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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.



Below are some possible disposal options: The Municipal Service Center, often called the City Garage, is located at 530 North Doty Street near Lakeside Park.  They will take mercury; however, they ask that you bring it directly into the office. Office hours are Monday – Friday:  7:00 am – 3:30 pm. This service is for […]

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Well Water User Study: Women & Young People Want More Information

931 Area Residents Participate in Survey of Well Water Users With input from more than 900 county well water users in a recent survey, the University of Wisconsin – Extension, Fond du Lac County reports that residents want more information about the safety of their well water. “Women said they are less certain about the […]

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Well Water Sampling Options

UW-Extension recommends that well owners sample their well at least once per year, at a different time of the year. You can test your water through the Fond du Lac County Health Department, the UW-Extension lab in Stevens Point, the State Lab of Hygiene or other private laboratories in the area. Below are descriptions of […]


Tractor Safety Classes Offered

Fox Valley Technical College (Chilton Regional Center) is offering  farm safety and equipment operation classes for ages 12 and older. Two sessions are being offered: June 20-24, 2016 or July 11-15, 2016. For complete details, please see the brochure.