Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sparta WI

A firefighter examines damage to a trailer that caught on fire Wednesday morning on Hwy. 27 north of Sparta. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported trailer fire on State Highway 27 near Dallas Avenue seven miles north of Sparta at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived the trailer was on fire and the truck pulling the trailer had been disconnected. Crews...
Cyber Security Consultant John Rademan speaks at the weekly Kiwanis Club luncheon at Jake's Northwoods in Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:45am
Cyber Security Consultant John Rademan told Sparta Kiwanians at their Tuesday noon luncheon meeting April 9 that while his twenty-year professional career has focused on security in the public utility sector he is also a Board Game Nerd and owner of an enviable collection. Rademan said his day job...
A lightning strike at this rural Sparta home ignited several fires throughout the house. Contributed photos
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:22am
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was dispatched to 4402 Highway 16 at shortly after 2 a.m. When Arnold arrived on scene the homeowners, Byron and Charlotte Schmitz, were...
During both Space Camps, cadets will get to build and launch rockets. Contributed photos.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:25am
Once again, staff at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum in Sparta are gearing up for this summer’s 4th annual Deke Slayton Space Camp. Space Camp, which is for kids from fifth to eighth grade, will start on July 29 and wrap up on August 2 with a total of 20 spots available. During...
Monroe County delegates to the recent Third District Republican Caucus in La Crosse. From left are John Christy of rural Cataract, Doug Rogalla of rural Kendall, Matthew Hoffland of Sparta, Dave Steinert of Tomah, and Rep. Nancy VanderMeer of rural Tomah. Contributed photo
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:22am
More than 120 party members gathered in La Crosse for the 3rd District Republican Party caucus on Saturday. The annual event is an opportunity for key leaders and activists to gather and receive reports, hear elected officials and party leaders, debate resolutions and celebrate achievements. Two...
Brock Craig of Cataract stops to chat with Nick Barnett during an autograph session Wednesday at Jake's Northwoods. Seated next to Barnett, from left, are Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris, and Scott Wells. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Area fans got a chance to rub elbows with some Titletown veterans Wednesday when the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour rolled into Sparta. President and CEO Mark Murphy was accompanied by retired players Scott Wells, Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman and Bernardo Harris. The group...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:41am
Stacey Hoffman of Bangor is the new operator of the concession stand at Memorial Park. The Sparta Park Board awarded her the contract Tuesday night after opening the two sealed bids it received. Hoffman submitted a bid for $5,000, $1,000 more than Mike Krueger of Sparta, owner and operator of Mr....
Leonard C. Logan
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:31am
On April 2, Leonard C. Logan, 22, and Briah Y. Small, 21, were both arrested for disorderly conduct, bail jumping and manufacturing THC after a marijuana grow operation was discovered inside their apartment. According to the complaint, at approximately 10:30 a.m., law enforcement responded to a...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:27am
At two previous meetings, the Town of Sparta upheld its decision to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school, which is scheduled to begin construction this spring. The township owns property along Hwy. 27 north of West Division Street, which...
Amanda M. Arnold.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:01am
A Sparta woman has been charged with theft after the Country Inn & Suites in Sparta reported an employee, identified as Amanda M. Arnold, 32 had stolen thousands of Radisson Rewards points and cashed those points in for gift cards. According to the complaint, on January 18, the hotel owner...

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