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Forest County Public Notice

IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELL-BEING OF THOSE WE SERVE AND OUR EMPLOYEES, FOREST COUNTY OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO WALK-IN SERVICES. EMPLOYEES ARE STILL WORKING TO SERVE YOU VIA TELEPHONE OR EMAIL. ONLY URGENT MATTERS SHOULD BE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT. If you do not know the phone number for the […]

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E-Learning Opportunities

Check out this week’s e-learning opportunities! All of these opportunities are geared toward youth learners, and you can learn with us via Zoom. Simply click the links below up to 10-minutes before the session begins to join us! 3/30, 7:30pm – Caring for Baby Chicks https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/147884926 3/31, 4:00pm – Photography – Beginner Composition https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/308726945 4/1, 3:00pm – […]

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Thinking critically about COVID-19 news and information

by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC It’s dizzying, the amount of information out there about the Coronavirus. You’re dealing with story after story online and through social media, television, radio, and in newspapers and magazines — each with its own take — at all hours of the day and […]

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Navigating COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

The UW-Madison Extension Center for Community & Economic Development has created a resource page to assist small businesses as they navigate and prepare for the spread of COVID-19. Navigating Coronavirus for Small Businesses In addition, the Small Business Administration has provided Extension with the following resources: Economic Injury Disaster Loans FAQ Disaster Loan Assistance:  Federal […]

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Financial Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. UW-Madison Division of Extension continues to gather up-to-date financial information for our communities to utilize during this time. Find COVID-19 financial resources at UW-Madison Extension’s dedicated […]

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Forest County Awarded PSC Broadband Grant

On March 19th, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin awarded 72 Broadband Expansion grants for $24,000,000, including a grant to Forest County in the amount of $939,200. According to the PSC website the Forest County project will build and equip 17 wireless transmission tower sites in Forest County. The project will also build an 11-mile […]

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“We’ll Get Through This” Coloring Contest

Many of us are finding ourselves at home and looking for ways to relieve some stress.  One way for both adults and children to spend some time mindfully, is to color.  Research has shown that participating in a daily coloring activity lowers levels of anxiety and depression. Let’s challenge each other to a Friday Fun […]

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Forest County Resource Directory

We are compiling a list of various resources that may help Forest County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to encourage our community to stay connected and informed. The information contained within the Resource Directory is taken from online sources and it is our intention to keep this information as up-to-date as possible.  […]

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Let’s stay Connected Forest County!

Forest County Extension is organizing a Pen Pal project!  Weekly writing prompts provided by Extension will be focused on topics that will engage both young and old and will allow for an exchange of information related to the history of our county.   Many of our youth living in Forest County today have little experience or […]

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Get Real! Volunteers Needed

Volunteer recruitment is currently underway for the 2020 Brighter Futures Conference for Wednesday, April 15th at the School District of Crandon. The Brighter Futures conference allows all 11th graders in Forest County to participate in a GET REAL! financial simulation activity designed to increase a youth’s awareness of what it costs to live as an […]

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