Category archives for: Arts and Education


Iowa State University Extension

Montezuma, IA – Women who own or manage farmland in Poweshiek and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health on Monday, October 13th at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell, , 916 5th Ave., Grinnell, IA. The program is called Women Caring for the LandSM. It is […]

Tickets on Sale for Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s 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.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Tickets are now on sale for the Chair Affair, set for Saturday, Oct. 25 at the William Penn Musco Technology Center in Oskaloosa. The silent auction will begin at 6 pm and a live auction will start at 8 pm. The Chair Affair is a fundraiser sponsored by the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary […]

Porter to Sign Copies of His Books Saturday Morning at Penn Activity Center

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA—David Porter, Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History at William Penn University, will be signing copies of his various books on this Saturday, September 27, from 9:15 a.m. to noon at the Penn Activity Center a part of Homecoming Weekend activities. His most recent book, Their Greatest Victory, profiles the remarkable stories of 24 […]

Mahaska County YMCA Freaky 5K Run

YOU’RE INVITED! Saturday, October 18, Freaky 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. 5k starts at 9 a.m. Lacey Sports Complex Stadium Register by October 3 to be guaranteed a t-shirt! The Freaky 5k will use chip timing. Freaky 5K Run participants will receive a performance t-shirt (register by October […]

Still Time to Register for MHP’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

190 people signed up to participate in Fridays Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

MAHASKA COUNTY – It’s hard to believe but October will be here before we know it and so will breast cancer awareness month! Get registered now for Mahaska Health Partnership’s Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. “This is our 10th year and we keep seeing the number of participants increase,” MHP PR/Marketing Coordinator Cassie Riley said. […]

MHP Behavioral Health Services Encourages Mental Health First Aid Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Services will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training on Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus. “There are many types of mental illnesses people might experience at some point in their lives,” […]

Oskaloosa Girl Scout Registration Night

OSKALOOSA – Calling all Oskaloosa girls in grades K-12 who have always wanted to be a Girl Scout! The organization will hold its annual registration event on Monday evening, September 29 at Smokey Row from 5 to 7 p.m. The organization is also in need of Girl Scout leaders, co-leaders and parent volunteers to help […]

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant comes to life in this informative, humorous, and touching portrayal. (submitted photo)

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant performed by Peter J. Grady Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 5:30pm Oskaloosa Public Library Ulysses S. Grant comes to life in this informative, humorous, and touching portrayal. Meet the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild his country after […]

Master Gardeners to host a Plant Swap

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a plant swap for all interested gardeners. The swap will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014; 9-11 am Rain or Shine at the Farmers Market; Musco Parking lot, South D Street, Oskaloosa. Plant Swap parking is on the west end of the area by the trees. Participants are […]

Plant Some Shade Distribution October 18

Oskaloosa Girl Scouts help plant trees at the Oskaloosa City Square on Saturday.

MidAmerican Energy partners with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Plant Some Shade residential tree-planting program, which is designed to work with local county conservation boards, resource conservation and development councils, and/or county extension offices (local project coordinators) to provide affordable and desirable landscape trees (6-8′) for residents to purchase and plant […]

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