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Active Parenting for School Success

There will be an Active Parenting for School Success workshop at the Minong Center, LLC on September 22. This workshop will be offered at either 9-10:30 A.M. or 6-7:30 P.M., and will be facilitated by Jeanne Walsh, UW-Extension Washburn County Family Living Educator. This workshop will offer ideas on how you can help your children […]


Attention Families!

Join us in Minong for a Family Fun Fair on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Minong Center, LLC. Put on by the newly formed Northwood Family Wellness Coalition, families will be able to visit community resource booths, as well as take part in a winter clothing and boots exchange. There […]

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Job Opportunity for a Nutrition Education Program Coordinator!

We are now hiring for the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program County Coordinator for Washburn and Burnett Counties. The position involves collaborating with local agencies to ensure the delivery of nutrition education to low-income residents, staff training and supervision, and managing the program budget.  The position is full-time and will be located at the Washburn County […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]