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Northern District Horse Show

The Northern District 4-H Horse Show Committee has approved an offer from Washburn County to host an event in 2015. The goal is to provide an educational opportunity to all youth in the District. The Committee will be looking for suggestions on clinic topics, clinicians, and show judges through December 22, 2014. Please submit any […]


Cultural Arts Day 2015

Culurural Arts Day will take place on Saturday, February 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner. This day includes: Talent Explosion, Foods Revue, and Clothing Revue. This annual 4-H event showcases the rich artistic talents of Washburn County 4-H members. Any 4-H member is encouraged to participate regardless of whether you are enrolled in a […]

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Leadership Washburn County Newsletter November 2014

WELCOME to Leadership Washburn County Class of 2015! This year we have eleven participants from the private and public sectors. The Class of 2015 include: Dawn Cornelissen, Whitney Korthof, Jennifer Danielsen, Sharon Kindle, Jim Schmitz, Lisa Burns, Andi Neubich, Tasha Hagberg, Clint Miller, Brent Rapos, and Rachael Schmidt. To date, the class has particpated in […]

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4-H Newsletter November 2014

It only takes a moment to reach out to be a friend, but to the one who needs you the memory never ends.   A simple act of kindness to a person you don’t know may plant a seed of friendship that for them will always grow.   We sometimes lose perspective of the difference […]

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Home Canning Information and Pressure Gauge Testing

Have you had your pressure canner dial gauge tested this year? Accuracy of the gauge can make the difference between over or under processed jars in your canner. All low-acid food, which includes all vegetables and meats, must be processed in a pressure canner to kill the spores that can cause botulism toxin in sealed […]


Financial Coaching Available

No matter how good our intentions, we sometimes need a little help to adopt better habits. When money matters are a concern financial coaching is gaining attention as a way to help people put their good intentions into action and improve their financial security. Financial coaches team up with individuals to develop goals, establish plans […]

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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 […]


Spooner Retail Mix/Comparison Community Analysis

The City of Spooner currently has sixty-eight percent more businesses in its one mile ring around its downtown than the average of sixty peer Wisconsin Communities!  In fact, the number of Spooner downtown businesses tracks more like Wisconsin Communities with populations twice the size of Spooner’s!  Want to learn more about Spooner’s vibrant business climate?  Click […]