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Yard and Garden: Growing Petunias

Iowa State University Extension

Petunias are one of the most common annuals in garden centers each spring AMES, Iowa — Petunias are one of the most common annuals in garden centers each spring. Their colorful blooms grace containers, hanging baskets and garden beds all summer. In this article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about growing […]

William Penn University Students Present Research Papers at Iowa Human Rights Research Conference

Pictured left to right: Jayqwon Bridges, Mackenzie Roberts, Abigail Karr, Dr. Brooke Sherrard, and Ashleigh Denny on April 23 at the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference at Drake University Law School in Des Moines

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)— Two William Penn University students presented original research papers April 23 at the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference at Drake University Law School in Des Moines. Abigail Karr (senior double majoring in Political Science and History with minors in Religion and Technical Communications), from Oskaloosa, Iowa, presented a paper titled “American Disenfranchisement: A […]

Chamber Scholarship applications available

Mahaska Chamber and Development Group

Mahaska Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 26th year. Through a partnership with “52577 Scholarship” any contributions to the program are tax deductible and can be made in any amount. If one chooses to donate $1,000 it will be […]

Teachers honored at NM

Fifteen teachers and staff were recognized at North Mahaska on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (submitted photo)

Fifteen teachers and staff were recognized at North Mahaska on Thursday, May 27. Honorees included on retiree, Judy Caves. Also honored were those staff members who had reached employment milestones. Caves is retiring from the elementary school after 14 years in the district. She most recently taught third grade. Four others were honored as they […]

Optimists Honor OMS Students

Snakenberg and Hoskinson were introduced by Student of the Trimester chair and middle school principal Mark Scholes. He presented the students with plaques and spoke of how each student had been nominated by school faculty. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa Optimists enjoyed their first in-person meeting since March of 2020 by honoring Oskaloosa Middle School students Cora Snakenberg and Carter Hoskinson. The students earned the award for the second trimester. Due to pandemic concerns the club had not met in-person, instead opting for Zoom meetings. “It was great to see each other again and […]

Lee Weers Promoted to Director of ITS Department at Central College

Central College

PELLA, IA (03/11/2021) Central College is pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Weers to director of Information Technology Services. Weers assumes responsibility of the department following Deb Bruxvoort’s retirement from Central in December 2020. A long-term member of Central’s ITS Department, Weers came to the college in 2004 and served as the assistant director […]


Mr. Ben Dirksen (submitted photo)

[PELLA, IA] The Pella Christian Grade School Board is pleased to announce that Mr. BenDirksen has been selected as Principal of Pella Christian Grade School. Mr. Dirksen has over10 years of Christian education experience in addition to attending Christian schools and Dordt University. He was selected from a talented candidate pool and we are thankful […]

William Penn University Division of Nursing Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

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

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—William Penn University’s Division of Nursing hosted their inaugural White Coat Ceremony on February 13, 2021 at the Musco Technology Building Atrium. This event celebrates the commitment Nursing students make as they begin their formal education. Students take the Oath of Compassionate Care and formally commit to a career as a healthcare professional. This […]

Student Teachers Learn at NM Elementary

by RD Keep Student teachers are an important part of the process in growing leaders in and out of the classroom. Despite the start and stop days due to weather, three of them are serving in North Mahaska Elementary classrooms. Jenna Walter and Michaela Lundy are in second grade with Stacie Johannes and Jamie Nelson […]

Indian Hills received $1 million Career Academy Incentive Fund Grant

Indian Hills

Indian Hills is one of three institutions in the state to be awarded a $1 million grant through new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce. This competitive grant, will increase access to career academy programs in high-demand fields through new and expanded regional […]


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