County News

September 23, 2015

Wayne Co. Beef Weigh-In date set for December 22nd.

September 23, 2015

Join us for a night of learning and exploration in the 4-H program. Learn not only what 4-H has to offer you but also what you have to offer to 4-H. Lots of fun, food and friends.

September 3, 2015

A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. The “tools” learned in the help caregivers reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

September 3, 2015

The National  Institute on Aging ,at the National Institute for Health, in collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging is celebrating its’  first annual Go4Life month. 

August 13, 2015

Start off the school year with the September Dare to Excel newsletter.  This online resource shares tips and proven parenting practices parents can use at home or in the community to help children succeed at school.  This month’s topic is Positive Behaviors.

July 1, 2015

The Emerald Ash Borer is a non-native beetle that is highly destructive to ash trees.  Join us at this free informational meeting to learn about how to identify an ash tree and the Emerald Ash Borer, signs of infestation, and courses of action.

June 2, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.

November 3, 2014

The 2016 Wayne County Fair dates have been set for July 26 - August 1, 2015

July 24, 2014

Buying and selling locally produced food revitalizes rural communities and neighborhoods by creating and keeping jobs and money in the community. This video from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains some of those advantages.

June 5, 2014

The forces of nature – wind, water, earthquake, and extremes of temperature – can leave behind debris – strewn areas, contaminated water, spoiled food, displaced wildlife and conditions which, if not treated properly, may lead to health problems.  In the attached publication you’ll find information to help you avoid and recover from some of the hazards created by wind and water; severe winter weather is covered in a separate publication.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, and then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.


January 23, 2014

The 15 percent of Iowans age 65 or older may be retirement age, but that doesn’t mean they are retiring. Many are remaining in the workforce or are looking for new opportunities. Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, helps them examine how they want to live during their next stage of life.

November 6, 2013

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 25, 2013

It's time to re-enroll  or sign up for the first time for 4-H!  Go to, you can do it all from there.

September 25, 2013

This group answers questions relating to the Affordable Care Act and its effect on people's personal finances. We help people to make informed health insurance choices and to plan for health care costs.

March 6, 2013

Deciding what food is safe to eat and what food should be tossed can be confusing, given the various terms used with dates printed on food containers.

June 13, 2011

Learn how prevention programs are helping communities in southern Iowa. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program designed to empower family caregivers with valuable tools as they care for ill or aging family members. The Mentoring Program in Appanoose C

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