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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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Understanding Addiction – (Part 2 of an Educational Video Series)

U.W. Madison-Extension of Forest County is partnering with the Community Coalition of Forest County and its many members  to offer activities and education to all age groups and cultures in our diverse county to improve the health and well-being of our residents with a focus on substance abuse prevention and building resiliency. Check out the second video in the 4-part Mental Health and Substance Use […]

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Join the Forest County Fall Fun Scavenger Hunt

Forest County Youth Ambassadors, a youth leadership group of Forest County Extension, is inviting families to participate in a Fall Fun Scavenger hunt beginning Sunday, October 4th and ending Sunday, October 25th.  The scavenger hunt, sponsored by the Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition, highlights eight different areas in Forest County where individuals and/or […]

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Family History class to be offered during Family History Month

People begin the study of family history for many different reasons.  Some people are interested in the facts found within a family tree, while others want to create connection between generations.  For family history researcher Michelle Gobert, her interest began with a question about a long-lost family member.  Twenty years later, Michelle has not only […]

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Wisconsin DPI seeking nominations

Are you, or do you know someone, who is a parent passionate about their community school?  If so, the Wisconsin DPI is currently recruiting parents and guardians to serve on the State Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council.  DPI is hoping to recruit parents and guardians across the state who represent the rich diversity of the students […]

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Extension Partners with the Community Coalition of Forest County  

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it is a lot to handle. It is important to remember that mental health is important to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. It is not uncommon for life to be out of balance sometimes, especially when we […]

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Ozobot Summer Adventure

Forest County 4-H is offering a 4-day Ozobot training camp to area youth ages 3rd – 5th grade.  Youth will learn to code the small robots, design a bot tour and create a bot video to share.  Class size is limited to five youth.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 4th, 6th, […]

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Tips for Food Safety During Time of COVID-19

Everyone is working hard right now to keep ourselves, our family, and our communities healthy. Two important practices we can all do to protect against COVID-19, also commonly referred to as Coronavirus, is to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while on essential trips, such as getting food, and frequent hand washing. There is much […]

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Extension Offers Tips to Getting Kids Outside

Originally printed in the Forest Republican June 4, 2020   Recently the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources teamed up to create a “Get Outside. Stay Safe. Be Well.” toolkit to help to help create a consistent statewide message that invites Wisconsinites to get outside, stay safe, and be […]

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