Category archives for: Arts and Education


Band members warm up for ValleyFest competition on October 11, 2014.  (submitted image)

Oskaloosa, Iowa [October 27, 2014] – The Oskaloosa Band Booster Annual Fruit and Nut sale began Monday, October 27, 2014. This year, students in grades 7-12 will be selling a variety of items and delivery date for all orders is Saturday, December 6, 2014. The students are selling eight different fruit packages with apples, oranges, […]

New Aquatics Program Available for Third Grade Students in County

A participant at the Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Swim Team event recent held in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa (October 20, 2014) – The Mahaska County YMCA is expanding Aquatics programming again this year, with funding from United Way of Mahaska County. All third grade students living or attending school in Mahaska County are able to receive a free session of swim lessons or stroke clinic between the months of September 2014 and […]

Tickets are still available for Chair Affair

2014 Chair Affair committee members are finalizing plans for the Oct. 25 auction, a fundraiser for the MHP Hospice Serenity House. The event, sponsored by the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary, will feature more than 90 decorated chairs for auction. Shown are, from left: Chair Affair Chairperson Debbie Farrow, Ruthi Rogers, Ann Brouwer, Ann Fender, Debra Johnson and Janet Farner.

Tickets are still available for the Chair Affair, a fundraiser sponsored by the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary to benefit the MHP Hospice Serenity House. Chair Affair is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 at the William Penn Musco Technology Center. According to event organizers, there are close to 90 creatively decorated and donated chairs to be auctioned […]

Halloween Bash at Eveland Access

Halloween Bash at Eveland Access

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Eveland Access Campgrounds 5:00 – 10:00 pm Event Schedule: (Location: Shelter House) 5:00 pm Snakes Alive! 5:30 pm Creative Contests & Games (for children & adults) • Coloring Contest (materials provided) • Pumpkin Contest (bring a decorated pumpkin) • Hedge Ball Bowling 6:00 pm Creepy Contests (for children & adults) • […]

Dessert Concert on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Dessert Concert on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Oskaloosa Senior High Orchestra and 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce McLellan, will present their annual Dessert Concert on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, in the Oskaloosa Senior High School small gym. Attendees will enjoy pie and ice cream and an evening of wonderful music. Tickets are $5 and can be […]

Blind Volleyball Tournament

Osky News

Once again the Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting the Blind Volleyball Tournament on November 3rd at 6 pm. This event is located at the Oskaloosa High School gym and is open to the community. To register, you must have 6-10 players as a coed team. The cost is $30, and the deadline to […]

Trunk Or Treat and Harvest Festival

Osky News

Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 26 from 3 to 5pm. Put on your costume and join us for great fun. Visit the decorated trunks for treats; play games, decorate cookies and pumpkins, have your face painted; and have a hotdog, chips and a […]

Physical Therapists are the Coach’s Newest Recruit

Work Systems Rehab & Fitness

Advocate for your child’s health by encouraging this strategic partnership Oskaloosa, Iowa (October 15, 2014) – A surprising number of high school athletes are injured each year. Football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading injuries for youth totaled more than 1.5 million in 2013 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). One potential solution to high […]

Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. (submitted photo)

The world’s largest retailer plans to work with, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act. Wal-Mart says that the program targets shoppers who have been confused by the enrollment process […]

William Penn University Hosts Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game

William Penn Coaches vs Cancer (submitted image)

William Penn University would like to invite the Oskaloosa community to fill the Stadium for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game to be held on Saturday, October 25 at the Lacey Recreation Complex. The Statesmen will kick off at noon against Saint Xavier. Fans, coaches, officials, and players will be wearing pink at this year’s […]

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