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OSKALOOSA, IA — Every person can become legendary, according to Youth Theatre Director Andy McGuire, which is the theme of the new after school theatre camp at the George Daily Auditorium. The 4-week long program starts Monday, January 26th and focuses on building characters with costumes and props and crafting stories about how those characters […]


First place winners of the local Elks Hoop Shoot held in Oskaloosa Saturday, Jan. 3, were: (from left) Maddux Asham of Oskaloosa, Colby Sampson of North Mahaska, Bo Schmidt of Sigourney, Aubree Blanco of Oskaloosa, Nicholas Pfalsgraf of Oskaloosa Christian, and Sidney Morse of Sigourney.

OSKALOOSA — Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13, won the first round of competition in the Elks Hoops Shoot free throw contest sponsored by Oskaloosa Elks Lodge 340 at Oskaloosa High School on Saturday, Jan. 3. First and second place trophies were awarded to one boy and one girl in each of […]

Christmas Tree Helps 256 Kids Enjoy Christmas A Little More

The Oskaloosa Police Association, Mahaska County Sheriff’s Posse, Oskaloosa Fire Department and Reserves, Wigg’s Country Store, Mahaska Drug and Wal-Mart would like to thank everyone who selected a stocking from the Wal-Mart Christmas tree and purchased gifts for children in the community or made a cash donation to the program. Because of your generosity, 256 […]

OskyBots Host Their First-Ever Regional Scrimmage

The OskyBots FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team consists of youth in 4th-6th grade.

The OskyBots FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team consists of youth in 4th-6th grade. Team members have been meeting since early September to learn about LEGO Mindstorms robotics, teamwork, gracious professionalism, and how to complete their challenge. This year’s FLL challenge is “World Class” and the members had to figure out how people learn, about different […]

Mahaska County YMCA Debuts Fitness Room Remodel

The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities.  (submitted photo)

[Oskaloosa, Iowa] – The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities. What once was a one-room, all-encompassing workout area for adults, has now been separated into two defined fitness areas. A cardio room including all treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, and […]

Oskaloosa Girl Scouts Collect Canned Food “To Stamp Out Hunger”

Leaders Bobbie Doty (left) and Sone Scott (right) with
winning troop members. (Photo submitted by Oskaloosa Girl Scouts)

OSKALOOSA – Members of Oskaloosa Girl Scouts helped their community over the weekend by collecting 882 food items at their annual Movie Day event. Sixty-seven girls and 27 adults enjoyed a movie and popcorn at the New Sharon Capri Theater on Saturday while also helping stamp out hunger in Oskaloosa. Troop 286 led by Bobbie […]

A Volunteer Project With A Sole

Volunteers work on trimming out parts for shoes to be shipped to Uganda. The project took place this past week at the Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Laughter, smiles and memories were made this past week at the Central Reformed Church, as volunteers clipped and trimmed old denim clothing from something old into something new. Those scissors were trimming out what will eventually be new shoes. Those parts needed to make new shoes are not just a hand-out but […]


Christmas 2012

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Y’s Men’s Club will once again open their annual Christmas tree booth at the Mahaska Drug parking lot Thanksgiving weekend. The booth will be open from 11 am until 5 pm on November 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday). Then the hours will be Sunday through Friday 1-6 pm and Saturdays […]


Band members warm up for ValleyFest competition on October 11, 2014.  (submitted image)

Oskaloosa, Iowa [October 27, 2014] – The Oskaloosa Band Booster Annual Fruit and Nut sale began Monday, October 27, 2014. This year, students in grades 7-12 will be selling a variety of items and delivery date for all orders is Saturday, December 6, 2014. The students are selling eight different fruit packages with apples, oranges, […]

New Aquatics Program Available for Third Grade Students in County

A participant at the Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Swim Team event recent held in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa (October 20, 2014) – The Mahaska County YMCA is expanding Aquatics programming again this year, with funding from United Way of Mahaska County. All third grade students living or attending school in Mahaska County are able to receive a free session of swim lessons or stroke clinic between the months of September 2014 and […]

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