Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sparta WI

Alli Karrels, director of Sparta's Deke Slayton Museum for the last eight years, is leaving for a new position in Greenbush, WI. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:42am
Alli Karrels has definitely left her mark on Sparta in both her roles -- as director of the Deke Slayton museum, and as a seven-year member of the city council. The Port Washington native said her first impression of the community when she moved here eight years ago was "it feels like home." That's...
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:32am
Demand for northern white frack sand, the gold standard of sand for the oil and natural gas extraction industry, is expected to remain flat for near future. But that doesn't have Troy Anderson, plant manager at Sparta's U.S. Silica sand mine, worried. "While reduction in growth is likely due to the...
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:26am
A Minnesota woman sustained life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash east of Sparta Sunday afternoon. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Highway 16 at the Interstate 90 on-ramp. Authorities said a 2019 Nissan Armada driven...
Students at Innovations STEM Academy get to participate in a wide array of fun yet educational activities such as launching hot air balloons. Grants similar to the $10,000 WRCCS Mentor Program grant help further education in charter schools like STEM. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:24am
The Sparta Area School District Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee recently recommended the full board approve the participation of Innovations STEM Academy staff and governing board in the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) Mentor Program. The WRCCS...
Visitors of all ages at the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum enjoy the “Monroe County A to Z” exhibit, winner of  the 2019 American Association for State and Local History Award of Excellence. Contributed photo
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:08am
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently named the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum in Sparta as the recipient of an Award of Excellence for the “Monroe County A to Z” exhibit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 74th year, is the most...
Tori Hanson
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:25am
There's a new face at the Monroe County Land Conservation Department. Tori Hanson, a 2017 Sparta High School graduate, landed an internship with the department and will be working alongside its technicians throughout the summer. Hanson is a junior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:10am
A Sparta man has been charged with child abuse to intentionally cause harm, battery and disorderly conduct after the Sparta High School resource officer was notified of an abusive incident that had occurred on June 9. The victim alleged that Logan S. Radek, 18, of Sparta had pushed her several...
Pictured, from left, are Bill McClain, Kiwanis Club President; Kirby Mohr; Student of the Year Ryan Mohr; Lynn Mohr; SHS Teacher and National Honor Society Advisor Julie Ender.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:07am
Sparta High School graduate Ryan Mohr was no stranger to Sparta Kiwanians when the Club met Tuesday noon, June 18, at Jake’s Northwoods to honor the SHS Kiwanis Student of the Year. Mohr, his parents Lynn and Kirby Mohr, and his nominating SHS English Teacher Julie Enders had been Kiwanis guests in...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:05am
What does macaroni and cheese, baked beans and peanut butter have in common? They were all donated to the Sparta Area School District recently, largely with the help of the facility services team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta. The team loaded up a cart full of various food items to be...
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:42am
The Sparta Public Works Board suffered a little sticker shock last Wednesday after opening bids for the long-anticipated Perch Lake dam project. Bids for work on the dam, which originally was slated to begin next month, came in well above what engineers projected, forcing city officials to rethink...

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