Monday, February 17, 2020


Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:54am
Wisconsin Singers, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s premier Broadway-caliber touring production, is taking the stage for its 52nd season in Hold On To Your Dreams! Featuring captivating vocals, stunning choreography, big band sound and Badger spirit performed by UW’s most talented students at...
Pictured are some of the past Ladies Butterfest honoring the 2019 Lady Butterfest, Edie Habhegger, at a luncheon held at Club Oasis last May. Back row, from left: Marlene Martin, Cyndi Wise, Lori Ascher, Cheryl Isensee, Mary Knoll and Amy Bernath. Front row: Gail Dutton, Edie Habhegger, Karen Edwards and Sandie Perry. Contributed photo
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:50am
Sparta is seeking a new Lady Butterfest. Sparta’s Lady Butterfest Committee launched a campaign this week seeking nominations this week for the 15th member of the group who will reign with the Butterfest Festmaster, Miss Sparta and Miss Outstanding Teen. Nominations wil accepted through Monday,...
Bruce Ardelt
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:43am
Oakdale Electric Cooperative general manager Bruce Ardelt announced earlier this year his plan to retire in January 2020 to the board of directors.  He served as the fourth general manager in the 85-year history of Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC). Ardelt began his cooperative career at Adams-...
Nicholas A. Hays
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:28am
On Jan. 26, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous complaint that 34-year-old Nicholas A. Hays, of Sparta was selling drugs out of his residence located on Iband Ave. During the evening hours of Jan. 29, officers conducted surveillance on the exterior of the residence with...
Tim McAllister is pictured in his art room where he creates beautiful works of art inspired by the world around him. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:46am
The world is full of interesting people doing interesting things and Tim McAllister, of Sparta is no exception. McAllister recently began etching glass as a hobby about six months ago adding to a long list of creative activities that consume his free time.  By day, McAllister works at Mayo Clinic...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:42am
Monroe, Vernon and La Crosse counties received approval for   a $1.6 million grant to study two area watersheds where flood prevention dams were breached during  heavy rainfalls in 2018. The counties had applied to the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) for the federal money in order...
Chris Weaver
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:40am
With the number of shootings in churches and workplaces on the rise nationwide, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is taking a proactive step. It is reaching out to corporations and faith-based organizations located in the county to provide training on citizen response to active shooters. The...
Jennifer Kinserdahl, owner of Evolve Nutrition is ready to offer up delicious shakes and teas. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:37am
Jennifer Kinserdahl is so excited about her new business venture as a wellness coach and owner of Evolve Nutrition in downtown Sparta.  Prior to opening, Kinserdahl was working with people with disabilities at Independent Living Resources (ILR) in Sparta. She was traveling a lot for work and...
Bobby, left, and Cob Cunitz stand behind the bar of the new Place in downtown Norwalk. The bar was destroyed in a fire March 29, 2018.  Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:29am
For Cob and Bobby Cunitz, there really never was any doubt their Norwalk tavern, The Place, was going to be rebuilt after a fire destroyed it nearly two years ago on March 29, 2018. “I think we knew right away,” said Bobby, Cob’s son who runs the day-to-day operations of the business. In fact, the...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:24am
The Sparta School Forest, located on Dakota Ave just off of Highway 71, provides education and recreational opportunities for all students in the district as well as community members.  Outdoor environmental education increases students’ achievement while creating environmentally informed students...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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