Category archives for: Arts and Education

Oskaloosa’s Sweet Corn Serenade Set For July 26

Pie Baking Contest & Pedal Tractor Pull Main Street’s Sweet Corn Serenade typically brings 5,000 people to downtown Oskaloosa for fresh cooked sweet corn. Thursday, July 26 is the date. Pie bakers are needed for the pie-baking contest. The entry fee for the pie baking contest is one pie—simply bring one pie to judge and […]

Audi Field’s Debut to Bring Heightened Fan Experience, Energy Efficiency With LED Field Lighting

Audi Field (submitted photo)

WASHINGTON D.C. – Saturday night will mark D.C. United’s home debut at newly-built Audi Field, featuring a state-of-the-art LED lighting system designed to enhance the stadium experience and help advance the Club’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Among D.C. United’s top priorities throughout the planning, design, and construction of Audi Field were to provide a top […]

Musical Theatre and Two-Week Production at Summer Theatre Camp

2018 Youth Theatre (submitted photo)

OSKALOOSA, IA — Summer Theatre Camp is in full swing at the George Daily Auditorium! Campers have already learned about movement at a cartoon camp, hunted ghosts, improvised, and attended the North American School of Magical Arts during a Harry Potter-inspired week. Musical Theatre, a camper favorite, is July 16 – 20th for kindergarten through […]

Quilting Group donates 48 works of art to Mahaska Health Partnership patients

Shown with a few of the quilts they donated are group members, from left: Donna Arendt, Linda Rozendaal, Sue Ornduff, Jeanine Waal and Linda Binns.

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Helping Hands Quilt Group recently donated 48 quilts of various sizes to benefit Mahaska Health Partnership patients at the Hospice Serenity House and the Cancer Care and Infusion Center. According to member Linda Binns of Oskaloosa, the group meets one a month at a house owned by Central Reformed Church in […]

Central College Names Tej Dhawan to Chair Board of Trustees

Prominent Des Moines entrepreneur and business innovator Tej Dhawan has been elected chair of the Central College board of trustees effective July 1, 2018. Dhawan succeeds chair Lanny Little. A 1991 Central graduate, Dhawan was student body president as an undergraduate. He joined the trustees in 2002 after six years of service on the college’s […]


Oskaloosa Community Schools Activities Director Ryan Parker receives a $3,500 check from Oskaloosa Elks Exalted Ruler Rick Corbett. The money will be used toward the purchase of a rebounding machine for the school basketball program. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa – The Oskaloosa Elks Lodge No. 340 recently donated $3.500 to the Oskaloosa Community Schools to help with the purchase of a rebounding machine for the basketball program. The funds were made possible through grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program. “Middle school and senior high basketball players help us with the […]

2018 Iowa Map Contest Winners Announced

Oskaloosa and Cedar Rapids students and teachers participated in the second annual Iowa Map Contest, creating story maps of their favorite places in Iowa. Using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Mapping platform, students collected data for their projects, then incorporated their data into interactive story maps which included images and information to provide context, supplemental information, and […]

William Penn University Student Awarded James M. and Betty J Camp Endowment Scholarship

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Jade Golden-Little of Albia, IA, a student at William Penn University, has been selected as a James M. and Betty J Camp Endowment Scholar through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. James M. Camp and Betty J. Camp selected the Iowa College […]

Oskaloosa Resident Attending William Penn University Awarded Charles Stephenson Smith Scholarship

OSKALOOSA, Iowa— Logan Lunsford of Oskaloosa, IA, a Senior at William Penn University majoring in Business Management, has been selected as a Charles Stephenson Smith Scholar through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa. Endowed by a gift from the Charles Stephenson Smith Trust in […]

Zimmerman To Be Honored

Jay Alan Zimmerman

One of three living “Legacy of Excellence” award recipients in The Alley, Jay Zimmerman, will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 in The Alley on July 6. The Public is invited to attend! OSKALOOSA: Jay Alan Zimmerman, born and raised in Oskaloosa, is known as “Broadway’s Beethoven.” He is a deaf composer, author, speaker, […]


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