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Mahaska County YMCA Webster Preschool/Child Care Earns Level 4 Rating

The Mahaska County YMCA Webster location, 508 South 7th Street, Oskaloosa, has achieved a level 4 Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services. This level 4 rating is based on a five level scale of quality measures. Previously, the facility had garnered a level 3 rating. Iowa’s QRS is […]

Community Church Youth Volunteer

IGNITE youth group from 1st Christian Reform Church in Oskaloosa (submitted photo)

by Sherry Vavra MCRF IGNITE youth group from 1st Christian Reform Church in Oskaloosa demonstrated an enriching lesson in service with the youth volunteering for cleaning along a section of the Mahaska Recreation Trail. The exercise was in service to their community, and 32 young volunteers joined the project to give back by picking up […]

FACE celebrates Arts in April with Passport to the Arts

The council also accepted the donation of a sculputre "The Waiting Game" from Fine Arts and Cultural Events of Mahaska County.

Fine Arts & Cultural Events (FACE) of Mahaska County is celebrating Arts in April with “Passport to the Arts,” a bus tour and last look at the 2017-18 Oskaloosa Sculpture Tour. On Friday, April 20, guests will board a recreational bus and be escorted around the city to hear about and see the art forms […]

Optimist Flag Project Growing

Optimist Flag Project 2018

In 2012 the Optimist Club of Oskaloosa began a project of placing flags in city resident’s yard as part of a club project to promote patriotism and help fund the club’s projects. There were 65 flags the first year and participation has grown each year since. This past week the Optimist Club has kicked off […]

Local Boy Scout Troop Hosts District Klondike Derby

Local Boy Scout Troop Hosts District Klondike Derby

Jamie Leonard After months of planning, local Boy Scout Troop 71, Chartered by the Central United Methodist Church, hosted the 1st Annual Mid-Iowa Council Woodland Trails District Klondike Derby at Lake Keomah. The Klondike Derby has been an annual event held for decades. This is the first Klondike Derby since the Mid-Council redrew their council […]

Oskaloosa Golf Will Continue To Be Open And Available To The Public

Students, golfers and Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club members enjoyed a successful day at Osky Golf, raising $12,750 to benefit the activities of Oskaloosa students.

On The Green Restaurant, located at 2214 S. 11th St, Oskaloosa, has decided not to renew its lease with Oskaloosa Golf and will be closing the doors for good on January 13, 2018. “The Oskaloosa Golf Board will explore options for the building so it continues to provide value to visitors, families and businesses in […]

Barnes City Quilting Group donates to MHP Hospice Serenity House

Shown at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House with quilts donated by the Get ‘R Done Quilting Group of Barnes City are, from left: MHP Hospice Coordinator Kim Stek, Jan Beck, Kristi Ehle, Lareta Sanders, David L. Fry, and MHP Home Health/Hospice and Public Health Director Travis Smith.

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Get ‘R Done Quilting Group of Barnes City recently donated quilts of varying sizes to the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House. The quilting group, affiliated with the United Methodist Church in Barnes City, has six members who donated their creations to various non-profits. Kristi Ehle said the reason the group […]

McCartie Hired As Child Care Director

The Mahaska County YMCA is proud to announce the hiring of Meagan McCartie as the new Child Care Director effective January 2, 2018. Meagan has worked for the Y for seven years in a number of capacities, most recently as the Site Director for Kids Corner and Billing Clerk for the Child Care Department. Meagan […]


Calling all Artists Oskaloosa, IA, November 8, 2017– In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Art on the Square, a two day event scheduled for June 8-9, 2018, Oskaloosa Main Street is hosting a logo design contest. Entries will be accepted through January 10, 2018. The winning design will be announced January 15th, and used […]


Crisis Intervention Services

On October 2nd, Smokey Row and Scratch Cupcakery organized a collaborative fundraiser on behalf of Crisis Intervention Services (CIS). The local event was held at Smokey Row, where Scratch Cupcakery used their Curbside program to bring their cupcakes to Oskaloosa’s residents. All proceeds earned from cupcake sales, an impressive $1,200, were donated to CIS to […]


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