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Zimmerman To Be Honored

Jay Alan Zimmerman

One of three living “Legacy of Excellence” award recipients in The Alley, Jay Zimmerman, will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 in The Alley on July 6. The Public is invited to attend! OSKALOOSA: Jay Alan Zimmerman, born and raised in Oskaloosa, is known as “Broadway’s Beethoven.” He is a deaf composer, author, speaker, […]

Drum Corps Competition Marches into Lacey Recreation Complex

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Anticipation and excitement has filled the air since William Penn University’s Athletic Bands program announced a competitive marching and music event will be returning to Oskaloosa. Drum Corps Mid-America is a competition between eight of the best Open Class Drum & Bugle Corps from across the U.S. This unique experience will be […]


It’s nearly time again for Christmas in July! Join Oskaloosa Main Street downtown for this unseasonal holiday celebration! Kick off the day from 9 AM – 1 PM with a stop by The Alley to shop the pop-up craft and product vendor show. Shortly after the show begins, fun family and children’s games will begin […]

Church Challenge a Part of Run in the Sun on Aug. 4

Run In The Sun 2017 (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – The 8th Annual MHP Foundation Run in the Sun is set for Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Lacey Recreation Complex Community Stadium. Proceeds from this 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will benefit the MHP Hospice Serenity House. According to MHP Foundation Chair Sandy Bailey, this is the second year of the Church […]

Flag Day Ceremony Precedes Weekly Band Concert

At 7:30 pm on Thursday evening, the Elks Lodge #340 and the Oskaloosa City Band are co-hosting a Flag Day Ceremony prior to the weekly City Band Concert. Scout Troops #71 and #77 are also participating, as the history of Flag Day is told, along with the progression of the American Flag and how it […]

Common Plant Pests and Diseases topic for Garden Basics class

Before you can care for your ailing plants, you need to know what is affecting them. Learn about common garden plant pests, including weeds, insects and diseases at this Garden Basics class on Thursday June 21, at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension and Outreach Office; 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. Garden Basics classes […]

Oskaloosa City Band For June 7, 2018

Concertgoers are in for a special treat on Thursday, June 7. The band will be joined by 6 professional string players, including the Lux Quartet, who are in town for the Oskaloosa Music Festival. This annual joint performance has become a favorite of the audience as well as the musicians. Selections include: The Lord of […]

Central College Invites STEM Students to Campus

Central Dutch Athletics

Central College invites college-bound high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to visit the Central campus in Pella, Iowa, on Thursday, June 28 and/or Friday, June 29 for a get-acquainted session. The free event is a chance for students to meet Central’s faculty, tour the college’s state-of-the-art Vermeer […]

Eddyville Memorial Day Ceremony

Oskaloosa News

Memorial Day Ceremony Sponsored by American Legion, Post 418 Monday, May 28, 2018 1030 AM Highland Cemetery Eddyville, Iowa Bring Lawn Chairs In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the high school

Leaf Casting

Join Master Gardener John Langstraat and other Mahaska County Master Gardeners for this hands-on two session workshop to create your own leaf casting. The first session will be held Monday, June 11 at 6 pm. Leaf casting is a process that creates cement molds from plant leaves. The natural depressions and veins in a leaf […]


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