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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Tax credits a help to state’s working families

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8,000, depending on household income, marital status, and number of children […]

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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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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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