Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
[On Highway NN], pp. 94-95 PDF (731.3 KB)
Reprinted with permission of Ginny Hall, author of "Meandering Around Walworth County" On Highway NN, east of Elkhorn, the first dri- veway you come to is the Highway Shop and UW-Extenslon Research Demonstration Sludge Plots. Across the road is the newly built, WALWORTH COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF. The next building to your right is the COUNSELING CENTER AND SENIOR CENTER, which is now a part of the Department of Human Services. The building began its use in October, 1971. The County Board creat- ed this counseling service in 1959, the clinic began offering its services in 1960. The Commission on Aging was established by the County Board on February 12, 1974. Over the years this has included the Federal Nutrition Program sites, retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), van dri- vers, outreach services, senior discount pro- gram, County Housing Authority, Senior Aide program, Senior Center, and benefits specialist. LAKELAND MEDICAL CENTER: This institution evolved from the County Hospital Infirmary which began in the 1920's to care for the residents of the county institutions. I HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CENTER: Walworth County had a county pension department which was disbanded in November, 1937 when Public Welfare was established by the County Board. It merged into the Department of Human Services in January, 1988 along with the Lakeland Counseling Center, the Department of Aging, and Developmental Disabilities. THE WEEK
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