Category archives for: Arts and Education

Oskaloosa Elementary Students Participate In Honor Band

Eight OMS sixth grade students under the direction of Michelle Coleman participated in the third annual Southeast Iowa District Elementary Honor Band. The honor band was held on April 22, 2017, at Washington High School in Washington, IA. The honor band, which included full group rehearsals, sectionals, and a team building activity, was led by […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips on Choosing Probiotics

MAHASKA COUNTY – A common topic in digestive health is probiotics, but the options available can be overwhelming. MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS, offers advice on choosing ones that are right for you. Dr. Breon stresses the importance of keeping the digestive system working well. If you experience digestive issues due to stress […]

Oskaloosa Rental Housing Inspection Program Website and Informational Meetings

The Oskaloosa City Council recently passed a Rental Housing Inspection Program, which will go into effect July 1, 2017. The registration period will be opened at that time. All housing rentals within the City of Oskaloosa will be required to be registered and will need to undergo regular inspections. To assist with the communication to […]

Annual Chalk the Walk Fundraiser to be Hosted at Oskaloosa Downtown Square

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Students in the William Penn University Media Club are encouraging Oskaloosa residents to color the town square for the annual sidewalk chalk fundraiser held each year. The event will be Saturday, April 22 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Oskaloosa Downtown Square. The United Way of Mahaska County and FACE (Fine […]

Public Invited To Promenade

The Oskaloosa High School prom is approaching quickly! The theme for prom this year is Late Night Diner, Dance & Shake and will take place on April 22nd. Promenade will begin at 5:30 on the 22nd and will take place on the south side of the high school in front of George Daily Auditorium. The […]

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about business closings in Oskaloosa recently we are happy to announce Swim’s Sports and Awards is open once again at […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Regular Health Check-Ups for Women

MAHASKA COUNTY – As a woman, it’s easy to put regular check-ups on the backburner while taking care of your family. Mahaska Health Partnership shares the importance of regular health exams and when to schedule them. “I know it can be easy to forget scheduling your regular check-ups,” New Sharon Medical Center Family Nurse Practitioner […]


OSKALOOSA, IA — The acclaimed U.S. Air Force Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert at the George Daily Auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert in Oskaloosa is sponsored by the Oskaloosa Herald and KBOE/KMZN. These enlisted professional musicians play big band jazz, bebop, swing, and modern jazz. […]

Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium to Showcase “Community Working Together”

(Oskaloosa, IA) — The community will soon have a chance to witness the progress of William Penn University students’ talents and academic findings during the Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium on Thursday, April 20 in the Penn Activity Center. The SRCAS is held each year as a way to highlight educational achievement in a […]

William Penn University Students Present at Alpha Chi National Convention

(Oskaloosa, IA) — Three members of William Penn University’s Iowa Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national collegiate honor society, attended the national convention in Louisville, Kentucky, April 5–8, where they presented original research papers. Aspiring to the academic life, these students joined nearly 400 others at the annual event. Savanna Hartman (Sr. majoring in […]


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