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Leroy Woodworth
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:14am
A Sparta man is being held at the Monroe County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond after allegedly crashing his girlfriend’s vehicle on purpose last Wednesday night. Leroy A. Woodworth was alone in the car when he drove the vehicle into a tree/brush line in the Town of Little Falls, at the intersection of...
After putting on an outdoor shelter on the west side of the building with his group in October, Mark Sherman, a member of the 1-310 Brigade Engineer Battalion, is adding a new lobby to the Monroe County Dog Shelter.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:48am
Four-legged friends at the Monroe County Dog Shelter have been enjoying a new, covered outdoor play area the last few months, and now it’s the staff’s turn for an upgrade. Mark Sherman, who started volunteering at the shelter two years ago with his wife, Karri, when he was stationed at Fort McCoy,...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:44am
As part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of time students are spending on the bus before and after school, the Sparta Area School District Board of Education has chosen to no longer allow pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend schools outside their attendance areas....
Ashley Peterson
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:42am
A woman wanted in Iowa County for her alleged involvement in the death of a Mississippi man was arrested May 25 at the Scottish Inns in Sparta. Sparta police officers took Ashley Peterson, 31, of Ocala, Fla., into custody after the Dodgeville Police Department requested they check the motel room...
 Michael Rude
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:41am
A man sentenced to three months jail for getting into an altercation with Sparta police officers last August was arrested again Friday night, and charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with multiple domestic abuse crimes. Michael T. Rude Jr., 40, allegedly pushed his wife to the ground at...
Staff from American Leak Detectors test pipes at the Sparta Area Aquatic Center Monday afternoon.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:13am
Despite a curious loss of water that has had Sparta Parks and Recreation staff scrambling for a fix the last three weeks, the Sparta Area Aquatic Center will be opening for the season on schedule, this Saturday, June 10. The problem was first detected Sunday, May 14, when staff arrived at the pool...
Zach Gammons and Toni Anderson-Granahan rehearse for “Imperfect Proposal”, a one-act play that will be featured on Butterfest’s free stage throughout the weekend. Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:05am
There’s always plenty to do at the Butterfest grounds the second weekend in June, and this year, a new local theatre troupe will be taking full advantage of the crowds. The Sparta Area Theatre & Arts Guild, which formed in February, will be performing “Imperfect Proposal”, a 30-minute comedy,...
220 N Water St in Sparta
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:02am
At its meeting Monday night, Sparta Public Safety Committee members agreed to recommend that the city council consider declaring a rooming house located a block from downtown a public nuisance. According to a report submitted by Chief David Kuderer, the Sparta Police Department has been dispatched...
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:30am
Erica Ebert and Emalee Schwarz have more in common than a tiara and sash.  After being crowned Miss Sparta 2017 and Miss Sparta’s Outstanding Teen Saturday evening, they realized they share a key value – one for which they will spend the next year raising awareness.  “Starting my freshman year in...
Esther Jacobson
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:21am
Esther Jacobson was a nurse in the Tomah area for more than 40 years, but she never thought cancer would become a personal struggle. But at age 78, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and for the last four years, has been encouraging others to take preventative care seriously.  Jacobson is this...

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