Category archives for: Arts and Education

Selecting Tree Species

Iowa State University Extension

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 […]

Home Landscape Weeds event be held

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners announce a Home Landscape Weeds event will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This event will include weed identification and discussion of chemical and non chemical weed control in gardens and lawns. Programs presented by Mahaska County Master Gardeners are for any interested garden enthusiast and last approximately […]

Great Prairie AEA Looking For Candidates

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The Great Prairie Area Education Agency will be accepting Statement of Candidacy submissions for the election of five (5) AEA Board members in December 2021. The five Board positions open for election are: Director District #2, which includes Albia, Chariton, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Moravia & Wayne Director District #3, which includes Keota, North Mahaska, Oskaloosa, Sigourney & […]

Trick Or Treat 2021 In Oskaloosa Announced

Trick or Treat

Thursday, Oct. 28 Oskaloosa Trick or Treat Events: Main Street is planning their annual trek around the Square for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 4 pm, Mahaska Drug is the same night from 4 – 8 pm. With a rain date of Friday the 29th. Oskaloosa City-wide Trick or Treat Thurs., Oct. 28 from 6-8 pm […]

McGriff Named New Pastor At Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church

Amy McGriff and her husband Cary along with their children.

Amy McGriff has been a member of Oskaloosa First Presbyterian Church for past 26 years. Amy and her husband Cary live in New Sharon, IA where they own a small business. Amy received her undergraduate degree at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and her Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree from University of […]

Welcome Back to LIVE at the George Daily Auditorium

'George' is an original musical depicting George Daily, and was performed for the second time in honor of the George Daily Auditorium's 20th Anniversary.

Tickets On Sale September 1st! Oskaloosa, IA- The George Daily Community Auditorium is proud to announce the return of live performances for the 2021-2022 Season! For our 25th Season, we have something for everyone. Let the Auditorium be your home for music, dance, wonder, and nostalgia for your family this year. The season opens right […]

Oskaloosa School District Awarded Grant

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

And Oskaloosa School District Press Release The Oskaloosa Community School District is fortunate to have been awarded the GEER II competitive grant for mental health services for our students and families. The funds are provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II), which is part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental […]

10th Annual Run in the Sun a Huge Success

Run in the Sun 2021

A Mahaska Health Press Release MAHASKA COUNTY — On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, Mahaska Health and the Mahaska Health Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Run in the Sun at Lacey Sports Complex Stadium in Oskaloosa. All ages were welcomed to participate in the 5k run or the 2k walk to raise funds for the Hospice […]

Eddyville Museum To Host BINGO August 5th

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BINGO!!!! Come join us August 5 . Jackpot is over $400.00. doors open at 6:00. Bingo starts at 6:30. Refreshments provided by volunteers. This is a fundraiser for the Eddyville Museum. Only $12:00 for the event, with several opportunities to BINGO! Join us at the Eddyville Museum. Each bingo prior to the jackpot game received […]

Tenth Tomato Fest to be held

Many different varieties of tomatoes were available to try at this years Tomato Fest held at the ISU Extension Office in Oskaloosa. (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

Mahaska County Master Gardeners announce a Tomato Fest will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6 PM. Their first Tomato Fest was celebrated in 2005 when Stan & Susan Gilland, then Master Gardener Interns from Monroe County introduced many to heirloom varieties of tomatoes and we discussed tomato growing topics. The popular event is […]


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