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Planning for Tax Time

As you probably know, almost everyone with an income needs to file a tax return. You may be dreading tax time because you’re afraid that you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the state. But, it’s just as likely that you’ll be getting a refund! One benefit of filing taxes is that […]

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Communicating with Adult Children After They Leave Home: Striking a Healthy Balance

Leaving home doesn’t mean leaving behind regular communication between young adult children and their parents. According to educators from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, studies show that even after a child leaves home for life on their own, a high level of communication continues between parents and their young adult children. “College students typically communicate with […]

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2017 Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled

This year’s Private Pesticide Applicator Training classes have been scheduled. Applicators can attend either Tuesday, January 31 or Tuesday, February 28. The classes will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Pepin County Government Center.   The training is offered to farmers who desire to obtain certification required to do their own spraying. […]

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Comforting 4-H Community Service Project

The Pepin County 4-H Teen Leaders, participate in a community service project. This motivated group created and donated fleece blankets to the Pepin County Sherriff’s Department. The blankets will be placed in Deputies squads and used to comfort young children in times of need. If you would like more information about 4-H, contact Marie Ritscher […]

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Results Show Mock Trials Valuable to Middle School Students

Each year Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Co-Coordinators, Annie Lisowski and Marie Ritscher, offer learning opportunities to Teen Court panelists in order to grow their leadership experiences and practice their skills in advocating for and utilizing a restorative justice model in peer-to-peer hearings. Lisowski and Ritscher in previous years had used video mini-trainings, in […]

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Teens and Driving

How parents can help teens be better drivers Learning to drive is a rite of passage for most teens. For many families, it benefits both teens and their parents when a teen gets their license. Driving can offer adolescents more independence and gives parent a break from chauffeuring duties. But along with the new driver’s […]

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