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Sparta WI

Sparta firefighters spent five hours fighting a blaze Wednesday night that destroyed a house in the Town of Leon. Homeowners Jason and Jennifer Holliday and their two daughters escaped but the home was left uninhabitable. Contributed photos
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:35am
A Leon area family was left homeless after their house went up in flames Wednesday night. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, his crew responded to a reported house fire at 19433 Jamboree Road in the Town of Leon at 10:16 a.m. Arnold, who was the first on the scene, said when...
From left - Sparta Middle School sixth graders Elexa Jones, Kaylie Church and Izzy Mickelson volunteered their time to help the Sparta American Legion place flags on the graves of veterans in Woodlawn Cemetery Wednesday evening. Volunteers placed nearly 700 flags on veterans’ graves as part of a pre-Memorial Day tradition in Sparta. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:29am
Dozens of community volunteers took advantage of a beautiful day and turned out at Woodlawn Cemetery to place flags on the graves on nearly 700 veterans Wednesday The American Legion event to honor the sacrifices of area veterans is a longtime pre-Memorial Day tradition in Sparta. While it was...
Volunteers Chad Schuller, left, and Rian Mulvaney, straighten out headstones Monday in the Wilton Catholic Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day. While there will be no traditional potluck meal at the Wilton American Legion on Monday, its honor guard will be holding ceremonies in area cemeteries to honor Memorial Day. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:26am
The COVID-19 virus continues to take a toll on springtime traditions. The latest to fall prey to the pandemic is Sparta’s annual Memorial Day parade and observance at Blyton Veterans Park. The Sparta American Legion and Sparta VFW take turns staging the event and this year’s planning fell to the...
Geri and Jim Schiller have been chosen as two of this year’s SACS Honorees. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:09am
Geri Schiller is an important face with the Sparta Area Cancer Support. Not only was she one of the original nine board members who were key in establishing the organization 20 years ago, but she was also the very first SACS Honoree.  As SACS celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, Geri will...
Heidi Prestwood
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:04am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved Heidi Prestwood to become the organization’s next executive director.  Prestwood will begin employment with the Chamber on May 26, replacing John Hendricks who will be leaving the position on June 5. Hendricks has been leading the...
Wegner Family Farms of rural Sparta was recognized recently as the top Division 2 farm in a state soybean yield contest. Mike Wegner (right), his father, Dean Wegner (not pictured), and stepson, Nick Wolf (left), operate the 4,000-acre farm along Highway 27 just north of Sparta. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Last year was the first that Wegner Family Farms entered a statewide soybean yield contest. Turns out, they’re pretty good at it. The 4,000-acre rural Sparta farm operated my Mike Wegner, his stepson, Nick Wolf, and his father, Dean Wegner, captured first place in Division 2 of the 2019 Wisconsin...
Gary Walleser recently took over as owner of Syverson Auto Body after long-time owner Jerry Syverson retired. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 9:53am
Gary Walleser has been with Syverson Auto Body in Sparta for almost nine years in total and recently took over ownership after the former owner and founder, Jerry Syverson, retired after 50 years in business.  Syverson Auto Body was established in 1970 when Syverson was just a young man. The shop...
Hannah Scholze, Museum Services Associate at the Monroe County Local History Room explores the museum’s online index, which now includes over 900,000 searchable records and photographs. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 9:49am
Even though the Monroe County Local History Room is still currently closed to the public, staff and volunteers have been busy updating the museum’s website with over 44,000 new record entries that they have been indexing over the past eight months.  When MCLHR Director Jarod Roll first began...
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:08am
Just one week after the Sparta City Council shot down a resolution urging an expedited reopening of businesses in contradiction to Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order, the Wisconsin Supreme Court did it anyway. The high court struck down Evers’ order last Wednesday, allowing businesses around Wisconsin...
John Hendricks
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 9:41am
John Hendricks, Executive Director of Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, speaking to Sparta Kiwanis Club members at their weekly Tuesday meeting May 12, described scaled-down Sparta area activities affected by the pandemic. The good news, said Hendricks, is that the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail is open,...


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