Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sparta WI

The owner of this house at 114 S. Thayer St. in Sparta ended up in a Madison hospital where he is being treated after escaping the flames through an upstairs window. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:38am
A Sparta couple escaped with their lives but didn’t escape injury in a house fire that started Monday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 114 South Thayer at 11:49 p.m.  When he arrived, Sparta police were...
Construction at the new Herrman Elementary School is complete and staff have been in the building this week, working hard to prepare classrooms for the return to school next week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:24am
Schools are slated to open next week for the Sparta Area School District (SASD) and as the start of the school year quickly approaches, there are still a lot of questions on the minds of parents and families during this confusing and ever-changing situation.  Throughout its planning in the wake of...
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:16am
School District of Cashton   Cashton schools plan to begin classes on Sept. 1 under guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Monroe and Vernon County Health Departments.  The district’s current plans offer flexibility between in person and...
The four final patches are now available for viewing on the chamber’s Facebook page and members of the public are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite design. Contributed photos.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:04am
Earlier this summer, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce began an exciting contest seeking original designs for a new Sparta patch/sticker. The chamber received a good response and has now narrowed the competition down to four finalists from all of the entries.  Each of the designs needed to...
Steve Bernett and John Winkelmann, co-chair of the Kiwanis-MCHRM Sparta Youth Scavenger Hunt, and Kiwanis Secretary Deb Smith present the $100 Kiwanis Grand Prize to the winner, Ava Janzen, shown with her mother Alex Schanhofer and sister Aria Schanhofer. Contributed photos
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 9:52am
Excitement boosted the heat level at Pavilion #1 in Sparta’s Memorial Park Tuesday  and Wednesday nights as winners of the Sparta Kiwanis Club-Monroe County History Room & Museum SPARTA YOUTH SCAVENGER HUNT arrived to receive their prizes.  The two $100 Grand Prizes, provided by the Sparta...
Pictured, from left are Gail Raddatz, Agnes Jenkins, Delores Bowen, Barb McManus and Edie Habhegger, Jan Bohn, Bill Bohn, Ryan Clark and Bill Hoel. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:57am
The Freedom Honor Flight Coulee Region committee based in Sparta recently reached an impressive donation milestone. On Tuesday, committee co-chairs Bill Bohn and Gail Raddatz, joined by several other committee members met in Memorial Park to present a $32,000 check to the Freedom Honor Flight La...
Julie Leis and Beth Brendel prepare to put boxed goods into the back of a vehicle during Monday’s food drive in the parking lot of St. Patrick’s Church. Herald photo by Nate Beier
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:46am
The number of cars lining Montgomery Street in Sparta last Monday, Aug. 17 to receive food from the Second Harvest mobile food pantry event at the ice skating rink, is a sign of the times. Kris Tazelaar, Second Harvest communications director, said that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:22am
Earlier this week, the Sparta School Board met as a Committee of the Whole to discuss policy changes regarding a return to school as well as plans moving forward in absence of the COVID Compass. On Aug. 5, the Sparta Area School District was informed by the La Crosse County Health Department that...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:11am
Sparta resident Harvey Munn had the party of a lifetime for his 97th birthday last week. Dozens of strangers joined in a parade, passing by the World War II veteran’s house to wish him a happy birthday and thank him for his service.  Munn was born on August 11, 1923 in Detroit, MI. Shortly...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:01am
A third suspect is now in custody for the June 11 fatal shooting of a Sparta man. According to Sparta Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Milwaukee police arrested 32-year-old Eric A. Borges in connection with the homicide of 61-year-old Anthony Koopman of Sparta.  Fergusson said a...


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