Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sparta WI

District 11 Chief of Staff Willie Stokes presents the “Still Serving Streamer” to Post 2112 Honor Guard Commander Brent Gilbertson. Contributed photo.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:37am
District 11 Chief of Staff Willie Stokes recently attended the Sparta VFW Post 2112’s meeting to share recognition of the Post on behalf of the Department of Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 2112 was awarded a Still Serving streamer for its VFW Flag for its efforts in continuing to be of...
Firefighters battle a blaze on Milwaukee Street Friday night that destroyed one suite. Firefighters were on the scene for six hours. Herald photos by Greg Evans
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 11:27am
Officials believe a spark from a battery caused a fire at a Milwaukee Street building in Sparta Friday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Mike Arnold, firefighters were dispatched to 112 Milwaukee Street at 6:43 p.m. on Friday. They arrived on the scene within three minutes to find one...
Huts from Sparta’s Kriskindlmarkt have been transported to Sparta Memorial Park where they will be used for Sparta Quest Winter Fest, which is scheduled to take place Jan. 29-30. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 11:20am
While cleaning at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce office, Executive Director Heidi Prestwood came across little gold medallions that read Sparta Quest Winter Fest with a dog sled team on the front of them. She brought the medallions to the tourism council inquiring if any of the current members...
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 11:16am
There was a time when the fate of High Point Charter School wasn’t so clear after Sparta Area School District Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren expressed her concerns that the school was non-compliant in its contract with the district.  Back in March 2020, the SASD developed a memorandum of...
The SASD will begin bringing students back to district buildings next week under its new in-building learning plan, which was approved by the school board on December 22.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:43am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) is currently on track to start school in Orange on Tuesday, January 19, as Monday is already scheduled as a non-school day on the district calendar. While the district is in orange, students in PreK at Southside Early Learning Center will attend their lessons...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:31am
In a 7-1 vote Wednesday, the Sparta City Council approved an ordinance allowing All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and their multi-passenger counterparts, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), to operate on city streets. The Sparta Public Safety Committee brought the ordinance before the council. It outlines...
Workers finished the roof and windows on the new Morrow Home assisted living facility last week. While the project is a little behind schedule, contractors have taken advantage of the recent good weather to catch up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:34am
The $12 million expansion and modernization project at the Morrow Home Community in Sparta is a little behind schedule but “it’s progressing nicely.” That’s according to Morrow Home CEO Dan Meyer, who added the assisted living facility should be ready for occupancy by late summer or early fall. The...
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:31am
Sparta aldermen will vote on a new ATV/UTV ordinance when they meet this coming Wednesday. The Sparta Public Safety Committee last week shored up a few loose ends before approving the ordinance that outlines rules and regulations for the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain...
The Meraki Cafe & Curio Shoppe is now open in downtown Sparta offering a variety of selections for breakfast and lunch. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:25am
Tammy Haldeman always says that she literally grew up in customer service. Her parents ran a gas station for years where they had living quarters in the back. With those skills instilled in her, she always thought it would be neat to one day run a cafe of her own and now she does. Meraki Cafe...
From left, Larsi Bendriss, Kriskindlmarkt volunteer; Trish Schecterle, FOSFL President; Michelle Tryggestad, Sparta Free Library Director. Contributed photo
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:18am
Kriskindlmarkt volunteer Larsi Bendriss presented a check for close to $1,500 to Trish Schecterle, president of the Friends of Sparta Free Library, on Thursday, Jan. 7. Bendriss said the amount was a portion of the profit from the sale of Roasted Nuts at the 2020 Kriskindlmarkt, with additional...


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