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UW-Extension Teams Up With USDA to Provide Thanksgiving Tips and Resources

With the number of things that can go wrong in the home kitchen, steering clear of food safety blunders can be challenging. Whether it’s prepping a new dish, or prepping for more guests at your table, the USDA’s food safety experts keep food safety simple. Now, UW-Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food […]

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2018-19 After the Bell Program Starts September 10th

For the 2018-19 school year, the “After the Bell” program will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018.  This free program is available for all middle school students whether they attend public or parochial school from 3:05 – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Room 118 (enter the school through Door 14) at the Prairie River […]

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4-H Enrollment Process for 2018-19

4-H Enrollment process for the 2018-19 will begin on September 10th.   At the beginning of September, everyone in the system will be set to “Inactive” in 4-HOnline.  When you log in to re-enroll, you will need to update your Personal Information screen (the system will increase age, grade and year in 4-H automatically by 1), […]

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New 4-H Volunteer Leaders Wanted

Volunteers are critical partners to the overall success of 4-H and making a difference in the lives of young people. 4-H relies on caring, active adults to provide hands-on guidance and mentoring to build confidence, leadership and a sense of responsibility in young people who participate in 4-H.  As partners with UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development, […]

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StrongBodies Winter/Spring 2019 Registrations Available

StrongBodies is an evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University aimed at mid-life and older women and men.  Programs will be offered in both Merrill and Tomahawk for winter/spring 2019. All women and men can benefit from strength training. The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include: increased muscle mass, strength and […]

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2018 4-H Charters Renewals Due – November 1st

Don’t forget: All 4-H Clubs or Projects with a charter must have their charter renewal forms in to the 4-H office no later than November 1st!  If you have any questions, please contact Holly before November 1st. holly.luerssen@ces.uwex.edu or 715-539-1076

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Hello from the Lincoln County 4-H Office!

Hello Lincoln County 4-H Members and Leaders, I’m excited to introduce myself to your 4-H community as I begin my new role with in the UWEX program as your 4-H Program Coordinator.  This new 4-H Program Coordinator role is a 50% time position, which may be an adjustment at first for the Lincoln County 4-H […]

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Tomahawk Summer & Fall Strong Bodies Program

Summer is nearly here and fall will come quickly after.  Please consider staying active by taking part in the Tomahawk Strong Bodies program.  Click on the link to obtain the registration form.  Tomahawk Summer and Fall Registration 2018

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Merrill Optimist Seeking Help to Build An All Access Playground

The Merrill Noon Optimist Club is looking for the community’s help to build an all access playground. Donate your newspaper, non-confidential paper and junk mail to our Magic Paper Box to help raise funds to support their effort.  Refer to the flyer below for more information. Magic Paper Box flyer

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Snow loads on farm buildings

The following information is a review and update by Dave Kammel, UW-Madison Professor of Agricultural Building Design and Cheryl Skjolaas, UW-Madison/UW-Extension Agricultural Safety Specialist of the 2010 article regarding Heavy Snow Loads on Farm Buildings by Brian Holmes, University of Wisconsin-Extension Emeritus Agricultural Engineer: Due to the recent heavy snowfall there is reason to have concern over […]

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Lincoln County Youth Health Profile Now Available

In December 2017, the Lincoln County Youth Health Profile was completed by Lincoln County Health Department and UW-Extension. The report contains health data related to traffic safety, violence, bullying, mental health/suicide, nutrition/eating behaviors, physical activity and alcohol and other drug use. This report is the first of its kind and provides a comprehensive data set […]

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