Category archives for: Arts and Education

Selecting Tree Species

Dennis Skeels

Clients have been inquiring about what they should replace their dead ash (or other kind of) tree with or what trees to plant at their new/new-to-them home. Extension can help with this decision! We encourage diversity within landscapes. We encourage people to plant different types of trees. We encourage people to plant trees that are […]

Eveland Access Summerfest

Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:00 – 7:00 pm at Eveland Access Campgrounds (2890 Galeston Ave., Oskaloosa, IA 52577) The Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Muse Music Store is teaming up together to bring families a fun-filled event called the “Eveland Access Summerfest” which will be held at the Eveland Access Campground on Saturday, July […]

Mahaska Health Foundation’s Run in the Sun 9.5 Goes Virtual

A Mahaska Health Press Release Lace-up those tennis shoes and get stretching- it’s time for Mahaska Health Foundation’s Annual Run in the Sun! Due to this year’s unique circumstances, Mahaska Health Foundation has adapted quickly and will make the 2020 run unlike any other. This year would have been Run in the Sun’s 10th annual […]

10 Artistic “Dumpster Panels” placed in Oskaloosa Alleys

Local company, Phillips Ironwork, has created and manufactured ten dumpster panels which have been placed around the downtown Oskaloosa area in several of our alleys. The project was initiated by the Downtown Beautification Committee which includes, Sherry Vavra, Ann Brouwer, and Sarah Kargol. You may ask, “What are dumpster panels”? The panels which are 4’ […]

District Talks Upcoming School Year, Asking For Connectivity Needs

An Oskaloosa Community School District Press Release June 8, 2020 Dear Students and Families, The Oskaloosa Community School District wants you to know that decisions at both the district and building levels are made with the health and safety of our staff and learners as a priority. These are challenging times for all of us, […]

SIS Welcomes Race Fans June 10

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The Southern Iowa Speedway will race for the first time in 2020 with fans in attendance. The Governor of Iowa has eased the restrictions on race tracks which allows fans to attend the races on Wednesday, June 10th at the Southern Iowa Speedway located on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa. Five classes […]


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Bates Funeral Chapel of Oskaloosa received the Iowa Award of Funeral Service Excellence this year. The Iowa Award of Funeral Service Excellence recognizes a funeral home’s exemplary service to the community it serves. Bates Funeral Chapel, which has been serving Oskaloosa and the surrounding communities for 69 years, was one […]


NEWS RELEASE (Boone) – The Iowa Governor’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Health donated more than 35,000 masks on May 22 for Fareway to distribute the masks to their customers. “We appreciate the generous donation, and partnership with Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Public Health,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds […]


Oskaloosa, IA (May, 2020) –As the effects of the pandemic spread, our small business customers, consumers, and communities are encountering hardships. Families are being impacted by lay-offs, students who depend on schools for meals are at-risk, and non-profit agencies and service organizations are canceling revenue-generating events. To aid our customers and those who should be, […]

Central College to Offer Early Childhood/Special Education Unified Endorsement

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA, IA (05/19/2020) Central College has been approved by the State of Iowa to offer the early childhood/special education unified endorsement in its education department. Central becomes one of nine teacher preparation institutions in Iowa to offer this endorsement. Central sought approval for this endorsement to fill a need for additional workforce in early childhood […]


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