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Youth on County Board Representatives Sworn In

Cora Tolene and Sydney Schunck were sworn in as youth representatives on the Washburn County Board at the County Board’s June meeting. For over ten years, the Washburn County Board of Supervisors has invited high school youth residing in Washburn County to serve as youth representatives on the County Board. This initiative has provided Washburn County […]


Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers Workshop

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational workshop series […]


Helping Your Child Learn About Money

Children can start learning about money before they know how to count. Seeing and touching real money is important, but you can also use play money or pictures. Gather some coins and a one dollar bill, or go on a treasure hunt to look for coins around the house. Keep in mind that coins can […]


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 […]

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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 […]