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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 […]

Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Muchakinock Creek Watershed Project PROMOTES SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK

conservation

Oskaloosa, Ia. 04/14/2016. As a part of the Mahaska county community since 1942, the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 61st year of Stewardship Week April 24 – May […]

VALINN MCREYNOLDS AND KANDIS KLYN GRADUATE FROM IOWA TOURISM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Valinn McReynolds, OACDG Executive Director, and Kandis Klyn, MCRF Activities Manager, are a graduates of the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute held April 6 & 7 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA.

Valinn McReynolds, OACDG Executive Director, and Kandis Klyn, MCRF Activities Manager, are a graduates of the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute held April 6 & 7 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA. The institute provides Iowa tourism professionals an opportunity to expand their leadership knowledge and skills. Institute attendees included 15 first-year graduates and 12 […]

Oskaloosa Elks Donate Coffee To VA Hospital

Rick Corbett, Past Exalted Ruler at Oskaloosa Elks Lodge No. 340, delivered 120 pounds of coffee to the Director of Volunteer Services Bart Quick at the VA Hospital in Des Moines on March 29. The coffee is valued at over $400 and is an ongoing Veterans project for the Oskaloosa Elks.

 

Laborshed Employment Study Will Study Local Labor Force

Iowa Workforce Development

Mahaska County Agricultural & Rural Development, as well as Mahaska Community Development Group and colleagues in the Opportunity Squared Regional Development group, will be working with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for a seven-county area which includes, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Wapello, Keokuk, Appanoose, and Davis counties. This study […]

LOCAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM GOES TO THE STATE CAPITOL

Share Iowa located along South 7th in Oskaloosa

SHARE Iowa participated in Volunteer Iowa/Iowa Mentoring Partnership’s annual Day at the Capitol on March 15, 2016 at the State Capitol Building in Des Moines. Jen Gillespie, Community Developer, joined representatives from other service programs from across Iowa to meet with legislators to communicate the importance of the volunteer sector. According to the latest report […]

MAHASKA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT DEADLINE NEARS

Osky News

The Mahaska County Community Foundation announces that it will again have grant funds available to give away to qualified recipients. The Mahaska County Community Foundation (MCCF) was organized in 2005 in response to a new law passed by the Iowa Legislature. As just a few Iowa counties were receiving the financial benefits of gambling profits, […]

Scholarships Offered Through Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to benefit local graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a career in a health-related field. “Helping foster the next generation of healthcare professionals supports or mission to support MHP,” MHP Hospital Auxiliary President Becke Arnold said. “Many of our volunteers were involved […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates Medical Grade Recliners

Members of the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary are shown in front of one of three medical grade recliners they recently purchased for the MHP Hospice Serenity House, spending a total of $6,510. The chairs have a lot of features ideal for hospice patients, including a pull away side so a patient can be seated into the chair from either direction. It is also made of heavy duty antimicrobial material and is on wheels so patients can easily be moved from room to room and out on the Serenity House decks in nicer weather. Hospice Auxiliary members, from left, are: Janet Farner, Kim Roozeboom, Shari Blattler, Carol Knoot, Connie Sheesley, Becky Shafer and Mary Anderson.

Members of the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary are shown in front of one of three medical grade recliners they recently purchased for the MHP Hospice Serenity House, spending a total of $6,510. The chairs have a lot of features ideal for hospice patients, including a pull away side so a patient can be seated into the […]

Oskaloosa Urban Park Gets a Face Lift

Riding the rail (submitted photo)

“We did a re-lamp on the Musco lights, installed a new rail, repaired the cattle panels above the fence at the north end of the basketball court and we also put up the other two figurines on the basketball court” said Eric Stout, working on the project. MCRF’s executive director, Sherry Vavra stated that MCRF […]

     

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