Friday, January 15, 2021

Sparta WI

The SASD will begin bringing students back to district buildings next week under its new in-building learning plan, which was approved by the school board on December 22.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:43am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) is currently on track to start school in Orange on Tuesday, January 19, as Monday is already scheduled as a non-school day on the district calendar. While the district is in orange, students in PreK at Southside Early Learning Center will attend their lessons...
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:31am
In a 7-1 vote Wednesday, the Sparta City Council approved an ordinance allowing All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and their multi-passenger counterparts, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), to operate on city streets. The Sparta Public Safety Committee brought the ordinance before the council. It outlines...
Workers finished the roof and windows on the new Morrow Home assisted living facility last week. While the project is a little behind schedule, contractors have taken advantage of the recent good weather to catch up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:34am
The $12 million expansion and modernization project at the Morrow Home Community in Sparta is a little behind schedule but “it’s progressing nicely.” That’s according to Morrow Home CEO Dan Meyer, who added the assisted living facility should be ready for occupancy by late summer or early fall. The...
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:31am
Sparta aldermen will vote on a new ATV/UTV ordinance when they meet this coming Wednesday. The Sparta Public Safety Committee last week shored up a few loose ends before approving the ordinance that outlines rules and regulations for the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain...
The Meraki Cafe & Curio Shoppe is now open in downtown Sparta offering a variety of selections for breakfast and lunch. Contributed photo.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:25am
Tammy Haldeman always says that she literally grew up in customer service. Her parents ran a gas station for years where they had living quarters in the back. With those skills instilled in her, she always thought it would be neat to one day run a cafe of her own and now she does. Meraki Cafe...
From left, Larsi Bendriss, Kriskindlmarkt volunteer; Trish Schecterle, FOSFL President; Michelle Tryggestad, Sparta Free Library Director. Contributed photo
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:18am
Kriskindlmarkt volunteer Larsi Bendriss presented a check for close to $1,500 to Trish Schecterle, president of the Friends of Sparta Free Library, on Thursday, Jan. 7. Bendriss said the amount was a portion of the profit from the sale of Roasted Nuts at the 2020 Kriskindlmarkt, with additional...
Dr. Daniel Lenselink, M.D. received a COVID-19 vaccination this morning (Thursday). The Sparta ER physician was among the 40 or so staff at the Mayo Health Systems Sparta Clinic to be vaccinated against the virus. The two-part vaccination requires a second shot in three weeks. Contributed photo
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:46am
The Mayo clinics in Sparta and Tomah began administering the COVID-19 vaccination to their staff this week. Personnel at the Tomah clinic received the first round of the two-part Pfizer vaccination Wednesday, while the Sparta clinic staff queued up for the shot today (Thursday). Ben Crenshaw,...
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:35am
Construction in the City of Sparta in 2020 almost doubled over the prior year’s figures despite a continued stagnation in single family and two family residential housing projects. Sparta issued 52 building permits last year for construction projects totaling $21.2 million. That’s compared to 52...
Smoke billows from the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta Dec. 29. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:32am
Investigators have ruled that a Dec. 29 fire at the Great Wall Buffet in Sparta was an accident. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, restaurant staff were preparing to-go orders when a fire started on the grill.  He said water was thrown on the fire in attempt to extinguish it...
 The new store will offer unique, handcrafted items like the handmade coasters pictured.  Contributed photos.
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:29am
Sisters Rachel Ryba (Yahnke) and Kimberly Yahnke were looking for a way to express their creative sides while helping to revitalize downtown Sparta.  The sisters bought the building at 100 N Water Street in downtown Sparta in October where the owners left everything behind for them.  Prior to them...


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