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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:21am
The Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will move forward with the 2020 Summer Concerts in the Park series. In response to the current COVID19 pandemic, there will be some recommendations for concert goers to be aware of. Originally slated to begin on Wednesday, May 29, the series’...
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 10:26am
Monroe County has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 since last Wednesday. On Thursday, July 2, the Monroe County Health Department reported six new cases, five of which were tested at the Tomah Armory testing site on Tuesday, June 30. The six new cases included: ·   Male in his 30s, moderate...
Russ Tock, of Sparta spends his spare time sketching portraits of pets, which are more commonly gifted to owners after the beloved pet has passed away. Contributed photos.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 10:09am
In one way or another Russ Tock, of Sparta has had some sort of creative outlet his whole life. He’s worked in and out of the printing business the majority of his adult life, he plays drums in a band named SHOCK Pocket alongside his wife Dana and their son Joel.  For years, Tock and his wife have...
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:54am
July will be a busy month as the Sparta Area School District solidifies plans for school in September. The district is working with the Board of Education, staff, and families to develop plans to maximize safety and instruction with some degree of choice for families, while at the same time making...
Wille Millsap, left, accepts a check from his rescuer, Adam Ohm, who raised money through a GoFundMe campaign for the handicapped man to purchase a different car after his was destroyed in a fire. Contributed photo
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:37am
On, June 8,  Sparta High School grad Adam Ohm, a salesman for Fastenal in the Indianpolis area, was returning to his shop when he noticed a car ahead of him trailing smoke. He saw the car turn into the parking lot where the Fastenal shop is located. By the time Ohm pulled into the parking lot, the...
Kelten Pfaff (right) is pictured with Mike Seichter of Market & Johnson after signing with the company as a carpenter apprentice. Contributed photo.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:33am
These days it can be quite uncommon for young adults to want to work in the skilled trades and in that regard, Kelten Pfaff, a 2020 graduate of Sparta High School, is a rarity.  Pfaff recently completed Market & Johnson’s youth carpenter apprenticeship program and signed with the company as a...
Lt. Corey Johnson, left, and Deputy Chief Booker Ferguson of the Sparta Police Department both received recent promotions. Along with Chief Emilee Nottestad, they round out the department’s administration. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:30am
After taking over the Sparta Police Department earlier this year, Chief Emilee Nottestad chose 19-year veteran Booker Ferguson as her second in command. On Jan. 11, Nottestad took the helm of the department, replacing retired Chief Dave Kuderer and leaving her former post as deputy chief vacant....
Kuhl and Izzy Garcia dispel the adage that it's all work and no play as they serve up a burrito. Herald photos by Bob Kliebenstein.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:26am
The hive of activity at 816 Lake St., last Thursday, July 2 served a dual purpose. The Tomah Century 21 Affiliated realty office and Jeremy Haldeman American Family Insurance agency partnered with Papa Burritos for a Frontline Salute to Local Heroes. The event recognized Tomah's healthcare and...
3 Sister's Treasures is hosting a Garden Walk July 11 in Kendall, pictured is an example of exterior landscaping you may see on the tour. Contributed photo
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:17am
For those who never seem to put the finishing touches on home landscaping, mark July 11 on your calendar. Jeannie Jones, Laurie Thompson and 3 Sister's Treasures in Kendall is hosting Garden Walk from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Maps will be available at Kendall's Central Park, which recently received a...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:53am
The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) has reported four new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, June 29 for a total of 67 confirmed cases. The new cases include: • A female in her 20s with mild symptoms. • A female between 10-14 years of age where the investigation is ongoing. • A female in her...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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