Category archives for: Education

Central College Adds Two Members to Board of Trustees

PELLA, IA (07/07/2020) Central College has announced changes to its Board of Trustees, including the addition of two new members and the retirement of two others. Mike Van Voorst and Christine Epperly Ieuter were elected as new members, beginning their terms July 1. Karin Peterson and John Schmidt retired as members of the board. Board […]

District Talks Upcoming School Year, Asking For Connectivity Needs

An Oskaloosa Community School District Press Release June 8, 2020 Dear Students and Families, The Oskaloosa Community School District wants you to know that decisions at both the district and building levels are made with the health and safety of our staff and learners as a priority. These are challenging times for all of us, […]

Central College to Offer Early Childhood/Special Education Unified Endorsement

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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 […]

Central College Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship for Work With Environment

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PELLA, IA (05/06/2020) A Central College student has received the highly competitive Udall Scholarship, which recognizes college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, leadership, public service and issues related to Native American nations. Elizabeth Sheldon, a member of the Class of 2021, is the first Central […]

Central College Offers Special Pandemic Summer Course for Students

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PELLA, IA (04/30/2020) Central College will offer two special remote courses in the summer of 2020 about the COVID-19 pandemic – one for incoming first-year students and another for current students. In both 11-week courses, titled An Interdisciplinary Conversation on COVID-19, students will have the opportunity to study the pandemic from a transdisciplinary approach. The […]

Cook Inducted Into Indian Hills Academy

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OTTUMWA — Benjamin Ahrens and Kinsey Cook of Oskaloosa were among the Indian Hills Community College students inducted into the Indian Hills Academy in March. Even though the scheduled banquet to induct the latest group into the Academy had to be canceled, the 18 inductees were still recognized individually for their acceptance. The Academy honors […]

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 […]

Central College Graduate Kellie Markey Named College’s 2020 Commencement Speaker

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News from Central College For more information contact: Jeff Bersch (641) 628-5282, Central College Graduate Kellie Markey Named College’s 2020 Commencement Speaker PELLA, IA (02/17/2020) Central College is pleased to announce Kellie Gorsche Markey, a 1988 Central graduate, will speak at the college’s commencement May 16, 2020, in H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse. In 2016, Markey […]

Legislators Welcome Students from Oskaloosa

(DES MOINES) – This week, Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) and Rep. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) welcomed students from Oskaloosa Community High School to the Iowa House of Representatives. The students were visiting the Capitol to learn about the responsibilities of the legislators and the importance of state government. Pictured here is Rep. Dustin Hite (New […]

Yard and Garden: Prune Fruit Trees with Care

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 […]


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