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Leadership Washburn County Newsletter June 2015

Planning and preparation has already begun for the next Leadership Washburn Class (LWC), scheduled to begin with the two-day Leadership Retreat on September 17th and 18th, 2015. The Class of 2016 will be the fourteenth to participate in the LWC program. Help us spread the good word about the Leadership Washburn County opportunity to your […]

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4-H Newsletter July 2015

Hello! My name is Lucia, and I am the new summer intern. I’m not exactly new – I just graduated high school this year, but I haven’t quite “graduated” from 4-H yet. That means I will be showing with some of you at this coming fair. As your intern, I will be mostly working on camp (both […]


Why Should Screen Time be Limited?

The average time children spend with TV and other media forms is more than five hours per day. Children who spend a great deal of time in front of a screen have less time for playing and talking with others. Language skills are best developed through reading and conversation. Children who watch less television do […]


Leadership Washburn County Class of 2015 Graduates

The thirteenth class of Leadership Washburn County graduated May 14th. The eleven participants in the class represented various Washburn County business, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates, and their sponsors, are: Lisa Burns, Washburn County; Dawn Cornelissen, Lakeland Family Resource Center; Jennifer Danielsen, Greenfield Physical Therapy; Tasha Hagberg, NW CEP; Sharon Kindle, Washburn County; Whitney Korthof, […]


Rapidly Changing World Presents Teens with Perils, Possibilities

Few times in life are more full of change, promise and challenge than adolescence. While today’s parents may feel their own teen years are not far behind them, the reality is that modern teens are growing up in a very different world than their parents. Stephen Small, human development and family relations specialist with UW-Extension […]

Homemade preserves sitting on a rustic table outside. Pickes, tomatoes, appplesauce, etc.

Five Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season

Start with a research-tested recipe. Just because a recipe is in print, doesn’t mean it’s safe for you and your family. Start with a recipe that has been tested to make sure that the product is safe and high quality. A great place to begin is with the recipes from the National Center for Home […]

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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 […]