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100 Years of Service in Washington County

Help us celebrate our Centennial!! We are hosting an open house at the Government Center, Room 1020, 432 E Washington Street, West Bend on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 4:30-6pm to celebrate 100 years in Washington County. All are invited to meet the staff and volunteers who work to improve the quality of life in our […]

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2018 Flooding Resources

If you have been affected by the resent flooding, available resources on the effects of flooding on crops and produce are linked on the 2018 UWEX Flooding Resources page. Links on this website either link to other websites or pdfs for download. The following are resources by University of Wisconsin Extension Specialists related to the […]

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It’s Time to Join Home and Community Education-HCE!

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Do you want to make new friends?  Do you want opportunities to learn new things? September is Club Organization Month and Washington County Association for Home and Community Education is currently seeking new members to join our long standing organization! You may have seen HCE […]

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Food Safety & Backyard Poultry

In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states and killing one. Germs can get on the hands, shoes, and clothes of people who handle or care for the birds. In addition to chicks and young birds, reptiles such as turtles, lizards, […]

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Free Online Money Management Courses

Gain skills to manage your personal finances at your own pace!! UW-Extension has created a series of Money Matters online modules to help you discover your financial strengths, gain new money management skills, and build knowledge you can share with others — your kids, your spouse, friends, co-workers, and more. Learn the essentials of smart […]

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Researching Communities that Gain Young Adults

Is the City of West Bend a magnet for attracting young adults? A study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers explored 12 communities that are maintaining or increasing the number of young adults. The Gaining and Maintaining Young People in Wisconsin Rural Communities researched 12 communities across Wisconsin, including West Bend, to identify the factors that […]

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“Check Your Free Credit Report” Campaign Named Recipient Of Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017

The UW-Extension Family Living Program’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign was recently selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to receive the 2017 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. UW-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report” campaign goal is to make the process of ordering a free credit report as easy as possible. […]

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Avoid Romaine Lettuce, for Now

Romaine lettuce is likely the cause of recent cases of E. coli food poisoning affecting people in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state. As yet, no illnesses have been linked to this outbreak in Wisconsin, but Extension Food Safety Specialist Barbara […]

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Nonprofits & the Economy: 2017 Survey Results

The Nonprofit Coalition of Washington County surveyed 87 area nonprofits in May 2017. The survey measured the fiscal health of the nonprofit community, identified their educational needs, and measured the longer-term outcomes of the workshops hosted by the Nonprofit Coalition. Results of this survey can be found in the report Nonprofits & the Economy Research […]

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