What’s happening in #WalCo this week? Fun kids classes through Clover University, the ADRC hosts Memory Cafes, and more.
Clover University Hosts Fun Classes for Kids - Register Today!
Kids can learn how to make soap, a no-sew fleece blanket, tie their own fishing flies, decorate cookies, or take better photos at UW-Extension Walworth County’s Clover University, held on Wednesday, December 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Classes are appropriate for kids in grades 5 and up. Participants can choose from either one 90-minute class or two 45-minute classes. Cost varies by class and space is limited. Questions: Contact Janel Heidelmeier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurry: Registration closes on December 15. Register online at www.go.wisc.edu/on1e7g.
Property Taxes due January 31
Property tax bills started hitting mailboxes this week. If you do not receive yours by December 31, contact your municipal treasurer. Don’t forget to pay by January 31! Payments should be made to your municipal treasurer. To find your local treasurer, visit www.co.walworth.wi.us/216/Municipality-Directory.
Attention, Farmers: UW-Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing
UW-Extension of Jefferson, Rock, and Walworth Counties will offer pesticide applicator training and testing for farmers who need to renew their private pesticide applicator certificates in 2023. Approximately 85 farmers in Walworth County will be impacted.
Previously, the State of Wisconsin mailed letters directly to farmers with expiring certificates. However, letters will not be mailed this year. Farmers can check the expiration date on their certificate cards or search http://www.kellysolutions.com/WI/Applicators/index.asp.
In-person private pesticide applicator training/testing will be hosted on February 1 in Jefferson and on March 16 in Whitewater. Register for training online at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/pat/.
Testing alone will be offered by appointment only between January and April on the second and fourth Thursdays in Walworth County, on Wednesdays in Jefferson, and on the first and third Tuesdays in Rock County.
To register for testing, contact:
- Extension Walworth County at (262) 741-4951
- Extension Jefferson County (920) 674-7295
- Extension Rock County (608) 757-5066
Job of the Week: Senior Maintenance Technician III
Walworth County is hiring a Senior Maintenance Technician III. This position is responsible for the overall repair and maintenance of county grounds, facilities, and equipment in a safe and efficient manner following current federal, state, and local standards. This person serves as a team lead worker and takes responsibility for all preventive/corrective maintenance performed in or on County buildings, as well as installation and repair projects performed in-house or by contracted skilled trades (i.e. HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Candidates should have relevant experience and/or certifications in HVAC/refrigeration, building/facilities maintenance, electrical, or plumbing. View the job description and apply at https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/1081/Current-Opportunities-for-All?fbclid=IwAR1L4EaEcPFDrjpal39Kuet9g4JVih47Dy5q5lEFSVxgb49Y6aLk8dJ4LOQ
This week, the Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will host Memory Cafes in Burlington, Delavan, and Lake Geneva. Memory Cafés are social gatherings for those who are experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment, and for their families, friends, or caregivers. The events are centered on sharing experiences and connecting with others.
The Burlington Memory Café will gather on December 16, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Aurora Wellness Center, 300 McCanna Pkwy., Burlington. The Delavan UCC Memory Café will be held on December 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Delavan United Church of Christ, 123 E. Washington St., Delavan. And the Lake City Social Memory Café will be held on December 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Lake City Social, 111 Center St., Lake Geneva.
For more information, contact the Walworth County ADRC at (262) 741-3400.
Follow us! Walworth County is on Facebook
Walworth County has launched an official Facebook page. Here’s what you can expect to see on the page: News alerts, information about upcoming County Board meetings and public hearings, details about programs and services, park events and highlights, construction updates, community updates, career and volunteer opportunities, answers to FAQs, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more. We hope you’ll give us a follow and share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. Also, check out these County departments on Facebook: