Category archives for: Clubs and Organizations

A to Z Foodie Trail Seeking Applications

In January of 2018, partners in Mahaska County and Marion County collaborated to create a trail for foodies. This was a way to extend visitor stays, build off-season tourism traffic, promote our unique foodie businesses and showcase how rural towns are cool to young professionals. The trail was developed around unique products for each letter […]

Scouts recognized for achievements

Oskaloosa Boy Scouts Court of Honor (submitted photo)

On August 27, Boy Scout Troop 71, chartered by the Central United Methodist Church, held their fall Court of Honor to recognize their Scouts’ achievements and rank advancements. At this Court of Honor, 16 Scouts were collectively awarded 69 merit badges and 4 National Outdoor Badges, while 3 Scouts were recognized for rank advancements. Scouts […]

2018 Iowa State Fair 4-H Communications Results

4-H members from Mahaska County were selected to advance to the Iowa State Fair during the 4-H Communications Event at the Southern Iowa Fair. 4-H’ers were selected in the areas of Share-the-Fun, Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, and Extemporaneous Speaking. Communications is one of the program priority areas of 4-H. 4-H members are strongly encouraged to […]

Mahaska 4-H State Fair Exhibit Results

4-H Clover

2018 Iowa State Fair Static Exhibit Results 4-H members from across the state had static exhibits selected to advance to the Iowa State Fair. Those exhibits were on display for the duration of the 2018 Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibit Building. Exhibitors were recognized with ribbons: Blue – 1st, Red – 2nd, White […]

Shout Out To All Volunteers Everywhere

The Alley KADTS from Oskaloosa would like to say thank you to all volunteers everywhere! Today while in The Alley, when our volunteer cleaners and sign hangers showed up at the same time, we were reminded of all of the volunteers that help keep The Alley in Oskaloosa going strong. The guys that hang all […]

Cargill Donates Over 14k To Help People In Mahaska County

Cargill Cares committee members Ed Peck, Melissa Witt and Ryan Colter present Amy Meyer and Tim Gibson from United Way of Mahaska County a check for the proceeds of their July golf outing. The funds will go to support United Way's Operation Backpack/Back-to-School Fair, as well as the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Cargill in Eddyville recently donated $14,239 to the community on Tuesday. The funds raised by a golf tournament in July were matched by Cargill and will go towards United Way’s Operation Backpack/Back to School Fair and to the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition. Mahaska County United Way Director Amy Meyer said, “Without a […]

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 […]


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 […]

Alexander Nagorny Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Alexander Nagorny

On May 2, 2018, Alexander Nagorny of Oskaloosa was awarded the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 71, chartered by the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, Nagorny is one of approximately 5 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the […]


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