Crandon Mainstreet’s Santa Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Game

Forest County 4-H is inviting area youth and families to participate in Crandon Mainstreet’s Santa Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Game as part of Christmas on Main Street scheduled for Friday, December 2nd. The scavenger hunt highlights various businesses and organizations that are participating in this annual holiday event.  Access to a smart phone and the GooseChase […]

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Forest County Broadband Committee Hiring a Digital Navigator

The Digital Navigator provides individualized or small group assistance to community members who need affordable home internet service, affordable internet-capable devices, and/or coaching in introductory digital skills in order to become effective home internet users. This assistance may be provided in-person or by voice telephone, email, text, video chat, and other communication methods that work […]

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Mapping Broadband and Internet Access in Forest County

For those of you who have broadband, can we get you to take a broadband speed test where you live? This is a safe link. It will only take a few moments and personal information is always protected and never shared. At this link: https://expressoptimizer1.net/public/ When the link comes up: Click let’s do it Type […]

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Forest County Historic School Communities

UW-Extension Forest County is excited to be partnering with the Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society in this exciting endeavor! The Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., has received a grant to hire three Forest County educators during the summer of 2022. Educators will be required to: attend a training opportunity to learn to […]

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2022 Native Plant Sale

Spring is just around the corner (yes it is!) and many people are making garden plans. This year why not consider adding a few native plants to your property? Native plants can help increase wildlife habitat and can help beautify your yard while providing food and shelter to wildlife including birds, bees, butterflies, insects and […]

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Centennial Lessons

As part of a local history initiative with Forest County students, community youth educator Michelle Gobert is collaborating with the School District of Laona to teach a Centennial Unit.  The lessons will engage students in learning local history while at the same time encouraging students to be active citizens in upcoming centennial celebrations for the […]

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Rudolph’s Reindeer Run : Christmas on Crandon’s Main Street

Crandon Middle School Leadership Council is inviting families to participate in Rudolph’s Reindeer Run Scavenger hunt as part of Crandon’s Christmas on Main Street event. The scavenger hunt highlights various businesses and organizations that are participating in this annual holiday event.  Youth brainstormed the idea of a scavenger hunt as part of a discussion on […]

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Master Naturalist Nature Walk

Join Wisconsin Master Naturalist R.T. Krueger on a Spring Flower Nature Walk on Saturday, May 1st. The walk will be held at the Davison Family Legacy Forest and will span roughly one hour and participants will experience beautiful and diverse wildflowers.  The walk will not be very strenuous, but sturdy shoes are encouraged. Meet at […]

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Forest County Broadband discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio

On February 3, 2021, Forest County Extension Community and Economic Development agent Chris Stark was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss how greater internet access improves education and business opportunities, and makes you healthier.  Listen to the radio interview here:  https://www.wpr.org/listen/1755991

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