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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:10am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Cracker Barrel Legislative Breakfast at 7 a.m., Monday, July, 29 at the Sparta Family Restaurant located at 741 Avon Rd., Sparta. This is an opportunity for constituents to hear about area legislators' plans and priorities and to ask questions...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:09am
A batch of deadly, laced heroin originating from La Crosse is suspected in two overdose deaths in Juneau County. Authorities reported that a 26-year-man was discovered dead at a home in Necedah on July 3, just two hours before a 44-year-old man was found dead in a New Lisbon residence. Police are...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:05am
District 7 Décor & Design, located at 113 East Oak Street in downtown Sparta, recently opened its doors July 6 offering interior design services and home décor. Owner Jen Wangen has been designing for the last 20 years. Wangen says she has been successful by word-of-mouth getting new clients...
The fire at the blacksmith tent was small, but it was still hot beneath the open air tent. One of the craftsman is practicing his trade. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Matthias of Rolling Oaks, a.k.a Papa Moose, a.k.a Matt Schwall hopes Warrior & Warlords has found a home. At least for three years. Schwall, who lives outside Tomah, was one of the event stewards. Warriors & Warlords ran from July 11-14 at Recreation Park. The event portrays how people...
The Vernon County Normal School, Viroqua, in 1920, shortly after opening to students.
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:54am
The Vernon County Historical Society is celebrating the 100th birthday of its museum building.  The former Vernon County Normal School building was completed and first opened to students in 1919.  You are invited to attend a 100th birthday party at the museum on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 4 p.m...
Michael Schultze of Boy Scout Troop 67 in Sparta recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Contributed photo
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:51am
Michael Schultze was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by Boy Scout Troop 67 chartered to Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta on Saturday, June 15.  Michael is the son of Brook and Brenda Schultze. Michael joined Cub Scouts as a Tiger Scout in Fort Stewart, GA.  His father, Brook, is an officer...
Marcus W. Anderson
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:45am
Marcus W. Anderson, 34, of Tomah had his initial appearance in Monroe County Circuit Court before Judge Todd Ziegler Tuesday afternoon when he was charged with first-degree intentional homicide following the death of 3-year-old Kyson Rice in May. According to the complaint, officers were dispatched...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:43am
A 70-year old Monroe County man sustained life threatening injuries in a farm accident Monday on Cty. Hwy. A in the Town of Ridgeville. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Gary Waege, whose address is Heritage Avenue, became ensnared in a piece of farm equipment, reportedly a...
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust welcomed Sparta's new sanitation superintendent, Dale Passehl, onboard at Wednesday's Public Works Board meeting. Passehl's first day on the job is next Wednesday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:40am
It wasn't unanimous, but the Sparta Board of Public Works Wednesday agreed to let barbershop owner Curt Wells have a handicap space in front of his business at 116 E. Franklin St. Wells went before board with the request last month, where the issue was tabled. On Wednesday, Public Works Director...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:37am
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee had a discussion regarding Sparta High School’s closed campus policy. Several parents, including Brad Treu, were at the meeting to voice their concerns about their high-...


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