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Eddyville Memorial Day Ceremony

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Memorial Day Ceremony May 30, 2016 Eddyville, IA Highland Cemetery 10:30am Guest Speaker is Sergeant Major Matt Doty Bring lawn chairs or blankets If inclement weather, ceremony will be at the high school


Dean Mattix (right) presents Oskaloosa Community Schools Activities Director Ryan Parker with a $2000 check for the new scoreboard at the Oskaloosa Middle School Stadium. This money came from an Elks National Foundation (ENF) Gratitude Grant, part of the Elks Community Investment Program to better local communities. The Oskaloosa Elks raise funds throughout the year to contribute to ENF.

Oskaloosa Christian School is pleased to announce the 2016 Years of Service Award recipients.

Oskaloosa Christian School

Linda Taylor — food service, after-school care, and cleaning — is celebrating 25 years at the school. Dr. Bob Stouffer, Principal, commented, “Linda is a firecracker. She seems to have boundless energy during the day. She contributes mightily to the high-quality school lunches and food for special events at Oskaloosa Christian.” Sherry Groenenboom — 2nd […]

YMCA Hires New Youth Coordinator

Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator.

OSKALOOSA – Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator. Under the direction of Kathy Chamra, YMCA Child Care Director, the position has been vacant for some time but Chamra said the ideal candidate has now been hired. “I am excited for Kim […]

Adventure Week at Russell Wildlife Area

Mahaska County Conservation Board

June 6-10, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 pm each day Pick and choose outdoor activities that you would like to experience and learn about – it’s all free! Kids and adults can have fun fishing, hiking, shooting archery, bowfishing and cooking over a campfire. Just register for the activities you want to do, then come for […]

Summer Day Camps – For Kids!!!

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area The Mahaska County Conservation Board is hosting a variety of summer day camps for kids. The camps will take place at the conservation center at the Russell Wildlife Area. Check out the camp options for your kids!!! – Pre-register for each camp by calling MCCB (641)673-9327. – Fees are due […]

Register Now for Summer Swimming & Sand Volleyball

The Mahaska County YMCA

OSKALOOSA – Warmer weather means outside play and swimming pool fun, and the Y is offering activities in both. YMCA Group Swimming lessons are available for adults and kids of all ages, and registration is underway for Adult Sand Volleyball. Group Swim Lessons – Swimming is a great life skill and a fun summer activity. […]

Best Buddies Help Students Grow at OMS

Osky News

Middle school can be one of those awkward times in a students’ life. Finding ways to help a student move from child to adult can be a challenge. Oskaloosa Middle School has taken on a program to assist some of those students make that transition. The Best Buddies Program helps students form meaningful friendships with […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice about Burns

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – As the days get longer, barbeques, campfires and other outdoor activities are abundant and injuries like burns become more frequent. Mahaska Health Partnership offers advice for when to seek medical care should you or a loved one experience a burn. According to MHP Emergency Physician Kym Life, DO, there are three levels […]

Learn and Discover at the Extension garden

Iowa State University Extension

Learn & Discover Master Gardeners will be providing informal gardening information at the ISU Extension Flagpole garden this summer at 6 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. The topic for Learn and Discover on May 26 is Planting. We will plant and discuss perennial transplant, annual bedding plants, seeds, tender bulbs. There will […]


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