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Central College Theatre Department to Premiere Film ‘TRANSFORMED’

PELLA, IA (11/13/2020) Central College’s theatre department will present the film “TRANSFORMED” online only from Nov. 18-21. It can be accessed at The nearly 60-minute film is an original production directed by Mary Jo Sodd, professor of theatre, and Eric Bridges, an independent filmmaker who graduated from Central in 2012. The two reached out […]

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

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

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 […]

Central College to Hold Discussion on Impact of Presidential Election

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PELLA, IA (11/05/2020) The 2020 United States presidential election brought to light and emphasized significant issues and divides in our country. Our nation must now decide how to solve problems and narrow the political and personal divides. Central College will host a discussion about the election results and moving forward from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. […]

Knee-High Naturalists “Spider Fun”

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am Environmental Learning Center The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites kids ages 5 and younger to the Knee-High Naturalist program on November 17th titled “Spider Fun” at the Environmental Learning Center. We will meet in the lower level of the ELC from 10:00 – 11:00 am. At this […]

Homeschool Science Lab “Critter Café”

Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center Thursday, Nov. 12 (1-2:00 pm) OR Friday, Nov. 13 (10-11:00 am or 1-2:00 pm) The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites homeschool kids to participate in their monthly Homeschool Science Lab program on either Thursday, November 12th (1:00-2:00 pm) or 13th (10:00-11:00 am or 1:00-2:00 pm). We will meet in the […]

Central College Announces World Food Prize Lecture

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PELLA, IA (10/22/2020) Bram Govaerts, winner of the 2014 World Food Prize, will present Central College’s annual World Food Prize Lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The free event will be virtual and available via Zoom. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing individuals who have increased […]

Area Veterans To Host Observance At City Square

A Veterans Day observance will be held at the Oskaloosa city square Wednesday, November 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The observance will include a brief program from the Bandstand, followed by a 21-gun salute in front of the Courthouse and the playing of “Taps” at 11 a.m. Attendees are invited to a luncheon at the […]

Central College Alum Harry Smith To Speak at Called To Climate Action Event

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PELLA, IA (10/19/2020) Central College alum Harry Smith will be the keynote speaker at the annual event Called to Climate Action: Uphold and Upheave. The virtual event, co-hosted by Central and Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Smith, who graduated from Central in 1973, is an award-winning national television […]

Mahaska Connect Readies for Big Event

by RD Keep OSKALOOSA – Mahaska Connect seeks to unite Mahaska County’s homeless and near homeless with access to services that may have eluded them. Love INC and its partner churches will provide opportunities for many services at Central Methodist Church in Oskaloosa on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. “Love INC […]


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