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2015 UW-Extension 4-H Youth Camp

Summer time is right around the corner, and that means it’s camp time again! If you are a youth ages 8-13, plan now to attend UW-Extension 4-H Youth Camp! Camp will be held on August 11-13 at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. Campers and counselors are from Washburn County. Camp is a great chance to meet […]

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4-H Newsletter March 2015

As you have heard recently in the news, state funding for the UW-System will likely be impacted by the   proposed state budget. UW-Extension will share those cuts with the other institutions in the system. You can support UW-Extension programming, including 4-H Youth Development, agriculture education, Master Gardeners and other horticulture programs, financial literacy education, and […]


Managing Your Money

One of the number one suggestions that I give people when I am financial coaching, is to have a monthly money meeting. A money meeting is a planned time when you take care of money management tasks. Holding monthly meetings helps you make a commitment to work with your finances on a regular basis. Guidelines: […]


Healthy Screen Use For Families With Toddlers

In most American households, screens now outnumber family members. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions are part of everyday life for many families and children. With screen media playing a bigger role in our lives, how can parents know how much, and what kind of screen time, is healthy for their young children? Recently, a team […]


Take Time to Check Your Free Credit Report

The information in your credit report can affect your life in important ways. It can influence your interest rate for credit cards and loans; affect your monthly insurance payments; your ability to get a mortgage or rent an apartment; and maybe even apply for a job. What’s in your credit report? It is a detailed […]

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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 […]


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 […]