Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cataract WI

Sparta Area District firefighters worked on extinguishing hotspots from a forest fire that consumed 34 acres in the Town of Little Falls Sunday. Contributed photo
Monday, April 5, 2021 - 11:29am
Authorities are still investigating the cause of a forest fire in the Town of Little Falls Sunday that burned 35 acres of woodland. The Sparta Area Fire District Department responded to the blaze shortly after 4 p.m. off Cty. Hwy II near Dellview Road. Fire Chief Mike Arnold said his crew of around...
The Cataract 1st Responders received a $2,000 donation from the Shamrock Union Church. Pictured, top row, from left, are Bruce Zillmer, Pastor Jeff Burrows and Clarance Brooks. Front row: Karl Merow, Rachel Hansen and Fred Luther. Missing from the photo are Joanne Adsen and Tim Barnum. Contributed photo
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:10am
When medical emergencies arise and you live in the remote regions of northwest Monroe County, there is always one group you can count on to come to your aid – the Cataract First Responders (CFR). The group’s emergency medical technicians (EMTs) can be the difference between life and death,...
A barn located on the Lee and Ginnie Fallendorf farm northeast of Cataract went up in flames Monday night. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:29am
Fire destroyed a barn on a Cataract area farm Monday, which luckily contained no livestock. Firefighters from the Sparta Area Fire District responded to the blaze at the Lee and Ginnie Fallendorf farm at 4619 Cty. Hwy. S shortly after 11 p.m. According to Fire Chief Mike Arnold, Ginnie Fallendorf...
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:46am
On October 5 at around  7:15 p.m., the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a call reporting that a dump truck had struck a tractor on County Highway B near Dayton Avenue in the Township of Little Falls.   Michael Cannon had been operating a 2000 Red Peterbilt dump truck heading...
The trout fishing pond is a popular event for kids at the Cataract Field Days. File photo
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:05am
The Cataract Sportsmen’s Club will be holding its annual Cataract Field Days next weekend, Sept. 12-13. Club President Jim Andringa said all events are outside and will be conducted with COVID-19 guidelines in mind. As usual, the event will feature trap shooting contests both Saturday and Sunday...
Firefighters extinguish a car that caught fire in the Long Branch Bar & Grill Monday. Contributed photo
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:23am
Monroe County Deputies arrested a Sparta man Monday after his car started on fire in Cataract. Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department responded to a car fire at the Long Branch Bar & Grill parking lot just before midnight. The  car sustained extreme damage and...
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:17am
A Little Falls man was killed Saturday when the UTV he was operating on his land near Cataract rolled over. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the 911 Communications Center received a call concerning a possible fatal UTV accident around 10 p.m. Saturday night. Monroe County...
With a little help from his dad, Henry Jerome successfully built an aquaponics system inside his family’s greenhouse. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:51am
So many people are stuck at home these days, allowing them time to complete some of those overdue projects. Others are using this time to get creative and put some of their ingenuity to work.   With the help of his dad, Sparta High School freshman Henry Jerome has built an entire aquaponics system...
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:22am
While schools throughout Monroe County remain closed, Sparta Area School District continues its efforts to ensure no child goes without food. Starting today (Monday,) the nutrition program will be adding Cataract Elementary School as a free meal pickup site.  Meal pickup time at the school will be...
The Cataract Sportsmen’s Club helped Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District purchase grain bin rescue equipment. Pictured with the equipment, from left, are Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold, representing the Cataract Sportsmen’s Club Dan Follendorf and Bob Burke and Assistant Fire Chief Robert Arnold. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Wisconsin is home to more than 60,000 farms so it should come as no surprise that agriculture is the largest industry in Monroe County. Farming comes with its own set of challenges and its own set of dangers. One threat Erv’s Sparta Area Fire Protection District is hoping to extinguish is deaths by...

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