Category archives for: Arts and Education

IHCC To Host Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Lisa Fritz - Fiddlehead, Block Print

OTTUMWA — The 2017 annual art faculty exhibition in the Art Gallery on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus will feature the art work of Lisa Fritz and Mark McWhorter. (The public is invited to the opening reception of this art exhibition at which viewers may visit with the artists regarding their works on […]

Indian Hills Collaborating With Iowa DPH To Provide Assistance

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College is collaborating with two other community colleges and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide assistance to expecting and parenting students. Indian Hills, along with Des Moines Area Community College and Kirkwood Community College, will each receive $360,000 for a one-year period. IDPH is one of 16 […]

William Penn University to Host ‘Cards for Jacob’

JC Washington missed just one shot en route to a 14-point afternoon.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University will be hosting two consecutive “Cards for Jacob” nights during the men’s basketball games at home this weekend. The first game is slated for Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. against Lincoln Christian and the second contest on Saturday, Nov. 18 against Wright State Lake will begin at 2:00 […]

Central United Methodist Church To Host Soup Supper Before Parade

Central United Methodist Church at the corner of A Avenue and Market Street will be hosting soup supper from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, November the 30th prior to the Christmas parade. A variety of soups, bread, dessert and drink will be provided for a freewill offering. Proceeds will benefit Team HOPE and their […]

Merry Little Downtown Christmas

Merry Little Downtown Christmas (file photo)

December 2nd, 2017 | 5-8 PM On Saturday, December 2nd from 5-8 PM, break that cabin fever with a trip to downtown Oskaloosa for holiday fun and festivities. Visit City Square Park and get your photo taken with Santa, reindeer, and other Christmas characters from Mahaska Drug. Take a free carriage ride through downtown and […]

MHP Encourages Participation in the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16

MAHASKA COUNTY— The Great American Smokeout is an annual event set for the Thursday before Thanksgiving, aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and help motivate people to quit. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department encourages smokers to participate. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, according to the CDC’s 2014 […]


Calling all Artists Oskaloosa, IA, November 8, 2017– In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Art on the Square, a two day event scheduled for June 8-9, 2018, Oskaloosa Main Street is hosting a logo design contest. Entries will be accepted through January 10, 2018. The winning design will be announced January 15th, and used […]

Meet and Greet the New Chamber Director

Ann Smith, Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Director (submitted photo)

Tuesday, November 14 4-6 pm at Chamber Office, 222 1st Ave. East Ann Smith is Oskaloosa’s new Chamber Director. Ann most recently served as the Mahaska Health Partnership’s Community Wellness Coordinator where she was heavily involved in community events and outreach ensuring wellness is an important part of the community. She graduated from Pekin High […]


Crisis Intervention Services

On October 2nd, Smokey Row and Scratch Cupcakery organized a collaborative fundraiser on behalf of Crisis Intervention Services (CIS). The local event was held at Smokey Row, where Scratch Cupcakery used their Curbside program to bring their cupcakes to Oskaloosa’s residents. All proceeds earned from cupcake sales, an impressive $1,200, were donated to CIS to […]

IHCC To Sponsor Events For International Education Week

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will be sponsoring a series of events next week (Nov. 13 – 17) in observance of International Education Week. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting activities to recognize international students, education abroad and internationalization. With nearly 150 international students enrolled this year Indian Hills […]


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