Category archives for: Arts and Education

Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County

A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to do it safely. Laura DeCook, Mahaska County Conservation Naturalist, held an evening workshop demonstrating how to make viewing safe for the August 21st event. It’s being dubbed, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017’ because the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Exercise Routines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Exercise is an important part of living a healthy, well-balanced life. However, it can be difficult to make it a priority. MHP Community Wellness Coordinator Ann Smith offers tips on how to make the most of your daily schedule and reap the benefits of exercise at the same time. When it comes […]

Local History Presented in “George” Musical

History will come to life with the production of George.

OSKALOOSA, IA — “It’s your move!” George is a hometown musical featuring 50+ local actors and musicians. With songs like “It’s A Gorgeous Day on the Square,” George is an Oskaloosa musical you can’t see anywhere else. Photos from the Chuck Russell Photo Collection help bring local history to life on stage. The musical, written […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Cautions Tobacco Use

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With all of the new tobacco consumption methods available, there are misconceptions that some forms are safer than others. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Chris Beaird, ARNP-BC, explains different types of tobacco use and the associated dangers. No matter what form of tobacco you use, no amount is safe for consumption. […]

Harmony Hols Wins IHCC Tom Arnold Scholarship

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College student Harmony Hols from Oskaloosa is one of two winners of the IHCC Tom Arnold Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Hols had her essay selected by Arnold, the Hollywood actor and Indian Hills graduate, who established the full scholarships – which include tuition, books and fees – in […]

Become a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others. Perhaps you’ve met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering gardening questions. You too can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on STDs

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When you hear about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), is your first thought there’s no way I’ll ever catch one? Well, many of these diseases can show no signs for long periods of time, making you and your partner unaware of any possible infections. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Diane Nutter, ARNP-BC, […]

PFLAG To Hold 3rd In Event Series

PFLAG Oskaloosa presents the 3rd in a series of events titled “Talking Inclusively” to be held Thursday, August 10 at 7PM at On The Green. The theme for the evening is “Coming Out” at which a few Oskaloosans and one of their parents share their coming out stories. PFLAG Oskaloosa is the local chapter of […]

Indians Hills To Hold Introduction To Aviation

OTTUMWA — Young people looking for an introduction to the field of aviation should plan to attend the 2017 Aviation Youth Rally on Aug. 5 at the Indian Hills Community College North Campus, located at the Ottumwa Airport. The day’s events will run from 8 a.m. to noon. This interesting, educational and fun workshop is […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Lymphedema Treatment

MAHASKA COUNTY – Lymphedema refers to chronic swelling that usually occurs in an arm or leg. Mahaska Health Partnership Certified Lymphedema Therapist Lauren Terpstra, DPT explains how the condition arises and ways to treat it. Lymphedema is common after having lymph nodes removed or damaged. “When you are diagnosed with cancer, it’s common to have […]


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