Past News Articles

State of the City Address
3/31/2014 10:30:42 AM by Skye McBroom
Horticultural Assistant (Seasonal)
3/31/2014 9:38:35 AM by Kathy Kester
The City of Indianola, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is searching for candidates for a seasonal full-time Horticultural Assistant.  Application deadline is Tuesday, April 15.  Complete details here.
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Seasonal part-time horticultural positions available
3/28/2014 12:06:32 PM by Kathy Kester
The City of Indianola has part-time seasonal positions available. read more...
Free Emerald Ash Borer Seminar
2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM by Kathy Kester

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has now been confirmed in six Iowa counties.  Homeowners with ash trees should attend this free seminar presented by Dr. Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension Entomologist, to learn what they can and should do to be proactive with their ash trees.

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Think Spring! Garden Seminar
2/4/2014 8:30:12 AM by Kathy Kester

Saturday, February 22
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Kent Campus Center at Simpson College

Join Indianola Parks & Recreation and the Warren County Master Gardeners for a day of inspiring speakers, door prizes, and garden merchandise, along with a delicious catered lunch.  Master Gardeners earn 4 CEU Credits.

  • A representative from Proven Winners(R) will be on hand to introduce their products, including new varieties for spring.
  • Learn how to create and maintain everything from terrariums, glass dish container gardens, miniature gardens and hypertufa troughs.
  •  Forget about the bad PR you've heard about storm cleanup and leaf raking - trees are the unsung heroes of our world. We'll look at their best landscape uses - and highlight some great candidates for your yard.
  • The Wallace Centers of Iowa provide a variety of programs and services to build awareness of local food, sustainable agriculture, and civility at two locations: the Wallace House in Des Moines and the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center in rural Orient. We’ll hear from farm manager Mosa Shayan as he introduces composting, how to do it on a small or large scale, and how it benefi ts perennials such as herbs. WCI’s Chef Katie Routh uses fruits and vegetables from the WCI gardens and locally sources grains, cheeses and meats to prepare dinners with a French flair to give guests a unique country dining experience. She will share her favorite herbs and tips about using these to add flavor and nutrients to any meal.
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Program #8316
Fee:  $45 includes catered lunch
Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, February 12, or when full

Call 515-961-9420 or register online here when you already have an account with Indianola Parks & Recreation.


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Budget Overview - Informational Meeting
1/27/2014 1:45:59 PM by Kurt Ripperger

Warm Up to the Budget
A Casual Conversation about the City Budget

Wednesday, January 29
The Brickhouse
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Social 5:00 - 5:30
Budget Overview
City Manager, Eric Hanson 5:30 - 6:00
Questions & Answers 6:00 - 6:30

Hosted by:
City of Indianola
Indianola Chamber of Commerce

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Mayor Shaw Office Hours
1/13/2014 3:25:21 PM by Kurt Ripperger
Mayor Shaw will resume normal office hours this fall.
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Brush Facility Extends Dates
11/22/2013 8:30:00 AM by Kurt Ripperger
The Brush Facility has extended its seasonal operating dates by one week. The facility will now be open through Sunday, December 1 (closed on November 28 for Thanksgiving) If you have any questions please call the City Clerk's office at 961-9410. read more...
C Street Pedestrian Plaza Meeting - November 19
11/18/2013 10:28:25 AM by Kurt Ripperger

Simpson College is inviting the public to share ideas and thoughts on the C Street Pedestrian Plaza and its future use. Architects will be present to hear your comments. Everyone is invited to attend.

Hubbell Hall - Kent Campus Center - Tuesday, November 19 - 6:30 p.m.

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