Civility and diversity

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. Dating back to 1850’s England, John Stuart Mill argued in an expansive and ground-breaking essay titled “On Liberty” that the charge of people to inform themselves and speak their minds as a matter of necessity.  It is through reasoned argument and […]

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Kenosha County will Turn the Town Blue in April

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Each year, the month of April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month throughout the country. Locally, Kenosha County holds its Turn the Town Blue Campaign during April. The campaign works to raise awareness around issues surrounding child abuse and […]

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Our agriculture economy: Looking back and at 2021

Article was written by Leigh Presley, Agriculture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. About a year ago, I wrote an article about the 2020 agricultural outlook, with just two sentences devoted to the potential impact of coronavirus on the ag economy. As we look back on the last 12 crazy months, the impact on […]

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Take advantage of free credit reports

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Incorrect information on credit reports is among top consumer complaints to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In Wisconsin in 2020, almost 1,200 individuals filed a complaint about credit reporting with the CFPB. The top complaint involved incorrect information on […]

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Reacquaint yourself with a hopeful New Kenosha

Article was written by Amy Greil, Community Development Extension Educator.  Originally published in The Kenosha News. In recent months, I took a hiatus from Kenosha County to have my first child. Now, after my maternity leave wraps, I am coming back to Kenosha with a renewed focus. Perhaps you, like me, need to get reacquainted with a […]

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Ten well-being tips for the days of COVID-19

This article was written by Jen Reese, Interim 4-H Program Educator.   Originally published in the Kenosha News. As we come upon a full year of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pelin Kesebir, assistant scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Healthy Minds, shares 10 tips to support our well-being during this trying time. Negative emotions […]

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Staying updated regarding federal student loans

Article written by Mary Metten, Health and Well-being Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. News, opinions, and growing speculation about what is to come in regard to student loans have been hot topics throughout the year. There are about 45 million borrowers in the United States that currently carry student loan debt. Of those […]

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Now Hiring a Positive Youth Development Educator

Join our UW-Madison Division of Extension team in Kenosha County as the Positive Youth Development Educator!! This dynamic position focuses on Community Youth Development including: Positive youth development issued based programming focused on reaching underserved and underrepresented audiences Providing leadership and support for Youth In Governance, and other youth/adult partnership programming creating space for youth voice and action Building community capacity […]

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Holiday Rosemary

Growing Rosemary Indoor Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is a popular aromatic herb that symbolizes remembrance, friendship, and loyalty.  Often sold during the holiday season in a decorated topiary form, the value of rosemary goes beyond its ornamental use. Since the Roman era, both fresh and dried rosemary has been used for cosmetics, medicinal, and culinary purposes.  […]

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