Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Dr. John ‘Skip’ Frazee, DDS (far left) invited Senator Jennifer Shilling to speak to the Sparta Kiwanis Club Tuesday afternoon led by president Mike Bernath. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:18am
State Senator Jennifer Shilling attended the Sparta Kiwanis Club luncheon this week, where she spoke to members about a few of the things she is striving to accomplish in the State of Wisconsin. “As I looked at the tremendous amount of work and good that you do in your community, I thank you so...
This shed on property off Hwy 173 near Valley Junction was completely destroyed Tuesday after a grass fore spread to the building. Herald photo by Kyle Evans.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:14am
 No injuries were reported in a rural Monroe County fire off State Highway 173 Tuesday afternoon. Oakdale Area Fire Association Chief Bob Gnewikow said crews were paged to a residence at 2:14 p.m. for a grass fire that caused a shed on the property to catch fire. The fire was spotted by a Wisconsin...
Mike McGowan of Black River Falls is paralyzed from his mid-rib cage down but that doesn't keep him from enjoying his favorite pastime, horseback riding. He'll be at Theisen's in Sparta May 5 giving a demonstration at the "All About the Horse" event. There also will be calf roping. Those attending the free event also will have a chance to try their hand at roping and can take a wagon ride. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:12am
For a guy who loves horses so much, Mike McGowan is as stubborn as a mule, an Irish mule at that. The 65-year old Black River Falls man has been around horses all his life. "I've been riding as long as I can remember," McGowan said. When he was a wee lad living in Illinois, his uncle dropped off...
Melissa Duoss demonstrates one of the walkers she used during recovery from a car accident.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:24am
If Melissa Duoss' intent was shock factor, it appeared to work. Duoss was one of the speakers for multiple sessions for the Monroe County Teen Wellness Day. Discussing details of the accident that shattered a right ankle, Duoss shared multiple photos of a mangled car, her severely damaged ankle and...
Metti Spies spoke during the Monroe County Teen Wellness Day. Spiess is standing in front of a PowerPoint photo of her and her two older brothers, both who committed suicide.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:21am
 Two speakers. Two PowerPoint presentations. One goal for the first Monroe County Teen Wellness Day at Tomah's Recreation Park Thursday, April 19. Instill teen wellness awareness for an audience that consisted primarily of high school sophomores, approximately 230 students from Brookwood, Sparta,...
St. Thomas undergraduate students Jackie Page (left) and Meghan Sharkus (right) stand with Richard Schulze on April 14 at e-Fest after being named grand champion for their business, ExpressionMed. Contributed photo.
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:16am
Jackie Page is only a college sophomore attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, but she's already building an impressive resume. A 2016 Sparta High School graduate and standout student, she isn't wasting time in racking up impressive accomplishments. Her latest was being part of a two-...
Laurie Giraud’s five-year-old purebred Lippitt mare, Rum Chata has a sweet disposition and is very loyal to her human. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:39am
Since 2015, the Lippitt Morgan horse breed has been listed as an endangered species. In the United States and Canada combined, there are currently only a little over 1,000 of these horses still in existence, some of which are beyond reproductive years. Laurie Giraud, owner of Giraud’s Just-N-...
New County Board Chairman Pete Peterson, right, and Vice Chairman Jim Schroeder assumed their positions on the dais Tuesday after being elected in a secret ballot. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:31am
In a factious atmosphere brought on by discord over a county nursing home site, leadership on the Monroe County Board has shifted. At its organizational meeting Tuesday, the board rejected its previous chairman, Cedric Schnitzler, and vice chairman, Wallace Habhegger, in favor of Pete Peterson of...
From left, Sparta High School seniors Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark pose with a "Pinned Out" lock they developed to keep shooters out of classrooms.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:38am
While the national debate on how to stop school shootings has produced few results, a trio of Sparta High School seniors has taken matters into their own hands. Colter Sagler, Morgan Appel and Ethan Clark developed a "Pinned Out" device that acts as a secondary lock for classroom doors in case of...
After over 34 years, Paul Fluekiger is now finishing his final week as a carrier with the United States Postal Service. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:28am
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds…” except maybe retirement. After 37 years of federal service, Paul Fluekiger, of Sparta, is retiring from his position at the United States Postal Service. Fluekiger served...


Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


Comment Here