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Musical Georgiana Engages Community

Rachel Singley, Morgan Reddy, and Mary Schnoebelen rehearse Box Supper Night (submitted photo)

OSKALOOSA, IA — It’s been 30 years since the musical Georgiana was last produced in Oskaloosa, and nine years since Randall Wright last directed a play. Both of those change next week when the musical performs July 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. at the George Daily Auditorium. Georgiana follows the life of Oskaloosa […]

MHP Foundation Run in the Sun Aug. 2

MHP 'Run in the Sun' 2013 (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Don’t forget to register for the Mahaska Health Partnership Foundation’s 4th Annual Run in the Sun on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Lacey Sports Complex Community Stadium. Run in the Sun is a 5K for runners and 1-mile Walk for all ages, abilities and even strollers. Race day registration begins at 7:30 […]

Oskaloosa City Band For July 10

The Oskaloosa City Band performs each Thursday at 8pm in the evening during summer.

Thursday’s 8 p.m. city band concert features several selections arranged by C.L. Barnhouse Publishing composers. The band will play three Karl King marches, including: Free World, Torch of Liberty, and Allied Honor. Alto saxophone player, Gidget Utterback is featured in What A Wonderful World. Audience members will also hear Andy Clark’s arrangements of The Entertainer […]

Curtis Lee Jenkins

Curtis Lee Jenkins

Curtis Lee Jenkins November 25, 1964  -  July 6, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 49 Curtis Jenkins, 49, of Oskaloosa died Sunday evening, July 6, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. Curtis Lee Jenkins, son of Richard Vail and Henrietta Arlene (Scholtus) Jenkins, was born November 25, 1964, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He was a […]

Oskaloosa Lion Receives International Award

From left, Past International Directors of Lions Clubs International Gary Fry of Mitchellville, Norman Dean of Davenport and Delmar Brown of Iowa City; award recipients Leslie Nuehring of Oskaloosa and Roger Bublitz of Waukon; current International Directors Judy Hankom of Hampton, Iowa, and Stephen Glass of Bridgeport, West Virginia. (submitted photo)

Lions Clubs International Foundation honored Oskaloosa Lion Leslie Nuehring during the Iowa Lions State Convention in Cedar Rapids June 7. Nuehring received the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication to Lions. During the presentation, International Director Judy Hankom of Hampton, Iowa, cited Nuehring’s accomplishments in Lions to include serving Lions District 9SE as […]

Volunteers Gather To Pack Thousands Of Meals

Volunteers helped to pack over 31,000 meals. (submitted photo)

On Saturday, June 28th nearly 140 volunteers from Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa gathered to pack over 31,000 meals for Meals from the Heartland as part of what is called a Mobile Hunger Fight. These meals will be distributed around the globe in nations including Haiti, Ghana, Kenya, and El Salvador. Meals from the Heartland, […]

Patricia Patterson

Patricia Patterson

Patricia Patterson June 3, 1922 – July 5, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 92 Patricia Barbara Pierce Patterson, 92, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab. Center in Oskaloosa. She was born June 3, 1922, at Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Charles David and Meda Ann Knight Pierce. […]

Pauline “Boots” Ruth Kelley

Pauline "Boots" Ruth Kelley

Pauline “Boots” Ruth Kelley November 28, 1925 – July 3, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 88 Pauline “Boots” Ruth Kelley, 88, of Oskaloosa, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in Oskaloosa. She was born November 28, 1925, in Farmington, Missouri, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Della Hutchings Bowyer. Pauline graduated from […]

Vanderbeek Repeats As Winner of the Great American Stock Car Shootout

Stock Car (Photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 3rd, 2014) – The second night of the 19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial saw beautiful skies and some great racing all night long. Also the inaugural class of the Southern Iowa Speedway Hall of Fame was announced and will be inducted […]


The swimming pool area has been updated

[Oskaloosa, July 3, 2014] – The Mahaska County YMCA has announced the closing of their pool and a temporary partnership with the City of Oskaloosa to use the Edmundson pool until further notice. “The decision to close was not an easy one,” said Dawn Collins, Executive Director for the Mahaska County YMCA. “We have many […]

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