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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

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 […]

Select the Right Cultivar of Seed for Your Garden

Iowa State University Extension

The horticulture team at Iowa State University continues the quickinar videos with a loot at cultivar selection AMES, Iowa – The soil temperature is approaching that ideal time to begin planting your garden. This week’s Sow Grow Eat and Keep quickinar video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discusses how to select your seed. […]

Bridge View Center & Ottumwa YMCA team up to feed area children

Ottumwa, IA (March 19, 2020) – In partnership with the Bridge View Center, as well as the Cardinal and Ottumwa School Districts, the Ottumwa YMCA will begin an emergency food distribution program for youth ages 2-18 on Monday, March 23, 2020. Through this concerted effort, packaged meals will be made available for pick-up twice a […]

Yard and Garden: Prune Fruit Trees with Care

Iowa State University Extension

Fruit trees can be a beautiful and fun addition to any landscape, and they should be pruned to obtain good yields of high-quality fruit. There are three important aspects to pruning fruit trees: timing, frequency and procedure. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share information on how to prune fruit trees. To […]

Lilies All Summer Speaker

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting Kristi Evans, President of the Iowa Regional Lily Society and NALS Lily Judge as a speaker on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm. She will present “Lilies all Summer”. Her presentation will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Kristi is […]


Mahaska County – Debbie Guild, President of the Mahaska County YMCA is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Larson as the new CEO of the Y. Larson brings with him 15 years of experience working in leadership positions within the Y. Most recently Larson served as Senior Director of Membership & Wellness at the […]

Kargol’s To Open Art Exhibit “His and Hers, Steel and Thread” At IHCC

OTTUMWA — Matt and Sarah Kargol will open their exhibit, “His and Hers, Steel and Thread,” in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. An artist’s reception will be held that evening from 7:00 until 8:30 that is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A married […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates $65,000 for Serenity House Charity Care

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary recently donated $65,000 to the Hospice Serenity House, proceeds from this year’s Share the Love fundraiser held in February. According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Amber Coffey, the donation will benefit the Hospice Charity Care program. “No one is turned away from the Serenity House due to an […]


Oskaloosa Main Street

Voting for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest has begun. Thirty-four local children ages three through kindergarten are seeking monetary votes to become this year’s Young Ambassadors. Local merchants who are sponsoring the children have banks with the name and picture of the child on the bank. Money placed in the canister of your choice […]


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