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MCYC fall registration is ready for 2022-2023 school year

Our fall after school registration for the Mondovi Community Youth Center is now available! To read the details and get registered go to: https://forms.gle/Y26eXzzg5uDqZ39k6 Students in Grades K-6 during 2022-2023 school year Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The first day of the fall program will be August 29, 2022. Youth will have the […]

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4-H Afterschool Registration for the 2022-2023 school year at C-FC is now open!

Our 4-H Afterschool registration form for the 2022-2023 school year at C-FC is available at https://forms.gle/y6By694Eb2KkjzNv5 Students in Grades K-6 during 2022-2023 school year Monday – Friday 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4-H Afterschool aims to provide a safe and secure place for youth to share fellowship, recreation, service and learning. This means that youth […]

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Ag Olympics at the Buffalo County Fair

There was animal herding, scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, team cheers, wet sponge relay, and so much more. All the wet and wild fun from the Buffalo County Fair Ag Olympics on Sunday, August 7, is showcased in our photos below!

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The fair is always a place for memories

I’m not sure I remember specific details about my first Buffalo County Fair almost two decades ago, but I remember feeling welcomed. I also remember being energized by the camaraderie and collaboration that was part of my early years here working in partnership with so many volunteers. This year’s fair theme is an opportunity to […]

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4-H Cloverbud Day Camp is an intro to environmental education

Plant potting, sand art, scavenger hunt, smelling jars, and coffee filter flowers are just a few of the environmental education activities that Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H younger members were engaged in during the 2022 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp at the Tourist Park Pavilion in Mondovi on July 25. In each session youth interacted with […]

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Buffalo/Pepin County 4-H Horse Show Demonstrates Local Equine Skill

Buffalo 4-H Horse project members demonstrated their skills in Halter, English, Western and Trail classes at the 2022 Buffalo and Pepin County 4-H Horse Show. Exhibitors participated in the annual event at the Midnight Riders Arena in Mondovi on Saturday, July 23, where they earned premiums for the Buffalo County Fair. The judge for the […]

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Celebrating service by Hilltop Climbers 4-H

Hilltop Climbers 4-H club assembled 50 birthday cake kits for their 2022 4-H service learning project on Sunday, July 24th. The cake kits were donated to the Mondovi Food Pantry. The 4-H members hope to brighten someone’s birthday with the kits that contain a cake mix, can of frosting, can of lemon-lime soda and candles […]

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Teen court panel members hear four cases in July

Nine Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists heard four cases on July 5 at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma. The youth judges used restorative questioning practices to learn more about their peers violations and provide equitable, logical consequences with the intent to change behavior and facilitate growth. The panelists from Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, […]

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Using robots to develop critical thinking is a theme of STEAM Discovery Days at Cochrane-Fountain City

Coding robots, soapmaking, mechanical hydraulics, printmaking and architecture are just a few of the educational activities that elementary youth were engaged in during the 2022 STEAM Discovery Day at Cochrane-Fountain City School on July 12. In each session youth interacted with different activities to integrate art and science into potential life situations. Youth practiced critical […]

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Golden Hornets 4-H club meets in July

The Golden Hornets 4-H club met at the Waumandee Ball Park on July 10th to conduct a business meeting, enjoy root beer floats, and to tie dye their new 4-H t-shirts. 4-H members also prepared for the upcoming community service in August and made plans for the Buffalo County Fair. Youth and adults enjoyed the […]

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4-H Horse Fundraiser is a Fun One

Saturday, July 9th, Buffalo County 4-H Horse project members volunteered as balloon runners at the Wisconsin State Mounted Justice Shooting Competition at Double H Arena in Mondovi, WI. 4-H families that participated included Kari, Emma and Quin Sandberg, Kristin, Ava, Bradlee & Keith Goetting, Samantha Hansen, and Matt & Avery Bambenek. Youth and adults had […]

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4-H project animals become petting zoo

Hill and Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club utilized their 4-H project animals for good the last week in June. 4-H members set up a petting zoo in the Partners in Excellence parking lot for guests of the autism therapy center. 4-H youth learned more about interacting with people while petting zoo visitors learned more about […]

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Safety Day a success for over 400 Buffalo County youth

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was conducted on June 23 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Mondovi. Over 400 students in grades K-8 participated in the educational event from Alma, Gilmanton, Cochrane-Fountain City, Mondovi and other area school districts. Students learned from local experts about safe practices in stopping the bleed first aid, electricity, ATVs, […]

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Buffalo/Pepin Teen Court Panelists Represented at Statewide RJ Summit

On June 16th, Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court panelists traveled to Madison, WI to participate in the Wisconsin Restorative Justice YOUTH Summit. Our young people were among other youth practicing RJ work from across the state. Panelists engaged with youth and adults and heard from Eric Butler, a renowned practitioner, from Oakland, California.

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High school students trained to be panelists in Teen Court program

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court welcomed 17 new panel members at their training on April 14 at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma. These new panelists join another 25 other high school students already serving as peer judges. Teen Court hears over 25 cases a year across the two counties with referrals from the […]

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A day just for seniors focuses on life after graduation

A day of prevention education just for graduating seniors took place on March 23, 2022, at Cochrane-Fountain City School. Buffalo County Senior Day, sponsored by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, is an opportunity for graduating students across Buffalo County to think critically about potential risk behaviors from local speakers. The event centered on the themes of […]

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Eighth grade prevention day encourages students to ACT

The Buffalo County Partnership Council, a coalition of teachers, students, law enforcement, university professors and public health and human services professionals, invited all eighth grade students in Buffalo County from Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Gilmanton and Mondovi schools to participate in the annual prevention day on February 17, 2022, at Mondovi School and Cochrane-Fountain City School. […]

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