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Check your free credit report to build financial security

Month after month, incorrect information on credit reports is among the top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Are you among the thousands of Wisconsin residents who didn’t get around to checking their credit report last year? Turn that around by signing up for UW-Extension’s free “Check Your Credit Report Campaign” […]

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Brain Fitness: Keeping Your Brain Fit As You Age

Are you worried about keeping your brain healthy as you grow older?  Why should we be concerned about brain health?  What things can you do to keep your brain fit?   Fond du Lac County Association for Home and Community Education will be hosting “Brain Fitness: Keeping Your Brain Fit as You Age.” Educational program on […]

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Tractor Safety Training Offered in Dodge County

Register for the Youth Farm Tractor and Equipment Operations Safety Training program. Classroom dates are Saturdays – January 14,  January 21 and January 28. Program includes classroom instruction and a practical test and is held only once a year at the Dodge County Administration Building, 127 E. Oak Street, Juneau. Fill out registration form and […]

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Agricultural Needs Assessment Survey

This survey was created by Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, the new UW-Extension (UWEX) Crops & Soils Area Agent whose position is split 50:50 between Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, and by Amanda Young, the new UWEX Dairy & Livestock Agent located in Dodge County. In order to help us provide useful and effective programming, it […]

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TENNESSEE WILDFIRE RELIEF

Tennessee 4-H is receiving a number of contacts asking how they can help those individuals in the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN (Sevier County) that have been impacted by the recent wildfire. Large amounts of supplies have been donated already. What is needed is help in providing for the financial needs of these […]

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4-H Family Times Dec/Jan Newsletter

Highlights in the December/January Family Times 4-H newsletter include:  Awesome Club Officers Workshop, Annual Required Leaders Training for 4-H Clubs & Groups, Winter Leadership Camp, Wis. 4-H Foundation Scholarship, Volunteers & Friends Recognized, What Life Skills are You Learning?

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Tips for preparing a delicious and food safe, roast turkey

A delectable roast turkey is often the centerpiece of the family Thanksgiving dinner. Keeping in mind some food safety tips while preparing your holiday bird will help ensure it is not only tasty, but also free of foodborne bacteria that may cause illness, according to Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. […]

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Fluorescent Tubes

Locations below accept fluorescent tubes for recycling: Riley Electrical Supply located at 659 S. Hickory in Fond du Lac:  Phone:  (920) 922-7711 Ripon Ace Hardware located at 1085 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon Fluorescent tubes of all sizes – price varies; $.70 each for 4 ft. bulbs Phone:  (920) 748-3360 Ripon Electric, 510 Aspen St., Ripon Phone:  (920) […]

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Parenting from the Sidelines

Have you ever been to a sporting event or performance where the parent behind you is shouting out instructions to his teen or berating the other youngsters participating? As the competition increases in middle school and high school so, it seems, does the obnoxious parent behavior. Our culture appears not only to accept parental over-involvement […]

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