Category archives for: Arts and Education

OskyBots Host Their First-Ever Regional Scrimmage

The OskyBots FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team consists of youth in 4th-6th grade.

The OskyBots FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team consists of youth in 4th-6th grade. Team members have been meeting since early September to learn about LEGO Mindstorms robotics, teamwork, gracious professionalism, and how to complete their challenge. This year’s FLL challenge is “World Class” and the members had to figure out how people learn, about different […]

Relay For Life of Mahaska County 2015

We are excited to announce the details for Relay For Life of Mahaska County. This event will be held March 21st, 2015 at the Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa, Iowa, from 2:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is something for everyone to do at this year’s event! The theme this year is “Rockin’ For A […]

Mahaska County YMCA Debuts Fitness Room Remodel

The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities.  (submitted photo)

[Oskaloosa, Iowa] – The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities. What once was a one-room, all-encompassing workout area for adults, has now been separated into two defined fitness areas. A cardio room including all treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, and […]

Oskaloosa Girl Scouts Collect Canned Food “To Stamp Out Hunger”

Leaders Bobbie Doty (left) and Sone Scott (right) with
winning troop members. (Photo submitted by Oskaloosa Girl Scouts)

OSKALOOSA – Members of Oskaloosa Girl Scouts helped their community over the weekend by collecting 882 food items at their annual Movie Day event. Sixty-seven girls and 27 adults enjoyed a movie and popcorn at the New Sharon Capri Theater on Saturday while also helping stamp out hunger in Oskaloosa. Troop 286 led by Bobbie […]

Holiday Events Continue This Weekend

Old Fashioned Christmas at Nelson Pioneer Farm

The Holiday spirit continues this weekend as Nelson Pioneer Farm and the businesses in Leighton invite you to join them. On Friday and Saturday night at the Nelson Pioneer Farm, they will be hosting an “Old Time Country Christmas”. They will feature wagon rides, camp fires, soup and chili, goodies and warm drinks. There will […]

An Hour of Code will be held at William Penn University as part of Computer Science Week

William Penn University

As part of the celebration of Computer Science Week, December 8–14, 2014 you are invited to join millions of people around the globe participating in the Hour of Code. William Penn University will be hosting the Hour of Code event on Saturday, December 13 at the Musco Technology Center on its Oskaloosa campus. So far […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the flu virus is circulating in Iowa and this year’s strains are particularly severe. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages people to get a flu shot and be mindful of symptoms of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined this week that the […]

A Volunteer Project With A Sole

Volunteers work on trimming out parts for shoes to be shipped to Uganda. The project took place this past week at the Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Laughter, smiles and memories were made this past week at the Central Reformed Church, as volunteers clipped and trimmed old denim clothing from something old into something new. Those scissors were trimming out what will eventually be new shoes. Those parts needed to make new shoes are not just a hand-out but […]

MAKE IT & TAKE IT AT THE LIBRARY

Oskaloosa Public Library

Oskaloosa, IA – The Oskaloosa Public Library is partnering with FACE of Mahaska County to offer free holiday crafting sessions to patrons of all ages this month. The crafting sessions will take place the Mondays and Tuesdays during the second and third weeks of December. The Make It & Take It crafting sessions will start […]

William Penn University Music Department to Present a Service of Lessons and Carols

William Penn University

The William Penn University Music Department will present a Service of Lessons and Carols on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the College Avenue Friends Church. This traditional blending of scripture and seasonal music will feature the William Penn Singers, soloists, instrumentalists, and student conductors. Readings will be given by William Penn University […]

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