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4-H Family Times September Newsletter

Highlights in the September Family Times 4-H newsletter include:  National 4-H Week; 4-H Enrollment; Apply for 4-H Conferences, National Experiences & Key Award; Nominate 4-H Volunteers & Businesses; Fall Forum & Hall of Fame Celebration; Community Service Awards  


Can Pokémon Go play a role in positive parenting?

Whether you’ve simply been looking out your front window or following the news, you’ve likely witnessed the rise in popularity of Pokémon Go. The new app, a treasure hunt for animated characters within a player’s own real world surroundings, is getting plenty of media attention. Nineteen days after its release, Pokémon Go had been downloaded […]

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What to do when you can’t pay your medical bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension ,has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare food. Clean […]


Understanding Networks, Primary Care and Specialists

If you have health insurance and want to use your care, the first step is understanding which doctors are covered by your plan. In the world of health insurance, a network is the group of doctors, nurses, specialists, hospitals and clinics that work with your insurance company. You need to use the medical professionals in […]

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Preventing Kids’ Summer Weight Gain

Summer marks a hiatus from the daily responsibilities and scheduled demands children face during the rest of the year. While adults might remember their summer vacations filled with water-balloon fights, bike rides to the corner store, campfires and playground games, children today are likely to spend more time indoors watching TV, playing video games, and […]

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Get Ozone Alerts By E-Mail

Warm temperatures had some people seeing orange.  That was the color of the federal Air Quality Index (AQI), meaning “unhealthy air for sensitive groups,” for 15 counties in Wisconsin. Higher temperatures mean higher ozone levels, which can harm the elderly, young children, and anyone with a respiratory or cardiac disease.  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports […]

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“Swipe & Shop” at the Farmers Market!

Using your EBT, Credit, or Debit Card at the Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is as easy as “Swipe & Shop!” Simply bring your card to the Information Booth during the Farmers Market. Staff at the booth will swipe your card for the amount you choose and give you wooden tokens to use for […]


4-H Family Times July Newsletter

Highlights in the July 4-H Family Times Newsletter include: 4-H Trip delegates, Alto Fair information, Fall Forum, 4-H raffle, Foods Revue, Cloverbud Camp, and more Fond du Lac County Fair information.