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Local Highlights

March 25, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with information about preparing for and protecting ourselves from being infected with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. The key messages have been about handwashing, not touching your face, limiting travel, cleaning and disinfecting, and staying home from work if you feel ill.  

March 25, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with information about preparing for and protecting ourselves from being infected with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. The key messages have been about handwashing, not touching your face, limiting travel, cleaning and disinfecting, and staying home from work if you feel ill.  

March 25, 2020

Coping with a frightening event in the news can be difficult for children and their families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 16, 2020

Delco Clover Kiddos went on a SEUSS-TASTIC Adventure at their meeting on Saturday, March 7th at the Earlville Community Center. The kiddos experienced literacy activities and worked together on engineering tasks.  Clover Kids kicked off their meeting discussing Dr. Seuss books they have read and which books they enjoyed most.

March 16, 2020

Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a farmer of a particular task that they do not wish to do on their own. Whether the farmer is performing or receiving the custom work, the question always comes up over what to charge. And while rates vary from one operator to another, a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides a look at projected averages for 2020.

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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