Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sparta WI

Sparta Chief of Police David Kuderer (left) recently presented Jeff Ruediger, a funeral director at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home with the Award of Honor – Life Saving for saving a 2-year-old child from drowning. Contributed photo.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:49am
August 27, 2018 was a fateful morning for both Jeff Ruediger, a funeral director at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home in downtown Sparta, and the child he saved from drowning. On that morning, Ruediger was working outside at the funeral home when he heard a child’s screams coming from the area of...
Pictured from left are Kiwanian Bill Nussdorfer; Kim Smith; SHS student Emma Smith; and SHS English teacher Julie Ender. Contributed photo
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:18am
By her own admission, Kiwanis Sparta High School Student for the month of May, ended her basketball season with a bang—breaking her ankle on the court.    But that didn’t diminish Emma Smith’s enthusiasm for sports—she went on to letter in cheerleading, filling the coveted Sparta Man character.  ...
Cub Scout Pack 85 assisted the Sparta American Legion in placing flags on the graves of Veterans in honor of Memorial Day at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta. Contributed photos
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:45am
The Sparta area community is invited to attend all Memorial Day events sponsored by the Sparta American Legion Post 100 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) Post 2112 on Monday, May 27.  All events are open to the public. The first event is a breakfast from 6-9 a.m. at the VFW  located at 121 S...
Law enforcement officers bow their heads in remembrance of those who have fallen in the line of duty at the Monroe County Law Enforcement Appreciation held in Sparta Friday afternoon.  Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:40am
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement officers from the Sparta, Fort McCoy and Tomah Police Departments as well as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol were recognized by members of the community as well as fellow officers during a Law Enforcement Appreciation...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:36am
On Saturday, May 25, there will be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Child Center Cemetery dedication, which took place in 1999 when then-Governor Tommy Thompson attended that inaugural event. The Child Center closed in 1976, leaving gravestones of children who had died at the center...
Rose Sutton tries he hand at throwing a tomahawk. Herald photos by Abby Wiedmeyer
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:24am
Rain did not dampen the spirits of those involved in the Canoe River Rendezvous festivities at the Sparta Eagle's Club last weekend.  The group gets together to re-enact lifestyles from the fur trade era.  They aim to stay as “period correct” as they can, and even give each other camp names,...
Host John McGivern, seated left, gets ready to interview Sparta's Jim Liska about his volunteering efforts in Africa as the sound man mikes him up. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:49am
Wisconsin television viewers are really getting to know Sparta. The community has been featured recently in two shows that have aired statewide. Discover Wisconsin did a show that premiered earlier this month, focusing exclusively on the city, while PBS's "Around the Corner with John McGivern"...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:46am
This week, the Sparta Area School District Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve a proposal from Commonwealth Development Corporation for the purchase and proposed use of the district’s Administrative and Education Center (AEC). In April, the district’s...
Former Sparta Mayor Ron Button cuts the ceremonial toilet paper ribbon, while current Mayor Kristen Gust and PBS personality John McGivern hold the roll during the dedication of the new bathroom in Evans-Bosshard Park. The facility is named "Around the Corner Rest Stop" after McGivern's program "Around the Corner with John McGivern", which featured the bathroom in its early stages last June. Herald photos by Pat Mulvaney.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:30am
It was a target-rich environment for puns and double entendres at Tuesday's dedication of the newly constructed bathroom in Sparta's Evans-Bosshard Park. But if any of those who attended the event had one, they were holding it in until after the ceremony. Fortunately, that's not the case for park...
The Sparta Kiwanis Club presented a check to members of the Friends of the Sparta Free Library at its weekly luncheon Tuesday. Pictured from left are Kiwanians Anne Axelsen, Bill McClain and Mike Mohler, Friends of the Sparta Free Library representatives Trish Shecterle and Nancy Frazee, Sparta Library Director and Kiwanian Shanneon Grant and Kiwanian Michael Bonello. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:13am
As part of its planning for the 100th anniversary of Sparta Kiwanis in 2020, the club was looking for a Legacy Project that would benefit children far into the future and not just as a one-time gift.  The organization's planning committee  came up with the idea of supporting a Kiwanis Children's...


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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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