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Sparta WI

Ethan Schumann
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:28am
Ethan Schumann didn’t have the easiest start in life. He was born on May 14, 1995, two months early and if you ask him, he says, “I guess I was just excited to start life.”  Being born two months premature, Schumann’s brain didn’t get enough oxygen and his legs didn’t develop properly. He was born...
Former Sparta Chamber Director John Hendricks released trout into the La Crosse River Monday for the city’s summer-long fishing derby. A couple of kayakers also were caught in the photo, demonstrating what a great multi-recreational resource the river is. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:18am
Fishing in Sparta just got even better. In a cooperative effort between the City of Sparta, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, BikeSparta (Sparta’s Tourism Council), Southwest ITBEC, and the Sparta Rotary Club, rainbow trout were released into the La Crosse River at Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park...
This young participant in last Thursday’s Black Lives Matter march through Sparta had a message of hope for the community. Herald photos by Izak Anderson.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:23am
With approximately 150 people attending, 15-year-old Nelly Sprawls’ peaceful Black Lives Matter march last Thursday was a success. Nelly was expecting a group of 100 to attend, but said she was blown away by the community’s support.  Before the march started, Nelly and her mother, Lisa Fisher, were...
Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, plus one, took a break from working on their latest project, a new Love Lock Bridge in downtown Sparta, to pose for photo. They include, in front, from left, Jerry Kast, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Jim Cook and Kerry Schumann. In back is Abdennabi Bendriss, who volunteered to help the crew. Contributed photo
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:11am
Anyone strolling through Sparta and glancing down at Beaver Creek will notice the absence of the Lovelock Bridge but the presence of a familiar group of volunteers creating their latest masterpiece. Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, led by Reinhard Mueller, removed the old arched, wooden viaduct on May 15...
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:05am
When the Sparta City Council meets Wednesday, June 10, it will vote on a new crematory site for Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and decide if liquor license fees for bars and restaurants should be waived. Last week, the Planning Commission approved a certified survey map (CSM) for a crematory on the...
SACS Co-president Gary Peterson (left) sells this year’s first raffle ticket to Curt Wells who was the very first president of the organization when it was established 20 years ago. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:58am
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS.) Even though the organization decided to cancel its annual Walk/Rally this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Co-President Gary Peterson still wanted to make it a special year to commemorate the organization’s continued...
From left, mother and daughter Lisa Fisher and Nelly Sprawls. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:33am
Before he died, children’s television host Fred Rogers recalled in an interview how when he was a child his mother told him to “look for the helpers” when he was trying to deal with scary news. She could have been referring to Sparta’s Nelly Sprawls, who at almost 15-years old, is doing what she...
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:23am
The Sparta City Council reversed itself on two summer recreation issues at a special meeting Monday.  On a 7-1 vote, alderman overturned their May 26 decision that would have allowed only the pool to open with a maximum of 86 patrons at a time. The council also unanimously decided to allow adult...
The main entrance into Herrman Elementary School, which is near completion, is an impressive façade of glass and multi-color bricks. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:17am
As the bulk of the project is complete, crews continue to put on the finishing touches at Sparta Area School District’s new school Herrman Elementary, which is slated to be complete on June 30. Last week, members of the school board took a tour to see the progression of the project. Construction at...
Sparta firefighters extinguish flames at garage in rural Sparta ignited by a lightning strike. The fire spread to the house, which also received damage. Contributed photos
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:10am
A lightning strike from a severe storm that blew through the area Tuesday evening caused a fire at a rural Sparta house. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, firefighters responded to the scene at 15758 Hammer Road in the Town of Sparta where lighting started a garage on fire...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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