Category archives for: Arts and Education


L-R: Athletic Trainer Laura Norberg, Senior Blake Van Veldhuizen, Senior Brandt Brown, and Physical Therapist Carol Kelderman smile in front of the newly renovated taping table

Oskaloosa, Iowa – If you’re a student at Oskaloosa High, you have the opportunity to take Mrs. Anna Gritters’ Written Communications course. It’s a college-prep writing class that approximately 75-125 students choose to take each year. But the course does more than just prepare students for college writing courses. It’s helping them make real differences […]

Billy Blake is Iowa’s Young Agent of the Year

Billy Blake of Oskaloosa, Iowa, was recognized at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 111th Annual Convention recently held September 14th in Altoona, Iowa as the 2017 Young Insurance Agent of the Year. The award is presented annually to Iowa insurance professionals 40-years old or younger who demonstrate leadership within the insurance industry and their […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Aids in Preventing Falls

MAHASKA COUNTY – No matter who you are, a fall can leave you injured and unable to perform daily tasks for an extended period of time. Taking precautions to prevent falls is the best way to ensure safety in and outside of the home. Mahaska Health Partnership Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD, shares tips on […]

Registration Open for MHP’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is looking toward October and raising awareness regarding breast cancer. The month will kick off with MHP’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Friday, Oct. 6 from Noon to 1:00 pm on the Square in Oskaloosa. “Our annual walk is a great way to visually raise awareness about breast cancer,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Hold Flu Vaccine Clinics on Wednesdays

MAHASKA COUNTY – Flu season is approaching and Mahaska Health Partnership wants patients to know vaccination clinics have been scheduled on the Oskaloosa campus. From Sept. 20 through Oct. 25, MHP will host flu vaccine clinics on Wednesdays. On these days, patients can walk-in at entrance #4 to get a flu shot between 7 am […]

IHCC To Host 5th Annual Regional Leadership Conference

OTTUMWA — The fifth annual regional leadership conference, Leadership Now, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The conference is open to anyone who has an interest in leadership, particularly those leaders in Wapello and surrounding counties. The event is a collaborative […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Monthly Breast Self Awareness Exams

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Angela Godejohn, MD, explains the important aspects of self breast awareness exams. While most of the major organizations no longer recommend self breast exams as part of breast cancer screening, breast self awareness is still […]

Having a Blast in Pella

The MH4H Color Blast 5K

Pella, Iowa – The MH4H Color Blast 5K is back this September 23rd, making it the 5th year for the fun run/walk. The annual run combines a 5k run/walk while participants pass through 5 different color stations in Pella, getting blasted with vivid colors. The run has moved to a brand new location this year, […]

Register For Youth Outdoor Field Day

The 14th Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day will be held at the Russell Wildlife Area on Saturday, September 30th. Attached is a registration form for you to print off, complete and mail in/drop off with the registration fee. So sign up the kids for our annual event that helps “connect kids with the outdoors”! We […]

Female Athlete Triad can Have Long-Term Affect on Teenage Girls

MAHASKA COUNTY – While sports and exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle, too much can be harmful, especially for teen girls. Family Nurse Practitioner Raegan Johns, ARNP, cautions teens about female athlete triad. “Female athlete triad occurs when an adolescent pushes herself too hard physically without properly fueling her body,” Johns explained. “This deprives […]


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