Category archives for: Arts and Education

Companion Planting Presentation

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will be sharing information on Companion Planting on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 12 pm (Noon). Gardeners for ages have documented which plants seem to grow well together. Come and join the conversation of which plants enhance the growth and productivity of each other. The event is free and open to […]


The Mahaska County YMCA

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a Y with a brand-new facility for the community and its members. While we have experienced delays in construction, we are excited about opening this new center and have been getting the recreation side of the facility ready to open. The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will join […]

Indian Hills present speaker Dan Harris

Dan Harris (submitted image)

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College and the Iowa Faculty Development Collaborative invite you to attend a presentation by Dan Harris on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in the Hellyer Student Life Center in Ottumwa, IA Dan Harris is the former co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC […]

Penn Central Mall Set To Host Annual Race Car Show

Southern Iowa Speedway

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: The Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa will host the 2023 Pre-Season Race Car Show this weekend March, 24th and 25th. Drivers, who will be in competition on the famed Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa will have their cars on display inside the Mall in Oskaloosa beginning at 5 pm on […]

Imagine the Possibilities Celebrates 50 Years of Service

'This Is How We Roll' was a huge success for both the Christian Opportunity Center and Imagine the Possibilities.

IOWA – The year 2023 marks an important milestone for Imagine the Possibilities, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with disabilities. This year, the organization celebrates 50 years of service to their local communities. In 1973, a group of individuals banded together to form this organization that would give people equal opportunities to reach their […]

Art on the Square 2023

Oskaloosa's Art on the Square celebrated 51 years this weekend.

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) –Oskaloosa Main Street announces the 54th annual Art on the Square, one of Iowa’s oldest continuing art festivals. Art on the Square is a day to celebrate creativity and culture in our daily lives. This year’s event will take place Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9 AM to 3 PM in City Square […]


Fareway Meat & Grocery logo

NEWS RELEASE (Boone, IA) – Fareway was recently recognized as a 2023 Outstanding Independents Award winner by Progressive Grocer, in addition to being named a 2023 Exceptional Independents Award winner by The Shelby Report. The two honors showcase Fareway’s commitment to community– bringing people together through foods that reflect the local area served. “We are […]

Mahaska Health Announces 2023 Great Iowa Nurse Recognition

my Fernandez, RN, MSN, for being honored as a Great Iowa Nurse! Amy serves as the Executive Director of Clinics at Mahaska Health, andcontinually goes above and beyond to be a team player and demonstrates leadership. (submitted photo)

January 30th, 2023, OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska Health would like to Congratulate Amy Fernandez, RN, MSN, for being honored as a Great Iowa Nurse! Amy serves as the Executive Director of Clinics at Mahaska Health and continually goes above and beyond to be a team player and demonstrates leadership. Amy was recognized in part for; “Amy […]


Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College invites high school seniors living and attending high school in the Indian Hills 10-county service region (Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties) to apply for entry into the President’s Academy for the 2023-2024 academic year. The President’s Academy will include one student from […]

“Holiday Fun at the ELC”

Mahaska County Conservation Board

December 27 & 28, 2022 12:30 – 4:30 pm each day at the Environmental Learning Center The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites families to come out to the Environmental Learning Center on December 27th and 28th for some holiday fun. Each day, the Mahaska County Conservation will host special activities between 12:30-4:30 pm. This event […]


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