Category archives for: Arts and Education

U.S. Air Force Band

SHADES OF BLUE Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of professionally enlisted musicians who play anything from big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. Expect to hear contemporary composers, as well as classic favorites like Count Basie and Glenn Miller! Whether performing for […]

Color Me United 5K and YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Color Me United 5K and YMCA Healthy Kids Day April 29, 2017 – Oskaloosa, Iowa On April 29th, 2017 United Way of Mahaska County and the Mahaska County YMCA will come together to host Color Me United 5K and YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This event will take place in the William Penn Activity Center (PAC). […]

YMCA Fall Preschool Online Mandatory Pre-registration Available April 10

OSKALOOSA – Though the calendar indicates spring has just begun, it’s time to start thinking about fall preschool for the area’s children. Preschool Open Houses will allow parents and preschoolers to view facilities and meet early learning teams and staff. It will also be a good time to ask questions about the new, pre-registration process […]

Identifying Prairie Flowers Presentation

Learn how to identify common prairie flowers and how to add more native blooms to your landscaping to help our pollinators on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm! Trees Forever is a not profit charitable organization founded in 1989. Hannah Howard has been the SE Iowa Field Coordinator for Trees Forever since 2013. She is […]

Free Customer Service Workshop to be Held April 18

The public is invited to a free two-hour workshop, which teaches how to transform community visitors into customers, and keep them coming back. The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group will host the workshop on April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the OACDG meeting room at 222 1st Ave East in Oskaloosa. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explores Environmental Allergies

MAHASKA COUNTY – Environmental allergies can develop at any point during your lifetime. Mahaska Health Partnership Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, helps explain why. “An allergic reaction is your body’s way of fighting what it believes to be a harmful substance,” Dr. Horner shared. “It’s a hyperactive response by your immune system when it recognizes […]


WOMEN LANDOWNERS IN OR NEAR MAHASKA COUNTY ARE INVITED TO A FREE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) MEETING IN OSKALOOSA TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 AMES, IA – Women who own or manage farmland in Mahaska and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free discussion focused on CRP Tuesday, April 11th at the Extension and […]

IGNITE Holds Easter Morning Service at Forest Cemetery

Christ is risen, hallelujah! Join IGNITE (the youth group) of Oskaloosa First Christian Reformed Church Sunday, April 16 at 8:00 am as they lead an Easter Sunrise Service in Forest Cemetery just north of the church. Park at the church, bring your lawn chairs and plan to join the service. There will be some space […]

Iowa State Patrol To Visit Oskaloosa To Celebrate 82nd Birthday

A one day commemorative tour celebrating the 82nd birthday of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol (now the Iowa State Patrol) will be held May 7th, 2017. The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation (sponsor of the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance), the Iowa State Patrol and Keep Iowa Beautiful are the key organizers of the event. The tour […]

OMS Parent Teacher Conference Schedule

Oskaloosa Middle School Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th.  The dates and times for conferences are scheduled as follows: Thursday, April 6th: 1:00 – 4:00 Conferences will be held classrooms. 4:00 – 4:30 teachers will take 30-minute break for dinner and transition to the Commons and Spectator Gym. […]


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