Category archives for: Clubs and Organizations

Interested in Gardening? Master Gardeners Education Series To Be Held

An Education Series will be hosted by the Mahaska County Master Gardeners in March. These meetings will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office dates and time indicated. Anyone interested in the topics is encouraged to attend; there is no fee to attend. Speakers and topics are: March 7 (7 pm) – Invasive Species […]

OACDG Scholarship applications available

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 21st year. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply. Pick up an application from your school counselor, from the Oskaloosa Area […]

Coffey Hired As Mahaska County YMCA Program Director

Nick Coffey has been hired as the Mahaska County YMCA’s Program Director. He is a familiar face at the Y due to his work at the Member Services desk since December 2016. Coffey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Administration and has experience in program development and has worked as a personal trainer. He was […]

Grant Hladik Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On October 11, 2016, Grant Hladik of University Park 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, Hladik is one of approximately 5 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain […]

Tenco Receives Maximum Accreditation by CARF International

In December, Tenco Industries was visited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF), Inc. and recently received notice from them that accreditation has been extended for three years through January 2020, which is the maximum accreditation allowable under CARF International regulations. In a letter to Tenco Director of Operations, Codie Amason, CARF […]

Elks Donate To Environmental Learning Center

Sieda Community Action Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

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Ottumwa, Iowa December 16, 2016 – Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates to serve as low-income representatives for their board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency’s […]

William Penn Computer Club Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes and in the tech industry. Good news is, we’re on our way to changing this. With the Hour of Code, computer science has […]

YMCA’s Hunts, Specials, and Requests

OSKALOOSA, IA – The Mahaska County YMCA is again sponsoring a Virtual Scavenger hunt for all residents of Mahaska County the week of December 11. Visiting the YMCA web site ( and then filling out the Official Entry Form after finding six select images is all it takes to win a $50 gift card or […]

MudbuM teams up with Tenco

Tenco has a 52-year history of working with established businesses and industries to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Organizational employment, as it is referred, is contracted work with the private sector that is conducted within a Tenco facility. For example, Tenco has contracts with John Deere Ottumwa Works, Kness Manufacturing in Albia, Tiger […]


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