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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
(1998)

[On Highway NN],   pp. 94-95 PDF (731.3 KB)


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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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