Category archives for: Arts and Education

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips To Improve Children’s Sleep

MAHASKA COUNTY – Does the idea of getting your children to bed exhaust you? Mahaska Health Partnership Pediatrician John O’Brien, MD, offers some advice on helping your child get their best night’s sleep every night. When it comes to children, routine is vital. “Kids between the ages of five and 12 need nine to eleven […]

Hypertufa workshop

The Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop on making hypertufa containers Thursday, September 7, 2017; 6-8 pm. At this workshop we will form a rustic textured garden container utilizing Portland cement and perlite. The workshop will be led by Mahaska County Master Gardeners Verna Conry and John Langstraat. The workshop will be held at the […]

Butterfly Rearing Presentation

Monarch butterfly populations are currently low due to many factors. One way citizen scientists can help populations rise is to rear monarch caterpillars or assist the monarch caterpillar reach the adult stage. Learn how to rear monarch caterpillars into butterflies on Thursday, August 31 at 7 pm. The Richardson family reared their first monarch caterpillar […]


Oskaloosa News

The Oskaloosa Council of the Knights of Columbus to run their annual C.P.I.D. Drive the week of Aug. 20 -27th. This drive familiar to people because of tootsie Rolls handed out for donation is officially the Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (C.P.I.D.). Members will put on their yellow and red aprons, collecting donations to […]

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 […]


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