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Master Gardener Volunteers Annual Plant Sale – May 21

Area gardeners are invited to the annual plant sale by the UW-Extension North Country Master Gardener Volunteers Association (NCMGVA) on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. until the plants are sold out.  Sale will be held at the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station on Hwy 70 east of Spooner.    Specially chosen heirloom tomatoes […]

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Seeking UW-Extension 4-H Summer Camp Counselors

Washburn County Extension 4-H Summer Camp will be held Tuesday through Thursday, August 2-4 at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. If you are interested in being a camp counselor, complete a camp staff application and a resume and return to the Extension Office. Counselor Application 2016. All positions are required to provide leadership and be […]


Test Well Water in the Spring

Spring is an important time of year for people who rely on a private well for their drinking water supply. The groundwater which supplies your well starts as precipitation in the form of melting snow and spring rains. In the spring, precipitation recharges the groundwater supply. You should test your well water any time you […]


Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference Comes to Spooner

You won’t want to miss the upcoming 2016 Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, which will be held this year in Spooner on Friday, June 24 at the Spooner High School. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend! This popular regional event has evolved into one of the state’s premier lake conferences. The all […]


Give Your Household Budget a Tune-Up

If you feel like your paycheck is not keeping up with your everyday expenses, you may be right. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin. From 2009 to 2014, all but two counties in Wisconsin—Adams and Florence—had stagnant or falling median household incomes. Household expenses […]

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Junior Leaders Shoebox Recycling Fundraiser

Do you have old, unwanted shoes dying for a new home? The Washburn County Junior Leaders are willing to take them off your hands! This is a fundraiser for the Washburn County 4-H Junior Leaders. The more pairs of shoes you donate, the more money our group will get! We get $.50 per pound of shoes […]

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Leadership Washburn County Newsletter April 2016

You’re invited to the graduation of the Leadership Washburn County Class of 2016. We are trying something new this year – holding the graduation as a stand-alone event and inviting all alumni to join the graduates, their sponsors, session coordinators, and LWC board members in celebration of the graduation of the fourteenth LWC class. The […]

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4-H Newsletter April 2016

Most of us intuitively know that we feel better when we spend time outside. But sadly, as our lives become more dependent on technology, we are increasingly disconnected from the Earth — and this disconnect could be   harming our children more than we think. Acknowledging the adverse effects on children’s well being, author Richard Louv […]