Jefferson County News


January 18, 2018 Jefferson County Receives Funds to Fight Opioid and Drug Epidemic
Jefferson County Receives Funds to Fight Opioid and Drug Epidemic 

The Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition was recently awarded a grant of $10,300 by the Department of Health Services to combat the growing problem of opioids and drugs in the community. "This grant allows our coalition to work on several initiatives that together, will prevent drug abuse and reduce the number of overdoses in the County. We want to make sure that every community member has an opportunity to receive the education and services made possible by this grant." says Emi Reiner, Jefferson County Health Department Public Health Nurse and a member of the coalition.
January 18, 2018 Influenza is Here!

Influenza is Here!

The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified by local hospitals and clinics that they are seeing a large number of patients with influenza. This is a trend seen nationwide with more cases and deaths reported than in other years

January 15, 2018 Jones resigns as 4-H/youth agent for county
Jones resigns as 4-H/youth agent for county

JEFFERSON — Bruce Jones, who has served as the interim 4-H/youth development educator for Jefferson County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension office the past year, has resigned to re-enter the ministry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

His last day on the job will be Jan. 31.

January 12, 2018 Top three priorities for new UW-Extension educator position identified

Top three priorities for new UW-Extension educator position identified

    By Alexa Zoellner azoellner@dailyunion.com | Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 6:50 am             

JEFFERSON — The top three priorities on which the future University of Wisconsin-Extension communities educator in Jefferson County should focus were identified during a visioning session Thursday.

January 05, 2018 Travis Tritt, Randy Houser to headline Jefferson County Fair
Travis Tritt, Randy Houser to headline Jefferson County Fair

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January 03, 2018 Candidates on ballot for April election

Candidates on ballot for April election

By Ryan Whisner rwhisner@dailyunion.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:19 am             

JEFFERSON — Voters in many municipalities across Jefferson County will face a full ballot when they go to the polls for the April 3 election.

December 28, 2017 Jefferson County forms Zero Suicide Coalition

Jefferson County forms Zero Suicide Coalition

 By Ryan Whisner rwhisner@dailyunion.com | Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:50 am             

JEFFERSON — Each year, more than 700 Wisconsin residents die by suicide.

No age, race or socioeconomic class is immune.

December 20, 2017 Schimel leads law enforcement roundtable talk - Drug abuse, mental health costs a concern
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Wisconsin Attorney Brad Schimel continued his statewide tour of all 72 counties Monday with a roundtable discussion in Jefferson County held at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Jefferson County office. The purpose of the county roundtables is to find out what’s working, what’s not, where the county needs more resources and how can the Wisconsin Department of Justice help the community stay safer.
December 20, 2017 Bridges' library billboards to make big statement in February

Bridges' library billboards to make big statement in February

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:38 pm

WAUKESHA — Drivers traveling on key routes through Waukesha and Jefferson counties this February will encounter billboards that are a bit ... different.