Category archives for: Arts and Education


Oskaloosa Public Library

The Oskaloosa Public Library will be offering computer classes again this spring. A full schedule of classes through May is available at the library’s service desks or on the library’s website. From Computer Basics to Getting Started with Facebook, the library will offer a variety of computer classes each month. Classes are taught by library […]

Bird Food Giveaway

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Bird Food Giveaway Saturday, February 7th 9:00 am – Noon Russell Wildlife Area The Mahaska County Conservation Board will be having a FREE Bird Food Giveaway on Saturday, February 7th in the Conservation Center at the Russell Wildlife Area. Public can pick up free cracked corn for bird feeding from 9:00 am – noon on […]



OSKALOOSA, IA — Every person can become legendary, according to Youth Theatre Director Andy McGuire, which is the theme of the new after school theatre camp at the George Daily Auditorium. The 4-week long program starts Monday, January 26th and focuses on building characters with costumes and props and crafting stories about how those characters […]

Regional Farm Show is Next Week

The KIIC Farm Show, combined with the 44th Annual Cornbelt Cow Calf Conference and will be January 30 and 31 at the Ottumwa Bridge View Center.

US Congressman Frank Lucas to be on hand The KIIC Farm Show, combined with the 44th Annual Cornbelt Cow Calf Conference, is just a few weeks away and organizers are making their final plans. The show is slated for Friday January 30th and 31st. Joe Milledge, Owner of KIIC says they already have over 115 […]

Community Invited to Osky Winter Open Mini-Putt Event

The Osky Winter Open will be held February 13-14 at Penn Central Mall. Event proceeds will go toward your Mahaska YMCA programs and scholarships.

The 4th Annual Osky Winter Open will be held February 13-14 at Penn Central Mall. This year’s planning committee is inviting the community to escape the cold and come play a little mini-putt golf while benefitting the Mahaska County YMCA. This creative two-day event is geared for the whole community. The Y and its business […]

William Penn University to Hold Dean’s Convocation

William Penn University

William Penn University will be welcoming Randye Jones as the 2015 Dean’s Convocation keynote speaker on Thursday, January 22 at 11:05 am in the main gymnasium on William Penn’s Oskaloosa campus. Jones, a researcher and published writer, currently serves on the library staff at Grinnell College and is pursuing her doctorate at the University of […]

William Penn University to Host South Central Iowa’s First Educator-Focused STEM Festival

William Penn University

William Penn University will host a free Make-N-Take Educator STEM Festival on January 27, 2015. The event is tailored for teachers who are looking for science, technology, engineering and math activities for classroom/youth group use. It’s open to the public and will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Penn Activity Center. Registration is appreciated, […]

Oskaloosa Main Street “The Main Point”

Oskaloosa Main Street

In the upcoming months, Oskaloosa Main Street will share ideas, inspiration and information designed to help you put your best foot forward. With the idea that small changes can make a big impact. THE MAIN POINT series will share ways to improve your business by making a positive first impression Look for THE MAIN POINT […]

MCRF 5th Annual Bowling Tournament Fundraiser

Mahaska Bowl

MCRF is hosting the 5th Annual Bowling Tournament Fundraiser at Mahaska Bowl on February 6th from 9-11 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the Lacey Recreation Complex. If you are interested in participating please call MCRF at 641-672-2499. For $200 a team of 8 players can enjoy friendly competition while supporting the local youth in […]

Vermicomposting (Composting by Worms) Speaker

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a Vermicomposting (composting by worms) speaker on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7 pm. It will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office. Traci Dow-Wyatt, co-owner of Central Iowa Organic Fertilizer, a small family owned and operated business in Indianola will talk about their operation, which produces […]

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