Friday, June 5, 2020

Sparta WI

From left, mother and daughter Lisa Fisher and Nelly Sprawls. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:33am
Before he died, children’s television host Fred Rogers recalled in an interview how when he was a child his mother told him to “look for the helpers” when he was trying to deal with scary news. She could have been referring to Sparta’s Nelly Sprawls, who at almost 15-years old, is doing what she...
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:23am
The Sparta City Council reversed itself on two summer recreation issues at a special meeting Monday.  On a 7-1 vote, alderman overturned their May 26 decision that would have allowed only the pool to open with a maximum of 86 patrons at a time. The council also unanimously decided to allow adult...
The main entrance into Herrman Elementary School, which is near completion, is an impressive façade of glass and multi-color bricks. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:17am
As the bulk of the project is complete, crews continue to put on the finishing touches at Sparta Area School District’s new school Herrman Elementary, which is slated to be complete on June 30. Last week, members of the school board took a tour to see the progression of the project. Construction at...
Sparta firefighters extinguish flames at garage in rural Sparta ignited by a lightning strike. The fire spread to the house, which also received damage. Contributed photos
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:10am
A lightning strike from a severe storm that blew through the area Tuesday evening caused a fire at a rural Sparta house. According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, firefighters responded to the scene at 15758 Hammer Road in the Town of Sparta where lighting started a garage on fire...
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:36am
After voting to open the pool and cancel all adult sports leagues at a special meeting last Tuesday, the Sparta City Council will be holding another special meeting tonight (Monday) to revisit those decisions. Mayor Kristin Gust scheduled the meeting after the Wisconsin Department of Health...
Eleanor Hansen is pictured in her assisted living apartment at the Morrow Home holding a gift of flowers from her son and daughter in law, Gregory and Betsy Hansen of Jonesboro, AR, on her 99th birthday April 2. Contributed photos
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:33am
Eleanor Hansen has seen a lot in her 99 years. Now a resident at the Morrow Home’s Homestead assisted living facility in Sparta, she was born in the shadow of the Spanish Flu pandemic, was raised through the Great Depression, lived during the deadliest war in history and is now witnessing another...
Jana Mitchell has been chosen by SACS as this year’s female honoree. Contributed photo.
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:26am
In 2013, this year’s female SACS Honoree, Jana Mitchell, found a large lump on her right breast. Her husband, Brian, who is in the military, flew into La Crosse from North Carolina to be with her and on March 18, 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer. She underwent a bilateral...
Allen A. Fawcett
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:17am
Allen A. Fawcett, 33, of Taylor was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon as domestic abuse. On May 18, Sparta officers were called to a residence on Kent St. in Sparta for a report of threats. The caller reported she...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:18am
The sights and sounds of summer in Sparta this year won't include an abundance of splashing kids at the the Aquatic Center nor the crack of bats on softball and baseball diamonds. At a special meeting Tuesday, the Sparta City Council voted to open only the Aquatic Center pool, limiting it to 86...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:15am
The Sparta Police Department will be honoring the Sparta High School Class of 2020 on Saturday with a parade through the city. Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad said the idea came from some of the seniors’ parents after seeing similar events in other communities. “SPD got involved because it was...

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