Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sparta WI

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:12am
Parking near the Monroe County Justice Center is at a premium. With only a few parking lot options available, most people coming and going from the facility find themselves competing for street parking. The county's Property & Purchasing Committee has been discussing options to alleviate the...
Sparta School Board members include, from left: Ed Lukasek, Nancy Sikorsky, Josh Lydon, Julie Leis and Lee Culpitt. Absent are Mary Treu and James Rasmussen. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:58am
The Sparta Area School District is joining school districts throughout the state to recognize their local education leaders during Wisconsin School Board Week Oct. 6-12. The commemorative week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions made by Wisconsin's school board members, including the...
Bob Berendes hauls a collapsible booth to the Water Street Bridge over Beaver Creek in downtown Sparta, where it was erected for use in this coming Saturday's Fall Fest. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:42am
In preparation for Saturday’s Fall Fest in downtown Sparta, the newest downtown booths were erected this past Monday on the Water Street Bridge over Beaver Creek.  Ultimately slated for the Kriskindlmarkt, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, the “unfolding” of the booths was the last proof of...
Passersby on Highway 27 are able to watch the progress of Hermann Elementary as crews work diligently on the structure. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:23am
Members of the Sparta School Board attended an informal meeting late last week, hearing from Craig Namyst of Market & Johnson and Tim Ruppert of HSR Associates, Inc. regarding the current updates on the school district’s building projects. As work at Southside Elementary comes to a close, the...
Spartan defenders Ethan Krueger (52) and Marcus Cox (27) give chase to Central quarterback Johnny Davis (2) in the first quarter of Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference football game at Sparta Memorial Field. Sparta jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the heavyweight bout and held on for a 38-33 victory to stay alive in the MVC title hunt and knock the Red Raiders from contention. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:16am
In a heavyweight bout reminiscent of Frazier and Ali, Sparta and La Crosse Central exchanged plenty of punches on the gridiron Friday night. It was an epic battle from the start, but Sparta landed the first punch and the last to outduel the Red Raiders 38-33. Sparta forced an early Central turnover...
Police squad cars descended on Meadowview Schools in Sparta last Thursday, responding to hat turned out to be a false alarm. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:13am
According to Sparta Police Deputy Chief Emilee Nottestad, a false report that sent over a dozen Sparta and Monroe County police to Meadowview School last Thursday, Oct. 3, was a "weird case of the telephone game." At 2 p.m., the Sparta Police Department received a call of an "emergent threat" at...
Hannah Scholze is always willing to talk about the basics of DNA and genealogy. She was the speaker at a workshop at the Tomah Area Historical Museum. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:18am
Is there royalty in your family? A tiny percent that just might justify displaying some lofty family crest or a photo of some king or queen that you can boast about being a distant, distant..., distant relative. That mystery continues to spur interest in genealogy and DNA research. Hannah Scholze...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am
After three years of relaxed enforcement of the alternate-side parking ordinance, the Sparta Police Department is set to ramp up ticketing violators once again. Alternate-side parking will begin Nov. 1 and remain in effect until April 1. The police department eased up on ticketing violators in the...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:06am
Sparta's annual Fall Fest celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, with activities planned throughout the day and in several venues around the city. The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, Sparta Downtown Cooperative, Save Second Base, Sparta Young Professionals, and the Sparta Half Marathon...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:05am
While October ushers in cooler weather and Halloween, there is another more serious annual designation observed in October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For a lot of people, home is a sanctuary, a safe, warm place to rest comfortably, but for millions of others home is anything but...


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