County News

July 10, 2013

Two Clay County 4-H members received honors at a ceremony held on June 27 at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

July 10, 2013

ISU Extension Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with the Clay County 4-H Rabbit Committee and hosted the “Bunny Basics” SpIn Event.

June 27, 2013

Tour spots included Moose Pond, Stub Johnson Lot and Oneota Park.

June 25, 2013
Executive Chef Brian Kosse brought the kitchen to life by teaching the youth about food safety,  chopping techniques as well as the basics of food preparation.
June 14, 2013

ISU Extension Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with singer and songwriter, Chad Elliott, to bring an evening of music exploration to area kindergarten through third grade students. 

May 21, 2013

ISU Extension and Outreach - Clay County partnered with Spencer Community Theatre to teach 4-Hers about Comedy Improv. 

May 17, 2013

ISU Extension Clay County has a part-time temporary office assistant position open for the summer. 

May 9, 2013

Clay County hosted a “Garage Sale Pickers” SpIn Event which taught financial and smart shopping skills to youth and was also a fun `learn by doing` opportunity.

Abby making "Blobber" during Clover Kids
April 26, 2013

The Clay County 4-H Clover Kids program concluded its first session of hands-on science learning experiences this week.  Thirty-one children, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, participated this first year in the afterschool program that was held on early out days through a partnership with the Spencer school district.

Noah Rieman rolling hot glass in colored pieces to create his art
April 26, 2013

ISU Extension’s 4-H SpIn Program partnered with Bogenrief Studios of Spencer to offer an amazing opportunity for Clay County 4-Hers.  The youth were able to create their own sculptures with the leadership and help of artist, Jesse Bogenrief. 

April 22, 2013

Provide the spark that inspires a generation.

April 16, 2013

The Resources for Clay County Families Guide has resources ranging from Children's Services to Housing.

April 4, 2013

The “Canine Good Citizen” 6 week SpIn Event taught by Kathy Launderville, Clay County 4-H Dog Committee member, concluded this week with a dog and handler evaluation conducted by Ron Meerdink of Orange City. 

March 28, 2013

Thanks to a generous donation from Max Yield Cooperative, the 2012-2013 Clay County 4-H dues were reduced by $10.00.

March 22, 2013
March 1, 2013

Clay County hosted an afternoon SpIn Event, Aaron Eilerts Service Learning Day for area youth in grades 3-12 which focused on making “Dresses for Haiti”.  The SpIn (Special Interest) Event was an exciting way for youth to connect with a project that involved citizenship and meaningful service to their community and to their world.

February 20, 2013

Check out the latest "Words on Wellness" newsletter!

January 7, 2013

An educational program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Ellsworth Community College for Iowa youth involved with beef production will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Ellsworth Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center, Hwy 65 south, at 705 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls, Iowa.  The youth program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.

December 17, 2012

It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on our body language, adult conversations, and news media stories.  Malisa Rader, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their child.

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