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Financial Support for College Students

The Stephenson Scholarship Fund was established nearly 50 years ago in 1974 by the will of the late Hazel L. Stephenson of Fond du Lac. The purpose of the fund is to assist students of Fond du Lac County in attaining or completing an education at any one of the University of Wisconsin campuses. All […]

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Reentry Ready

What does it mean to be “reentry ready”? Reentry refers to a person returning to their community after time in prison or jail. “Reentry ready” means that a person has the necessary resources to overcome the obstacles of successful return to their community.  Reentering a community after incarceration is not an easy task. It is […]

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Private Pesticide Training & Testing Options

Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Washington & Fond du Lac County will have several opportunities for in-person “testing” with the online training program, and one in-person training & testing opportunity.   Under both federal and state laws, certain pesticide applicators must be “certified” before they can legally use and apply pesticides. Under FIFRA, the federal law that governs pesticide […]

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This year’s resolution? Have less debt!

As the calendar year comes to a close, many people start thinking about their New Year’s resolution. Maybe you’ve already decided that this is the year you are going to lose 20 pounds, quit smoking, or make a career change. If you haven’t made a resolution yet, consider working towards decreasing (maybe even eliminating) your […]

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Local Government Leadership Academy Applications open through Dec. 5

Enhance your leadership skills and gain tools to address issues impacting your local government. Explore and find solutions to generate results. Engage with other local government leaders to shape the future of your community. The Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) is a nine-month, cohort-based program blending in-person workshops, virtual sessions, online self-study, and goal-setting to […]

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Ten Energy Savings Tips

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and heating costs are getting higher. Thankfully there are things you can do to keep warm this winter without breaking the bank.  Caulk or weatherstrip windows and doors to prevent outdoor air from getting in. Lower your home’s temperature overnight. A programmable thermostat can help […]

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4-H Members looking at a white board learning the parts of a meeting.

County-Wide Officer Training teach Youth Club Leaders

Almost 30 youth leaders joined us on a Saturday morning! Youth officers represented 11 of the community clubs during the training. The morning started off with the youth learning some ice breaker activities and getting to know each other.  The youth then learned about the 3 parts of a meeting: Education, Business, and Recreation. There […]

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Addressing Health Inequities in Fond du Lac County

Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by populations that have been historically disadvantaged by their social or economic status, geographic location, and environment.  Communities can prevent health disparities when community and faith-based organizations, employers, healthcare systems and providers, public health […]

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Dairy Situation and Outlook October 20, 2022

By Bob Cropp, Professor EmeritusUniversity of Wisconsin Cooperative ExtensionUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison The price of barrel cheddar cheese strengthened to above $2 per pound from mid-September and continuing into October reaching as high as $2.2450. The price of barrel cheese was well above 40-pound cheddar blocks being as much as $02775 per pound higher. From mid-September […]

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