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Oskaloosa Police to host Coffee with a Cop on October 3, 2018

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers and discuss community issues Oskaloosa, IA—On Oct. 3, 2018, officers from Oskaloosa Police and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m., on Oct. […]


2017 Young Ambassador Princess Kaci Rogers (left) with Prince Kaden Linder (right).

The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to […]

AAUW Book Sale Set For October 4-6

The 48th Annual AAUW Book sale ends on Saturday.

It’s that time—time for the 53rd annual used book sale in Oskaloosa. This year’s sale will be October 4—6 in Center Court of Penn Central Mall. There is a new start time of 10 a.m. on Thursday this year, and the sale will proceed during open mall hours through 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will […]

William Penn Alumnus Returns to Kickoff Homecoming Festivities

Pictured above is the line up for the Ray Blue Concert this fall during William Penn University's Homecoming festivities. (Top: Ray Blue. Bottom from left to right: Steve Johns, Sharp Radway, Hill Greene, and Jeff Barone.)

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Smooth, poetic, and passionate are some of the adjectives used to describe the music of Ray Blue, tenor saxophonist and William Penn alumnus. Blue is making an appearance on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to take part in this year’s homecoming celebrations! Join us as we welcome back, Ray Blue, class of 1972. Blue will […]

Fall Planted Bulbs are Garden Basics topic

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will present on Fall Planted Bulbs as a Garden Basic classes on Thursday September 20 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension Auditorium, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Garden Basics classes are local Master Gardeners presenting live classes on a variety of gardening topics. Each one is an independent topic […]

Exchange for Entrepreneurs Host Business Presentation

OSKALOOSA – AJ Gevock, Director of the Regional Entrepreneurship Center (REC) at Indian Hills, will be guest presenter at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs Coffee & Conversation September 7 at Smokey Row. Individuals who have business startup questions, venture ideas, or those are wondering about area resources and opportunities are invited to this free presentation which […]

Artrageous Paints the George Daily Auditorium Stage

An audience favorite, Artrageous kicks off the new professional season at the George Daily Auditorium on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.!

OSKALOOSA, IA — An audience favorite, Artrageous kicks off the new professional season at the George Daily Auditorium on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.! Bubble wrap, black lights, live music, dance, art, and paint splattered everywhere – Artrageous is off the hook! Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. […]

Monarch Rearing Presentation

Monarch butterfly populations are currently low due to many factors. One way citizen scientists can help populations rise is to rear monarch caterpillars or assist the monarch caterpillar in reaching the adult stage. The Richardson family reared their first monarch caterpillar following the Iowa State Fair in 2013. They have reared them each year since, […]

Tomato Fest 2018to be held

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will hold Tomato Fest 2018 on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm we will be learning about tomato growing and highlighting ISU Extension tomato preservation resources. We will taste heirloom tomatoes and tomato recipes. It will be held by the garden at the Mahaska County Extension Office. The event is open […]

What is a Master Gardener? Informational meetings to be held

Mahaska County Extension will have informational meetings on the upcoming Master Gardener training on August 21. They will be held at Noon and 6 pm. Those who love gardening, learning more about it and helping others; may enjoy Master Gardener training. Those interested in learning about Master Gardener training are encouraged to attend one of […]


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