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Oskaloosa Community Foundation and Spiral For The Foundation To Hand Out Final Checks

Oskaloosa Community Development Foundation and Spiral for the Foundation are happy to announce the following distributions. These distributions amounting to $71,404 were made possible due to the dissolution of the foundation due to inactivity and overlap of other foundations. The foundation was created in 1984 with four main goals in mind: to encourage community funding […]

Celebrate 20 Years of Youth Theatre This Summer!

'George' is an original musical depicting George Daily, and was performed for the second time in honor of the George Daily Auditorium's 20th Anniversary.

OSKALOOSA, IA— The school year is winding down, now it’s time to plan an epic summer! Don’t miss out on the 20th year of Youth Theatre camps at the George Daily. This summer is packed full of adventures to the Moon, Time Bandits, trouble in the wizarding world, Theatre Olympics, and an epic birthday party! […]

OHS Marketing Class Donation to CCIC at Mahaska Health

Pictured from left to right: Mahaska Health CEO Kevin DeRonde; Oskaloosa High School (OHS) students Sullivan Tighe and Carson Swim; Cancer Care and Infusion Center (CCIC) nurses Sally Blake, Jessica Nunnikhoven, and Sandra Long; OHS students Marleigh Denburger and Laura Fay; and OHS Teacher Jacie White. The students are part of a marketing class that raised $2,000 for the CCIC through T-shirt sales and various activities at a “Pink-Out” basketball game this winter. The CCIC team plans to use funds to buy puzzles and games to help patients pass the time during treatment.

Pictured from left to right: Mahaska Health CEO Kevin DeRonde; Oskaloosa High School (OHS) students Sullivan Tighe and Carson Swim; Cancer Care and Infusion Center (CCIC) nurses Sally Blake, Jessica Nunnikhoven, and Sandra Long; OHS students Marleigh Denburger and Laura Fay; and OHS Teacher Jacie White. The students are part of a marketing class that […]

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 […]

     

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