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4-H Newsletter June 2015

Hello 4-H supporters – The current proposed Wisconsin budget cuts $300 million from the UW System budget, which would have negative implications for UW-Extension, and the 4-H Youth Development program. This cut will hinder our ability to provide the top-notch level of service we currently provide. Examples of the value of our work are available […]

Homemade preserves sitting on a rustic table outside. Pickes, tomatoes, appplesauce, etc.

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 […]


Leadership Washburn County Class of 2015 Graduates

The thirteenth class of Leadership Washburn County graduated May 14th. The eleven participants in the class represented various Washburn County business, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates, and their sponsors, are: Lisa Burns, Washburn County; Dawn Cornelissen, Lakeland Family Resource Center; Jennifer Danielsen, Greenfield Physical Therapy; Tasha Hagberg, NW CEP; Sharon Kindle, Washburn County; Whitney Korthof, […]

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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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Cloverbud Day Camp 2015

Youth ages 5-7 are invited to join the fun at Cloverbud Day Camp on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Shell Lake Beach Lions’ Club Pavilion. Camp activities may include: exploring, arts and crafts, games themed educational programs and more! Cost is only $2, which includes snack and supplies. Camp is open to all community […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]