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Mahaska Health Partnership Registered Nurse Summer West Receives IHERF Scholarship

MHP Registered Nurse Summer West is presented a $3,500 IHERF scholarship by CEO Jay Christensen and Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning. Summer is a nurse on Inpatient Services and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from William Penn University.

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership’s Summer West, RN, is the recipient of a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF). “This is Summer’s third scholarship awarded this month,” MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning shared. “We’re incredibly proud to have her on our Inpatient staff and appreciate others have recognized […]

A Coffee House Amateur Music Talent Contest

Talent Contest

Smokey Row is making an effort to support live music by opening up our Rivola Stage to local and regional talent. We’re working towards having talent on the Rivola Stage at least twice a month. We want to be the cornerstone of community and offer the family a place to go together. Have some dinner, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Bryon Bellinger

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership welcomes Nurse Practitioner Bryon Bellinger, ARNP-C, as our newest Hospitalist provider. “We began our Hospitalist program in 2013 and it has greatly enhanced outcomes for our patients,” Hospitalist Medical Director Anne Whitis, MD, said. “As we have adapted the program for MHP, we have adjusted our staffing to include […]

Brian Fitzpatrick Becomes a Member of the Financial Services Institute

FSI Advocates for Main Street Americans’ Access to Objective, Affordable Financial Advice OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Local financial advisor Brian Fitzpatrick, of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC / Fitzpatrick Financial Services, Inc., an independent firm, announced he has become a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in Washington, D.C. FSI advocates for Main […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Bicycle Safety

Will a bicycle master plan help improve bikeability within Oskaloosa?

MAHASKA COUNTY – With warmer weather and the end of the school year on the horizon, kids can be found riding bikes and playing outdoors. Mahaska Health Partnership wants to remind caregivers to keep safety in mind while enjoying the great outdoors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the majority of accidents […]

Mahaska County Entrepreneur Series – Deb DeJong

Deb DeJong - Reruns Consignment Store

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For nearly two decades, Deb DeJong has been turning on the lights every day at her store, Reruns Consignment Store. DeJong has become an expert at understanding what the second hand shopper is looking for, and has enjoyed working with the people in the Mahaska County Community during all that time, helping […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services Upgrades Equipment

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services recently installed two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer. Pictured with some of the new instruments are, from left, Crystal Phillips, Krystal Thompson (kneeling), Janet Braden, Barb Fisher, Lab Director Tim Schroeder, Marcia Larson (kneeling), Beth Smith, Ashley Steffen and Leah Connelly.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is continuously striving to improve services provided to the community. One way this is achieved is through the acquisition of newer, state-of-the-art technology. The latest additions, two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer, were recently installed in MHP Laboratory Services. Not only do these instruments […]

Mahaska Excited For Craft Beer Expansion

Tanks for a new craft beer brewery at Mahaska being assembled. (submitted photo)

by Carissa Osborn There’s a new craft beer brewery coming to Iowa, and it’s being built right in Oskaloosa. Mahaska started construction on the new brewery a few months ago with plans to open by mid summer. The brewery will include 6 different beers to start out with as well as various seasonal beers throughout […]

San Diego Padres ‘Light Up’ Petco Park with Musco’s LED System

Musco’s LED lighting solution delivers a more focused light on the field to create a better environment for players and spectators. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN DIEGO &; OSKALOOSA, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The San Diego Padres unveiled a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system by Musco Lighting at its home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 4th at Petco Park. “The San Diego Padres are extremely pleased to partner with industry-leader Musco Lighting, with Petco Park being the first professional […]

Community Bankshares Corp., parent company of Community Bank to acquire TruBank of West Des Moines, Oskaloosa and What Cheer


April 4, 2016 Community Bancshares Corp., parent company of Indianola-based Community Bank, announces the signing of an agreement to acquire TruBank, an Oskaloosa financial institution with branch offices in What Cheer and West Des Moines. The agreement is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, which is anticipated in the second quarter of 2016. Community Bank […]


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