Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sparta WI

A piece of Sparta history, it's first fire engine, is on display for the next year at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids. Contributed photo
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparta's first motorized fire truck, a 1923 American LaFrance, has become quite an eye catcher after Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold took on the monumental task of restoring it to its original splendor. He did such a good job, the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids couldn't...
Irwin Q. Dykes
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:35am
On Friday evening at approximately 10:34 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the House of Shadows located at 501 Osborne Drive for a report of an intoxicated male assaulting volunteers. The suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Irwin Q. Dykes, of Sparta had left prior to police...
Larry and LuAnn Hutson are pictured in Used Anew's new showroom at 4975 Garden Ave. south of Sparta. The showroom is an idea starter for customers interested in user-friendly, repurposed building materials. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:20am
Larry Hutson is a lot like his father, Llewellyn, a Sparta-area farm boy who grew up during the Great Depression. The elder Hutson's philosophy, developed during that time of austerity, was waste nothing. He would salvage old, uneeded buildings on the Big Creek farm, and have Larry, a 1974 Sparta...
Mendez American Diner opened Aug. 8, offering a variety of traditional American food as well as Mexican dishes. Contributed photo.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:10am
Mendez American Diner, a new restaurant in Sparta, has been open for just over two months and already its Facebook page is flooded with good reviews and recommendations. Co-owner Valentin Sanchez and manager Hannia Gaytan opened the diner back in early August and have been having a very successful...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:26am
The Monroe County Finance Committee Wednesday wrangled over whether supervisors should receive per diem and mileage payments for attending a scheduled four-day trial in January where they are defendants. The trial is for alleged open meetings law violations involving a controversial Jan. 27 county...
SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Cole Wisniewski, flanked by his SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel, his parents Tom Wisniewski and Corina Koch and his step-dad Josh Koch. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:15am
When 6-foot, 3-inch Cole Wisniewski’s name appears in area news media it’s usually about success on the gridiron—or in one of the other two major sports in which he excels. But SHS Art Teacher Buck Engel rates Wisniewski’s quality of character above his athletic and academic achievements. “It’s a...
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:26am
A few wrinkles surfaced at last weeks Sparta Board of Public Works meeting over a proposed no drop-off zone along West Division Street for the new Herrman Elementary School. The city is trying to prevent parents from dropping of their grade school children along the street when the school opens in...
Members of the Sparta Robotans, SASD’s first ever robotics team, were all smiles as they received what will be the chassis for their robot this season; the chassis was donated by Disruptive Innovation #6317 from Davenport, IA. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:02am
Due to the big efforts of a small group of individuals, Sparta Area School District now has a FIRST Robotics team appropriately dubbed the Sparta Robotans. Technology Education/Science Teacher Austin Lee started with the district five years ago and had been trying to get a robotics program up and...
Pictured front, from left Wisconsin State Trooper Jake Edwards, Sparta PD Officer Jenna Lee, Sparta PD Officer Chris Welker, MCSO Deputy Ethan Young, Representative Nancy VanderMeer. Back, from left Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Jeramy Foster, Sparta PD Chief Dave Kuderer, Sparta PD Lt. Booker Ferguson, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels and MCSO Chief Deputy Robert Conroy. Contributed photo
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:48am
Representative Nancy VanderMeer of Tomah presented five local law enforcement officers with the First Responder of the Year Award for the 70th Assembly District Thursday. The five officers were nominated for this award by Sparta Police Chief David Kuderer in recognition of their selfless actions...
Jason Hauser, of Sparta built a nearly 10-foot Baby Groot, which he placed in his front yard for the whole community to visit. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:23am
Just in time for Halloween, a new character has taken up residence at 410 N. Court Street in Sparta. Jason Hauser’s nine foot, five inches tall, handmade sculpture of Baby Groot smiles down at passersby as he does his best “Staying Alive” dance pose. Groot is a fictional character appearing in...


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