The Scott and Lory Jenkins property on Cty. Hwy. B north of Sparta was the site of a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) walk last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Mic Armstrong, a soil conservation technician for the USDA, Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Dave Texley from Fort McCoy giving a weed management presentation before the group headed into the prairie on the Jenkins property.
After the first bout of dangerous temperatures spread across the Midwest last week, meteorologists and atmospheric researchers have turned their attention to “corn sweat”. Yes, corn does sweat — a lot.
Over the last sixteen years, Sparta Area Cancer Support has helped dozens of people in the community whose lives have been forever changed by cancer.
Earlier this summer trusses were put in place for the Tomah Baptist Church addition before volunteer workers started installing the siding on the expansion project. (Contributed Photos)
When Eric Joss arrived in Tomah earlier this summer his mission was clearly defined.
Urban beekeeper Tim McClain of Sparta tends to his two backyard colonies of honeybees. McClain is one of a growing number of bee hobbyists who practice the activity in populated neighborhoods.
On any given afternoon, the low buzz of thousands of honeybees can be heard emanating from two waist-high wooden boxes in Tim McClain’s backyard.
Students in Jeff Krull’s ‘Into the Woods’ summer session at Sparta Meadowview Middle School prepare to transplant trees for the new apple orchard.
At Meadowview Middle School, Princial Jeff Krull has been working with Mark Pfost, a private lands biologist from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, to improve the prairie and wooded areas behind the school to expose students to the plants and
Three of the six students who attended Sand Lake Conservation Camp talked about their experiences with the Monroe County Natural Resources and Extension Committee, which awarded each of them a scholarship for the camp. They are Jakhia Gray, Lucy Schwarz and Anna Schmitz. Pictured From left to right are: Committee Chairwoman Nodji VanWychen, Gray, Schwarz, David Pierce, Schmitz, Mark Halverson and Jim Schroeder.
Six students from Sparta were granted scholarships by the Monroe County Natural Resources and Extension Committee to attend Sand Lake Conservation Camp in Crivitz last month.
The Scott and Lory Jenkins property on Cty. Hwy. B north of Sparta was the site of a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) walk last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Mic Armstrong, a soil conservation technician for the USDA, Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Dave Texley from Fort McCoy giving a weed management presentation before the group headed into the prairie on the Jenkins property.
Earlier this summer trusses were put in place for the Tomah Baptist Church addition before volunteer workers started installing the siding on the expansion project. (Contributed Photos)
Urban beekeeper Tim McClain of Sparta tends to his two backyard colonies of honeybees. McClain is one of a growing number of bee hobbyists who practice the activity in populated neighborhoods.
Students in Jeff Krull’s ‘Into the Woods’ summer session at Sparta Meadowview Middle School prepare to transplant trees for the new apple orchard.
Three of the six students who attended Sand Lake Conservation Camp talked about their experiences with the Monroe County Natural Resources and Extension Committee, which awarded each of them a scholarship for the camp. They are Jakhia Gray, Lucy Schwarz and Anna Schmitz. Pictured From left to right are: Committee Chairwoman Nodji VanWychen, Gray, Schwarz, David Pierce, Schmitz, Mark Halverson and Jim Schroeder.
River Holding Company has signed an agreement to purchase Sparta Union Bankshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Union National Bank & Trust Company. The sale is expected to close in November, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. River Holding Company is a locally owned bank...
The Scott and Lory Jenkins property on Cty. Hwy. B north of Sparta was the site of a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) walk last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Mic Armstrong, a soil conservation technician for the USDA, Ben Johnston from the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Dave Texley from Fort McCoy giving a weed management presentation before the group headed into the prairie on the Jenkins property.
After the first bout of dangerous temperatures spread across the Midwest last week, meteorologists and atmospheric researchers have turned their attention to “corn sweat”. Yes, corn does sweat — a lot. Evapotranspiration, the technical term for “corn sweat,” is defined by the American...
Military families expressed their frustration at a recent Park Board meeting about their ineligibility to receive resident or discounted rates at the Sparta Area Aquatic Center and other parks and recreation memberships. Because the pool is funded through the City of Sparta taxpayer dollars, people...
Sparta police officers responded to a complaint of a dog left in a vehicle at Walmart last Friday, when temperatures reached more than 90 degrees. The officer verified the vehicle was locked and not running. He was advised that announcements had been made by Walmart personnel over the store’s...
Over the last sixteen years, Sparta Area Cancer Support has helped dozens of people in the community whose lives have been forever changed by cancer. From assisting with medical bills to paying for gas to get to treatments, SACS’s mission is to not only fund local cancer research, but to also...
Monroe and Wood County investigators questioned three suspects believed to be connected to the eleven residential burglaries in rural Tomah and Sparta between June 12 and June 27. Edward E. Janusheske, 34 of Tomah, Christina M. Stratton, 37 of Blue Ride, Georgia, and Wade E. Lowrie, 40, of Tomah,...
Mayor Button speaks about community involvement at the Sparta Area Young Professionals’ monthly luncheon Tuesday at the Perch Lake Supper Club.
Sparta Area Young Professionals, a newly-formed branch of the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, heard from Mayor Ron Button and City Administrator Todd Fahning about what Sparta has to offer new and lifelong residents and businesses. From small, unique shops and global businesses to an “outdoor...

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876
Email: 
news@monroecountyherald.com

 

Comment Here