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Sparta WI

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:09am
Sparta police identified the man involved in a shooting last week. Police say Anthony Koopman, 61, was shot Thursday, June 11 around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Hill and Court streets in Sparta. Police said Koopman is a local resident. When officers arrived on the scene they found an adult male...
Law enforcement officials stand outside a house on Hill and Court streets where a gunshot victim was found and taken to the hospital where he later died. Herald photo by Greg Evans
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:52am
The investigation continues in an early Thursday morning shooting death near the intersection of Court and Hill streets in Sparta. According to a Sparta Police Department press release Monroe County dispatch received a call of a possible shooting at approximately 1:15 a.m. near the intersections of...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
An alderman’s effort to open the Sparta Aquatic Center in light of a new COVID-19 assessment system rolled out by a consortium of area county health departments failed to pass at Wednesday’s Sparta City Council meeting. The vote was the third in as many weeks by the council, which approved a...
Milt and Rose Leis are pictured standing in the nearly empty showroom at Speed’s Bicycle Shop in Sparta. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:45am
Normally, Speed’s Bicycle Shop in Sparta offers everything from bikes to trikes and tandems and all the accessories that come along with biking. But in the wake of coronavirus, the owners, Milt and Rose Leis, are having a hard time restocking their inventory.  The majority of local events have been...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:37am
Sparta Butterfest 2020 would have kicked off this week with an array of fun activities for fest-goers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors announced on April 28 that the event had been canceled with the main priority being the health and safety of each and every one of the...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:31am
A Sparta man was injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Mascot Avenue in the Town of Jefferson.   According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:30 a.m., 24-year-old Austin Hooker reportedly fell asleep while driving and stuck a bridge railing. Hooker was the lone...
Ethan Schumann
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:28am
Ethan Schumann didn’t have the easiest start in life. He was born on May 14, 1995, two months early and if you ask him, he says, “I guess I was just excited to start life.”  Being born two months premature, Schumann’s brain didn’t get enough oxygen and his legs didn’t develop properly. He was born...
Former Sparta Chamber Director John Hendricks released trout into the La Crosse River Monday for the city’s summer-long fishing derby. A couple of kayakers also were caught in the photo, demonstrating what a great multi-recreational resource the river is. Contributed photo
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:18am
Fishing in Sparta just got even better. In a cooperative effort between the City of Sparta, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, BikeSparta (Sparta’s Tourism Council), Southwest ITBEC, and the Sparta Rotary Club, rainbow trout were released into the La Crosse River at Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park...
This young participant in last Thursday’s Black Lives Matter march through Sparta had a message of hope for the community. Herald photos by Izak Anderson.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:23am
With approximately 150 people attending, 15-year-old Nelly Sprawls’ peaceful Black Lives Matter march last Thursday was a success. Nelly was expecting a group of 100 to attend, but said she was blown away by the community’s support.  Before the march started, Nelly and her mother, Lisa Fisher, were...
Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, plus one, took a break from working on their latest project, a new Love Lock Bridge in downtown Sparta, to pose for photo. They include, in front, from left, Jerry Kast, Al Jenkins, Reinhard Mueller, Jim Cook and Kerry Schumann. In back is Abdennabi Bendriss, who volunteered to help the crew. Contributed photo
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:11am
Anyone strolling through Sparta and glancing down at Beaver Creek will notice the absence of the Lovelock Bridge but the presence of a familiar group of volunteers creating their latest masterpiece. Sparta’s Five Shovelmen, led by Reinhard Mueller, removed the old arched, wooden viaduct on May 15...


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