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Selecting Tree Species

Dennis Skeels

Clients have been inquiring about what they should replace their dead ash (or other kind of) tree with or what trees to plant at their new/new-to-them home. Extension can help with this decision! We encourage diversity within landscapes. We encourage people to plant different types of trees. We encourage people to plant trees that are […]

Loebsack Praises House Passage of Legislation to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

Bill contains Loebsack priorities, including funding for expanded broadband access, bus transit, building energy efficient schools Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today praised House passage of HR 2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive infrastructure bill that includes key investments toward our surface transportation, broadband, and public education infrastructure. “It’s all too clear for […]

Crystal Heights Says No New COVID-19 Cases Since June 10th

A Crystal Heights Care Center Press Release To the members of our community: First and foremost, the staff at Crystal Heights would like to thank everybody for the positive thoughts, prayers, and support we have received since our first statement on May 19th.We regret to inform you that there were a total of 15 COVID-19 […]

Deadline Ending On July 25th For Property Tax And Motor Vehicle Renewals

by Mahaska County Treasurer Connie Van Polen Starting on Monday, June 1, 2020 the Mahaska County Treasurer’s Office, opened to the public by appointment for Motor Vehicle (641)673-4618 and Drivers License (641)673-9521. Currently the tax department (641)673-5482, is accepting 1 customer at the counter at a time. Please keep in mind that there are still […]

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report June 22-28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Continued wide variation in precipitation across the state brought large amounts of rain in some […]

Secretary Naig Announces Pack the Pantry Program to Support Food Pantries, Boost Availability of Iowa Ag Products

Cold storage grants help pantries provide more fresh foods to Iowans in need DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced the Pack the Pantry grant program to help Iowa food pantries meet increasing food demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Pack the Pantry, food pantries can […]

William Penn Places Second in Commissioner’s Cup

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen athletics department closed out the year strong, pushing for a high position in the final 2019-2020 Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings. WPU wrapped up the competition in second place out of 13 institutions with 38 points, while Central Methodist claimed the crown with 50 points. This year’s standings only reflect […]

Three Central golfers receive WGCA academic honor

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the fourth consecutive year, Central College’s Emily Opsal (senior, Verona, Wis.) has been named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar while two Dutch freshmen were also honored. Delaney Underwood (Mitchellville, Colfax-Mingo HS) and Madison Clark (Bloomington, Ill., Central Catholic HS) joined Opsal in giving Central its most honorees since three players were cited […]

Leonard Allard

Leonard Allard March 10, 1936 – June 26, 2020 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 84 Leonard Allard, 84, of Oskaloosa passed away Friday evening, June 26, 2020, at Accura Healthcare in Knoxville, Iowa. Leonard Arthur Allard, Jr., son of Arthur Allard, Sr. and Iona (Roland) Allard Yacinich, was born March 10, 1936, in Knoxville, Iowa. Leonard […]

Marvin Snider

Marvin Snider August 10, 1929 – June 21, 2020 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 90 Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran Marvin Snider, 90, of Oskaloosa passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the Oskaloosa Care Center. Marvin D. Snider, son of Jacob William and Wealthy Alone Butterbaugh Snider, was born on August 10, […]


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