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OSKALOOSA BAND BOOSTER ANNUAL FRUIT AND NUT SALE BEGINS

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 […]

Mahaska County 4-H Donates To MHP Birthing Center

In honor of National 4-H Week, Mahaska County members wanted to give back to the community by presenting a gift to the first baby born at the MHP Birthing Center during National 4-H week. Mom, Courtney Garber of Deep River, holds Hunter while big brother, Tiegan, shares in the excitement. 4-H club members are, from left; Leah Van Mannen, 4-H leader Karen Adams, Lily Stream, Rachel Adams, Veronica Bolibaugh and Sienna DeJong.

In honor of National 4-H Week, Mahaska County members wanted to give back to the community by presenting a gift to the first baby born at the MHP Birthing Center during National 4-H week. Mom, Courtney Garber of Deep River, holds Hunter while big brother, Tiegan, shares in the excitement. 4-H club members are, from […]

Trail Tram Tours Available

Trail Tram Tours Available

Have you toured the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail yet? If not, there is still time! The 2014 trail tram tour season is in its final month of operation for the year. Get lost in the beauty of fall by taking a relaxing ride on the 13 mile trail while a volunteer driver shares history about […]

OSKALOOSA LIONS TO PROVIDE FREE VISION SCREENINGS DURING KIDTOBERFEST

Lions Club

October is Lions Clubs International Share the Vision month, and for the fifth year in a row, the Oskaloosa Lions Club is providing free KidSight vision screenings at the annual Kidtoberfest at Penn Central Mall, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Iowa KidSight vision screenings are for children ages 6 months […]

Halloween Bash at Eveland Access

Halloween Bash at Eveland Access

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Eveland Access Campgrounds 5:00 – 10:00 pm Event Schedule: (Location: Shelter House) 5:00 pm Snakes Alive! 5:30 pm Creative Contests & Games (for children & adults) • Coloring Contest (materials provided) • Pumpkin Contest (bring a decorated pumpkin) • Hedge Ball Bowling 6:00 pm Creepy Contests (for children & adults) • […]

Oskaloosa Girl Scout Registration Night

OSKALOOSA – Calling all Oskaloosa girls in grades K-12 who have always wanted to be a Girl Scout! The organization will hold its annual registration event on Monday evening, September 29 at Smokey Row from 5 to 7 p.m. The organization is also in need of Girl Scout leaders, co-leaders and parent volunteers to help […]

FIRST® LEGO® League Offers Fun And Opportunities For Young Engineers

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a great opportunity for anyone in 4th-6th grade to make new friends, have fun, and become young engineers. FLL participants learn about programming robots to complete tasks and how to complete research to use technology to create solutions for real life problems. In 2013, FLL teams created solutions to natural […]

Audience Appeal Earns 4-H’ers Awards at Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H’ers compete in three categories of oral communication — educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking — and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite […]

Adult Challenger Softball: Building a Better Community

Ryan Harkema shares a laugh with a Challenger League participant. (submitted photo)

Remember when sports weren’t all about winning and losing? Think back to when making friends and having the time of your life was the essence of every game. Can you recall those backyard pickup games you once had over games of football, basketball, soccer, horseshoes or whatever it was that made you smile? Through a […]

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