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Sparta WI

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30am
The Morrow Home Community in Sparta will begin expanding its footprint on South Water Street this spring when it breaks ground on a $12 million project that will expand and modernize the facility. The Sparta Planning Commission last Monday approved the site plan for the nursing home’s project that...
Roger L. Endres
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:26am
A Sparta man was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 20 years extended supervision after being found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court on two counts of incest with a child; a class BC felony. In May of 2018, Roger L. Endres, 62, was charged with two counts repeated sexual assault of same child...
Meadowview Intermediate fifth grade teacher Loretta Ferguson (left) was named the VFW Citizenship Education Elementary Teacher of the Year for the State of Wisconsin, she is pictured with VFW Post 2112 Commander Tracy M.L. Woodman. Contributed photo.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:24am
Teachers who promote and exemplify civic responsibility, flag etiquette, patriotism and/or citizenship skills related to being a good American are prime candidates for the VFW Teacher of the Year award. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) feels that the nation’s youth deserve to learn about their...
Firefighters battled frigid temperatures Wednesday morning as they put out a porch fire on Kent Street in Sparta. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:20am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported fire on a porch at 808 Kent Street in the City of Sparta at 5:34 a.m. Wednesday. When Chief Mike Arnold arrived on the scene the front porch had visible fire and moderate smoke on the first floor. The occupants of the home were alerted by...
Kevin Schmitz, SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Lily Schmitz, SHS Instrumental Music Teacher Tarrie Thompson, Anje Schmitz, Marie Grewal and Kiwanian Jordan Wagner. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:17am
In her long-sleeved black sheath, Sparta High School Kiwanis Student of the Month Lily Schmitz looks more like a corporate executive than a sprinter and a scholar. In fact, Schmitz is both, and more—a singer, percussionist, language translator and a high-end academic achiever. SHS Instrumental...
Members of the West Central Model Railroad Club, from left, Jay Dennison, Bob Smith and Mike Jamesson look on as a model train passes in front of them along the club’s extensive model railroad. One model train (bottom left) emerges from a tunnel along a cliffside while another train (bottom right) travels across a trestle bridge, where a fisherman and a group of swimmers enjoy the cool water below. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 9:29am
Upon entering the West Central Model Railroad Club, visitors can expect to feel as though their stepping onto the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as the club’s six scale-miles of mainline look not unlike the Neighborhood of Make Believe where Fred Rogers’ trolley travels through the model...
Kaylynn Friend
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:31am
Families in the Sparta Area School District have a new friendly face to turn to for support when navigating mental health services in the community.  Kaylynn Friend joined the district in late 2019 as the Mental Health Navigator, a newly created position made possible by a grant from the Wisconsin...
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:59am
One man is dead and five injured after a near head-on collision Saturday, Feb. 8 on Hwy 16 near Hazel Avenue in the Town of Adrian.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, at about 7:45 p.m. two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, collided on Hwy. 16 near Hazel Avenue. The driver...
Jazmine Hernandez (center) is pictured with her family including Shawntel Zarate, Mario Zarate and Gabriel Zarate showing off her artwork and first place certificate. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:22am
Lions and Lioness Clubs around the world have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools for many years. The International Peace Poster Contest allows children the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Miss Jazmine Hernandez, a seventh...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:06am
New residential building within Sparta city limits has been floundering over the past few years due to a lack of available lots, but there is some relief on the way. A La Crosse development firm is planning a new subdivision on the city’s west side. Logistics Development Group (LDG) has purchased a...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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