Sunday, December 15, 2019

Memorial Park

Surrounded by bricks and tiles with names of local veterans, Tomah High School band director Charlie O'Brien plays Taps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 9:38am
The event at Tomah's Memorial Park was not an official change of command ceremony. It could be considered more of a change of responsibility. But for the significant crowd that gathered on a sun splashed pre-Veterans Day Saturday, the event likely held similar significance of a change of command...
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:58am
After a dustup with the previous concessionaire at the Memorial Park concession stand, the City of Sparta has decided to operate the facility itself for the rest of the 2019 season. In a special meeting last week, the Sparta City Council passed a resolution authorizing its employees to sell...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:31am
After hearing accusations of contract and ordinance violations at the Memorial Park concession stand, the Sparta Park Board voted unanimously Wednesday to discontinue its contract with the current concessionaire.  The board awarded Stacy Hoffmann of Bangor the contract on the concession stand in...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:41am
Stacey Hoffman of Bangor is the new operator of the concession stand at Memorial Park. The Sparta Park Board awarded her the contract Tuesday night after opening the two sealed bids it received. Hoffman submitted a bid for $5,000, $1,000 more than Mike Krueger of Sparta, owner and operator of Mr....
The Memorial Park concession stand crew wrapped up their final season last September. They are, from left, Don Schwarz, Cindy Brueggeman, Lindsey Nichols, Cathy Schwarz, and Kristina Oesterele. Contributed photo
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:46am
For the past 20 summers, Cathy and Don Schwarz and their family have been fixtures at Memorial Park where they operated the concession stand almost every night from the beginning of April to mid September. "We lived at the ball park," said Cathy. But all good things must come to an end and so it is...

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