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Sparta WI

Alex McAlear, left, and Norah Schanhofer participate in the Writing Books Class during at the Sparta Area School District's Camp Sparta this summer. Contributed photo
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:01am
This summer, a few lucky Spartans received their acceptance letters to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  They visited Diagon Alley to collect their course materials and were sorted into Hogwarts houses, all without ever leaving Sparta.  These 4th-6th grade students were actually...
From left, Lox Leum, Evan Austin, Brynn Gerl and London Leum helped paint and hide 50 "SACS rocks" for a scavenger hunt. Contributed photos
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:55am
As of Monday(July 29), kids around the community can start searching for special, painted rocks that can be exchanged for raffle tickets at the SACS Walk this Friday. A total of 50 roughly golf-ball-sized rocks will be placed in public spaces in Sparta, and will be relatively visible to kids...
Lindsey Preston, left, Gundersen Health System's regional clinic manager, and Alan Eber, director of facility operations, are pictured with the Sparta clinic's solar array, which is mounted on the building's roof. The panels produce 100 kilowatts of electricity. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:32am
Gundersen Health System Sparta Clinic is the vanguard of energy conservation for health care facilities in Wisconsin, if not the entire U.S. That's the assessment of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, whose Director, Maria Vargas, was at the clinic Tuesday to sing Gundersen's...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:26am
Last week's storms, which brought high winds and torrential rainfall, resulted in more damage and flooding to the area. On Thursday a storm swept through Sparta, where a lightning strike started a small fire at 916 Jefferson Ave. shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold...
Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant presented a video describing the needs of the current library and plans for its expansion at this Tuesday's Kiwanis Club luncheon at Jake's Northwoods. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:06am
Last month, when Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant agreed  to give Kiwanians an update on the Library’s Expansion Plan Campaign, she was unaware that she would be leaving SFL to head the La Crosse Public Library in August. Yet, true to form, Grant presented at the Club’s luncheon on...
Pictured, from left, are Lori Asher, Director of the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry;  Bill McClain, President of Sparta Kiwanis Club; Stephanie Rahr, Director of the Monroe County Couleecap Emergency Food Pantry. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:40am
Sparta’s Butterfest celebrates summer with royalty and music, even as some area residents turn to Sparta’s two food pantries for help with grocery bills. Every June, Sparta Kiwanians help stock those pantry shelves by collecting non-perishable goods or cash from spectators who line the Butterfest...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:58am
The City of Sparta is set close two tax incremental districts (TID) worth a combined $42 million in real property value. The two TIDs include the East Side Business Park and the Century Foods International building on Hwy. 16. The TIDs were created as economic incentives to draw business to the...
Tina Osterberg
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:40am
When Monroe County Administrator Tina Osterberg took the mike to address Sparta Kiwanians at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, July 16, she admitted she was a “numbers” person. Osterberg served as Monroe County Finance Director for a decade before her recent appointment to succeed retiring County...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:26am
BikeSparta and the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will host a community bike ride on Sunday, July 28, from 3-5 p.m. in downtown Sparta. Titled “Cyclists and Superheroes” participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. Participants will bike in a one kilometer loop around the...
Dental implant manufacturer Tom Arendt stands in front of his company's new 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. He and partner Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, are consolidating their two businesses, AMS Micromedical and Implant Logistics, in the building. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:58am
Tom Arendt has spent the past four decades incrementally stepping up his presence in the manufacturing industry. Now the Sparta businessman is about to take a quantum leap. Arendt and his partner, Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, have built a 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's new South...

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