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Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:42am
Sparta aldermen’s approval Wednesday of the annexation of right-of-way property on West Division Street and Hart Road is being touted by the city as a money-saving opportunity for Sparta School District taxpayers, but the Town of Sparta sees it more as a land grab. The disputed right-of-way is...
A Star Blends semi-tractor trailer lays on its side near the Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Norwalk after hitting a car Tuesday. Emergency personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of the car. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:40am
A two-vehicle crash in Norwalk Tuesday morning, involving a Star Blends semi-trailer and car sent two people to the hospital. While details of the accident have yet to be released, it is known that the semi was traveling south on Hwy. 71, entering the Village of Norwalk at about 9:14 a.m. As the...
Work continues at the new Herrmann Elementary School alongside Hwy 27. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:37am
As crews continue to make great progress at the new Herrman Elementary School and the project at Southside Elementary School is pretty much wrapped up, Sparta Area School District began discussions regarding phase three of its facility expansion project, which includes the remodels at both Lawrence...
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:34am
Seven of the 25 priests accused of sexual abuse, whose names were released by the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse last Saturday, had ties to nearby parishes and the Tomah Veterans Hospital. The La Crosse diocese serves nearly 200,000 Catholics in 19 counties, including Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark...
Jill Karofsky
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:27am
Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky, referring to the make-up of the current Wisconsin Supreme Court, told a group of some forty supporters meeting at Sparta’s Cork & Barrel Saturday, Jan. 11, “We have got to get this court back on track.”  Karofsky, a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, said “...
Innovations STEM Academy students, from left, Alec VonRuden, Alex Anderson and Milo Everson-Riley roll out dough to make dog treats, which were donated to a local animal shelter. Contributed photo.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:24am
Every year, for the past four years, students at Innovations STEM Academy spend some time making treats and toys for local animal shelters as part of a community outreach project. Eighth grader Christian Perez has been involved for the past three years. “It feels good to have the opportunity to...
Tiffany Casper, D.O.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:07am
Influenza typically peaks in January and February, and every year it's associated with illness ranging from mild to severe. Now is the time to take action. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine every season. "Flu is a general term for seasonal influenza, which...
From left: SHS Family Consumer Science Teacher Haley Woggon; SHS Senior Haydn Guns; Parents Jill and Chad Guns and Sparta Kiwanian John Winkelmann. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:55am
Haydn Guns, Sparta High School Kiwanis Student of the Month, was selected for more than his prowess on the field, court and classroom, said his nominator, SHS Family Consumer Science Teacher Haley Woggon.   In her view academics and athletics seem  to be secondary to Guns. In her Family Consumer...
From left: Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust, co-city administrators Todd Fahning and Mark Sund, and former mayor Ron Button. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:50am
When it comes to conservation practices, the City of Sparta’s proactive stance has set the pace for the rest of the Wisconsin. It was the first in the state to adopt the phosphorus trading program to meet new water quality standards. Under that program, the city improved one-and-a-half miles of...
Ron Konieczny, left, receives the golden fire axe from Oakdale Area Fire Association chief Bob Gnewikow. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:47am
Ron Konieczny concedes it was not an easy decision, but two factors eased his mind when he decided it was time to retire after 25 years as a firefighter with the Oakdale Area Fire Association, the last 19 as the department's fire inspector. Konieczny and his wife, Sheila, own and operate R&S...

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