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Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program

    Do you want to be a better gardener? Do you want to increase your confidence to successfully garden indoors or out? Join the UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program in this online course September 11th -December 10th. This is an approved learning opportunity for individuals interested in the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program.  For more information […]

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Welcome to our new 4-H Program Educator!

Hello!!  I am Katrina Pionek and I am the new Manitowoc County 4-H Youth Educator.    I grew up in Manitowoc County on a dairy farm and then completed my Agricultural Education degree at UW-River Falls.  Over the past 17 years, I worked for the Kiel Area School District.   I started out as the Agricultural […]

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How to Talk to Children About Tragedies

Young Children- Death and Grief or Responding to Scary Events in the Parenting the Preschooler series support caregivers of 3- to 5-year-olds in processing and talking about death, grief, and scary or violent events.   Elementary- For elementary aged children our Raising Caring Kids series might help children process how others are feeling. In particular, the Raising Caring Kids fact […]

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UNITED WAY LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM CALLED RIDE UNITED

The Ride United program will provide Manitowoc County residents free transportation for employment, education, health, food, legal, housing, and economic stability uses up to a maximum of $25 per one-way ride. Ride United rides must be scheduled in advance with United Way’s taxi service partner, Our Town Taxi. Rides can be scheduled with Our Town […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Opportunity!

The Manitowoc County 4H Association is sponsoring 4H members and their families to attend the Wisconsin State Fair at a discounted price. Wisconsin State Fair is from August 4 – 14. The tickets will be good for any day the member/family wants to attend. Here is the website for the Wisconsin State Fair to check […]

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Tractor Safety Camp-June 16th-18th at Camp Tapawingo!

Tractor Safety Camp June 16-18th Camp Tapawingo -915 Tapawingo Road Mishicot, WI Youth must be at least 12 years old on or before June 16th, 2022, to attend. Youth must attend all training days and complete preliminary work before arrival. No exceptions! * Cost for the training is $195 and includes all training materials and […]

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Baby Formula Shortage-What to do?

Many families rely on formula to feed their babies and have found shortages of formula in stores. The shortage is due in part to the recall of formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition that may be contaminated with Salmonella or Cronobacter, two pathogens that are extremely harmful to infants, The facility that made the formula (located […]

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