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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: […]


Mini Master Gardener Short Course Offered

UW-Extension’s North Country Master Gardener Association will be hosting their popular Mini Master Gardener Short Course for youth and their families. The first mini session is scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at Bashaw Valley Farm and Greenhouse on Hwy 63 south of Spooner. The second mini session will be on Saturday […]


Washburn County HCE Scholarship

Washburn County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) will be awarding a $300 scholarship to a high school senior who is a Washburn County resident or attends school in Washburn County and is planning to attend a college or university. Selection is based on application, recommendations, and an essay. The winner will be announced in […]

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4-H Newsletter February 2015

The most important TIME in your life is now; The most important QUESTION in your life is, “What are you going to do now and In the future?” The most important ACTION in your life is Thinking; The most important PERSON in your life is you. Therefore, don’t procrastinate; Know what you are going to […]


Wanted: UW-Extension 4-H Summer Camp Counselors

UW-Extension 4-H Summer Camp will be held Tuesday through Thursday, August 11-13 at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. Camp staff is being sought. All positions are required to provide leadership and be a positive role model for campers and other staff. Applicants should have past leadership experience working with children and have previous camp experience. […]


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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Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region

This 4-week course will feature a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change. Along with sharing our passion for weather and climate, we’ll convey information from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation initiative as well as findings […]

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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 […]