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The family team and motivation behind Hewuse Family Homes include Tia, Gina, Trey and Cassie Hewuse. Also pictured the exterior of the large country home. Contributed photos
Living an independent adult life is something many people take for granted. Siblings Trey and Tia Hewuse know from firsthand experience the daily living obstacles those with developmental disabilities face as adults. Their sister Cassie, born with intellectual disabilities, struggles with many...
Beekeeper Steve Kaiser buzzes with excitement, literally, when comes to talking bees and the process to make honey. The Kaiser family all pitches in with Low Ridge Honey, near Norwalk. Word of mouth has gradually spread about Kaiser's honey. This will be the first year the Kaisers will have a...

The Sparta Dental office displays a banner welcoming incoming dentist Dr. Hannah Morgan. Herald photo by Rhonda Hess
When Dr. Hannah Morgan was growing up in a small town in Alaska, she dreamed of being able to help people smile. Now, she will be moving to the Sparta area to begin her career as a dentist with Sparta Dental Center. “I’ve always wanted to be a dentist,” she said. “I like the hands-on aspect,...

Sabrea Kuderer, owner of Simple In Nature, offers her customers clean skincare products that are handcrafted, natural and organic. Contributed photos.
In 2015, Sabrea Kuderer, of Cashton decided to enroll in college courses to obtain a sales management degree as she hadn’t gone to college after high school. She took a business class where she had to create a fake business and she ended up creating what would eventually become her current business...

Volunteers at the Hunger Haven are prepared for another busy weekend of tractor pulling. Contributed photo. Hunger Haven pictured in 1999 prior to its expansion. Contributed photo.
As the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull kicks off this week, groups of volunteers with Hunger Haven, one of only two permanent food stands at Tomah Recreation Park, have been busy preparing for the big event. Though the pull has only been running for 45 years, Hunger...

Kathy and Tim Neubauer pose in front of one of their milk hauling trucks. Tim Neubauer Trucking LLC has been serving the community for 35 years. Photo by Rhonda Hess
Tim Neubauer has seen a lot over his 35 years in the milk-hauling business, but 2020 had unique challenges he thought he would never witness. The Sparta-based milk hauler averages about 50 loads a day and works for several different companies, with their largest being Foremost. Tim Neubauer...

Shirley McNey and samples of her beaded earrings and bracelets. Contributed photos
Shirley McNey has been making handmade Native American beadwork since she was a child. When you stop at her booth you will find bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and some hair accessories in traditional Native American colors and patterns. McNey's items are set apart from commercially-bought jewelry...

Natasha Everson, owner of Velvet Couch Candle Co., sells hand poured candles in small batches. Every soy candle has an original scent designed by Everson and is named after a song. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
For Natasha Everson, a Bangor native, the scents of her handmade candles can almost always invoke some pleasant memory or another. One of her favorite scents, Apple Cider Donut, takes her back to a time when she was a little girl, sitting in the kitchen of her grandpa’s farmhouse snacking on donut...

Adam and Gwen Lamb, owners of Wandering Sheep Beard Care, offer a unique and original beard balm that is eco-friendly and easy to use. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The new, veteran-owned business Wandering Sheep Beard Care out of Tomah offers a solution to the classic, itchy beard syndrome that is locally sourced and all natural. According to owner Adam Lamb, the idea for his venture started in August of 2005 when he joined the United States Navy. Lamb, his...

The Sparta Wisconsin Farmers Market, located at Mueller Square in downtown Sparta, is set to open for the season this Saturday, May 8. Contributed photo.
The Sparta Wisconsin Farmers Market will be kicking off its market season this weekend on Saturday, May 8 at Mueller Square. The outdoor, open market supplies the community with fresh, locally grown produce, cut flowers, handmade craft items, pickles and jams, meat, eggs, fresh baked bread, body...

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1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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