Saturday, October 31, 2020

Perch Lake

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:02am
By next Monday, Sparta’s Perch Lake should be little more than a river channel. According to Public Works Director Mark Van Wormer, the waterline has been receding since Tuesday when the city began drawing down the lake so workers could begin repairs on the dam next week. He added that it’s...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:43am
Work on a half-million dollar Perch Lake Dam repair project will likely begin after Labor Day. The Sparta City Council approved the low bid on the project last month, awarding the contract to Lunda Construction out of Black River Fall, which submitted a $535,180 bid. Lunda beat out two other bids,...
Steven Ford, operator of Kansas City Barbecue at the Sparta VFW, preps his smoker for grilling his specialty, St. Louis style spareribs, which he is also pictured (next) readying for the flame.  Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:35am
Steven Ford knows how to land on his feet. With around 150 jumps from an airplane while with the 82nd Airborne Division in the early 1980s, he’s had plenty of experience. And that’s the attitude he’s taking with his newest venture, Kansas City Barbecue, the new restaurant at the Sparta VFW on Perch...
Pictured front, from left Wisconsin State Trooper Jake Edwards, Sparta PD Officer Jenna Lee, Sparta PD Officer Chris Welker, MCSO Deputy Ethan Young, Representative Nancy VanderMeer. Back, from left Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Jeramy Foster, Sparta PD Chief Dave Kuderer, Sparta PD Lt. Booker Ferguson, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels and MCSO Chief Deputy Robert Conroy. Contributed photo
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:48am
Representative Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah presented five local law enforcement officers with the First Responder of the Year Award for the 70th Assembly District Thursday. The five officers were nominated for this award by Sparta Police Chief David Kuderer in recognition of their selfless actions...
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:19am
The City of Sparta is currently at a crossroads when it comes to the future of Perch Lake. After bids repairing the dam came in at over $700,000 more than expected, the city started reviewing its options, one of which is removing the structure and turning the lake back into a river bed. The city...

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