New Panelists Trained for Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court

On April 5, 2017 the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court held a panelist training at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma. Panelists serve as peer ‘judges’ who hold juvenile first-time offenders accountable for their actions by issuing fair and innovative sanctions. The following individuals attended the training and were welcomed as new panelists: Alex McMahon (Durand), […]

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Reality Check Financial Education Experience 2017

     In 2017, University of Wisconsin – Extension’s Reality Check Financial Education Experience welcomed Independence School District along with Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Mondovi, Durand, Pepin, Elmwood, Plum City and River Valley. The learning event included nearly 350 students, over 120 adult volunteers from local communities and 26 student Reality Check Ambassadors, who took a leadership role […]

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Pepin County 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration

Last week, Lauren Hendel, Jordin McMahon, and Claire Raethke had the opportunity to join over 500 young people from across the country to learn about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration (CWF-PI), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held […]

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Pepin County 4-H Teen Leaders Show Support Of Our Military

Our military personnel make great sacrifices in order to protect our country and others who are less fortunate around the world. They work long hours and spend extended periods of time away from their families to fight for the freedoms that allow us to enjoy the way of life to which we’ve grown accustomed. The […]

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Durand Area Youth Complete Child Care Clinic

Durand area youth have recently earned their completion cards from the Child Care Clinic and are eager to put their newly-learned skills to practice.  These clinics were coordinated and taught by Marie Ritscher, UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent; Katie Walsh-Kallstrom Public Health Nurse, Pepin County Health Department; Kathy Dahl R.N., Durand School District, and guest […]

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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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