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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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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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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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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Living With Loss Drop In Bereavement Support Group

The Merrill Enrichment Center offers a Grief Support Group on the Second and fourth Thursday of every month 12:30 pm at the Merrill Enrichment Center 303 N. Sales Street.  More information about the group can be found on the flyer below. Living with Loss Support Group flyer

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Ascension’s FREE Grief Support Group in Merrill. 

The group is open to any community adult experiencing grief.  The group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at the Bell Tower Residence Hall.  If you have any questions or would like more information contact Christina Harkness, Ascension Bereavement Coordinator at 800-643-4663. Ascension Grief Support Group

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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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