County News

Wife caregiver for husband
February 6, 2017

The Finances of Caregiving is a series of five 2-hour workshops to expand your understanding of possible solutions for providing care for a loved one and help families plan together for the care receiver’s care.

Couple working on finances
February 6, 2017

 A little education can make a big difference in setting and reaching financial goals. That’s what Iowans are discovering in "Your Money, Your Future" workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 1, 2017

Alliant Energy, the Iowa DNR, and Bremer ISU Extension have joined together to sponsor a special shade tree promotion this spring.  Alliant Energy clients can obtain two energy saving shade trees at a special price.  This event on Saturday, April 9th will feature 170 trees from 11 different species.

February 1, 2017

Gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world around us by attending a showing of some of our area wildlife photographer Kip Ladages’ many outstanding photos and the stories behind their creation.  Come to the Waverly Civic Center on the evening of Wednesday, February 28th…free and open to the public with a free-will donation of food for the local food bank.

February 1, 2017

Radon is a colorless, odorless, soil-borne gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.  On Saturday, February 25th, we will be conducting a free educational program on radon at the Sumner Library, from 10:30-11am.

Fairground Plans
January 11, 2017

The Bremer County Fair is known for their dedication to teaching the youth and for having a wide- variety of events. But they're planning for bigger and better.

January 9, 2017

During the winter you can see more of the tree and evaluate where to prune…plus no problem with insects.

December 2, 2016

With that season upon us, many are using wood fireplaces for heat and safety is job #1.

December 2, 2016

Cover crops can help soil health, help gather and return nutrients, and aid with reducing soil loss.  Learn more about research and management ideas on the attached articles.

November 17, 2016

The annual Bremer County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, November 13 at 6:00 pm at the Center Inn in Readlyn with a full meal and pie and ice cream for dessert.  

Awards were given to 4-H’ers who had done an outstanding job in recording their goals and accomplishments during the past 4-H year.  The evaluators looked for neatness, completion of forms, citizenship and leadership in project areas and 4-H growth when selecting the winners.

November 15, 2016

At the recent Iowa Communitiy Visioning Conference, six smaller Iowa comminities (including Tripoli) were highlighted for the projects completed...including the Sweet Water Trail, Welcome Center and other park facilities.

November 15, 2016

Grain submerged by uncontrolled flood waters line we had this fall, has guidelines for those whose crops were affected.

November 15, 2016

Here's some food safety tips to make your holiday meals a pleasant on one of the attached "Food Safety Lesson" links.

September 14, 2016

This is the 6th year of growing and donating fresh produce for those in need.  The plot once contained four homes destroyed by the 2008 Cedar River Flood.  

September 14, 2016

Two years of collecting data shows our woodchip bioreactor has significantly reduced tile water nitrates from the Tom Manson Farm north of Tripoli.

August 15, 2016

For the seventh consecutive year we are offering to growers the service to collect and test up to three corn fields free to determine residual nitrates.

June 7, 2016

These emerge in summer and have major appetites and are difficult to control.

May 13, 2016

Check your blue spruces to see if they have brownish-purple needles and many  others are missing from the inside out and the bottom up.   

April 28, 2016

The tree’s future can be heavily dictated by your planting decisions..what are some tips?

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