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Holiday Cards for Heroes

Lots of people came out to create holiday cards for active duty service members. The event was hosted by the VFW and the American Legion.

OSKALOOSA – VFW Post and Auxiliary 2237 will sponsor a “Holiday Cards for Veteran Heroes” event on Wednesday, November 13th from 4 PM to 7 PM. All ages are welcome to come create holiday cards that will be sent to service men and women. The goal of the event is to help spread Christmas cheer […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates $65,000 for Serenity House Charity Care

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary recently donated $65,000 to the Hospice Serenity House, proceeds from this year’s Share the Love fundraiser held in February. According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Amber Coffey, the donation will benefit the Hospice Charity Care program. “No one is turned away from the Serenity House due to an […]

Community 1st Credit Union Helps Sieda Community Action to Share the Warmth

A Community 1st Credit Union Press Release Ottumwa, Iowa, November 6, 2019– Sieda Community Action is pleased to recognize Community 1st Credit Union as the sponsor for the 2019-2020 coat drive. From now through March 1, 2020 Community 1st Credit Union will be collecting new or gently-used coats at their locations in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, […]

OHS Annual Veterans Day Assembly

Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright thanks a veteran for their service after Monday's assembly.

An Oskaloosa High School Press Release To show our appreciation for our veterans in Mahaska County, Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 1 pm in the large gym at the high school. All veterans are invited to attend. OHS Student Council will be providing […]

Community 1st Credit Union Names Theresa Murray

Oskaloosa Branch Manager OTTUMWA, IA – Community 1st Credit Union is pleased to announce Theresa Murray has been named Oskaloosa branch manager. Murray has worked in bank management positions in the St. Louis area and Ottumwa for almost 30 years. “I feel our members and staff are number one,” said Murray. “When you treat both […]

YOUNG AMBASSADORS VOTING BEGINS

Voting for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest has begun. Thirty-four local children ages three through kindergarten are seeking monetary votes to become this year’s Young Ambassadors. Local merchants who are sponsoring the children have banks with the name and picture of the child on the bank. Money placed in the canister of your choice […]

Oskaloosa Main Street — Window Decorating Contest

Merry Little Downtown Christmas (file photo)

Oskaloosa Chamber and Main Street have laid out a Christmas challenge, and are asking area businesses and organizations to rise to the cheerful occasion! The holidays are fast approaching and visitors will be traveling to town to shop, eat, and stay. Area businesses and organizations can help make a visual impact by decorating their storefronts […]

Homeschool Science Lab “Turkey Talk”

Environmental Learning Center November 7 at 10:00-11:00 am or 1:00-2:00 pm November 8 at 1:00-2:00 pm The Mahaska County Conservation Board will be hosting a Homeschool Science Lab program on November 7 and 8 at the Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park. This month’s topic will be “Turkey Talk”. Three sessions will be offered for […]

Wreath Making Workshop

Start the holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door at the Mahaska County Master Gardeners’ wreath-making workshop on Monday, December 2 at v 6:00 pm. Workshop will be held at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. Please allow two hours to make a wreath. Workshop materials include […]

Holiday Plant Care

Come learn about holiday plant care from the Mahaska County Master Gardeners on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension office; 212 North I Street, Osklaoosa. We will be discussing poinsettias, amaryllis, Holiday cacti, and forced bulbs. Garden Basics classes are Mahaska County Master Gardeners presenting on a variety of general […]

         

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