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Register Now for the July 5 & 12 Rent Smart Workshop!

Rent Smart is a free, tenant training program that focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. This program strives to guide and inform participants so they may: Learn new skills to build positive relationships with landlords and neighbors. Gain confidence in their ability to find and maintain affordable housing. Understand […]

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Protective Factors: Social Connections

INVITATION FOR COMMUNITY PROFESSIONALS: Join other community professionals to learn why building social connections between parents is a critical strategy to reduce stress and strengthen resilience.  We are inviting you to participate in one of two (you choose) Parent Cafe’s to spend some time creating connections, learn the science behind social connections, and develop a meaningful plan to […]

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Midwest Convenience Store Serves Up Cyclospora in Del Monte Veggie Trays

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections. To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and 3 in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip location before their illness.  The La Crosse, WI-based […]

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Parenting and Family Relationships Resources

    We’d like to let you know about the University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension Parenting and Family Relationships website (parenting.uwex.edu). Developed by a team of family and parenting specialists at UW-Madison’s Extension Human Development and Relationships Institute, the website is a clearinghouse of quality web-based resources for families and professionals on parenting, healthy relationships, […]

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Workshop for Zoning Boards of Adjustment & Appeals

There will be a Board of Appeals & Adjustment workshop in New Holstein on June 13th. This workshop will provide information about zoning and the legal standards that apply to zoning board decisions. Location: Kiwanis Community Center 1725 Silver Moon Lane New Holstein, WI 53061 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Who Should Attend? Members of […]

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Wisconsin Child Tax Rebate

The State of Wisconsin has issued a tax credit of $100 per qualified child. Applications must be submitted between May 15 and July 2. Information can be found on the Department of Revenue website or by clicking the link below. https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/_/

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Safe Preserving: Flavored Vinegars

Flavored vinegars are very easy to prepare and delicious with summer-time salads.  They are favored by chefs for adding excitement to special dishes.  Cooking at home is also enlivened by the blended flavor of vinegar and herbs, fruits, vegetables, and/or spices.  And because they are naturally so high in acid, flavored vinegars allow more creativity than […]

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Rent Smart Program Sets the Stage for Renters’ Success

UW-Extension Educational Initiative Helps New and High-Risk Tenants Navigate the Rental Process More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units rather than buying their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can be a complicated and confusing process. To help people […]

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Invasive Jumping Worms Continue to Spread!

It looks like spring has finally arrived! With the warmer temperatures, many people are probably anxious to be in their yards and gardens. With this comes the many plant sales and exchanges that commonly occur. However, this year everyone should be aware of a relatively new invasive species to the county, “jumping worms.” Unlike other […]

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