Category archives for: Arts and Education

OHS Drama Department Presents Spring Musical LUCKY STIFF

Left to Right: Cast members Jade Whitley, Greg Ewart, Hendrik DeBie, Jack Dawson, and Grace VerSteegh in music rehearsal last month. (Photo courtesy of Graceful Photos)

“Borrowing the anything-goes spirit of lunatic innocence from the musicals of the 1920s…. A wild and crazy sick joke set to music, it’s a funny show!” – Leo Seligsohn, New York Newsday by Lily Vernooy, Lucky Stiff Marketing Team member Lucky Stiff mixes “the zany antics of a Marx Brothers movie with a preposterous plot […]

Tickets Available for Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s

“Share the Love” Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9 MAHASKA COUNTY – Last year, more than 300 people attended “Share the Love – An Evening for Hospice,” raising more than $51,000. This year, the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary is working hard to increase that amount with the ultimate goal of helping keep hospice services available for future […]

Courses for Beginning and Advanced Beekeepers Scheduled Across the State

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today encouraged Iowans interested in beekeeping to consider enrolling in one of the 38 beekeeping schools that will be held around the state in 2019. The courses are for both the beginner and advanced beekeeper. “A great variety of beekeeping courses are available across […]

OACDG Scholarship applications available

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 23rd year. Deb Bruxvoort of the OACDG stated, “This year brings some exciting improvements. First of all scholarship minimum is now $1,000 rather than $500. Secondly we are partnering with […]

Mahaska Health Announces collaboration with Southern Iowa Mental Health Center, Iowa Home Care and Caregivers Home Health

Mahaska Health Partnership

A Mahaska Health Press Release MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health announced its collaboration with three regional organizations to provide behavioral health and home health services on Mahaska’s campus and surrounding communities. Mahaska has selected Southern Iowa Mental Health Center (SIMHC) to continue behavioral health services and Caregivers of Iowa as well as Iowa Home Care […]

MidWestOne Insurance Services, Inc. Recognized for Outstanding Performance

(Oskaloosa, IA, January 23, 2019) – MidWestOne Insurance Services, Inc. of Oskaloosa, IA, has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country. This designation places the agency in the top 20 percent of all EMC agencies nationally. The Leading Partner […]

New Olympians take the Stage!

Upcoming After-school George Daily Youth Theatre camp, New Olympians!

OSKALOOSA, IA— Find your inner Olympian at the New Olympians after school theatre camp with the George Daily Youth Theatre. Camp starts January 29th! Students will create their own Olympian complete with their own unique abilities. Who replaces Zeus? Can they throw lightning bolts too? These new Olympians could face troubles of their own as […]

Owl Prowl Rescheduled

Owl Prowl Saturday, February 2nd Eveland Access Campground Parking Lot 7:00 – 8:00 pm The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites you to come out to the Eveland Access Campgrounds to go on an owl prowl! You will learn a brief overview about owls living in Iowa and their special characteristics as birds of prey. Did […]

Mahaska Health Celebrates Heart Month with Go Red Open House

A Mahaska Health Press Release MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health will be hosting a free open house on February 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center in honor of American Heart Month. There will also be a lunch and learn from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. featuring Cardiologist Dr. […]


Eggs and Issues for March 24, 2018 featured candidates running for public office.

Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is ecstatic for our next Eggs and Issues forum. This Saturday, January 23rd, we will feature newly elected Representative Holly Brink and Representative Dustin Hite, along with Senator Ken Rozenboom. Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt will be our moderator. Join your friends, neighbors, and family to thank these servants of the […]


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