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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 […]

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 […]


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