County News

December 4, 2020

Selecting appropriate toys for children may require some additional time as many of us shop online. There are some things to consider when finding the right toy for the children you have on your gift list.

October 5, 2020

Results for the 2020 Marion County Photo Contest

August 26, 2020

Each year, one in 5 Americans is affected by a mental health condition. The stigma against mental illness prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. 

August 26, 2020

Information about online course that teaches particpants safe ways to preserve their fresh garden produce. 

August 12, 2019

The scores are in and the winners are announced for the 2019 Marion County Photo Contest

August 7, 2019

In this age of technology, we are constantly bombarded with information and videos of the recent mass shootings.  We each have our own way of responding to these traumatic situations.  You may be looking for ways to manage the stress to better care for self, your family and your community. 

August 5, 2019

The first day of school is fast approaching and many families may be facing a transition to a new school. ISU Extension and Outreach has some fabulous tips on how to handle this transition.

May 17, 2019

2020 Fairbook and Paperwork

May 2, 2019

Now is the perfect time to prepare for canning season. 

April 30, 2019

All livestock ID forms (County Fair and State Fair) are due on June 1st. State Fair livestock MUST be IDed through 4honline!

April 12, 2019

Fun gardening workshops for youth Kindergarten through 7th grade starting May 1st.

April 11, 2019

Perennial Plants, Garden Art, Educational Information, and more!

January 18, 2019

Winter has arrived and the snow seems to be coming on a regular basis.  Although it is good for children to go outside when dressed properly, there are days when safety is a consideration.  Consider some of these activities.

January 10, 2019

The four session program, 'Boots in the Barn: Beef Cattle Management for Women,' was a success. The program wrapped up in mid-December.

December 5, 2018

An early start to Iowa’s winter could stretch your heating and electrical budget. Taking a closer look at your home’s systems and changing personal habits may help lower costs.

October 31, 2018

As we prepare for holiday parties and family gatherings, here are some tips and reliable resources to help prevent a foodborne illness.

October 3, 2018

As we age and our family responsibilities change, new stresses occur.  Stress: Taking Charge is a series of publications looking at stressors in different stages in life.

September 20, 2018

Getting enough sleep is an important part of a child’s routine. Children who lose even one hour of sleep have difficulty memorizing, concentrating, organizing and focusing on tasks

April 12, 2018

A diploma in hand, job applications, and interviews also mean setting up student loan repayment. Graduates can learn tips for managing their loans from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.  

February 7, 2018

Stress can sometimes be traced to a single overwhelming event: a job loss, family change, or natural disaster. Much stress, however, creeps up gradually as people try to cram more activities into their lives or make their dollars stretch too far.  Families can plan to better manage their resources and reduce stress.

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