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Sparta WI

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel Jacob Erdman of Sparta, center, receives the General Carl A. Spaatz Award from General David Goldfein, right, the current Air Force Chief of Staff. Less than .05% of all Civil Air Patrol cadets earn the Spaatz Award. Contributed photo
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:54am
Six years ago, Jacob Erdman, a 2016 graduate of Sparta High School, wandered over to the Civil Air Patrol recruiting booth to check things out and try his hand at flying an F-16 simulator. Little did he know that six years later he would be standing on a stage with the Air Force Chief of Staff and...
The HOSA Club members headed to the state competition are front row, from left, Olivia Schulz, Hailey Leis, Angelina Talsky, Cora Johnson, Myra Ramirez. Back row, from left, Harly Filter, Ethan Anderson, Ryan Mohr, Antonia Boltik, Grace Hockersmith, Abigail Hone and Emalee Schwarz. Contributed photo.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:48am
The Sparta Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently had 13 students compete at the Regional Leadership Conference who also qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference. “It was kind of exciting because all of the kids that competed at regionals qualified for...
Sparta Area Fire District responded to a house fire in the Town of Angelo Wednesday morning. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:35am
A pair of house fire calls and a fire alarm at Meadowview Middle School kept the Sparta Area Fire District busy this week. The call for the most serious fire came in shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was dispatched to a reported...
Architects Michelle Maland and Brad Simonson of HSR Associates addressed Sparta Township residents expressing concern for the placement of a sidewalk to the new Herrman Elementary School. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
At its monthly meeting this week, the Town of Sparta upheld the decision made previously at its February meeting to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school scheduled to begin construction this spring. The township however did put the issue...
Jared Rickert (left), who began his varsity coaching career as a co-head coach with Mike Roddick (right) in 2015, announced last week he is stepping down from the post he held for the past four seasons. Herald photo by Derek Montgomery.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:29am
For as long as he can remember, Jared Rickert has been a part of wrestling in Sparta. The 2007 Spartan graduate first took to the mat in the first grade, and what followed was one of the most prolific wrestling careers in Sparta history. Rickert was a three-time state qualifier for Sparta,...
Pictured, from left, are SHS Science Teacher Jacob Anderson, dad Philip Schultz, SHS Kiwanis Student of the Month Olivia Schultz, mom Stephanie Greenwell and Kiwanian Luther Larson. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:17am
Sparta High School Science teacher Jacob Anderson is confident that SHS student Olivia Schulz, his nominee for the Sparta Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, is on track for other honors that will support her anticipated nursing career.    If she excels in her Chemistry AP exam at the end of the...
Rachel A. White
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:14am
A La Crosse woman is facing drunken driving charges following a rollover crash in Sparta last weekend. On March 16, at approximately 3:08 a.m., law enforcement was dispatched to the single vehicle crash on Highway 27 near Gaslight Ave. in Sparta. According to the complaint, an officer arrived on...
The Morrow Home Community has announced its new 2019 Ambassadors Grace Schmidt (left) and Karen Indahl. Contributed photo.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:30am
Morrow Home Community is proud to announce their new 2019 Ambassadors. Homestead resident Grace Schmidt and Nursing Home resident Karen Indahl will represent Morrow Home at community events throughout the year, including riding in the annual Butterfest Parade and appearing at a summer concert held...
Sparta fourth-grade teacher Bobbie Schamens poses with her students at Meadowview Intermediate School Tuesday after they learned she had been named the VFW's Smart-Maher Citizen Education Elementary Teacher of the Year. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:19am
Sparta fourth-grade teacher Bobbie Schamens' students know what a special person she is in the classroom, and last week they learned a whole lot of other people think the same thing, On Wednesday, March 13, Schamens and her students at Meadowview Intermediate School got a visit from Tracy Woodman...
Ethan and Garrett Oppriecht along with their mom Amber (not pictured) recently donated birthday bags to the Sparta Area School District Meadowview Food Pantry. Contributed photo.
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:06am
In a world where it seems there is a lot of bad news, Amber Oppriecht and her two sons Ethan and Garrett wanted to spread some positivity and kindness. The trio put together 20 “birthday bags,” which they recently donated to the Sparta Area School District Meadowview Food Pantry for families who...


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