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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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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4-H Fun Archery Shoot

4-H members from Pepin and Buffalo counties took aim as they participated in the 4-H Fun Archery Shoot on October 19 at the archery range at Silver Birch Park in Arkansaw, WI. The objective of this program was to teach shooting skills, safety and ethics for youth interested in archery.   It provides a safe, controlled […]

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Home Alone Online Program for Parents and Children

Home Alone: Preparing Children for Self Care This Home Alone: Preparing for Self Care program can assist your family in exploring whether or not a child  is ready for self-care.  If your child is ready, this program can help in developing your family’s home alone plan. Parents and children should complete this entire program together. Please view […]

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Farmers Urged to Check for Ergot

Durand, Wis. – Farmers with animals in pasture should check for their grass forages for the presence of ergot which can be toxic to cattle, sheep, swine and horses.  “The cool, wet spring provided conditions favorable to ergot development,” said Mike Travis, Pepin County Agriculture Agent.   Ergot is a fungal disease that affects wild and […]

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