SNOWSHOES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY USE

Now that winter is finally here, we just wanted to get the word out that we have snowshoes available to use. There are around 50 pairs of aluminum snowshoes, mostly youth/small adult sizes, which can be loaned out for up to 1 week. They can be checked out by families, schools and other organizations that […]

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Head Start Snowshoe in the Park

  Fresh snow, tall trees and a sunny sky is a perfect recipe for a fun snowshoe walk in the park. Andrea Newby and Joy Schelble from Iron County UW-Extension packed up 25 pairs of tiny snowshoes this week to take the Head Start students out for an afternoon walk over two days. The little […]

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Healthy Food and Hope Distributed at the Iron County Mobile Food Pantry

In this season of abundance and thanksgiving, we would like to reflect on one particular program Iron County UW-Extension provides to ensure that all Iron County residents can experience the peace and comfort of a filling, nutritious meal. The 2011 County Health Rankings data reports that 26% of Iron County children are living in poverty […]

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Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity

“Safe parks, full service grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and safe walkable streets are all protective factors that contribute to the health of a community and have a positive impact on the health of its residents.” – anonymous In 2011, Andrea Newby, Iron County Family Living Educator and Joy Schelble, Wisconsin Nutrition Coordinator analyzed local health […]

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