NEW! 4-H Leadership Opportunity in Washington D.C.

4-H LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS TRIP Available to All 4-H Youth in Grades 6-8  For more than 50 years, thousands of 4 H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship Washington Focus and we are happy to offer its sister program for middle school 4 H’ers, Leadership Washington Focus. The program takes place at our national 4-H conference center, […]

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Kelsey Potratz – 2017 Winnebago County 4-H Key Award Recipient

Congratulations Kelsey Potratz! Kelsey is a 10-year member of Newcomers 4-H Club where she has served many club offices. Kelsey has a perfect attendance record, attending every Newcomers 4-H club meeting in the 10 years that she has been a member. Organizational Leader of Newcomers 4-H Club, Shannon Besaw says “Kelsey is a wondeful role model to the […]

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Anna Chapin – 2017 Winnebago County 4-H Key Award Recipient

CONGRATULATIONS ANNA CHAPIN! Anna is a 12-year member of Newcomers 4-H Club where she has served in multiple club officer positions, currently as President of the club. Omro High School teacher, Kayla Goranson says “Anna is an incredibly mature, driven, creative, hard-working student. She is always a positive contributor to class and a variety of clubs. […]

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Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website , which lists the steps you need to take.  The FTC has a second website, “Immediate Steps to Repair Identity Theft,” with similar information. For individuals who believe they have been or will be the victims of identity theft, […]

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Continue to Check your Free Credit Report After a Data Breach

The recent data breach in the news comes from Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the U.S. This breach involves computer hackers accessing personal data – social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and potentially more information – of 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax advises all consumers to determine if their personal information […]

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UW-Extension: Check Your Free Credit Report to Build Financial Security

Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll-free, or at the official website AnnualCreditReport.com. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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Can I Still Sign Up for Health Insurance?

  Many people have questions about the future of health insurance in the United States. It’s important to know that at this time, nothing has changed and options still remain available for the 2017 calendar year. This includes coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as “ObamaCare”. The Open Enrollment Period for the Health […]

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UW-Extension: 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). Complaints frequently revolve around the age of the debt listed on a credit report, or debt that doesn’t belong to the individual. Other issues include delays in updating and correcting inaccurate records. Because […]

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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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