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StrongBodies Spring 2020 Registrations Available

StrongBodies is an evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University aimed at mid-life and older women and men.  Programs will be offered in both Merrill and Tomahawk for spring 2020.  The spring session will begin on March 3rd in Merrill and in Tomahawk on March 30th. In Merrill, the time for the morning class […]

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Next Step in Developing Plan to Be More Trauma Informed in Lincoln County

Over 70 people representing agencies and organizations throughout Lincoln County participated last August in the “Building a Community of Hope and Resiliency” meetings.  During these meetings, participants developed a better understanding of trauma informed care, identified resources available in Lincoln County to provide care in a more trauma aware manner, prioritized specific opportunities to provide […]

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O’Tannenbaum Fundraiser – List of Winners

Thank you to everyone who helped make the O’Tannenbaum Tour and the Parade fundraiser at Johnson Gifts a success!  Thanks to everyone who donated (time and items) and thanks to all who purchased something!  Generosity such as yours is enables Lincoln County 4H to do such amazing things! Complete list of O’Tannenbaum Winners: Wreaths: 1. […]

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Lincoln County Parent Pact Now Available

The Lincoln County Parent Support Network recently partnered with the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County coalition to develop the Lincoln County Parent Pact.  This pact provides parents with guidelines about alcohol, bullying, weapons, cellphone and Internet use, and much more. Conversation starters to use with other parents when your children and their friends are at […]

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2019 Horse Leadership Conference – Oshkosh, WI

It’s time to start thinking about attending the 2019 Horse Leadership Conference.  THEME:  RESPECT FEATURED SPEAKER: SARA NOVOTNY Sara Novotny is a multi-carded judge who spends her spare time training and exhibiting horses and working with clientele of all ages. Her day job is instructing students at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Animal Science and […]

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2019-20 After the Bell Program

For the 2019-20 school year, the “After the Bell” program will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019.  This free program is available for all middle school students whether they attend public or parochial school from 3:05 – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in Room 118 (enter the school through Door 14) at the Prairie River […]

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Parents Play Important Role in Preventing Substance Use among Teens

Now that school is out and summer has officially begun, young people are enjoying some free time.  Most young people are making the choice not to engage in risky behaviors including using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.   Parents play an important role in their teen’s decisions to avoid substances. In the May 8, 2019 issue […]

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The 2019 Fair Exhibitor Handbook is now Available

The 2019 Fair Exhibitor Handbook is now available online!  You can find it here.  It can be printed off entirely or just the sections you need. Fair Entry Process: The 2019 Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook will be available in limited hard quantities only. Online entries are best! For more information and directions on entering online, please visit […]

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Drug Take Back Every Day in Lincoln County

Spring has finally arrived. As you get started spring cleaning this year, consider disposing of unused or unwanted medications. Wisconsin has seen a significant increase in opioid overdose deaths over the last several decades. In 2000, there were 111 deaths due to opioid overdose. In 2017, that number increased to 916. That’s more than a […]

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