Dealing with Bullying: Tips for Parents

Bullying has been the subject of media reports lately, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade. About 25 percent of kids between the ages of 12-18 say they have been bullied in the […]

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4-H Winter Weather Cancellation 

In the event meetings are cancelled due to weather conditions, 4-H clientele can call the Extension Office at 920-232-1974 to check on meeting status. The regular voicemail message will be replaced by a message detailing cancellation information. **Note to all committee chairs: If you decide to cancel a meeting, contact the Extension Office. Weekday cancellations […]

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How Parents Can Help Teens be Better Drivers

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for most teens.  For many families, it benefits both teens and their parents when a teen gets their license.  Driving can offer adolescents more independence and gives parent a break from chauffeuring duties. But along with the new driver’s license comes greater responsibility and risk, says Stephen […]

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Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

Congratulations to David Weber of Ridgeway 4-H Club! David was nominated to represent Winnebago County 4-H Youth as a member at-large on the 2016-2017 Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council. For more information, please visit: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hvolunteers/wi-4-h-leader-council/

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What to Consider When Choosing a Health Plan

Would you like to explore your health insurance options? Do you get confused when you read health plan information? Are you not sure where to begin? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The world of health insurance can be complex with a lot of information and unfamiliar words. One of the first things people think about […]

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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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Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies WisLine: Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs, Dec. 20, 2016.

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is hosting a teleconference series titled “Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies”. These programs cover current or emerging topics of interest to Wisconsin Local governments. The third teleconference of this series titled “Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs” will be held on December 20th, 2016 from 10:00 am- 11:30 am.  The […]

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Rent Smart

RENT SMART: A FREE TENANT TRAINING WORKSHOP December 6th & 8th (Tuesday & Thursday) 6:00pm – 9:00pm Father Carr’s Place 2B – Mother Teresa Center 1062 N. Koeller St. Oshkosh, WI To register call the Winnebago County UW-Extension Office at  (920) 232-1970 For additional dates and information, check out our 2016 Rent Smart Brochure Rent Smart sessions […]

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Delicious Options Abound for Preserving Apples

With the bounty of Wisconsin’s harvest all around, it’s a great time to think of preserving the sweetness and tang of apples to enjoy throughout the year. Apples can be dried, made into applesauce or apple butter, or made into jelly. Apple pie filling may be canned, or prepared and frozen. According to Barbara Ingham, […]

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