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William Penn Music Alumni Celebrate Dr. David Evans

William Penn Music Alumni will remember and celebrate the life of Dr. David Evans at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021, with the dedication of a memorial bench in his memory. The bench is located on the lawn south of Penn Hall and the dedication will take place at that site.

William Penn Music Alumni will remember and celebrate the life of Dr. David Evans at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021, with the dedication of a memorial bench in his memory. The bench is located on the lawn south of Penn Hall and the dedication will take place at that site. All are welcome. […]

Indians Dominate Chiefs in Non-District Finale

Oskaloosa defeated Keokuk on Friday night to go 4-0 on the season. (photo by Mandy Hafner)

by Wade Steinlage Keokuk–The Oskaloosa football team did not let a long road trip nor a weather delay deter it from its mission of staying undefeated as it powered past Keokuk 49-7 in non-district play Friday. The Indians (4-0) rolled from the opening kickoff, outgaining the Chiefs (1-3) by a 360-174 margin, which makes the […]

Indians Drop Norwalk in Four Sets

Oskaloosa Indians

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Oskaloosa girls’ volleyball team bolstered its resume and its confidence Tuesday, defeating #15 Norwalk 3-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference action. The Indians (16-3, 3-0 LHC) disposed of the Warriors by scores of 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 25-21. The victory starts a new winning streak after Oskaloosa’s most recent six-match streak was snapped […]

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation

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DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 17, 2021. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit for […]

Selecting Tree Species

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.1 percent in August

Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in August. “Iowa’s economy remains resilient despite ongoing ripples from COVID-19,” said Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. The number of unemployed Iowans increased […]

Candidates Set For Oskaloosa Election

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – Thursday at 5 pm was the filing deadline for office in local elections. For the Oskaloosa School District, the at-large race has four candidates. Those in no particular order are Kathy Butler, Cheryl Benson, Sam Beltz, and Shawn Garrison. Carl Drost currently represents the at-large seat. For Director District 5, Aaron Hinnah […]

Iowa Farmers Are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather

Local crops are stressed with the combination of high temps and the lack of moisture.

Study shows Iowa farmers are taking adaptive and maladaptive actions to climate change AMES, Iowa – Iowa is a major producer of grain, meat, dairy, eggs and other major agricultural commodities. The state’s agriculture has also been increasingly impacted by climate change-related extreme weather over the last decade as droughts, extreme rains, floods, and most […]

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA APHIS Test Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Distribution Plan

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Exercise helps state and federal animal health officials strengthen foreign animal disease response plans DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to test […]

Best Of Humanity On Display In Wake Of Ida

Volunteers from New Sharon Fire and Biloxi, Mississippi work to remove a tree from a home in Louisiana.

Livingston, LA – The best of humanity was on display in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Anna Cockerham was taking refuge in a shelter in the town of Livingston after Ida pushed a power pole into her rental home. Lightning then struck the wires, which then started a fire. Cockerham then […]

                   

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