April 23, 2014

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Hope's Release March 8

Dare to Care
Written by By David R. Peterson, Waushara County Sheriff   
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:58 AM

On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Waushara County Drug Endangered Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

County Ag News
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:31 PM

Preventing combine and tractor fires

Combine and tractor fires cause over $20 million in property losses each year and millions more because of lost time and downed crops during the busy harvest season. Fires not only cause huge losses and waste time, they also cause 40 or 50 serious injuries each year, and occasionally a person is killed because of a farm machinery fire. Prevention and preparation are two keys to preventing serious machinery or life loss.

Dare to Care
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:16 PM

Nothing says “Rural America” any better than concerned citizens working together for the good of the entire community.

For the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office, nothing says working together any better than Crime Stoppers.  Waushara County Crime Stoppers was organized by Sheriff Pat Fox and remains a major factor in my continued goal of improving law enforcement services to residents, property owners, and visitors.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:03 PM

A parent’s guide to recognizing drug use

Drug use has hit epidemic proportions in Wisconsin and in the nation at large, and Waushara County has not been immune to this devastating trend. While experimenting with drugs doesn’t automatically lead to drug abuse, early use is a risk factor for developing more serious drug abuse and addiction. Risk of drug abuse can increase greatly during times of stress, such as changing schools, moving, or a divorce. It is often difficult for parents to tell the difference between the normal ups and downs of teenagers and the red flags of drug abuse. Some of the signs and symptoms of drug abuse include:

Dare to Care
Written by By David R. Peterson, Waushara County Sheriff   
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:25 AM

Cool weather, corn stalks, pumpkins, parades and High School Homecoming activities.  It doesn’t get any better than that for students and fans.  Along with the fun comes a large amount of responsibility.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:56 AM

Waushara County Health Department announces flu shot schedule

Flu shots are available at: Grace United Methodist Church (by appointment only), N2133 Southgate Terrace, Wautoma. To schedule an appointment call 920-787-6590.

Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:42 AM

Winter care of your septic

It’s that time of year! Time to button things up around the house and get ready for winter. If you live in a rural area, one more item to consider at this time of year is your septic system or POWTS (Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System).

County Ag News
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:40 AM

Dairy Situation and Outlook by Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Both Class III and Class IV milk prices January through August have been higher each month than last year. The Class III price during this period averaged $17.71 this year compared to $16.23 last year.

County Ag News
Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:47 AM

Grain markets going down

Current production estimates for corn and soybeans have been increased with the last projection by the US Department of Agriculture. The markets were increasing for a short period of time but now have been slowly working their way back down.

Waushara County Health News
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:36 AM

It’s time to get your flu shot 

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common. The Flu- Mist vaccine this year, for the first time, protects against four viruses.