Category archives for: Clubs and Organizations

Elks Donate To Take Along Meals Program

The Oskaloosa Elks Lodge No. 340 recently donated $3,500 to the Oskaloosa Take Along Meals program to help pay for food needed to send weekend meals home with students at Oskaloosa Elementary School, Oskaloosa Middle School and Eddyville Elementary School.

The Oskaloosa Elks Lodge No. 340 recently donated $3,500 to the Oskaloosa Take Along Meals program to help pay for food needed to send weekend meals home with students at Oskaloosa Elementary School, Oskaloosa Middle School and Eddyville Elementary School. The money comes from Elks National Foundation Community Improvement and Anniversary grants, which the local […]

Football Raffle Tickets on Sale

William Penn University Football

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team is taking its fundraising efforts to the road, selling raffle tickets with the biggest prize being a brand-new Harley Davidson motorcycle. For $20, individuals can purchase a raffle ticket in the hopes of winning the motorcycle or other hefty prizes such as $6,000, $3,000, or $1,000 cash. Tickets can be bought […]

Hospital Auxiliary Holds Fudge Sale Fundraiser

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a fudge sale fundraiser on February 13-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. outside of Whispering Tree Gifts on Mahaska Health’s Campus. “If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift you will want to stop by the sale,” said Kim Langfitt Mahaska Health […]

Lyrical Iowa Competition Deadline Approaching

Oskaloosa News

The deadline for entering Iowa Poetry Association’s (IPA) 74th Annual “Lyrical Iowa” competition is February 28 and is open to interested poetry writers, said Pam Blomgren, IPA’s representative for Mahaska County. “Lyrical Iowa” is an annual anthology comprised of poems written by Iowa writers of all ages. Each year, top-ranking poems are awarded cash prizes […]

Annabelle Leonard Is First Female Scout In Mahaska County

Annabelle Leonard, seen here with Matt Hill, Scout Executive of Mid-Iowa Council.

Annabelle Leonard, seen here with Matt Hill, Scout Executive of Mid-Iowa Council. Annabelle is the first girl in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County to register in Scouts BSA, which is the older youth program within the Boy Scouts of America. Annabelle is a member of Troop 219 in Ottumwa, with her Scoutmaster being Angela Massey. Annabelle […]

Oskaloosa Student Council Donates Baby Blankets to Mahaska Health

Members of the Oskaloosa High School Student Council and Mahaska Health Birthing Center Director Heather Cook (right) are shown with the baby blankets the students recently donated to the Birthing Center. (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – As part of a school-wide community service learning project, the Oskaloosa High School Student Council recently donated 30 baby blankets to the Mahaska Health Birthing Center. According to Student Council Advisor Kim Gile, OHS students also donated lap blankets and treat bags to area nursing homes for residents, and one group of […]

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 […]

     

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