Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Getting a chance to have some family time on the campaign trail for Wisconsin Gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher poses with her dad Jack Welcher and stepmother Lori, from Sparta. Herald photo by Tim Evans.
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:32am
“I never thought I’d be a politician.” Christine Welcher may not be a politician, but the Bangor native has a responsibility and position that may be the next best thing to it — serving as campaign manager for Mike McCabe’s campaign for governor of Wisconsin. At 40, Welcher has seen a whirlwind of...
Mike McCabe
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:31am
Mike McCabe is no stranger to politics but until September of this year he's never been a politician. In the past, McCabe has been a watchdog of government, heading up the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, whose primary objective was to track the influence of big money in politics. He also created the...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:08am
In the afternoon on Wed., Nov. 15, in the Town of Little Falls, Mark and Sheri Hartman along with their daughter Krystine, lost nearly everything they owned in a house fire, including their beloved family pets. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold when the Sparta Area Fire District Department...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:59am
While Sparta's levy rose for 2018, its tax rate fell due to new construction in the city. The Sparta City Council Wednesday adopted its 2018 budget that included a 3.53% levy increase. At just under $3.6 million, the levy went up $122,960, well short of the state imposed levy limit, which would...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:54am
A couple of faces familiar to those who frequent  The Greens and River Run Golf Course will be running the place as of Jan. 1. Brothers Dayne and Garret Geier won the bid to become The Greens' new concessionaires. The Sparta Park Board voted unanimously to accept the Geiers' bid over that of Josh...
Rick Radcliffe
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:11pm
Tomah attorney Richard Radcliffe has been picked to replace retired Monroe County Circuit Court Judge J David Rice. Gov. Scott Walker made the announcement last Friday, saying, “Rick is a distinguished attorney who brings valuable civil and business law experience in addition to over 25 years of...
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:08pm
Sparta Mayor Ron Button believes he and city aldermen are taking some heat over a misperception of their stance on Monroe County's nursing home project. Button talked to the Herald Wednesday, saying there's been a rumor circulating that he wouldn't mind if the nursing home left the Sparta area. "...
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:05pm
With county agencies throughout the state reeling from both social and economic costs associated with the nation's opioid crisis, the Monroe County Board voted last week to join a class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs. Supervisor Mary Von Ruden, who...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:12am
    After discovering a glitch that resulted in nearly one-third of Sparta School District households not receiving a survey, the deadline to complete the community survey regarding the school district’s facility needs has been extended to December 11. According to Sparta School Superintendent Dr....
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:27am
A 30-year-old Sparta man was killed Friday, Nov. 24 in a one-car accident on Hwy. 71 east of Wilton. Joshua J. Wesoloski was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Medical Examiner Bob Smith. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, a caller reported the crash at 6:44 p.m. near...


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