Category archives for: Arts and Education

Mahaska County Entrepreneur Series – Ben Doak

Ben Doak is the owner of Mahaska Custom Millwork in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On one of the coldest days of the year, local entrepreneur Ben Doak turns on the lights at Mahaska Custom Millwork [MCM], just like he has for over a decade. Ben Doak and his story, of finding a market to serve and becoming a part of the community, is one that is […]


Community 1st Credit Union

Ottumwa, Iowa – On February 5th, Community 1st Credit Union, based in Ottumwa, Iowa received the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation in a national rollout. The Juntos Avanzamos program originated in November of 2005 at the Texas Credit Union League (which recently merged with other regional leagues to form the Cornerstone Credit Union League) […]

Hilarity Abounds as “Virgil Wins the Lottery”

Mama Hooper (Sharon Ringelestein) watches Papa Hooper (Mark Hansen) as he tries to contact his “good buddies” on his portable CB radio in a scene from the Fremont Lions Club production of “Virgil Wins The Lottery.” The show runs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fremont School. A pre-show meal is available beginning twos before show time in the school cafeteria.

FREMONT – Give Virgil Sludge a few bucks and the chance to win thousands and something strange will occur. Mama Hooper would just as soon her daughter Margaret had married someone else. Then Virgil wins the lottery – sort of. That is just the beginning of the hilarity that can only be delivered by the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Hospitalist Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C

MAHASKA COUNTY – Family Nurse Practitioner Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C, has joined Mahaska Health Partnership as a Hospitalist. “Hospitalists are solely dedicated to caring for patients in the hospital,” Hospitalist Medical Director Anne Whitis, MD, explained. “We act as a patient’s primary care provider during their inpatient stay, and then turn care back to their primary […]


Access Systems

Keeping Offices Connected – Since 1986 WAUKEE, IA, February 9, 2016 – It all began as an idea in 1986 at Drake University, and today is one of the most experienced technology companies in the Midwest. While a student at Drake University, Greg Ryman and some other top programmers started Access Customer Programming. As the […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Aladdin

Missoula Children's Theatre presents Aladdin

Calling all kids! Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Aladdin are Monday, February 15th at 4:00 p.m. at the George Daily Auditorium! Approximately 60 Oskaloosa students in kindergarten through 12th grade are needed to fill all the roles. No experience or preparation is necessary, just a smile and an open schedule! Audition forms are available at […]

SHARE Iowa Hires New Community Developer

Share Iowa located along South 7th in Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, February, 2016: SHARE Iowa is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jen Gillespie as Community Developer. Gillespie will be responsible for increasing awareness and participation in existing host sites, work on the development of new host sites, and facilitate volunteer training programs. “I was attracted by SHARE Iowa’s mission to promote volunteerism through […]

Oskaloosa FFA receives FFA: Food For All grant from National FFA Organization to help fight hunger

Oskaloosa FFA Member Geoffrey harvest's leaf lettuce at the Oskaloosa FFA Learning Garden in the summer of 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS 2nd, February 2016/National FFA Organization – The Oskaloosa FFA chapter in Oskaloosa, IA has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. The Oskaloosa FFA plans to help fight hunger […]

Christian Opportunity Center promotes Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director

Christian Opportunity Center

Following a comprehensive search process, Christian Opportunity Center has promoted Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director after seven years with the organization in two different positions. Brooks began her time at COC as a Human Resources Associate in the winter of 2008. After 17 months, Brooks transferred to Program Coordinator, a position she has held […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Lead Testing for Children

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Lead is a metal found naturally in the environment and some household products. While small amounts of exposure are usually harmless to adults, it can cause a variety of health complications for young children. Mahaska Health Partnership stresses the importance of lead testing for children. “With the recent crisis developing in Flint, […]


Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
Log in | Copyright by Oskaloosa News