Sparta WI


The towering spruce tree on River Run Golf Course’s hole 5 is either a challenge or a score buster, depending on how you look at it. Contributed photo
The first stanza of Joyce Kilmer’s poem, Trees, reads, “I think that I shall never see; A poem lovely as a tree.” But there are those who disagree. Trees have been a nuisance to golfers since the game was invented but there’s a specific tree on River Run Golf Course in Sparta whose existence has...

Ted Radde
Theodore “Ted” Radde, a former newspaper publisher and Sparta City alderman, died Monday, July 12, in La Crosse following a prolonged illness. He was 73. Radde was a 1966 Sparta High School graduate, who grew up in the newspaper business, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, T.C. Radde,...

The Solberg family, pictured from left, Eric, Becky (holding Nala, the newest addition to the family), Cindy and Paul are excited to host their 75 +1 year bash this coming Saturday. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Sparta Floral & Greenhouses has an extensive history in the Sparta area, which the Solberg family recently reflected back on, as they prepare to celebrate their 75 +1 year anniversary of ownership this upcoming weekend. It all began in 1865 with a hobbyist greenhouse built by the Jewett family...
Sparta aldermen put the brakes on a proposed plan Wednesday to help buy a downtown building for the Chamber of Commerce using COVID relief money after it became clear the guidelines for distributing the money are currently too vague. The city is receiving $1.03 million in American Recovery Act (ARA...
The Sparta City Council Wednesday gave Beau Burlingame, owner of the Beer Shop, the greenlight to transform what will be the former Sparta Police Station on East Oak Street into his vision of a restaurant/beer hall and production facility for specialty sodas and bitters. The council voted 6-1 with...
At its last regular meeting, the Sparta School Board discussed board policy article 0167.3, which governs public input at the board meetings, after a few holes in the policy arose at a recent board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren was seeking some clarification on a few items related to...

Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) will be bringing back the beloved luminaries this year at its annual walk/ride rally. Herald file photo.
Through the pandemic last year, Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS) continued helping area residents battling cancer with financial support as well as rides to and from treatments. In order to continue its efforts, SACS needs to continue fundraising. The annual rally is the organization’s main...

The Sparta Chamber is considering the building at 110 E. Main St. for its new office. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
The City of Sparta could be using some of its $1.03 million in American Recovery Act (ARA) funds to settle a bid for the soon-to-be vacated Sparta Police Station. After putting out a request for proposals for the building located on East Oak Street in downtown Sparta, the city received two...

Aspseter
Accused murderer 36-year-old Thomas W. Aspseter of Sparta waived his preliminary hearing in Monroe County Circuit Court last Friday and was ordered bound over for trial by presiding Judge Todd Ziegler. He set an arraignment date for Aug. 6. Aspseter is charged with first degree murder in the June 6...
The Sparta Finance Committee will considering how to spend over $1 million it will be receiving through the federal CARES Act program when it meets Wednesday, July 7. According to Sparta Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning, the city is restricted spending the money in areas that were affected by the...

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