Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sparta WI

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:36am
After voting to open the pool and cancel all adult sports leagues at a special meeting last Tuesday, the Sparta City Council will be holding another special meeting tonight (Monday) to revisit those decisions. Mayor Kristin Gust scheduled the meeting after the Wisconsin Department of Health...
Eleanor Hansen is pictured in her assisted living apartment at the Morrow Home holding a gift of flowers from her son and daughter in law, Gregory and Betsy Hansen of Jonesboro, AR, on her 99th birthday April 2. Contributed photos
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:33am
Eleanor Hansen has seen a lot in her 99 years. Now a resident at the Morrow Home’s Homestead assisted living facility in Sparta, she was born in the shadow of the Spanish Flu pandemic, was raised through the Great Depression, lived during the deadliest war in history and is now witnessing another...
Jana Mitchell has been chosen by SACS as this year’s female honoree. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:26am
In 2013, this year’s female SACS Honoree, Jana Mitchell, found a large lump on her right breast. Her husband, Brian, who is in the military, flew into La Crosse from North Carolina to be with her and on March 18, 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer. She underwent a bilateral...
Allen A. Fawcett
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:17am
Allen A. Fawcett, 33, of Taylor was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon as domestic abuse. On May 18, Sparta officers were called to a residence on Kent St. in Sparta for a report of threats. The caller reported she...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:18am
The sights and sounds of summer in Sparta this year won't include an abundance of splashing kids at the the Aquatic Center nor the crack of bats on softball and baseball diamonds. At a special meeting Tuesday, the Sparta City Council voted to open only the Aquatic Center pool, limiting it to 86...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:15am
The Sparta Police Department will be honoring the Sparta High School Class of 2020 on Saturday with a parade through the city. Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad said the idea came from some of the seniors’ parents after seeing similar events in other communities. “SPD got involved because it was...
SACS Flock of Flamingos is one of many ways to contribute to the organization. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) Board was originally planning a special 20th Anniversary SACS Walk/Rally for August 7 at Sparta Memorial Park, but due to COVID-19, it has had to make changes from the large one-night event with traditional activities to various curbside events. “Cancer doesn't...
Volunteers work on a concrete pad that’s part of the new World War II Memorial that being placed in Sparta’s Blyton Park. The Sparta Rotary Club project will be engraved with the names of nearly area 700 World War II veterans. The project will be completed shortly and a June 20 dedication ceremony is planned. From left – volunteers Bill Wissestad, Karson Knoll, Tony Polkoski, Todd Fahning and Kent Miller. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:13am
With most area Memorial Day activities cancelled over the weekend, the Sparta Rotary Club opted to postpone a dedication ceremony for its new Blyton Park World War II Memorial until later next month. Sparta Rotary member Toni Wissestad, who helped organize the volunteer effort with fellow Rotarian...
Jenna Kroeger
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:04am
Last week, the Sparta Area School District held a virtual graduation ceremony on its Facebook page for the Class of 2020. While a live commencement ceremony is still tentatively scheduled for July 22, the virtual event honored the graduates while still keeping them and their families safe during...
Eddie’s Convenience Store owner Shawn Pfaff stands outside The Bait Shack, which opened for business earlier this month. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 8:56am
After going without for nearly six months, area anglers have a new option for stocking up on fishing supplies. Eddie’s Convenience Store on Highway 21 East opened The Bait Shack earlier this month, and by all signs the addition to the longtime Sparta business is doing well. “It’s been going good,”...


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