STARS in the Garden

This summer STARS (Students Together After school Reach Success) had a busy and fun time in their Hurley School garden.  Grades Kindergarten through 6th helped prepare the planting beds, weeded, watered, and harvested produce.  While we worked we hunted for bees, caterpillars, and other good things that help the garden grow.  For breaks the students sampled […]

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Garden to Market Opens Up Wednesday Farmers’ Market

The Garden to Market Club made its first Farmers’ Market appearance of the season last week on Wednesday, July 1. Although there were some bumps to smooth out and cobwebs to shake off from last summer, it was an all-around successful first day! The kids met in the school garden and harvested kale, spinach, radishes, […]

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A Painting of Youth Empowerment in Local Community Development

Amy Nosal, AmeriCorps VISTA with Iron County UWEX, recently completed her 2nd year of service (and started her 3rd!).  To demonstrate her success working in Iron County, she shared the following report with AmeriCorps: A Painting of Youth Empowerment in Local Community Development Iron County is a rural county of approximately 6000 people located in […]

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TrailBlazers in Full Swing!

TrailBlazers, a 4-H program for 6th-8th graders, started on June 8th and runs through Thursday, July 2nd.  So far for each trip anywhere from 5-9 rowdy adolescents have gathered in the Iron County Courthouse lobby by 9 am on Mondays and Thursdays, with the most excited participants arriving as early as 8 am! TrailBlazers participants, under […]

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Iron County UWEX Office Doubles in Size!

In a wave of warm summer heat, the Iron County UW-Extension Office has nearly doubled its size!  Please welcome our four 2015 summer interns!! Hello!  My name is Maria Olaru and I’ll be joining the Iron County UW-Extension team for the summer. I will be entering UW-Madison this fall as a junior with a major […]

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Springtime is Mural Time!

Have you read the news?!  Hurley students are making a big statement in their community by creating a large and colorful mural right by the Montreal River.  Their images celebrate many good aspects of our community, including the seasons, wildlife, music, and food. Click HERE to read the article published yesterday by Your Daily Globe, and […]

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Springing into Summer Programs!

The snow this week tried to fool us, but we know spring is here.  And that means summer is just around the corner!  For Team FE, summer is a busy season filled with lots of programs that get young involved as leaders in community projects.  Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come! Garden to Market: […]

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Enhancing Broadband in Iron County

Enhancing broadband on the Gogebic Range is vital for the long-term sustainability of the community. We understand that we need improved broadband connectivity throughout the county for both existing businesses and residents and for future businesses and residents. We know that the future economy is largely based on the internet and that people will be more likely to […]

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Planting Seeds for Garden to Market 2015

2015 marks the Garden to Market’s 3rd year, and the group is planting seeds for success. In late January two G2M youth attended the Wisconsin Local Food Network Summit. Hurley School students Hunter Fisk and Riley Kangas did an outstanding job representing Iron County, and not just as the only youth attendees.  Hunter and Riley actually presented at […]

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New Iron County Silent Sports Committee!

An exciting new grass-roots effort is underway in Iron County to better support silent sports in the community. Although we have been building infrastructure, events and promotions around silent sports for many years, this will be the first time that the entire county comes together to focus on the special and unique silent sports offerings […]

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