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2021 Mahaska County Garden Challenge

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Garden Seed Library Established

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Holiday gifts support survivors of violence

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 […]

Edge-of-Field Conservation Series to Feature Skunk River Watershed

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Hort Coffees return

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Fill the Pool Fundraiser!

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 […]

Oskaloosa Youth Football League Raises Fund for Mahaska Health Cancer Care & Infusion Center Light the Night

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 […]

First Resources Corp. Receives Grant from Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation for Day Hab Expansion

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Ottumwa, Iowa, October 27, 2020 – First Resources Corporation (FRC) was awarded the Bright Ideas grant by the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation to assist with cost associated with expanding Adult Day Habilitation services and space. As FRC and Tenco Industries have recently merged, the two companies have aligned Adult Day Habilitation programs that require an […]

William Penn University Receives Build with Bags Grant

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

DES MOINES, Iowa –William Penn University located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, will soon have several new park benches courtesy of the Build with Bags grant program. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association announced today that the plastic bag recycling program, being led by Iowa grocers, has awarded the William Penn University, $2,000 to purchase five new park […]

Selecting Tree Species

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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