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Clubs and Organizations – Oskaloosa News http://oskynews.org Oskaloosa Iowa and Surrounding Area News Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:11:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Selecting Tree Species http://oskynews.org/selecting-tree-species-2/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:11:16 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113609 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 […]

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McGriff Named New Pastor At Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church http://oskynews.org/mcgriff-named-new-pastor-at-oskaloosa-presbyterian-church/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 05:02:24 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113319 Amy McGriff has been a member of Oskaloosa First Presbyterian Church for past 26 years. Amy and her husband Cary live in New Sharon, IA where they own a small business. Amy received her undergraduate degree at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and her Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree from University of […]

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Showing Flowers and Horticulture http://oskynews.org/showing-flowers-and-horticulture/ Sat, 12 Jun 2021 05:07:16 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=112389 Have you wondered about showing the flowers and vegetables you grow at the Southern Iowa Fair? Wonder no more! Mahaska County Master Gardeners; Eileen Blom and Joy Prothero, Open Floriculture and Horticulture Show judges will give lots of tips and how-tos for potential horticulture show participants on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pm. This event […]

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2021 Mahaska County Garden Challenge http://oskynews.org/2021-mahaska-county-garden-challenge/ Thu, 20 May 2021 04:12:36 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=111967 The Mahaska County 4-H Youth Development & Horticulture Programs are offering a Garden Challenge. This challenge is open to any youth in Kindergarten-12th grade or adults ages 18+. Mahaska County Master Gardeners, Mahaska County Extension Council, & Mahaska County Extension Staff are ineligible to participate due to potential conflicts of interest. Participants are challenged to […]

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Garden Seed Library Established http://oskynews.org/garden-seed-library-established/ Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:55:54 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=111141 The Mahaska County Master Gardeners have established a seed library for gardeners. It will be housed at the Mahaska County Extension Office. Gardeners may visit anytime during office hours 8 am – 4:30 pm. During the spring planting season (April 1- June 1) the seed library will be in a plastic tote located outside the […]

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Holiday gifts support survivors of violence http://oskynews.org/holiday-gifts-support-survivors-of-violence/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:15:16 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=109377 OSKALOOSA – Crisis Intervention Services is making the holidays brighter and safer for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and violent crimes. CIS will provide gift cards to survivors and their families to help them buy toys, clothing, food and other items. The agency serves clients across 12 counties in southern Iowa. “Our annual holiday […]

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Edge-of-Field Conservation Series to Feature Skunk River Watershed http://oskynews.org/edge-of-field-conservation-series-to-feature-skunk-river-watershed/ Thu, 12 Nov 2020 21:36:04 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=109136 Learn about the benefits and eligibility requirements of saturated buffers and bioreactors AMES, Iowa – Iowans will have three in-person and online opportunities to learn about edge-of-field nutrient management practices in early December, with a special focus on projects being done within the South Skunk River Watershed in central Iowa. Practices to be discussed include […]

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Hort Coffees return http://oskynews.org/hort-coffees-return/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 22:37:31 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=109157 Mahaska County Extension Horticulture staff offered horticulture coffees last winter & will again resume them this winter. However there will be a few differences! 1) they are moving to the first Wednesday (Dec – March) at 10 am, 2) there will be a theme to each session, and 3) they will be virtual. So, if […]

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Fill the Pool Fundraiser! http://oskynews.org/fill-the-pool-fundraiser/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 06:07:46 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=109081 The YMCA preschool and daycare students raised $311.12 last week in a classroom fundraiser where students brought loose change to class to help fund construction of the Early Childhood Education and Recreation Center, which will be located east of the Oskaloosa Elementary School, at 1521 Green Street. Pictured is Everett Brainard whose name will go […]

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Oskaloosa Youth Football League Raises Fund for Mahaska Health Cancer Care & Infusion Center Light the Night http://oskynews.org/oskaloosa-youth-football-league-raises-fund-for-mahaska-health-cancer-care-infusion-center-light-the-night/ Tue, 03 Nov 2020 14:00:17 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=108973 MAHASKA COUNTY-The Youth Sports Foundation (YSF), which the Oskaloosa Youth Football League is a part of, encouraged the individual leagues to hold a cancer awareness event. They had the option of sending the funds raised to the YSF or to donate to a local charity. The parents and kids were all in agreement to keep […]

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