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Local Citizens Receive Governor’s Volunteer Award

Governor's Volunteer Award

Oskaloosa – Martha Comfort, Stephanie Cornelder, Judy Lewis and Ken Ward received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 10, in Ottumwa. Martha Comfort was honored with an individual award having been nominated by Crisis Intervention Services for her volunteer activity. […]

MG Booth at the Farmer’s Market

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will have an informational booth at the Oskaloosa Farmers Market in Oskaloosa the last Tuesday and Saturday of each month. Stop by and ask a Master Gardener your gardening questions! Mays dates are Saturday May 28 8- 11 am and Tuesday May 31 4- 6 pm. The Osklaoosa Farmer’s Market […]

Master Gardener Office Hours

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will be present at the Mahaska County Extension office on Tuesday mornings 9-11 am and 1– 3 pm for client inquires; Memorial Day through Labor Day. Clients may be horticulture inquires to the office Monday – Friday during office hours 8 am – 4 :30 pm for the Master Gardeners during […]


Dean Mattix (right) presents Oskaloosa Community Schools Activities Director Ryan Parker with a $2000 check for the new scoreboard at the Oskaloosa Middle School Stadium. This money came from an Elks National Foundation (ENF) Gratitude Grant, part of the Elks Community Investment Program to better local communities. The Oskaloosa Elks raise funds throughout the year to contribute to ENF.

YMCA Hires New Youth Coordinator

Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator.

OSKALOOSA – Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator. Under the direction of Kathy Chamra, YMCA Child Care Director, the position has been vacant for some time but Chamra said the ideal candidate has now been hired. “I am excited for Kim […]

Register Now for Summer Swimming & Sand Volleyball

The Mahaska County YMCA

OSKALOOSA – Warmer weather means outside play and swimming pool fun, and the Y is offering activities in both. YMCA Group Swimming lessons are available for adults and kids of all ages, and registration is underway for Adult Sand Volleyball. Group Swim Lessons – Swimming is a great life skill and a fun summer activity. […]

Best Buddies Help Students Grow at OMS

Osky News

Middle school can be one of those awkward times in a students’ life. Finding ways to help a student move from child to adult can be a challenge. Oskaloosa Middle School has taken on a program to assist some of those students make that transition. The Best Buddies Program helps students form meaningful friendships with […]

Summer of Wonder with the Daily Youth Theatre

Mina Kim, Leah Cohrt, and Morgan Reddy rehearse during the 2015 two week production camp

OSKALOOSA, IA — Prepare yourself for a Summer of Wonder with the George Daily Youth Theatre Summer Camp where you can become a hero, a villain, a wizard, or anything you can imagine. You can create, discover, explore, wonder, play games, sing, dance, and most of all, act! “I hear from kids that the opportunities […]

Sieda Community Action Receives CARF Accreditation


Ottumwa, IA, May 4, 2016 – Sieda Community Action Behavioral Health and Treatment Services has received a three-year accreditation by CARF International; CARF’s highest level of accreditation available to a behavioral health program. With this, the Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment services is one of a handful of programs in Southeast Iowa accredited to serve […]

Oskaloosa Rides Bikes Round Oskaloosa event this weekend!

Oskaloosa Rides Bikes

by Carissa Osborn Spring and summer weather allows for more outdoor activities and groups to meet. Oskaloosa Rides Bikes (ORB) is one such group that depends on those seasons to really kick off their events. ORB is a bicycle based club in Oskaloosa that was created to promote cycling to all ages and abilities in […]


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