Friday, October 18, 2019

Sparta WI

For their yearly SACS fundraiser, students, staff and parents at Maplewood Elementary had check and coin collections along with walking the track at Memorial Field. Staff also donated money in memory of Darren Schauf. Accepting the donation of over $1,000 is co-president Gary Peterson and his granddaughter Claire along with Darren's family members, Sara, Cooper, and Tanner Schauf. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:44am
Sparta Area Cancer Support, Inc. (SACS) will once again be hosting its annual Walk/Rally at Sparta Memorial Field Track on Friday, August 2 from 4 p.m. until midnight SACS was established by a group of community members in 2000 to tackle the overwhelming burden associated with cancer in the Sparta...
The moon rock is on display at the Deke Slayton Memorial Museum as part of the Ambassador of Exploration Award, honoring Deke Slayton and the entire space exploration legacy. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:32am
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle” was the first crewed vehicle to land on the surface of the Moon; making American history as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever on the Moon. Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon when he spoke those...
Al Brueggen leads the Zor Midgets, a Shriners precision mini-car team from Sparta, in a parade in Wisconsin Rapids. Contributed photos.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:27am
Al Brueggen of Sparta is usually easily recognizable. He's  a bit of a public figure as owner of Shine Brite Cleans and the Foxhole Pub, which he operates with his wife Penny. But on weekends, when he dons a pair of sunglasses and a red fez, while seated behind the wheel of a modified go-cart as...
Dwite J. Shaver
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:12am
At 5:48 p.m. on July 10, officers responded to check the welfare of a subject reported to be laying down in the playground area at a school in Sparta. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found Dwite J. Shaver, 54, of Sparta sitting on the ground leaning against playground equipment.  On the ground...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:20am
Two straight years of unusually wet conditions have led to flooding in areas of Sparta that have previously never had problems. The subject was raised at the Sparta Board of Public Works last Wednesday when Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning was asked how the Icecap Road Subdivision behind Theisen'...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:18am
Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser addressed the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee regarding discussion to contract with Building Solutions out of the Milwaukee area to audit the costs on the district’s building projects. Hauser explained she looked...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:10am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Cracker Barrel Legislative Breakfast at 7 a.m., Monday, July, 29 at the Sparta Family Restaurant located at 741 Avon Rd., Sparta. This is an opportunity for constituents to hear about area legislators' plans and priorities and to ask questions...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:05am
District 7 Décor & Design, located at 113 East Oak Street in downtown Sparta, recently opened its doors July 6 offering interior design services and home décor. Owner Jen Wangen has been designing for the last 20 years. Wangen says she has been successful by word-of-mouth getting new clients...
Michael Schultze of Boy Scout Troop 67 in Sparta recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Contributed photo
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:51am
Michael Schultze was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by Boy Scout Troop 67 chartered to Trinity Lutheran Church, Sparta on Saturday, June 15.  Michael is the son of Brook and Brenda Schultze. Michael joined Cub Scouts as a Tiger Scout in Fort Stewart, GA.  His father, Brook, is an officer...
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust welcomed Sparta's new sanitation superintendent, Dale Passehl, onboard at Wednesday's Public Works Board meeting. Passehl's first day on the job is next Wednesday. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:40am
It wasn't unanimous, but the Sparta Board of Public Works Wednesday agreed to let barbershop owner Curt Wells have a handicap space in front of his business at 116 E. Franklin St. Wells went before board with the request last month, where the issue was tabled. On Wednesday, Public Works Director...


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