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February 14, 2018
The Babysitter Training Program sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County & Dickinson County Public Health provides a fun, interactive opportunity for youth 11-15 years old to become a confident, responsible, babysiter. Participants receive a bag of supplies to take along when they babysit including a first aid kit, coloring book, and other supplies to equip them as a prepared babysitter! Cost of training is $15. Lunch and snack are included. 
Registration forms above can be sent to the Dickinson County Extension Office at 1600 15th St. with a check for $15. Please note registration deadlines indicated on each form. 
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January 30, 2018

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December 27, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to attend a workshop focused on improving swine management and extending the life of hog buildings and facilities. The workshops will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural Engineering Specialist Kris Kohl and Swine Specialist Dave Stender.

February 20, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites family caregivers to participate in the five-session Finances of Caregiving course beginning April 3. The course focuses on helping caregivers to make decisions and plan ahead. Caregivers are often adult children caring for their parents, grandparents or another relative, but they may also be parents caring for their young or adult child with special health or behavior needs. Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase which means that most adults will care for a parent or relative at some point in their life.

February 1, 2018

When individuals visit the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Dickinson County office located at 1600 15th Street in Spirit Lake, they may be greeted by a new face. Sue Boettcher of rural Spirit Lake started Feb. 1 in the role of Human Sciences Program Coordinator for Dickinson County. Boettcher may be a new staff member in the office, but she is not new to ISU Extension and Outreach. Boettcher spent 16 years serving on the Dickinson County Extension Council and is a past-president of the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils. 

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