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Law and Order

Traffic Austin Douglas Mitchell, Sioux Rapids, Seatbelt Violation Mark Donkersloot, Sanborn, Speeding Brooklyn Ann Grady, Sheldon, Failure to Maintain Control Whitney Yvonne Anderson, Hull, Minor in...

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is often overlooked at the farmers market or store unless you grew up eating and growing it at home. It is a crisp, sweet vegetable that is in the cabbage family. Kohlrabi is a cole crop. Cole crops is the general term...

 

Clippings from ISU Extension

by Pat Kosters, Iowa Master Gardener As I walked the beautiful Rock Valley Trails this spring, I passed the huge ancient elm dubbed 'Old Tree' by regular trail walkers. I thought, "If this tree could...

 
 By State Point    News    May 21, 2020

Keeping Personal Information Safe During a Pandemic

(StatePoint) Americans are spending more time at home, which means they're likely spending more time online. While their attention is focused on staying healthy, they shouldn't forget to stay...

 

100 Years Later: The Return of the Victory Gardens

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator "The War Garden was the chrysalis. The Victory Garden is the butterfly." - Victory Gardens Feed the Hungry: The Needs of Peace Demand the Increased...

 

Resources for Dealing with Financial Stress

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance It is a scary and stressful time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and/or struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for...

 

Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb in the Home Garden

Rhubarb is useful in many recipes and is easy to grow AMES, Iowa – The tart stalks of rhubarb are used in pies, tarts, sauces, jams, jellies, puddings and punch. Rhubarb is easy to grow and...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    April 23, 2020

How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The...

 

ISU Extension

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance Good care takes planning. Take some steps to find and collect the needed information. Do you know where your safety deposit box key is located? Does your spouse know the location, also? If...

 

Beware Of Calls Claiming There's A Problem With Your Social Security Number Or Account

By Brian DeMoss Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be Social Security employees. These scammers...

 

Protecting Your Financial Health in These Uncertain Times

(StatePoint) With expected delays in bill payments, unprecedented layoffs, hiring freezes and related hardships, many Americans are facing new financial challenges. "COVID-19 has impacted all...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    April 9, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Important Information About Social Security Services

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake We recognize that you may have questions about how the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) will affect Social Security services. The first thing you...

 
 By State Point    News    April 9, 2020

Fund Helps Breast Cancer Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

(StatePoint) Rising unemployment, mandatory stay-at-home orders, and an overburdened health care system are causing a perfect storm for breast cancer patients who have concerns or need care, according to the experts at Susan G. Komen. “People who...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 19, 2020

Screen Time: What Research Says and What Parents Can Do

(StatePoint) Screen time is a hot topic for parents and researchers alike. While digital devices are the norm, and children can certainly use them to their benefit, parents can also help children lear...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 12, 2020

Clippings From ISU - Dairy Markets

by Fred Hall, Dairy Program Specialist Global markets are being rocked by coronavirus (known as COVID-19) and the dairy markets are no exception. The combination of broad-based market fears and...

 
 By Submitted    News    February 20, 2020

Tayler Van Berkum, Speech/Language Therapist, Joins CRMC Physical Medicine and Rehab.

Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is pleased to announce that Aurelia native, Tayler Van Berkum, has joined their team as a speech-language...

 

Let's Talk About Relationships

by Lori Hayungs, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life On our Science of Parenting Blog (https://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/scienceofparenting/trends/), we're currently discussing different...

 

3 Ways to Weather the 2020 Tax Season

(StatePoint) Over half of U.S. adults say financial stress negatively impacted their personal health and work performance in 2018, according to new research from Lincoln Financial Group. When it comes to tax season, preparation is key to easing...

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    February 6, 2020

Social Security And America Saves Week

This year, America Saves Week (ASW) runs from February 24 through 29. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits. It's also a great time for people to assess their o...

 

Biosecurity is Tougher in Cold Weather

Dave Stender, Swine Program Specialist One of the top challenges for swine producers during the winter is biosecurity. Cold weather increases the length of time some viruses can survive in the...

 
 By State Point    News    February 6, 2020

How to Navigate the Challenges of Caregiving

(StatePoint) As the population of older U.S. adults grows, more Americans are taking on long-term caregiving duties for loved ones. An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. have provided unpaid care in the past 12 months, according to AARP....

 
 By Brian DeMoss    News    January 30, 2020

Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099 / SSA - 1042S)

Social Security District Manager Spencer/Storm Lake Tax season is approaching, and we have made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099...

 

Late Winter is an Ideal Time to Prune Landscape Trees

AMES, Iowa – Once the snow and ice begin to melt, Iowans should be able to get an early start on at least one aspect of property care: pruning trees. According to the article “Pruning Landscape Trees,” found in the January edition of Acreage...

 

Goal Setting for Your Family in the New Year

by Lori Hayungs, ISU Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life As we wrap up the first month of 2020, I’d like to share an article from my friend and colleague, Barb Dunn Swanson, in hopes that you and your family find some inspiration from it. Are...

 

The 'Flu' or Food Poisoning? And What to Do About It

by Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness Influenza (often referred to as the 'flu') is caused by a virus that infects the respiratory tract (the nose, throat and lungs)....

 

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