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Plant Bulbs in Fall For Spring Flowers

Fall Flowers

On September 14 fall planted bulbs will be the topic at Noon by Mahaska County Master Gardener Aideen Vega Van Auken and Horticulture and Education Program Coordinator Suzette Striegel. The presentation will be held at the Mahaska County Extension office, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. The presentation will be approximately one hour. The presentations are […]

Mahaska Health Providers Talk About Joining The Hospital, And The Oskaloosa Community

Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

December 5th, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – We sat down with Mahaska Health physicians Trish Millner, MD, and Eric Wood, DO, who joined Mahaska Health recently, to help expand medical services within the community. They are part of a new OB Pod located within the former birthing center at Mahaska Health. They talk about the experience […]

10th Annual Run in the Sun a Huge Success

Run in the Sun 2021

A Mahaska Health Press Release MAHASKA COUNTY — On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, Mahaska Health and the Mahaska Health Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Run in the Sun at Lacey Sports Complex Stadium in Oskaloosa. All ages were welcomed to participate in the 5k run or the 2k walk to raise funds for the Hospice […]

MY ONE AND ONLY is longing for home with raucous new single “Running Me”

Nashville Americana duo MY ONE AND ONLY (submitted photo)

Nashville Americana duo MY ONE AND ONLY is due to release their new single “RUNNING ME” on MARCH 19 on all major streaming platforms. As part of their succession of single releases, the husband-wife duo brings out the electric guitars for this number. The single was self-produced in the couple’s own studio, and mixed by […]

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Protect Consumers from Food Allergens

Food and Drug Administration

By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Millions of Americans have food allergies and may experience adverse reactions to products that contain food allergens. Eight foods have been identified as major food allergens, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aware of other food allergens, such as sesame. Most […]

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 […]

Mahaska Health Uses CDBG Grant to Expand Telehealth Services

A Mahaska Health Press Release Mahaska County – Mahaska Health, in partnership with Mahaska County was recently awarded a $49,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The IEDA designated $2.4 million in grant funds to support infectious disease response. Funds were available to most cities and counties in Iowa, […]

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. […]

Gayle Johnson, ARNP Joins the Mahaska Health Primary Care Team

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health is pleased to welcome Gayle Johnson, ARNP to the team as a primary care provider. Gayle has been worked as a nurse in Grinnell, Iowa for the past 30 years and is excited for this opportunity to serve in a new capacity as a nurse practitioner. While at Grinnell Regional […]

Mahaska Health Welcomes Anna Throckmorton, ARNP

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health is excited to welcome Anna Throckmorton, ARNP as a new provider to the primary care team. For many, Throckmorton will be a familiar face as she has been a part of the Mahaska Health family for the past 15 years serving in various capacities, most recently as a registered nurse […]


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