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Freeport, IL, Sept. 4, 2020: A newly constructed Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is now open in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 76-room property is located at 2325 Coal Mine Loop in the Gateway Commercial Park at the southwest corner of Highway 92 and Gateway Drive. The opening is announced by Swift Hospitality Group, Inc. (SHG), […]

Photographer Ken Prince visits IHCC

Indian Hills

Ken Prince returns to Indian Hills Community College with his photography exhibit “It’s About The Light.” This first exhibit of 2020-21 runs from Monday, September 14 through Thursday, October 29 in the Indian Hills Art Gallery which is located in the campus library on the Ottumwa campus. There will be an opportunity to meet Ken […]

The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra presents Music On the Green

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra presents Music On the Green on Sunday, September 13 at 5:30 pm. on the Marge Dodd Stage at Indian Hills Community College. This is a family-friendly free concert, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket to the beautiful Indian Hills campus.  Masks and […]


The Exchange for Entrepreneurs is holding another story-telling event on August 12 at 6:30 p.m. Exchange’s story-telling events showcase area businesses, their owners, and the entrepreneurial path taken. This week’s event is being hosted by “The Muse Music Store.” Owner Ashley Schultz will share her story, her inspiration, passion, and pitfalls. Exchange members as well […]

FACE of Mahaska County opens Sculpture Workshop

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FACE (Fine Arts & Cultural Events) of Mahaska County is excited to announce the opening of a Sculpture Workshop as an expansion of the Oskaloosa Art Center. The workshop is located at the corner of South Market Street and 9th Avenue East. A mural on the building is highly visible from Market Street and has […]

Eveland Access Summerfest

Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:00 – 7:00 pm at Eveland Access Campgrounds (2890 Galeston Ave., Oskaloosa, IA 52577) The Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Muse Music Store is teaming up together to bring families a fun-filled event called the “Eveland Access Summerfest” which will be held at the Eveland Access Campground on Saturday, July […]

Mahaska Health Foundation’s Run in the Sun 9.5 Goes Virtual

A Mahaska Health Press Release Lace-up those tennis shoes and get stretching- it’s time for Mahaska Health Foundation’s Annual Run in the Sun! Due to this year’s unique circumstances, Mahaska Health Foundation has adapted quickly and will make the 2020 run unlike any other. This year would have been Run in the Sun’s 10th annual […]

SIS Welcomes Race Fans June 10

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The Southern Iowa Speedway will race for the first time in 2020 with fans in attendance. The Governor of Iowa has eased the restrictions on race tracks which allows fans to attend the races on Wednesday, June 10th at the Southern Iowa Speedway located on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa. Five classes […]

Preserve Summer Bounty with Food Preservation 101 Virtual Course

AMES, Iowa – Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year-round – as long as you don’t serve foodborne illness, like botulism, with your home-preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Home […]

Oskaloosa Bear Hunt

by Nolanne Rust Yesterday, I had noticed my newsfeed started accumulating posts about an activity for kids during this time of social distancing.  Many parents of younger children are familiar with the book “Going on a Bear Hunt.” (I have an extra kiddo that ‘goes on a bear hunt’ each time he comes to Nolie’s.) […]


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