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Gift Card Giving

Are you thinking of giving a gift card for a holiday present? According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it is important to know the federal regulations of gift cards, and the individual terms of gift cards. Being knowledgeable will help both you and the gift recipient avoid surprises. No fees for one year Federal […]


Donating to a food drive? Keep quality, food safety in mind!

This is the time of year when local community groups often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can enhance the value of the food donations you make. “It’s important to remember that donated food is most helpful if it is both safe and […]


Elevation and Preserving

Elevation in Northwest Wisconsin is above 1,000 feet. You can check your elevation by inserting your zip code in the location box at http://www.daftlogic.com/sandbox-google-maps-find-altitude.htm. So what does this mean? This means that any recipe for preserving will need to be modified in order to make sure it is safe to eat. If you are using […]

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Leadership Washburn County Newsletter October 2015

Leadership Retreat Comments   The retreat has been a great experience! We learned we are all different and that is a really good thing. The instructors were very informative and very good teachers, made learning fun. I learned that an effective leader is caring and compassionate, not all business all the time. We all bring […]

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Current Issues Affecting Local Officials Teleconference Series

In partnership with the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association the University of Wisconsin – Extension Local Government Center is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Current Issues Affecting Local Officials”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The […]

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4-H Newsletter September 2015

The new school year brings a new 4-H year, and there are many exciting things that are happening in 4-H!  We are excited for all sorts of things – record books were due recently and older members will be having interviews soon. These interviews will lead many places – many of the interviewees will go on trips […]

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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 […]