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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 […]

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 […]


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