September 21, 2014


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County Sheriff’s Office, were informed that the grants to support additional speed and seat belt enforcement had been rescinded due to cuts in State and Federal financial support.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

 
Waushara County Highway News
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:28 PM

Some say Wisconsin has two seasons: Winter and Construction! Here at the highway department we have been busy in the construction season already and trying to forget the past winter season. We had almost 100 inches of snow, which is double our normal winter season. No more snow talk; let’s talk rain.

 
First bird in Wisconsin tests positive for West Nile Virus this year
Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:10 AM

State and county health officials announced that a dead crow found in Washington County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first bird to test positive for the virus in Wisconsin this year. Although very few mosquitoes actually carry West Nile virus, infected birds serve as an early warning that the virus is present in the area and that people should be more vigilant in protecting themselves against mosquito bites.

West Nile Virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile Virus by feeding on infected birds, and then potentially transmit the virus by biting other animals or people.

 
Waushara County EMS
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:32 AM

Waushara County EMS is always striving to find ways to serve you as a community better.

Living in a rural community, we are routinely transferring patients that are very sick to hospitals for specialty care. As an organization, we are in the process of sending all of our full-time paramedics through a Critical Care Paramedic Program.

Currently, we have eight paramedics that have completed this course and the rest will be attending in the near future. This will enable us to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care to the critically sick patients.

 
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