Category archives for: Arts and Education

The Oskaloosa Music Festival

The Oskaloosa Music Festival (OMF) is gearing up for its eighth year of show-stopping classical music from May 31st through June 9th. OMF brings two back-to-back weeks of music performance and education to the city of Oskaloosa. The first week, “Mahaska Masterworks,” (May 31st – June 3) brings professional string players from across the country […]

Recognizing the Achievements of Many at Academic Awards Night

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa High School class of 2017 have turned in their last papers, cleaned out their lockers, shaken hands, and given hugs to many of those who were a part of their education. Their last step will be on Sunday, when they walk across the stage to accept their diplomas and officially […]

William Penn University Presents Employee Service Awards

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – On Thursday, May 11, employees of William Penn University gathered in the café of the Penn Activity Center for a potluck to honor faculty and staff during the annual William Penn University Employee Service Awards. Awards are given out in five-year increments, beginning after the first five years of full-time employment at […]

Christian Opportunity Center Increases Supported Employment Efforts

Christian Opportunity Center is increasing its supported employment efforts in the wake of new State rules eliminating sheltered employment. COC has been providing supported employment services since 1987 and has many success stories of people who have become long-tenured, dependable employees in community businesses. COC provides on-the-job training and support to help people with disabilities […]

Trail Tram Season Is Here

The Trail Tram Season has started!! Call MCRF to schedule a tour at 641-672-2499. Enjoy the beautiful weather while learning about the trail and Oskaloosa community when you ride the trail trams!

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice on Reducing Your Family’s Sugar Intake

MAHASKA COUNTY – High amounts of added sugar in our diets have been linked to cavities, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Registered Dietitian Lea Rice offers some advice on lowering the amount of sugar your family ingests. “Added sugar hides in many different forms in our […]

Risky Business Theme for Mental Health Month is May

Highlights Importance of Knowing Unhealthy Behaviors and Habits MAHASKA COUNTY – Mental Health issues affect all of society in some way, shape or form. The truth is, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, […]

Bike Rodeo Scheduled For Saturday

by Ann Smith OSKALOOSA — On Saturday, May 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the Urban Park, the annual Bike Rodeo will be held for children in the community. Officials and volunteers from the Mahaska Health Partnership, MCG, Wyndell Campbell State Farm Insurance, Mahaska Wellness Coalition and the Oskaloosa Police Department are coming together to teach […]


OSKALOOSA – It’s not officially summer without summer camp activities, and the Mahaska County YMCA is already gearing up for “Discovery Y” – summer day camp series with a different theme each week. This year, the day camps begin May 24 and conclude August 18. Kim Stutting, Youth Coordinator for Mahaska County Y, said there […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Common Sports-Related Injuries

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re a young athlete out for your favorite seasonal sport or a weekend warrior, injuries can occur. Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, offers advice on preventing and treating the most common sports-related injuries at any age. When it comes to injury prevention, completing a warm-up and pacing yourself are essential. […]


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