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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 […]

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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 […]


How do Credit Reports and Scores Work for Married Couples?

“Couples may be unclear about how marriage affects their credit, including why some information appears on one spouse’s credit report but not the other’s,” says Peggy Olive, UW-Extension/Madison Financial Capability Specialist. “Just like single individuals, each married spouse has his or her own credit report and score.” For married couples, information in one spouse’s credit […]


Small Savings Add Up to Big Dreams When it Comes to College

A doctor or singer or maybe an astronaut? Young children have plenty of dreams when it comes to what they want to be when they grow up. Parents know those career dreams keep changing as their children get older and learn more about the world around them. Parents can also play a big role in […]

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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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4-H Newsletter June 2016

TREES By, Harry Behn   Trees are the kindest things I know, They do no harm, they simply grow And spread a shade for sleepy cows, And gather birds among their bows.   They give us fruit in leaves above, And wood to make our houses of, And leaves to burn on Halloween And in […]

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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 […]