Monday, August 19, 2019


A one-vehicle accident on East Montgomery Street in Sparta last Thursday sent the driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:25am
According to the Sparta Police Department, a driver who hit a telephone pole in Sparta Thursday, Aug. 15 suffered a medical emergency before losing control of his vehicle. The accident occurred at around 6:45 p.m. near the corner of East Montgomery Street and Rusk Avenue. Police said David R....
Bryan Richards painted an alarming portrait of the CWD landscape in Wisconsin at a CWD summit outside Warrens. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21am
Wisconsin is known for beer, brats, cheese and cows. Add another category to that list. Wisconsin has recorded more positive samples for chronic wasting disease (CWD) among its wild deer herd than any other state since 2001. From 2001 to 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:19am
Although school officials are still going over options that will possibly affect the tax levy and mill rate, Leah Hauser, director of business services for the Sparta Area School District recently provided the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee with a review of the preliminary 2019-2020...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:18am
After last week's finance committee meeting, the City of Sparta was one step closer to creating its own community block grant program to help low-to-moderate-income areas using funds from two retiring Tax Incremental Districts (TID). The city creates TIDs as economic incentives to draw business to...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:17am
Last month, Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser addressed the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee to discuss the possibility of contracting with an outside firm to audit the costs on the district’s building projects. Hauser explained when billing begins, the...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:15am
Rep. Oldenburg (Viroqua) is seeking First Responder of the Year nominations. October is First Responders Appreciation Month, and Rep. Oldenburg is looking forward to learning more about the First Responders who serve in the 96th district. “First Responders are everyday heroes. Opening the...
Students at Lemonweir Elementary School will be able to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of labor from the effort of principal Nicki Pope after the school received a $14,400 grant to purchase fruits and vegetables that will be served has healthy options for classroom snacks during the school year. Pope is pictured with Micheal Nelson, Michael Diaz, Jakob Spieker, Blake Champlin, Angel Cepeda and Amerie Cepeda munching on strawberries and blueberries. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:13am
Nicki Pope is an elementary educator. She knows that lessons learned at an elementary age are more likely to be retained at a middle school and high school age. That is a key reason Pope, principal at Tomah's Lemonweir Elementary School, applied for a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant...
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Rick Radcliffe speaks at the Sparta Kiwanis Club Luncheon last week. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:10am
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Rick Radcliffe, speaking on Aug. 13 to Sparta Kiwanis Club members at their Tuesday noon luncheon at Jake's Northwoods, focused on social fall-out as he described the need for the Monroe County Adult Treatment Center. Radcliffe said from 55 to 75 percent of Monroe...
Photo of Agnes Sawyer Ferguson, as published in a June 1936 issue of the La Crosse Tribune.
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:07am
 [In the summer of 1936, an 86-year-old widow in Missouri named Agnes Julia Ferguson sat down to write her memoir. The result was a document just over ten pages long, though it contained a multitude of incredible stories and memories. Even more incredible was the reason for her writing:  70 years...
2019 Parade Marshalls Connie Schaitel, left, and Kris Brieske.
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:04am
When you've got a good thing going, why mess with it? That's the thinking of Leon Gatorfest organizers who are getting ready to put on their 17th annual event next weekend, Aug 23-25, in  the small unincorporated village just south of Sparta on Hwy. 27. They've got a tried-and-true game plan, that...


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