Let’s Connect to Chippewa Valley Bean

The Doane family farm was homesteaded in 1858 in Dunn County, Wisconsin.

Chippewa Valley Bean (CVB) was founded in the late 60’s when the Doanes started growing kidney beans and has since grown to become the largest processor and exporter of dark red kidney beans in North America.

CVB also exports across the globe and is a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Export Achievement Award for their continued growth and expansion. Currently, Chippewa Valley Bean has 35 full-time employees and numerous seasonal staff.

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April Channel of the Month

Calling all history buffs! The History Channel is a great place to find award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history. Whether your interest is WWII or the French Revolution, the History Channel has something for everyone! The History Channel is located on Channel 61 and Channel 461 in HD.

SCAM ALERT — FAKE IRS PHONE CALLS

Consumers are receiving phone calls and robocalls from individuals claiming to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These bogus calls claim that citizens owe back taxes, threatening them with arrest if they do not pay immediately.

Victims have been robbed of millions of dollars since the scam began circulating four years ago, according to the IRS.

“Don’t be fooled by callers pretending to be from the IRS in an attempt to steal your money,” says IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “We continue to say if you are surprised to be hearing from us, then you’re not hearing from us.”

The scripts used in calls may vary, but the intent is the same. “The caller may threaten you with arrest or court action to trick you into making a payment,” Koskinen says. “Some schemes may say you’re entitled to a huge refund. These all add up to trouble. Some simple tips can help protect you.”

According to the IRS website,

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