October 1, 2014

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Waushara County Fair Demo Derby

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:43 AM

Take Action to Prevent the Spread of Flu Viruses Between People and Pigs

It’s that time of the year when parents are taking their children to the county fair or to community events where there may be a petting zoo.

Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:46 AM

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism estimates that $63 million was spent by tourists in Waushara County in 2012.  Indirectly tourism accounts for $85 million in business sales in Waushara County.  An analysis of 2007 data provided by the US Census Bureau and US Department of Agriculture shows that 19 percent of private sector jobs in Waushara County are directly impacted by tourism within the county.  Tourism is a significant industrial sector for Waushara County.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:12 PM

Organ and tissue donations:

Saving lives after death

The need for organ and tissue donations is great. According to UW Health, more than 116,000 people in the US are waiting for an organ transplant. Every day, 11 people will be added to that transplant waiting list, and 19 people will die waiting for an organ that is necessary for their survival. In Waushara County, 51.9 percent of drivers said yes to organ donation in 2012, which is less than the state average of 56.2 percent. UW Health holds the third largest Transplant Program in the nation, yet more than 2,000 people in Wisconsin still await an organ transplant.

Dare to Care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:34 AM

Recently, law enforcement agencies, including the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office, were informed that the grants to support additional speed and seat belt enforcement had been rescinded due to cuts in State and Federal financial support.

County Ag News with UW-Extension Ag Agent
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:27 AM

Utilizing lower value forage

The shortage of forage as a result of the heat and drought of 2012 has resulted in more producers looking at harvesting CRP ground for forage. CRP hay can be used as one source of roughage for helping overwinter the cattle, but it is not without some challenges that need to be addressed to use it with minimal negative impacts to the condition and health of the cattle.

Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:17 AM

Postponed tax payments

If your real estate tax bill qualifies, you are given the option of paying a first installment on or before Jan. 31 and the second installment or postponed installment being due on or before July 31. Notices are not sent to remind you to make the installment payment by July 31. You should check your receipt/payment record for the amount paid on the first installment to be sure that your second installment amount is correct. If you paid an amount different than the amount shown on the payment stub then the second installment payment stub amount would be different.

County Ag News
Written by Uw-Extension Ag Agent Ken Williams   
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:54 PM

Late blight and numerous fungal diseases

 On June 28, the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Clinic confirmed the presence of Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing Late Blight, on a potato sample from Adams County. There are now two additional counties with confirmed late blight: Juneau on commercial potato on June 29 and Sauk on home garden tomato on July 2.

Dare to Care
Written by David R. Peterson, Waushara County Sheriff   
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:48 PM

Waushara County has an assortment of beautiful lakes that attract many residents and visitors to their shores every year to enjoy a variety of sports and recreational activities.  Many area citizens and associations work diligently to protect this resource for current and future generations.  The final piece to ensure enjoyment is responsibility and respect.

Gaining weight part of summer for many kids
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:41 PM

Those lazy days of summer we wish for all year may be setting the stage for your child to gain weight. That was the finding of research published in the American Journal of Public Health, which showed that kids often put on added pounds during the summer. The study attributes the weight gains to kids’ lack of physical activity and too much eating between meals.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:31 PM

Testing baby boomers saves lives

According to the Center for Disease Control, about three million adults in the U.S. are infected with the Hepatitis C virus–most are baby boomers.

As many as three in four people who are infected don’t know they have Hepatitis C so they aren’t getting the necessary medical care.