Monday, August 10, 2020


Pat Stevens, director of the La Crosse-based Freedom Honor Flight, speaks highly of the Sparta American Legion and Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts. To date, they have raised $189,000 – enough to send 378 WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials. Surrounding Stevens is Bill Bohn, Janet Bohn, Don Whitacre, Sue Nauman, Eve Heitzman, Delores Bowen, Barb McManus, Agnes Jenkins and Gail Raddatz. Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:41am
Because of efforts by members of the Sparta American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary, 378 WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans have been able to travel to Washington DC to see the memorials that stand in their honor. In just nine years, the Post 100 family has raised and donated $189,000 to...
Dennis Sweet will be closing the Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center on West Wisconsin Street in Sparta after his last customers leave this Sunday night. Herald Photo by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:11am
As of May 1, anyone looking to go bowling in Sparta will be out of luck. Dennis Sweet, who has owned the Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center on West Wisconsin Street for the past 20 years, said he will close the doors of the establishment for the last time this Sunday night. "My wife and I want...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:40am
At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Sparta Area School District’s board of education decided to back off on two hot-button issues. The first, proposed by the board’s Finance and Facilities Committee April 11, was part of a larger initiative to reduce the amount of time students are spending on the...
Investigator Rob Walensky of the Tomah Police Department (second from left) receives the ‘Be The Most’ award from the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition for his 20 years of law enforcement service. Also pictured are MCSCC co-chairs Dave Kuderer (Sparta police chief) and Karen Joos. On the right is Monroe County Drug Free Communities Coordinator Natalie Carlisle. Contributed photo.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:37am
Tomah Police Department Investigator Robert Walensky has been helping keep Monroe County residents safe for more than 20 years. At its most recent meeting, the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition recognized his invaluable contribution. The MCSCC’s ‘Be The Most’ award showcases exceptional effort...
Dalton Mattke
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:27am
Though he’s been down a rough road the last three years, 20-year-old Dalton Mattke of Sparta and his parents are grateful to finally be together in their own home. After receiving a bone marrow transplant Dec. 23 and spending months on medical watch in Rochester, he and his family are home and...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:19am
A Tomah man was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court after allegedly passing out in a McDonald’s drive-thru around 7:00 a.m. Sunday. Employees at the Sparta McDonald’s told police that when a man failed to pull forward after a lengthy amount of time, they approached the vehicle and found 33-year-...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:15am
According to local law enforcement and a report by a regional drug-prevention coalition, the presence of methamphetamine (meth) in the area is still on the upswing. In recent years, many drug users in the area have made the transition away from opiates, such as heroin, toward the more accessible...
Dana Tock opened Dana’s Music in downtown Sparta 19 years ago.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:58am
Even before opening her own lesson studio in 1998, Dana Tock has been passionate about nurturing musical growth in curious minds. But over the years, her downtown Sparta shop has become known as a hub for area musicians. Dana herself began taking piano lessons when she was nine years old. After...
Sparta High School Earth Club. Back row: Erika Scholle, Jenna Kroeger, Caleb Pokorny, Sirrus Bier, Jacob Edwards, Brenten Olson and Genevieve Janczak. Front Row: Elena Scholle, Olivia Weiner, Kailee Humphrey, Robbie Thomas, Erika Ebert, Kaitlin Kowitz, Natalie Hoffman and Veronika Dethart. Missing from photo: Kristen Clark, Caleb Schauf, Kaitlin Warren and Abby Brueggeman.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:53am
Young environmentalists at Sparta High School are doing their part to limit their carbon footprint, while spreading the word about the importance of recycling and reducing waste. The school’s earth club is continuing to gain recognition from around the state. This school year, it received the...
Carolyn McKee, Ray Weibel and Jeslyn Carey. Herald photo by Vicki Horstman.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:01am
With nearly 40 percent of people in the United States expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, Sparta and surrounding communities are fortunate to have a local volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the people and families affected. In preparation for their largest annual...


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