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County News

October 8, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s annual STEM Fest at Northwest Iowa Community College will begin accepting registrations on October 8. The 2018 Fall STEM Fest will be held Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. STEM Fest is open to all area 4th through 8th grade students, but maximum capacity is 80 students. The event offers youth an opportunity to take part in multiple hands-on applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

October 4, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council are hosting a series of "year-end" meetings in Northwest Iowa. Meetings are scheduled as follows....

September 27, 2018

A beginners babysitting course will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office located at 340 2nd Street SE in Primghar. The workshop is open to 4th graders and older, and will cover healthy snack options, First Aid and emergency preparedness and changing diapers. In addition, participants will design their own babysitting bags and fill them with age-appropriate activities. To register or for more information, contact Sarah at 712-957-5045 or sfiddelk@iastate.edu. 

September 26, 2018

Agricultural lenders will receive current useful, research-based information during the Siouxland Ag Lenders Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Triple Box near Orange City. Lenders who serve agricultural clients - especially those who work with dairymen - in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on agricultural market outlooks, the farm bill, financial recordkeeping and accounting, and insurance and farm safety procedures.

September 18, 2018

Parents of preschool-age children are invited to join “Family Storyteller” for three sessions at the Paullina Public Library on Tuesdays, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Books, home activity kits, snacks and crafts are all a part of these free fun-filled, enjoyable evenings with your children. The “Family Storyteller” program helps parents prepare their children to succeed in school and watch them grow in independence. Parents learn reading techniques and practice reading books to their children. Additionally, fun language and craft activities complement the books and extend the learning.

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Building Healthy Relationships

When a couple has a strong, stable relationship, they can build a healthy foundation for their family. That’s the message of Healthy Relationship Education Training. ISU Extension and Outreach recently offered the training to Iowa State ROTC students who will serve as leaders in the military after graduation.

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