Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sparta WI

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:26am
Last week's storms, which brought high winds and torrential rainfall, resulted in more damage and flooding to the area. On Thursday a storm swept through Sparta, where a lightning strike started a small fire at 916 Jefferson Ave. shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold...
Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant presented a video describing the needs of the current library and plans for its expansion at this Tuesday's Kiwanis Club luncheon at Jake's Northwoods. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:06am
Last month, when Sparta Free Library Director Shanneon Grant agreed  to give Kiwanians an update on the Library’s Expansion Plan Campaign, she was unaware that she would be leaving SFL to head the La Crosse Public Library in August. Yet, true to form, Grant presented at the Club’s luncheon on...
Pictured, from left, are Lori Asher, Director of the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry;  Bill McClain, President of Sparta Kiwanis Club; Stephanie Rahr, Director of the Monroe County Couleecap Emergency Food Pantry. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:40am
Sparta’s Butterfest celebrates summer with royalty and music, even as some area residents turn to Sparta’s two food pantries for help with grocery bills. Every June, Sparta Kiwanians help stock those pantry shelves by collecting non-perishable goods or cash from spectators who line the Butterfest...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:58am
The City of Sparta is set close two tax incremental districts (TID) worth a combined $42 million in real property value. The two TIDs include the East Side Business Park and the Century Foods International building on Hwy. 16. The TIDs were created as economic incentives to draw business to the...
Tina Osterberg
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:40am
When Monroe County Administrator Tina Osterberg took the mike to address Sparta Kiwanians at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, July 16, she admitted she was a “numbers” person. Osterberg served as Monroe County Finance Director for a decade before her recent appointment to succeed retiring County...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 8:26am
BikeSparta and the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce will host a community bike ride on Sunday, July 28, from 3-5 p.m. in downtown Sparta. Titled “Cyclists and Superheroes” participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. Participants will bike in a one kilometer loop around the...
Dental implant manufacturer Tom Arendt stands in front of his company's new 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's South Pointe Business Park. He and partner Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, are consolidating their two businesses, AMS Micromedical and Implant Logistics, in the building. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:58am
Tom Arendt has spent the past four decades incrementally stepping up his presence in the manufacturing industry. Now the Sparta businessman is about to take a quantum leap. Arendt and his partner, Dr. Leo Malin, a La Crosse dentist, have built a 30,000 square foot facility in Sparta's new South...
For their yearly SACS fundraiser, students, staff and parents at Maplewood Elementary had check and coin collections along with walking the track at Memorial Field. Staff also donated money in memory of Darren Schauf. Accepting the donation of over $1,000 is co-president Gary Peterson and his granddaughter Claire along with Darren's family members, Sara, Cooper, and Tanner Schauf. Contributed photo
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:44am
Sparta Area Cancer Support, Inc. (SACS) will once again be hosting its annual Walk/Rally at Sparta Memorial Field Track on Friday, August 2 from 4 p.m. until midnight SACS was established by a group of community members in 2000 to tackle the overwhelming burden associated with cancer in the Sparta...
The moon rock is on display at the Deke Slayton Memorial Museum as part of the Ambassador of Exploration Award, honoring Deke Slayton and the entire space exploration legacy. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:32am
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle” was the first crewed vehicle to land on the surface of the Moon; making American history as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever on the Moon. Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon when he spoke those...
Al Brueggen leads the Zor Midgets, a Shriners precision mini-car team from Sparta, in a parade in Wisconsin Rapids. Contributed photos.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:27am
Al Brueggen of Sparta is usually easily recognizable. He's  a bit of a public figure as owner of Shine Brite Cleans and the Foxhole Pub, which he operates with his wife Penny. But on weekends, when he dons a pair of sunglasses and a red fez, while seated behind the wheel of a modified go-cart as...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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