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Sparta WI

Monique Lapoint
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:44am
On Tuesday, shortly after 6 p.m., Sparta officers were called to a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street at Thayer Street. Investigation into the crash indicated that a vehicle, driven by Monique Lapoint, 27, of Vermont, was on Thayer Street when she attempted to enter Wisconsin Street but proceeded in...
Left to Right, Girl Scout Troop 3270 Leader Julie Modjeski, Kiwanian Michael Bonello, Girl Scouts Kallie Modjeski and Leah Modjeski. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:35am
When Girl Scout cookie sales sweep through Sparta with the force of a wind storm they are doing more than adding inches to the waistline. Girl Scouts Kallie and Leah Modjeski, representing Troop 3270, told Sparta Kiwanians that cookie sale profits fund activities for seven local Girl Scout troops,...
Pictured is the Love Lock Bridge that spans the Beaver Creek near Steph's Cakes & Bakes bakery on Water Street.
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:04am
Next year, Sparta's Five Shovelmen will be adding another bridge to their portfolio, when they replace the Love Lock Bridge over Beaver Creek in downtown next year. The Shovelmen, led by Reinhard Mueller, have five bridges, a sign and a bathroom under their belts already, but are apparently itching...
The new and improved indoor shooting range at Western Technical College’s Public Safety Training facility in Sparta has been open to academy students for just over one month. Contributed photo.
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:00am
Western Technical College recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its Sparta Public Safety Training Facility. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place to celebrate the opening of Western’s new indoor shooting range and classroom for its Law Enforcement-720 Academy. The $1.1...
Suzanne Hoffman
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:57am
The Board of Directors for Sparta Tomah Broadcasting (WCOW) announced the hiring of Suzanne Hoffman as the company's general manager effective Aug. 19. With over 20 years in customer care positions within hospitality, health care and manufacturing, Hoffman is able to quickly communicate customer...
The Boys & Girls Club of Sparta was recently awarded a Venture Grant from United Way. Present at the check presentation were, from left, BGCS staff Danielle Leis, BGCS Executive Director Jennifer Simunich, Liz Evans of United Way, BGCS Resource Development Director Ryan Cornett, BGCS staff Delaney Schaller and BGCS Program Director Kristina Oesterle. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:44am
Great Rivers United Way recently awarded the Sparta Boys & Girls Club nearly $1,000 in Venture Grant funding. According to Executive Director Jennifer Simunich, the grant will support Sparta BGC’s Stride Academy and Junior Staff programming. Since 1987, more than $1 million has been allocated...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:56am
The City of Sparta will be using over $1 million in extra revenue from two of its Tax Incremental Districts (TID) to fund its own community development block grant program. The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to postpone retiring the TIDs, which is projected to net $1,039,000 for the...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:46am
The Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee made some heavy recommendations at its last meeting that could affect the mill rate for the Sparta Area School District taxpayers. “Before communicating anything at the annual meeting, we have some philosophical things to talk about because we’re in a...
U.S. Silica Representative Chelsea Parker presents Rotary President Andy Kuen with the check. Contributed photos
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:22am
The Sparta Rotary Club held a groundbreaking on July 16th for the WWll Monument to be placed in Blyton Park. US Silica presented the group with a check for $2,000. The event drew a nice crowd of members and local officials. The monument is set to be unveiled next Memorial Day. Additional names may...
Bob Micheel, Monroe County Land Conservation Department director, spoke to the Sparta Kiwanis Club at its weekly luncheon Tuesday at Jake's Northwoods. Contributed photo
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:10am
Bob Micheel, Monroe County Land Conservation Department Director, in a hand-out distributed to Kiwanis members at their noon meeting Aug. 20, described the Perch Lake Dam as a “potential liability to residents downstream and to users of the current lake.”   But removing the dam and connecting the...

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