Survey – Needs and Interest of Community Members in Response to COVID-19

Please take a moment to take our survey here on the impacts of COVID-19 in Waupaca County: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KtQPQg4R4VRRCR This survey is designed to help various organizations in Waupaca County understand the needs and interest of community members in response to COVID-19.  The information gathered will be used to help family serving agencies in Waupaca County […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Survival of the coronavirus on surfaces

Studies have shown that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for up to several days.  Is this cause for concern? A recent study from the National Institute of Health  noted that under laboratory conditions, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that SARS-CoV-2 was detectable […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Safe use of sanitizers or disinfectants

When used correctly, chemical sanitizers and disinfectants can be important in helping to fight disease. Chemicals must pass certain tests to be classified as either a sanitizer or a disinfectant, or both! Sanitizers reduce the number of bacteria by 99.99% in one test.  Disinfectants are shown to be effective against 99.99% of bacteria in multiple tests. Disinfectants that work in […]

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April/May 4-H Forecast

Dear Waupaca County 4-H Families: As we are all living through this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember the 4 H’s of 4-H—Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.  I never could have imagined a time like right now.  I want you to know that I am here for you, 4-H is still here for […]

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Waupaca Co. Connects

“Waupaca Co. Connects” is a networking space to cultivate hope to support and connect our community in response to COVID-19. Please join this new Zoom-based community made up of representatives from healthcare, education, non-profits, community services and more. We will come together to: Understand how the pandemic is affecting our community from different perspectives to […]

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Childcare Resources for Essential Workers

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has compiled resources to help essential workers, providers, and families navigate the child care landscape during the COVID-19 crisis. Please check this out if you are considered an essential worker and are in need of childcare at this time. https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/childcare

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Home Alone – Preparing Children for Self Care

This self-study for parents and children help prepare for safely staying home and making a family plan. These videos are for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone.  Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss your plans to stay safe.  Click here for […]

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Waupaca Community Garden (WCG) Assistant Position Available

Waupaca Community Garden (WCG) Assistant – ThedaCare Site  Position Description   Responsibilities Create a strategic plan for the Waupaca Community Garden growing season Recruit and manage volunteers and assist in their education to improve community involvement in the garden Oversee daily maintenance of the Thedacare site garden – Planting, weeding, harvesting, watering and delivery to […]

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Waupaca County Home and Community Education Scholarships Available

Waupaca County Association for Home and Community Education will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships this year to Waupaca County graduating seniors. Applications and references must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2020.  No late entries will be accepted.  All correspondence regarding scholarship should be sent to me at the above address, not the Waupaca […]

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Tips for Cooking Safely in a Slow Cooker

During the winter, menu planning often turns more to soups and stews than at other times of the year.  When that happens, a slow cooker is the perfect appliance for preparing a nutritious meal that is ready when you walk through the door at the end of the day. A slow cooker or “crock pot” is a convenient […]

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Now accepting applications for Leadership Waupaca County Class XX

Leadership Waupaca County is now accepting applications for LWC Class XX!! Leadership Waupaca County meets the second Thursday of the month September through May, with the exception of January when we will meet on the second Wednesday and Thursday for the state government session in Madison (overnight).  Classes are located at different venues across Waupaca County. […]

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Extension Impact Spring 2019 Edition

We may have a new name and a new logo, but these Extension Waupaca County educators are the SAME – they really are making an IMPACT on the citizens of WAUPACA COUNTY. Take a few moments and read our latest edition of our newsletter – Extension Impact: Education Makes a Difference.

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HCE Scholarships Available

Waupaca County Association for Home and Community Education will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships this year to Waupaca County graduating seniors.  Applications and references must be postmarked no later than April 5, 2019. Application

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Waupaca County Nutrition Educator Position Available

Waupaca County Nutrition Educator Position Available The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is recruiting a part-time AmeriCorps member to serve all of Waupaca County, hosted by the Waupaca County UW-Extension office. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Nutrition Educators deliver nutrition and garden-based education to students grades K-12 with an initial focus on the elementary grades in Waupaca […]

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