Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sparta WI

Rite Spot owner Keith Giraud (right) and his daughter, Shannon Rixie-Giraud (left), will be offering carry-out options at the local bar and grill in the wake of Gov. Tony Evers decision to shutdown in-house dining at all Wisconsin eating establishments. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:09am
A mid-afternoon decision by Gov. Tony Evers Tuesday left thousands of bar and restaurant owners across Wisconsin with an uncertain future. Evers, in response to growing concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, ordered all bars and restaurants to close their doors to customers at...
Bryon Crawford, owner of Crawford’s New & Used, recently expanded the antique store into an antique mall. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:01am
Crawford’s New & Used in Sparta recently expanded and remodeled into an antique mall when Schnitzlers Sports Store permanently closed in early December 2019 after 27 years in business. Prior to the change, the two businesses operated next door to each other. After Schnitzlers unfortunately...
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:20am
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tony Evers last Friday ordered the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private. The mandated closure was delayed until Wednesday, March 18, to give school districts time to make plans for kids, families, educators, and staff. Evers...
Tiffany Jenkins uses humor to tell her life story and the struggles she faced with addiction, anxiety and depression. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9:58am
Sojourner’s Journey hosted the mini-celebrity Tiffany Jenkins of Juggling the Jenkins at its annual fundraiser late last week. Despite the fact that many families and individuals are keeping to themselves these days, the Sparta American Legion was packed full of attendees eager to hear from the...
Monroe County Administrator Tina Osterheim talking with Robert Nigh, member of the Wisconsin State Farm Bureau Board and the Governors Climate Change Task Force, and Gregg Wavrunek from Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office talking with Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel. Contributed photo
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9:52am
Monroe County is leading the charge in the Driftless Area regarding development of a stream monitoring and flood forecasting system. At their meeting in Sparta on Wednesday, March 11, members of the county’s Climate Change Task Force heard from members of the county board present that they believed...
Artist Norb Brown, right, presented Sparta community activist Reinhard Mueller with a painting of the Five Shovelmen Bridge at an unveiling Wednesday at Ginny’s Cupboard in Sparta. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:42am
Local artist and business owner Norb Brown expressed his gratitude for one of Sparta’s biggest supporters the best way he knows how – with his art. Brown held an art unveiling at Ginny’s Cupboard in downtown Sparta Wednesday evening, where he presented Reinhard Mueller with a painting of one of...
Several individuals were honored Wednesday night for their quick actions in the code save of Sparta paramedic Dann Schamens. Pictured, from left, were Mike Foster, Darlene Merow, Joel Ames, Rob Conroy, Steven Arnold, Dennis Whitehead, Schamens, Brandon Perron, Kyle Erickson, Ellen Fink, Dylan Smith, Dee Dee Johnson and Josh Meyer. Not pictured were Zach Fischer, Andrea Zebell and Joshua Oxborrow. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:38am
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, dozens of emergency personnel responded to a house fire where a mother and daughter barely escaped with their lives. While providing standby at the two-story residence, a paramedic with the Sparta Area Ambulance Service, Dann Schamens collapsed...
Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly hands Dave Steinert of Tomah a get-well card Tuesday at a campaign stop at the Cork & Barrel in Downtown Sparta. Steinert broke his wrist while helping place campaign signs for the candidate around Monroe County. After visiting the ER, the 81-year-old Steinert rejoined the crew later in the day and resumed placing signs. Kelly quipped that he was sincere about the get-well wish because “we need more signs put up.” Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly drew a stark contrast between himself and challenger Kelly Karofsky in downtown Sparta Tuesday afternoon. Kelly was speaking to a group of around three dozen supporters at the Cork & Barrel, saying he would follow the Constitution while Karofsky, a...
Antonia Boltik
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:15am
When Sparta High School Senior Antonia Boltik was in third grade, her friend and senior classmate, Myah Kenyon, gave her an invitation to an ice-skating class.   “Myah brought a learn-to-skate invite to school,” Antonia said. And the rest, as they say, is history.  Today, both girls are still...
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:38am
The City of Sparta is ready to move ahead a storm sewer project on Icecap Road to mitigate persistent flooding of several houses in the neighborhood. On March 30, the Board of Public Works will hold a public input session for neighbors in the subdivision to offer their opinions. The city is...

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