County News

May 15, 2017

Are you an amateur photographer who enjoys taking pictures around Marion County? If so, we have a great opportunity for you, the annual Marion County Photo Contest.

May 15, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? We will be offering classes beginning in September at the Marion County Extension Office in Knoxville.

May 2, 2017

With the school year coming to a close and summer just around the corner, many parents of school-agers are faced with the decision of finding child care for their adolescent or allowing their child to stay home alone.  Parents have many things to consider when making the decision.

May 1, 2017

Are you looking to add a little color and fun to your house? A fairy garden is they way to go!

April 11, 2017

When a sudden event results in the loss of personal property, will the loss help lower your income taxes?

March 21, 2017

Are you getting spring fever already? If so, we have some great workshops for you! The composting workshop is next week so RSVP today!!!

March 7, 2017

A food preservation program that includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.

February 21, 2017

Your financial habits often need a tune up. Human Sciences Extension & Outreach offers several free tools to help.

January 13, 2017

Free Tax preparation for low to moderate income (generally, $54,000 and below) tax payers with electronic filing is available for federal and state returns.

December 6, 2016

If you are planning to exbhibit market cattle at the 2017 Marion County Fair or the Iowa State Fair for 4-H, you need to have those animals weighed-in.

November 30, 2016

The holiday can bring changes in schedules, additional tasks, unrealistic expectations and much more.  It is the season to be jolly but adding this stress to what is already happening can be overwhelming.  What is a person to do?

November 14, 2016

As the holidays approach, we are all thinking about spending time with family and enjoying delicious food.  During this time, it is also important to consider the importance of keeping food safe to eat so our family and friends stay healthy during the holidays.

November 14, 2016

It is time to once again start preparing for the annual Marion County Photo Contest. This year we have altered the categories a little. We want to focus on getting photos of people doing things around the county. Please read the flyer for more details.

October 11, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning.

September 16, 2016

We have planned three exciting Jr. Master Gardener Workshops for this fall beginning September 28th. Come join us for the fun! 

September 16, 2016

We are offering two fall horticulture based workshops. These workshops are open to anyone. Our first workshop is on September 29th at 6:30 and is on Container Planting Bulbs. Our second workshop is on November 17th and is on Wreath Making. Please join us for these fun activities!

August 30, 2016

Do you love animals? The new Animal Science Club is a great way to learn about animals and gain hands on experience!

August 30, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

August 8, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

July 6, 2016

Water is essential to live.  Your body loses water every day when you breathe, sweat, and go to the bathroom. The rate of loss increases when exposed to summer’s hot outside temperatures.  What should you do to avoid dehydration?

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