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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. The Forest County Health Department would like to take this time to give our community members pointers on being prepared for emergencies that could happen. We all like to think that we will never have to … Continue reading

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Forest County Quiet Waters Project

Kayaking and Canoeing provides excellent recreational value as well as health benefits for paddling. Forest County is blessed with 824 named lakes and many un-named lakes and ponds. In addition to the lakes and ponds we have 850+ miles of … Continue reading

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2018 Summer Challenges and Events

This summer the Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition (CAN!) is sponsoring three challenges to Forest County residents and visitors to the area.  Our 2nd annual 100 Mile challenge, challenges you to walk, run, or stroll 100 miles between … Continue reading

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As temperatures rise this summer, remember to keep your cool!

Forest County Public Health Department is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool this summer.  “People can get sick from the heat even on mild days in the low 80s,” said Jill Krueger, Director for Forest County Public Health … Continue reading

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Life Jacket Loaner Stations Set Up at Local Lakes for 2nd Consecutive Year

Three Life Jacket Loaner Stations have again been put up at local lakes in Forest County. These are stations where people can borrow life jackets free of charge to use while boating or swimming and return when finished. Life jackets … Continue reading

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