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Sparta WI

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:34am
Several area school districts are working hard to figure out what school will look like come fall. According to Sparta Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, the best guidance districts currently have is the Coulee Region COVID Compass.  “We have four possible status levels, severe, high, moderate and...
Lola Morrison, 106, of Sparta was recently commended by the Wisconsin Legislature for her decades of service to the U.S. Army Exchange Service. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:08am
On behalf of the Wisconsin Legislature, Rep. Nancy VanderMeer, recently commended Lola Morrison for her decades of service to the U. S Army Exchange Service and thanked her for her shining example to the Sparta community and the state of Wisconsin. Morrison was born on July 20, 1913 in Viroqua to...
Anthony D. Koopman
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:27am
The Sparta Police Department recently identified the man involved in a shooting on June 11 as 61-year-old Sparta native Anthony D. Koopman. According to police, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court Streets in Sparta.  When officers arrived on the scene they...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heidi Prestwood has officially stepped into her role. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:23am
Heidi Prestwood, the new executive director at the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is settling into her new role nicely. Prestwood began in late May, replacing John Hendricks who had been with the Chamber since June 2017.  At first, Prestwood had concerns about coming into the position due to the...
From left are  Jennifer Simunich, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta;  Tyler Duerwachter, 1st CCU Sparta Branch manager;  and Jon Cook, 1st CCU marketing supervisor. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:07am
1st Community Credit Union, in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, recently awarded a $20,000 grant, which was split between the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sparta, West Salem, and Tomah.   The Sparta Boys & Girls Club received $7,000 and the Tomah and West Salem Clubs each...
Operations at the US Silica facility in Sparta temporarily remain idle due to the current downturn in the energy market. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:41am
Due to the recent, unprecedented downturn in the energy market and the global COVID-19 pandemic, US Silica Company has taken the difficult, but necessary actions to temporarily idle multiple operations, including the Sparta facility.   In late March, the company reduced annualized selling, general...
Members of the Sparta Rotary Club unveil the WWII Memorial in Blyton Park Saturday. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:50am
It took a little longer than planned, but last Saturday, members of the Sparta Rotary Club finally saw its vision of a WWII Memorial in Blyton Park come to fruition. The monument, consisting of three marble stones with 598 names of Sparta area WWII veterans permanently etched into their surface,...
Zach Olson-Jones (left) and Cameron Gluch recently achieved the Arrow of Light Award. Not pictured was Thomas Heilman. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:44am
Three members of Cub Scout Pack 67 recently achieved the Arrow of Light Award, which is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. Cameron Gluch, Thomas Heilman and Zach Olson-Jones were recognized for their achievements on June 16 during a ceremony at Evans Bosshard Park in Sparta.   The Arrow of Light...
Pictured are workers getting ready to install the monument last week. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:02am
The WWll monument dedication in Blyton Veterans Memorial Park in Sparta is slated for Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. The event culminates the Sparta Rotary Clubs year-long project, which will be celebrated with a short program and unveiling of the monument. The event will be held rain or shine. The...
Emergency responders tend to Peter “Perry” Kohlman of Sparta last Saturday after he crashed his motorcycle on Hwy. 88 in Buffalo County. Photo courtesy of Buffalo County Sheriff’s Dept.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:13am
A 56-year-old Sparta man sustained serious injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday, June 13, in Buffalo County. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m., when Peter “Perry” Kohlman was traveling northbound on a 2000 Harley...


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