Past News Articles

4th Ward Strategic Planning Meeting
10/4/2014 12:00:00 PM by Skye McBroom

Saturday, October 11
Greta Southall - Fourth Ward
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Indianola High School Media Center - 1304 East 1st Ave

Beginning in October, the Council and Mayor will begin a long-range strategic planning process designed to engage the public and receive feedback regarding the future of Indianola.  It has been many years since a long-range strategic plan has been considered, and it is hopeful that citizens from each of Indianola’s four wards will participate in these important meetings.  For a complete list of meetings, times, and places please click on this link

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New Holiday Fundraiser for Buxton Park
10/3/2014 4:30:00 PM by Kathy Kester
Holiday Decorations
Indianola Parks and Recreation is now taking orders for custom made fresh wreaths and holiday centerpieces. All proceeds will be used for improvements in Buxton Park.  To order, call the Parks & Recreation office at 961-9420 by Friday, November 21.   Quantities limited - order yours today!

Decorations will be available for pick up at the Indianola Parks Shop, 810 E. 6th Avenue on Thursday, December 4, from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

25” Wreath  
Mixture of white pine, fir, cedar and pinecones with bow, choose between burlap or red ribbon Price - $30
Mixture of white pine, fir, cedar and pinecones with bow and red, green, silver, gold  or mixed ornaments  Price - $40
Will make custom orders - price dependent on request. Call Angie at (515) 961-9425.
 
Holiday Centerpiece
Mixture of white pine, fir, cedar, spruce, pinecones, pheasant feathers, and dogwood twigs Price - $20
Centerpiece as listed above, plus red, green silver, gold or mixed ornaments  Price - $30     
Will make custom orders - price dependent on request. Call Angie at (515) 961-9425.
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Garden Accents to Raise Funds for Buxton Park
10/2/2014 6:00:00 AM by Kathy Kester
3rd Ward Strategic Planning Meeting
10/1/2014 8:03:41 AM by Kurt Ripperger

Saturday, October 4
Eric Mathieu - Third Ward
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Activity Center - 2204 W. 2nd Ave.

Beginning in October, the Council and Mayor will begin a long-range strategic planning process designed to engage the public and receive feedback regarding the future of Indianola.  It has been many years since a long-range strategic plan has been considered, and it is hopeful that citizens from each of Indianola’s four wards will participate in these important meetings.  For a complete list of meetings, times, and places please click on this link.

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Newest Sculpture at Buxton Park to be Dedicated
9/5/2014 1:45:00 PM by Kathy Kester

The Butterfly Flourish, a sculpture created exclusively for Buxton Park by artist Wyatt L. Gragg, will be dedicated in a ceremony on Saturday, September 20, at 11:00 a.m.  City Horticulturist Angie Buchanan and Mayor Kelly Shaw will be on hand for the event, which includes refreshments and a butterfly release.  The public is invited.

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Council Meeting Reminder
8/27/2014 3:44:38 PM by Skye McBroom
Parks and Recreation Fall Sports Underway
8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM by Kathy Kester

Indianola Parks and Recreation's fall sports season has begun.  The Department offers sports opportunities for all ages, from PeeWee Nerf Football and Tiny Kickers Soccer to men's and coed adult softball leagues.  Youth sports alone involve over 400 players in the fall, said Recreation Superintendent, Doug Bylund.

"We usually have around 200 players in our youth soccer league for Kindergarten through 6th graders, and another 100 or so in our flag football league for grades 2-4," he said.  In addition, instructional programs are offered for younger students in football, soccer and volleyball. A 5th and 6th grade volleyball league rounds out the fall youth sports offerings.

The adults get in on the action, too, with adult fall softball leagues.  "On Tuesday and Friday nights, we'll have adult softball games going on three fields at Pickard," Bylund said.  "The concession stand is open, people bring the family and the kids play on the playground while their parents are playing games.  It's a real family-friendly atmosphere." 

It's the same at the soccer fields.  On game nights, players fill the six fields south of the middle school, and families fill the sidelines.  Bylund said, "You never know who you'll run into at the soccer fields.  It's a place where we make unforgettable, priceless memories at the same time the kids are learning life skills through sports."

To register for Parks & Recreation programs, call the office at (515) 961-9420 or view the offerings online at www.indianolaiowa.gov and click on the link for Indianola Magazine.

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Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center Closes for Season
8/18/2014 4:55:15 PM by Kathy Kester
Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Indianola has closed for the 2014 season as of Saturday, August 16.  read more...
Aquatic Center Season Ends
8/15/2014 12:18:46 PM by Kathy Kester

The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center's last day will be Saturday, August 16.  The pool will be open from 12-1pm for lap swimming and water walking for adults 18 & older, then for open swim from 1-7pm.

On Sunday, August 17, the annual Doggie Dive will be held from 2-4pm.  Cost is $10 per dog and owner.  Pre-registration is encouraged by calling Indianola Parks & Recreation at (515) 961-9420.

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Buxton Park More Refreshing Than Ever
8/13/2014 2:57:35 PM by Kathy Kester
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