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News Flash

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Day 3 with IFA High School J-Term Students

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Students practiced wilderness rescue and safety. Pictured is a group of students who got help with rescuing a group member playing the injured with serious head injury symptoms. The member was safely stabilized on a flat surfaced and rescued to safety.

Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Day 2, Iowa Falls-Alden High School J-Term Students enjoying hotdogs and beans over their fire

IAFA Day 2

On Tuesday, January 7th, our second day with Iowa Falls-Alden High School J-Term students, they continued with their fire building skills, as well as their over-the-fire cooking!

Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Iowa Falls-Alden High School J-Term students practicing Winter Survival

IA Falls JTerm Primitive

The Iowa Falls-Alden High School J-Term program invited Hardin County Conservation staff to assist as part of the judging panel for the primitive shelters and fire building skills for their Winter Survival projects. Throughout the week, the conservation s...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Discover Iowa's Winter Birds, Winter Rec Fest

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Calkins’ Nature Area staff members will teach you all about Iowa’s winter birds inside the Hardin County Conservation Mobile Wildlife Observatory. Learn to properly use binoculars to view wild birds at feeders, learn more about winter ...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

1st Annual Hardin County Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

Join Hardin County Conservation on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, from 10 AM to 2 pm at Calkins' Nature Area for our first annual Hardin County Archaeology Day! 

Flint Knapping Classes and Demonstrations

Join us in the classroom at Calkins at 10 AM...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Thank You Pine Ridge Shooting Range Members

Shooting Range Members

The Conservation Board would like to thank the staff and members of the Pine Ridge Shooting Range for helping us replace the decking on the bridge at Pine Ridge Park. The bridge is now much safer to travel over and allows for better access.

Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Thanks to Eldora/South Hardin Girls Scouts

Girl Scouts Bugs

Thanks to the Eldora/South Hardin Girl Scouts for coming out to earn their bug badges in October.

We caught predacious diving beetles, dragonfly nymphs, damselfly nymphs, scuds, water boatmans, and backswimmers in the nature center pond. The scouts seemed ...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Thank You for Supporting Calkins Halloween Hike

Calkins Halloweek Hike

THANK YOU to our wonderful community for coming out to support the nature center for our annual Calkins Halloween Hike. We also owe an enormous thank you to our many volunteers for pitching in last minute to bring this event together.  -- Calkins...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Please - No Pets At Calkins

No Pets

As you enter the driveway at Calkins Nature Area, there are signs that say "No Pets."

As much as we would love to have your pets visit us, we do not allow pets for a number of reasons.

  1. Your pets can acquire illnesses via wildlife if they come into...
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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Wildlife Closeup: Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Brook trout are Iowa's only native member of the salmonid family. Rainbow trout and brown trout were brought here as sport fish for anglers many years ago. They are not native.

While brook trout are related to trout at the family level as stated above, bro...

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Conservation - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Friday Fun Fact - Squirrels

Squirrels

Friday’s Fact: When winter approaches, squirrels utilize an unusual food saving strategy known as “caching.”

When squirrels “cache” their food, they store it in select locations throughout the forest that they will revisit when food becomes scarce. Often, ...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Proclamation

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Hardin County commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States.

On January 15, 2020 the Hardin County Board of Supervisors voted to ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Hardin County Receiving Proposals for Herbicide Applicator

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Hardin County is interested in receiving proposals from qualified sources for the application of herbicide within the vegetated section of the county road system. A full list of the scope of work, responsibilities, and requirements can be found in the doc...

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RFP Herbicide (PDF) News & Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Smith Foreclosure Sheriff Sale

Hardin Sheriff Sale

Smith Foreclosure Sale will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the Law Enforcement Center in Eldora.

Foreclosure Sheriff Sale Information News & Announcements
Posted on: December 31, 2019

East Entrance of Courthouse Now Only Public Entrance

East Entrance of Courthouse

Beginning on January 2, 2020, the East Entrance of the Courthouse is the designated public entrance to the building. This entrance is handicap accessible. The public will not be able to enter through the north or south doors (at the top of the stairs).

News & Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Acceptance LLC Foreclosure Sheriff Sale

Hardin Sheriff Sale

Acceptance LLC Foreclosure Sale will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 1:00 PM at the Law Enforcement Center in Eldora.

Foreclosure Sheriff Sale Information News & Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

January 2020 FIA/Friendship Club Newsletter

2020-01 Friendship Club

Check out the news and events with the January 2020 FIA/Friendship Club newsletter.

January 2020 FIA/Friendship Club Newsletter (PDF) News & Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Hardin County Information Technology Job Opening

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Hardin County is seeking applications for a full-time Information Technology (IT) Technician. This position will work out of the Hardin County Courthouse.

Please follow the link below to find out more about this employment opportunity.

IT Technician Job Pos...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Bill of Sale Requested for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

Bill of Sale Form

Effective January 1, 2020, the Hardin County Treasurer’s Office will be requesting customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties and all dealer sales, with an implementation date of July 1, 2020.

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News & Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Sign Up for the Hardin County Emergency Notification System

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Sign up to receive messages via landline, wireless phone, text messaging, email, and TDD/TTY when an urgent county alert needs to be communicated. You must register to take advantage of this important notification service.

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