Category archives for: Arts and Education

Mahaska County Entrepreneur Series – Deb DeJong

Deb DeJong - Reruns Consignment Store

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For nearly two decades, Deb DeJong has been turning on the lights every day at her store, Reruns Consignment Store. DeJong has become an expert at understanding what the second hand shopper is looking for, and has enjoyed working with the people in the Mahaska County Community during all that time, helping […]

Two MHP Nurses named “100 Great Iowa Nurses”

MHP celebrates the naming of two nurses to the 2016 list of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Shown at the statewide ceremony on Sunday in Des Moines is MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning, Honorees Heather Cook and Crystal Booy along with MHP CEO Jay Christensen.

Oskaloosa – Mahaska Health Partnership nurses Crystal Booy, RN, of Oskaloosa and Heather Cook, BSN, RN, of Pleasantville, have been named to the 12th annual listing of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Recipients were honored at a special celebration recognizing National Nurses Week on May 1 in Des Moines. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation […]

Professional Development Helps Connect Teachers to New Science Standards

Osky News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 2, 2016– A two day professional development workshop for teachers will be offered in Oskaloosa and Eddyville, Iowa by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, Keokuk Co. Farm Bureau, Mahaska Co. Farm Bureau, and Monroe Co. Farm Bureau. The workshop will help teachers apply the newly adopted Next Generation Science […]

Reseeding Pollinator Plot On Earth Day

On Earth Day (Friday April 22nd) members of the Oskaloosa High School Pheasants Forever and FFA Chapters took part in a reseeding of a Pollinator Plot on the Oskaloosa FFA’s School Farm. The plot was put in last spring by students in the Science and Agricultural classes and was funded through a grant by Pheasants […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips for Potty Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – For parents, deciding when to potty train their child can be a difficult decision. As a father and doctor, MHP Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett has some tips for parents looking to ditch the diapers for good. “There’s no magic age that indicates your child is ready for potty training,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services Upgrades Equipment

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services recently installed two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer. Pictured with some of the new instruments are, from left, Crystal Phillips, Krystal Thompson (kneeling), Janet Braden, Barb Fisher, Lab Director Tim Schroeder, Marcia Larson (kneeling), Beth Smith, Ashley Steffen and Leah Connelly.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is continuously striving to improve services provided to the community. One way this is achieved is through the acquisition of newer, state-of-the-art technology. The latest additions, two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer, were recently installed in MHP Laboratory Services. Not only do these instruments […]

Former Board of Trustees Member to Give Commencement Address at William Penn University

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA— William Penn University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 am in the Penn Activity Center (PAC) on the Oskaloosa campus. Doors will open at 8:00 am. This year’s speaker is former Board of Trustees Member, Jim Davis. Jim was born and raised on a farm his maternal grandparents […]

Oskaloosa Free Clinic to close after more than 20 years in community

Osky News

After providing basic medical services in Oskaloosa since 1994, advisory board members of the Oskaloosa Free Clinic announced that Tuesday, May 3, would be the free clinic’s last day. “It’s really brought out a lot of mixed emotions,” said Dr. Matt Whitis, volunteer medical director of the Oskaloosa Free Clinic (OFC) and long-time volunteer physician. […]

SEIBA Elementary Honor Band‏

Students left to right: Sage Adam, alto saxophone; Mina Kim, trombone; Madeline Steinbron, alto saxophone; Ashlyn McDougall, trombone; Ella Roach, clarinet; Marissa Katko, clarinet; Abby Drost, trumpet; Carter Waddington, percussion.

Eight OMS sixth grade students under the direction of Michelle Dickinson participated in the second annual Southeast Iowa District Elementary Honor Band. The honor band was held on April 23, 2016, at Washington High School in Washington, IA. The honor band, which included full group rehearsals, sectionals, and a team building activity, was led by […]

KIGC and FACE Partner to Color for a Cause

The Second Annual Chalk The Walk helped to raise funds for Operation Backpack.

Oskaloosa residents will soon see a splash of color, as 88.7 KIGC “The Kitchen” of William Penn University and Fine Arts and Culture Events (FACE) of Mahaska County prepare for the annual “Chalk the Walk” event. This event will be held on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 10:30 am and running until 12:30 pm. The […]


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