Archive for: May, 2016

We Remember the Ultimate Sacrifice

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Remembering the ultimate sacrifice made by those in uniform in the defense and protection of our country is the reason for the Memorial Day holiday. In Oskaloosa, veterans started gathering at the American Legion Post #34 early on Monday morning for their annual march from the post to Forest Cemetery. Led by […]

Oskaloosa Music Festival

The Oskaloosa Music Festival is hosting 12 FREE public events in 2 weeks! Here is the complete event listing that is sure to have something for everyone. WEEK 1: MAHASKA MASTERWORKS – JUNE 1-4 1. Picnic Concert On the Square Wednesday, June 1st – 12pm-1pm 2. Smokey Row Jam Smokey Row Wednesday, June 1st […]

Nellie Wyngarden

Nellie Wyngarden April 16, 1918 – May 29, 2016 Leighton, Iowa | Age 98 Nellie Wyngarden, 98, of Leighton, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville. She was born April 16, 1918, in the Netherlands, the daughter of William Dirk and Maria Vande Scheur Hol. In July […]


Iowans encouraged to visit a strawberry grower or shop at a farmers market to enjoy these fresh, delicious treats DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that strawberry growers across the state are starting to welcome customers and expect prime picking season in early June. In many parts of the state, […]

William Penn Remembers Those Lost 100 Years Ago

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the William Penn community and Oskaloosa residents gathered at the former location of the Old Main William Penn building, on the corner of College Avenue and Penn Boulevard, near the College Avenue Friends Church in Oskaloosa. The commemoration ceremony marked 100 years since the devastating fire that broke out at […]

MCCF Announce 2016 Grant Awards

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The Mahaska County Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to announce its 2016 round of grant awards. The total amount distributed was just over $90,000 and benefitted 19 different projects throughout Mahaska County. The funding source for these grants comes from the Iowa Legislature, which passed a law that required a distribution of a portion of […]

Memorial Day Is To Me

Hi my name is Tyler M Sirovy. I am an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran soldier. I nearly lost my life in the War of Afghanistan, but I live to tell my story. I will share with any reader what Memorial Day is to me. Memorial Day to me, is a day in which a free […]

Helen Grandia

Helen Grandia October 12, 1924 – May 28, 2016 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 91 Helen Grandia, 91, of Oskaloosa died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born October 12, 1924, in Mahaska County the daughter of Clint E. and Cora Mae White Atherton. Helen attended school in […]

Donald Hite

Donald Hite February 2, 1919 – May 28, 2016 New Sharon, Iowa | Age 97 Donald E. Hite, 97, of New Sharon died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born February 2, 1919, near Lacey, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Ada McFall Hite. Don grew up […]

Wayne Veldhuizen

Wayne Veldhuizen January 24, 1937 – May 28, 2016 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 79 Wayne Lee Veldhuizen, 79, died at his home on May 28, 2016. Wayne was born on January 24, 1937 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Ada (Van Zee) Veldhuizen. He was the youngest of seven children. After his mother […]


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