Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sparta WI

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:43am
The Curriculum/Instruction Committee for the Sparta Area School District recently recommended the full board approve the instructional plan for Sparta Virtual Learning Academy, (SVLA) which was presented to them by Director of  Teaching and Learning Jodi Brueggeman last week. SVLA is a high quality...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:53am
At a special meeting this past week, the Sparta School Board discussed the possibility of directing school administration to research tax relief options to the 2020 tax levy.  The discussion was brought forward by Board President James Rasmussen, who wanted the opportunity to point out a few...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:43am
Work on a half-million dollar Perch Lake Dam repair project will likely begin after Labor Day. The Sparta City Council approved the low bid on the project last month, awarding the contract to Lunda Construction out of Black River Fall, which submitted a $535,180 bid. Lunda beat out two other bids,...
Carys Sullivan
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:38am
Laney Sullivan founded Sparta’s Ladles of Love program in 2016 as a senior in high school. Now, over four years later her younger sister, Carys, a junior at Sparta High School has taken the reins.  Ladles of Love, a soup kitchen in Sparta, originally began at the Barney Community Center in Sparta...
Mary Hyde, volunteer coordinator, is looking for a few good gardeners who need a dirt canvas for their creativity. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:34am
An effort to beautify the Sparta Golf Course begun by three local men in the mid-1980s has literally blossomed over the years into some eye-catching floral features that can give even the worst duffer a reason to return to the course. River Run’s fairways are dotted with 18 different flower beds...
Two of the Morrow Home’s current volunteer drivers, Clarence and Sue Justin, prepare to deliver meals to participants of the organization’s Meals in Motion program. Contributed photo.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:12am
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, the Morrow Home Community is in desperate need of volunteer drivers for the Culinary Services’ Meals in Motion program. According to the Director of Culinary Services Renee Thurston, she has had to turn down participants due to the lack of drivers. “...
Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heidi Prestwood spends some time fishing in the La Crosse River at Evans Bosshard Park in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:10am
Over 450 rainbow trout were released into the La Crosse River at Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park on June 8, of which 100 were tagged as part of the Sparta Chamber’s summer-long fishing derby.  The trout, which were raised by Herold Trout Farm out of Stoddard, were released as part of a cooperative...
Michael R. Hartmann
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:47am
The alleged shooter in a June 11 homicide in Sparta is being held on a $2 million cash bond. Monroe County Circuit Judge Troy Ziegler set the high bond for Michael R. Hartmann, 38, Milwaukee, who is charged in the shooting death of 61-year old Anthony Koopman. Police arrested  Hartmann in Butler,...
Sparta’s former Chief of Police David Kuderer was recently awarded the VFW National Law Enforcement Award by Past Wisconsin State Commander Donald J. Lynch. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:41am
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency services persons, law enforcement officers and firefighters to receive VFW National Awards including the Law Enforcement National Award, which was recently awarded to Sparta Police Department’s former Chief of Police, Dave Kuderer.  Oddly...
Steven Ford, operator of Kansas City Barbecue at the Sparta VFW, preps his smoker for grilling his specialty, St. Louis style spareribs, which he is also pictured (next) readying for the flame.  Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:35am
Steven Ford knows how to land on his feet. With around 150 jumps from an airplane while with the 82nd Airborne Division in the early 1980s, he’s had plenty of experience. And that’s the attitude he’s taking with his newest venture, Kansas City Barbecue, the new restaurant at the Sparta VFW on Perch...


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