County News

August 13, 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. 

May 6, 2019

Now is the perfect time to prepare for canning season.

April 11, 2019

Did you receive a larger refund then anticipated or did you need to pay additional taxes? It might be time to change your withholding and file a new W-4 with your employer.  The IRS and Iowa Department of Revenue provide withholding calculators to help with your calculations.

February 26, 2019

There are new guidelines regarding physical activity for people ages 3 years and older, here is what you should know.

June 4, 2017

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. helps Iowa families eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget.  A recently updated mobile-friendly website and smart phone app now makes it easier than ever!

August 30, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

August 9, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

June 16, 2016

With the recent events in Orlando Florida, children could be exposed to media and adult conversations that would cause emotions difficult for them to deal with.  The publication, Talking to Children about Terrorism, will help parents and other adults talk with their children about what they are feeling.

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