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Central’s Opsal, Fritz on academic squad

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—For the third consecutive year, Central College women’s golfer Emily Opsal (senior, Verona, Wis.) was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Women’s At-Large Team while Nathan Fritz (senior, Sigourney) became the first Dutch wrestler ever named to the men’s at-large squad. Both are now under consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team, which will […]

2020 Mahaska County Primary Election Polling Locations

A Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Press Release Precincts Combined for Primary Election Due to Health Concerns May 20, 2020 Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Susan Brown, has released the polling locations that will be open for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. Environmental Learning Center 2342 Highway 92, Oskaloosa, Ia […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Week of May 11-17, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 18, 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. “Late last week, a portion of Iowa was deemed ‘abnormally dry’ by the U.S. Drought […]

Iowa Cash Rents Show Slight Increase

Cash rent per acre up over last year, but economic challenges could influence the future AMES, Iowa – Despite another difficult year in agriculture, cash rents still posted an increase of about 1.4%, according to this year’s Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2020 Survey, released earlier this month. Rates across the state averaged $222 per […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June 1. And effective this Friday, May 22, Movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health […]

Lantz Chosen as Chair of NAIA ASA

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa—William Penn senior women’s golfer Madison Lantz will end her college career working on the national stage as she has been named the Chair of the NAIA’s Association of Student-Athletes (ASA). A native of Corona, Calif., Lantz had been serving as WPU’s Chair as well as a representative for the Heart of America Athletic Conference […]

Northern Mahaska Specialty Care Reports Two Staff Cases Of COVID-19

A Northern Mahaska Specialty Care Press Release Northern Mahaska Specialty Care has learned of two employees testing positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy regulations, we aren’t able to share more information about the employees. The health and safety of our staff is of utmost importance. We continue to follow CDC and Iowa Department of Public […]

Victim Identified and Suspect Charged In Pella Homicide

A DCI Press Release May 19, 2020 PELLA, Iowa – The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at 101 Glenwood Street, #4, Pella police officers found 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough of Ottumwa injured inside a vehicle. […]

Central College to Offer Early Childhood/Special Education Unified Endorsement

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA, IA (05/19/2020) Central College has been approved by the State of Iowa to offer the early childhood/special education unified endorsement in its education department. Central becomes one of nine teacher preparation institutions in Iowa to offer this endorsement. Central sought approval for this endorsement to fill a need for additional workforce in early childhood […]

Preserve Summer Bounty with Food Preservation 101 Virtual Course

AMES, Iowa – Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year-round – as long as you don’t serve foodborne illness, like botulism, with your home-preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Home […]


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