Teen court welcomes new panel members

Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court welcomed 23 new panel members at their training on April 12th at the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma. These new panelists join another 35 high school students already serving as peer judges. Teen Court hears over 25 cases a year across the two counties with referrals from the juvenile […]

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Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club practices their expressive arts skills

Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club had a great time at the Paint Shack! Youth and adults had the opportunity to select the painting they would like to create from many options. Skilled artists were on hand to help guide their work. While there, they created a painting to take to the Buffalo County Fair this summer. […]

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2024 Buffalo County 4-H Senior Scholarship Awarded to Berg, Lisowski, and Foust

The 2024 Buffalo County 4-H Scholarships for Service-Learning, 4-H Project Work, and Leadership for $500 each were awarded to Samantha Berg of Glencoe Hustlers 4-H, Jaycee Lisowski of BBC 4-H, and Savannah Foust of BBC 4-H. The process included submitting a resume, conducting an interview, and writing an essay. Congratulations to our top 4-H graduating […]

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4-H Kinnissippewa Camp Counselors Train for Summer

Andrea Rippley, Trempealeau County 4-H Program Educator, Deanna Wiersgalla, Buffalo County 4-H Associate Program Educator, and Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator engaged 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa counselors in learning about their role and their responsibilities leading and caring for campers. The counselors participated in teambuilding activities that they will teach their cabin campers […]

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2024 Teen Court Senior Scholarship Recipients are Danzinger and Wayne

Zoey Danzinger and Isabella Wayne are the 2024 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Scholarship recipients. The $500 and $250 scholarships will be presented in May at their school graduation awards ceremonies on behalf of the Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court program. The award winners were selected from multiple applicants by a group of Teen Court Advisory Board […]

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Buffalo County Partnership Council hosts life after graduation presentations to local seniors

A day of prevention education just for graduating seniors took place on April 4, 2024, 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 considering the consequences of […]

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Three hearings; one day of impact

Four Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panel members conducted three restorative hearings for vaping violations on April 3rd at the Pepin County Government Center in Durand. Panel members asked questions to learn more about what happened and how to makes things right. The focus of their work is to repair relationships, rethink behavior, and restore the […]

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Alma Child Development Day 2024

Bianca Chesang, Buffalo County 4-H Program Assistant, engaged future students and 4-H members at the Alma Child Development Day on April 2nd. Youth and their families had the opportunity to use science to expand their soil and plant their own seeds in a 4-H potting container. We’re excited to see how they grow!

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Buffalo County 4-H is Thriving!

Since 2021, Buffalo County 4-H youth leaders have completed the national, validated 4-H Thrive Survey that measures the program quality of 4-H programs. In late 2023, 41 young people, which represents a little under half of the eligible older youth, completed the survey. For the third year in a row, Buffalo County 4-H has measured […]

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Celebrating our 2024 Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court Seniors

Thank you for all the mentoring you’ve provided our new panel members in the last year. We also appreciate all the coaching and redirecting you’ve given to our youth and families in Buffalo and Pepin Counties the last couple of years. You will be missed, but you we’re happy to see you thrive!

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2024 Congratulations Buffalo County 4-H Seniors!

It’s been a fun ride with our Buffalo County 4-H graduating members! There’s been lots of hard work and lots of great memories. We look forward to celebrating your successes throughout the rest of our 4-H year! We’re so proud of you!

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2024 Teen Court Panelist Interviews

Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panel members Corbyn Weber (CFC), Maya Weir (Durand), Kailyn Pophal (Durand) and Zoey Danzinger (Alma) worked with Teen Court Coordinator Annie Lisowski to interview over twenty new teen court applicants. High school students interested in joining the panel complete an application, participate in interviews, and engage in six hours of training […]

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Hilltop Climbers 4-H shows appreciation for local support

On February 11, the Hilltop Climbers 4-H Club had its February meeting and a demonstration at the Marten Center in Mondovi. After the meeting, 4-H members decorated Valentine’s cookies for local businesses that support our 4-H club throughout the year. 4-H members also made homemade pizzas to take home and enjoy during the Super Bowl.  […]

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Restorative practices lead hearings for youth with violations

Some youth who are habitual truants, or miss more than ten unexcused days from school, participate in a teen court hearing with peers trained to use restorative practices to lead the discussion. The ultimate goal is for students to change their behavior and return to school, but teen court panel members help youth and families […]

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Dairy Promotion Committee Scholarship

Carl A. Duley Legacy Scholarship The Buffalo County Dairy Promotion committee is offering the Carl A. Duley Legacy Scholarship to graduating seniors who reside in Buffalo County or are currently attending a high school located in Buffalo County. Scholarships must be submitted by May 15, 2024.

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Summer Academy 2024

Event: Summer Academy Grades: 8-11 Location: UW-Madison Dates: Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2024 Registration: Registration will open March 1, 2024 via 4honline  Cost: The Summer Academy experience fee is $450. Bussing will be offered again in 2024 and will cost $50 round-trip regardless of pick-up/drop-off location. Questions: Contact Justin Lieck (justin.lieck@wisc.edu) or […]

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