nov. 26, at approximately 5:37 p.m., the Monroe County 911 Center received a call from a female who provided initial...
rekumani and Kristin Pomykala, community liaisons to the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative Workgroup speak on the Rights of Nature.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:10am
With government seeming to drag its feet on climate change, a group of nearly two dozen Monroe County activists are taking matters into their own hands. Calling themselves POWER (Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources), the group is trying to organize a series of community discussions,...
Firefighters battled a house blaze on Walrath Street in Sparta early Saturday morning. A mother and daughter were rescued but two dogs perished in the blaze. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:07am
A mother and daughter barely escaped a house fire early Saturday morning in Sparta, while one of the paramedics sent to the scene collapsed and had to be taken by helicopter to a La Crosse hospital. The fire began sometime before 5:40 a.m. at the two-story residence located at 302 Walrath St. The...
Nancy Schaitel of Sparta was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wisconsin Montessori Association's annual conference Nov. 2 in Madison. Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:05am
Anyone who’s sent their child to the Sparta Montessori Charter School knows that program is inexorably linked to the name Nancy Shaitel. Schaitel was the impetus behind the creation of that school as well as five other Montessori charter schools in the state. In fact, she’s done so much to advance...
A big crowd took advantage of the Sparta Community Thanksgiving last year at the Sparta American Legion. Volunteers help make the area’s community  dinners a success. Herald file photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:02am
Several area communities will be holding Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday, including Sparta, Bangor, Tomah and Wilton. Sparta's will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sparta American Legion. The menu includes turkey, dressing and potatoes with gravy, yams with brown sugar and butter, corn,...
The Cataract Sportsmen’s Club helped Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District purchase grain bin rescue equipment. Pictured with the equipment, from left, are Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, representing the Cataract Sportsmen’s Club Dan Follendorf and Bob Burke and Assistant Fire Chief Robert Arnold. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Wisconsin is home to more than 60,000 farms so it should come as no surprise that agriculture is the largest industry in Monroe County. Farming comes with its own set of challenges and its own set of dangers. One threat Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District is hoping to extinguish is deaths by...
Members of the Wilton Check Mates include, back row, from left: Mikko Pyykkonen, Sawyer Curtis, Oscar Brown, Thadyn Conner, Frank Randle and Kyle Kreigh. Middle row: Linus Arndt, Hudson Curtis, Sophie Curtis, Kai Pyykkonen, Josephine Brown, Ayawyn Conner and Zaida Carpenter. Front row: Daphne Arndt and Matias Pyykkonen. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:58am
Thadyn Conner, 15, and his 13-year-old sister, Ayawyn, started playing chess when they were little more than toddlers. They were each other’s lone opponents until they joined the Wilton chess club, The Check Mates, about three years ago. Since then, they’ve thrived at the game, and rarely play each...
Three toddlers enjoy the food for the return of the Warrens Community Meals. The first was held in November with the second coming soon Wednesday, Dec. 4. The meals are prepared and served by volunteers. The food is served at the Warrens Lions Building (log cabin). Contributed photo
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:53am
At the outset the Warrens Community Meal was a catalyst for communal fellowship. The event was started by Living Stones Fellowship Church, according to Warrens resident Barb Fink, who was also a longtime volunteer at the meals. Thirty-five people attended the very first meal. But eventually...


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Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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