Wautoma, WI
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0:56 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
79°F
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Humidity
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Wind
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Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 73 to 76 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 17 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Sunday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Sunday...Temperatures will range from a high of 76 to a low of 54 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 17 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. 0.12 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 72 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 14 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 54 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 7 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 45 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 16 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.

Rock River WWA presents checks

Jan. 2, 2014 | 0 comments

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The School for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (SAGES) is the recipient of funds from the Rock River Chapter Wisconsin Women for Agriculture. Claudine Lehman, WWA president, said, “We are happy to see this charter school in our area and as a group interested in helping young people learn about agriculture we want to help them in any way we can.”

               SAGES has 125 students this year and gets involved in hands-on study activities and visits numerous farms and nature areas as a part of its educational curriculum.

               Farmers in the area open their farms to the students for a variety of educational activities. 

               Principal Nick Vertz says, “Our mission is to produce responsible, productive citizens who have both a local and global perspective and are committed to preserving and sustaining national and world environments, food sources and other natural resources.”

               Students get involved in a variety of unique projects. Recently, first and second graders built models for an outdoor classroom utilizing the boulders that were made available to the school from a local site. Students used their imaginations to become the boulders and were "placed" in the positions their models displayed. As a class, the students discussed the pros and cons then decided on two plans to present to the Governance Board of SAGES.

                Two students were able to present the plans to the board in order to gain approval to go ahead with building the classroom. The students explained the plan and their intention for using the outdoor space.

               SAGES hosts a National Agriculture Week celebration with help from farmers and other volunteers in the area. Rock River WWA has been involved in those activities in the past and plans to do so again this year.

               Rock River WWA supports numerous youth and 4-H activities. The majority of the funds raised by the group go toward scholarships to youth interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.

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