Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sparta WI

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:35am
Principal Pat Olbert recently provided the Sparta Area School Board with a report on the district’s Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) Program. The AGR Program was established during the 2015-16 school year to replace the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program at the end of the 2017...
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 8:00am
On Saturday, Aug. 3 at approximately 1:45 p.m. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Falcon Road in rural Sparta where what was believed to be an explosive device had been discovered.  Upon arrival, authorities observed a device consisting of several sticks of dynamite, an...
Freelance artist Julie Freyholt (on the lift) and her assistant/mother Ginny Vornholt, make progress on a downtown Sparta mural being painted on the wall of the former Denton's Hobby Shop. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:32am
With the first of three planned murals almost finished on a downtown building, Sparta is looking more and more like the Bicycling Capital of America. Julie Freyholt, a freelance artist from Madison, and her assistant/mother, Ginny Vornholt of Danville, Ind., were well on their way Wednesday to...
Howard Von Ruden from the Sparta Area Model Club explains how the model aircrafts work during a visit from kids with Deke Slayton Space Camp. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:26am
The Sparta Area Model Club got a visit this week from the boys and girls attending the Deke Slayton Space Camp. Club members gave the kids a morning full of demos, flying the model airplanes. The kids got to see the members fly everything from Raptors, to Twin Otters, F.E.5s, T28s, a Senior...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:22am
A Rochester, MN man suffered life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle hit a deer on I-90 Wednesday afternoon. According to Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold, who was the first emergency responder on the scene, the accident occurred near the 26-mile marker in the westbound lane. He said when he...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:02am
On Saturday, August 3 Hanson Scrap Metal Service will host Scrap It Day, their annual pop-up recycling center, in the east parking lot of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 Milwaukee Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most metallic items may be dropped off without cost, however items containing...
Pictured above, from left, are Deb Smith, Kiwanis Bike Safety Specialist, and participants Avery Farmer, Emily Farmer, and Caleb Farmer. Contributed photo.
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:52am
Last Sunday, as part of the Sparta Community Bike Ride, the Sparta Kiwanis Club hosted a Bike Safety Rodeo. Children and adults participated in skills to help keep bicycle riding safe by sharpening their skills.  Events included bike and helmet inspection, figure 8, looking back for traffic, ...
Denise Halverson
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:34am
Denise Halverson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Sparta recently earned the firm's Jim McKenzie Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Halverson was one of 1,869 of the firm's more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the Jim McKenzie award. The...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:13am
Due to a number of unfilled positions, when school begins this September, there's a distinct possibility the Boys & Girls Club of Sparta won't be open. "It would be one of the first year's I would have to consider not being open for the first day of school," said Jen Simunich, executive...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:05am
Business Services Director of Sparta Area School District, Leah Hauser presented the school board with a construction budget update last week to go over the budget for the projects at Southside Elementary and Herrmann Elementary. Hauser explained the district’s construction management firm, Market...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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