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Sparta WI

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:01am
Back in May 2019, the Sparta School Board approved the proposal from CommonWealth Development Corporation for the purchase and proposed use of the district’s Administrative and Education Center (AEC). Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren recently received an email from the owner of CommonWealth, Louie...
The car was a complete inferno seconds after the recue. Contributed photos
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:25am
For Adam Ohm, what started as the wind down to a typical day at work Monday, June 8, turned into an adrenaline-filled few moments where his actions saved a man from certain injury and possible death. The 1999 Sparta High School grad works as a salesman for Fastenal in the Indianapolis area. He was...
Jessica Crandell (left) and Whitney Tesar sneak up to a house to drop off a basket of “sunshine.” Contributed photo.
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:12am
It all started with sadness. About a month into quarantine Jessica Crandell, of Sparta, found herself missing people and she started to sink into a funk. “I started looking online at things people were doing to get through it,” she said.  Crandell found a Facebook group called Wine Dash. Members of...
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:09am
Sparta police identified the man involved in a shooting last week. Police say Anthony Koopman, 61, was shot Thursday, June 11 around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court streets in Sparta. Police said Koopman is a local resident. When officers arrived on the scene they found an adult male...
Law enforcement officials stand outside a house on Hill and Court streets where a gunshot victim was found and taken to the hospital where he later died. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:52am
The investigation continues in an early Thursday morning shooting death near the intersection of Court and Hill streets in Sparta. According to a Sparta Police Department press release Monroe County dispatch received a call of a possible shooting at approximately 1:15 a.m. near the intersections of...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
An alderman’s effort to open the Sparta Aquatic Center in light of a new COVID-19 assessment system rolled out by a consortium of area county health departments failed to pass at Wednesday’s Sparta City Council meeting. The vote was the third in as many weeks by the council, which approved a...
Milt and Rose Leis are pictured standing in the nearly empty showroom at Speed’s Bicycle Shop in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:45am
Normally, Speed’s Bicycle Shop in Sparta offers everything from bikes to trikes and tandems and all the accessories that come along with biking. But in the wake of coronavirus, the owners, Milt and Rose Leis, are having a hard time restocking their inventory.  The majority of local events have been...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:37am
Sparta Butterfest 2020 would have kicked off this week with an array of fun activities for fest-goers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors announced on April 28 that the event had been canceled with the main priority being the health and safety of each and every one of the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:31am
A Sparta man was injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Mascot Avenue in the Town of Jefferson.   According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:30 a.m., 24-year-old Austin Hooker reportedly fell asleep while driving and stuck a bridge railing. Hooker was the lone...
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...

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