Thursday, June 27, 2019


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:39am
The aftermath of the 2018 floods continues to affect the lives of many in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon counties. As summer approaches, survivors would like their lives to return to normalcy. As an area who has seen repeated weather events, it is important to note that recovery happens in...
Monsignor Richard Gilles, center, celebrates mass Sunday, June 2 for the Silver Jubilee of  his Ordination held at St. Mary's Church in Tomah. Herald photo by Larry Scheckel
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:36am
The Silver Jubilee of the Ordination of Monsignor Richard Gilles was celebrated on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Queen of the Apostles Parish (St. Mary’s Church) in Tomah. The 3 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving was concelebrated by 20 of his fellow priests. The Processional Hymn Hail the Day That Sees Him...
David W. Worth
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:29am
On May 23, David W. Worth, Jr., 43, of Sparta was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine and 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. In May 2017, local law enforcement was asked to assist in investigating the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Sauk County. The victim reported ongoing...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:27am
The Sparta Area Fire District Department was dispatched to a reported accident Wednesday morning, June 3 at 6:20 a.m. in the roundabout on Hwy. 27 and River Road. The vehicle struck some street signs and a fire hydrant. The driver, Dorothy Hicks of West Salem, was believed to have had some medical...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:24am
The Fort McCoy Army Mud Assault Run is scheduled for June 8 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The Fort McCoy Mud Assault race is 3 miles in length and features more than 25 obstacles and mud pits. The Mud Assault is challenging for both amateurs and skilled athletes. Heats begin at 11 a.m. A 1 mile...
Butterfest week kicked off Saturday night when 2019 Miss Sparta Hannah Pieper was crowned by 2018 Miss Sparta Emily Phillips. There will be a Miss Wisconsin send off party for Miss Sparta at 12 p.m. Saturday in the Fest Tent. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:17am
The 35th Annual Sparta Butterfest festivities will begin on Thursday when the A&P Carnival opens at 5 p.m. followed by the Corporate Sponsors Reception in the Fest Tent at 5:30 p.m. Fest Tent entertainment will start on Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a performance from Larry and the Drifters....
This year’s SACS honorees are pictured, from left, Carol Leis, Stefhanie Greenwell, John Greenwell, Jacky Dickman and Richard “Dick” Yanke. They will make their debut appearance at the Butterfest Parade on Sunday. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:13am
The 2019 Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Honorees Jacky Dickman, John and Stefhanie Greenwell, Carol Leis and Richard “Dick” Yanke will make their debut appearance together this weekend at the 35th Annual Sparta Butterfest Parade. The honorees will not only represent themselves and each other but...
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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:11am
An early-morning car crash resulted in life-threatening injuries to one person early Monday morning. Sparta Area Fire Protection District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was called to the scene of the accident on Highway 71 near Janus Avenue at 4:45 a.m. Initial reports indicated that a car...
It was a family affair at a May 23 groundbreaking ceremony for the future Martin's Bulk Milk Service warehouse going up in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. Pictured are Al and Ruth Martin, along with their five children. From left: Al Martin, Jim Martin, Tina Byrne, Andy Martin, Ruth Martin, Dan Martin and Dave Martin. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:07am
The whole Martin clan was on hand Thursday, May 23 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their future 100,000 square-foot warehouse in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. When completed, the new facility, which sits on 7.2 acres, will store both cold and dry dairy products for Martin's Bulk...
Izabela Garcia coordinated the effort to get dictionaries into the hands of third and fourth grade students in the Tomah school district. Contributed photos.
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:03am
Izabela Garcia was on a book tour earlier last month. Garcia, a fourth grade student at LaGrange Elementary School, was not signing a book she authored. Garcia was delivering a book every elementary student should possess, a dictionary. Her parents are Breanna and Antonio Garcia. The dictionaries...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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