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Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to enjoy the bounty […]

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Check your free credit report to build financial security

The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign seeks to make the process of remembering to order a free credit report as easy as possible. Anyone can sign up to receive an email reminder from UW-Extension three times a year—on 2/2, 6/6, and 10/10—on the campaign’s website: fyi.uwex.edu/creditreport. While you […]

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Rent Smart program sets the stage for renters’ success

UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process  Contact Christine Kniep, 920-232-1973, CKniep@co.winnebago.wi.us or Michelle Tidemann, 920-929-3174, michelle.tidemann@ces.uwex.edu More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units, rather than buy their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can […]

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Business Success Interviews

From August 2014 – October 2015, local researchers from UW-Extension and Ripon College met with 35 Fond du Lac County entrepreneurs who shared their start-up and business experiences, challenges, and successes. All participants were African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American, and/or immigrants. This Business Success Interviews Infographic Report shows that these business owners are similar to other […]

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Straight from the Teacher’s Mouth: How to Support your Kid’s Learning

As many students prepare to finish the school year, it is an important time for parents to reflect on their role in their children’s academic success. This week’s Parenthetical article shares a bit of teacher insight into what parents can do to promote student success! School success is a hot topic. How involved should parents […]

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Shoreline Protection & Restoration Workshops Offered

If you ant to learn the basics of what is needed to protect the shorelines or the basics of what plantings are best for shoreline protection, you might want to attend the Shoreline Protection & Restoration Workshops offered on Saturday, May 20th 9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at The Watermark, 209 South Center Street in Beaver […]

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4-H Family Times May Newsletter

Highlights in the May 4-H Family Times Newsletter include:  Alumni Raise Your Hands, Animal Project information, Foods Revue, Shooting Sports, County Fair, Cloverbud Pumpkin Growing

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Egg safety basics for springtime celebrations

Eggs are a familiar symbol of spring. They are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods and feature prominently at many spring holiday celebrations. A few basic steps will help ensure all your springtime recipes are “eggcellent” and food safe. According to Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, thorough cooking […]

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Electronics Recycling Event!

The City of Waupun is offering a recycling event for any electronics! “If an item plugs into an outlet or runs on batteries, it can be recycled.” Oftentimes it is hard to dispose of items like these because of garbage and recycling rules. This is a great opportunity to get some of these old and […]

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