October 2, 2014

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Chief Dennis Plantz addresses media

County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 10:20 AM

Brush Management

I have received calls requesting information on how to manage or control unwanted growth of brush and small trees. Various invasive species such as buckthorn and autumn olive are very aggressive and will take over a woody area and crowd out other native species of trees. Due to a barrage of advertising, the control most people think of is the use of glyphosate.

Waushara County Health News
Written by Waushara County Health Department   
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:40 AM

What is rabies?

Rabies is a very serious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of mammals. Cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, coyotes and foxes are mammals, as are people. Rabies is caused by a virus and almost always causes death. It’s usually a disease of animals, but it can spread from an infected animal to a person.

Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:38 AM

by Bill Rosenau, Waushara County CVSO

Benefit changes for Wisconsin Veterans

With the recent passing of the budget, there have been some exciting changes to the benefits administered by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA).

The “Wisconsin Veterans and Surviving Spouse Property Tax Credit” grants 100 percent Service Connected Disabled Veterans and their Surviving Spouse, the ability to request a refund of their property taxes.

Dare to Care
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:15 AM

A small challenge often results in a large reward.  This will be the case when the “Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin” returns to the Waushara County Fairgrounds Aug. 15–18.  Getting to the fairgrounds will be the challenge, but once again the fair promises to be a fun-filled event with something for young and old.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:55 AM

Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses rise sharply among women

A new report from the CDC indicates that women are at a higher risk for overdose and addiction to prescription opioids (painkillers) than men. Nearly 48,000 women died of prescription painkiller overdoses between 1999 and 2010.

Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:40 AM

Promoting Waushara County

by Waushara County Parks Department

The Waushara County Parks and Solid Waste Department uses a small budget to promote county resources and businesses to area visitors.  Area lakes, streams and forests, along with our close proximity to major population centers, help keep Waushara County attractive for many visitors.  Promotions include:

County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:33 AM

Long-term drought effects on trees

Even though we have had a wet spring and early summer, we are continually seeing more trees and shrubs that are dying. I have received a number of calls on maple trees that are dying or that have cracks in the bark with dead areas of bark on the tree. There are a number of elm trees that I have seen that were all leafed out but in the last couple of weeks the leaves have now died back, turned brown and are now falling off.

Waushara County Highway News
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:58 AM

As you drive around Waushara County and Wisconsin you may notice Adopt-A-Highway signs along the roadway. These areas are usually a two-mile segment that individuals or groups sign up to remove litter along the roadways. This program was started by the Department of Transportation and has been very successful.

Current Values for Land Rent
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:52 AM

County Extension Agents across the state are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from landowners asking for guidance in determining what they should charge for renting their land.

Dare to Care
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:45 AM

Waushara County will be experiencing several road construction projects during the next few weeks.  Sheriff’s Deputies will be working these construction areas to help ensure the safety of the construction workers.  There will be very little tolerance for violations that put others at risk and the forfeitures for violations in constructions zones are double.