Category archives for: Arts and Education

Grant Will Allow Indian Hills To Help Pregnant And Female Parenting Students

Indian Hills

JUNE 24, 2019 OTTUMWA — The Iowa Department of Public Health has awarded Indian Hills Community College a grant that will allow the college to provide economic support for female pregnant and parenting students. IHCC is the only community college partner to receive the grant, which will be available for five years. Indian Hills had […]

YMCA After School Program earns Level 4 rating

The Mahaska County YMCA After School Program 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 not had a rating score. This is their first ever score on […]

Drum Corps Competition Marches into Statesmen Community Stadium

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Anticipation and excitement have 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 six of the best Open Class Drum & Bugle Corps from across the U.S. This unique experience will be […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Sponsors Quilt Raffle

MAHASKA COUNTY – Tickets are on sale now for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s Quilt Raffle for a chance to win a Queen-plus size “Crazy” quilt, made by the Helping Hands Quilt Group of Oskaloosa. The drawing will be held after Sweet Corn Serenade on Thursday, July 25 and raffle tickets will be on sale during […]

Summer Webcasts to be shown

ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners will offer three, one hour educational webcasts this summer. The webcasts are open to anyone interested in learning more about the topics. The topics provide insight for beginning and experienced gardeners. The Mahaska County Master Gardeners will host these webcasts at the Mahaska County Extension office. This is open […]

Flag Day Ceremony Before Band Concert

Prior to Thursday night’s city band concert, everyone is welcome to attend a Flag Day Ceremony at 7:30 pm in commemoration of Flag Day (the following day). Oskaloosa Elks Lodge #340, along with Scout Troops #71 and #77 will present the history of Flag Day and how the American flag has changed as our country […]

Coffee Break At Mahaska ELC

Coffee Break Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park 2342 Hwy. 92 East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Stop by the Environmental Learning Center for a “Coffee Break” this Friday, June 14 from 9:00-10:00 am, fill up a cup of coffee and indulge in something tasty! This special time […]

Oskaloosa Community Foundation and Spiral For The Foundation To Hand Out Final Checks

Oskaloosa Community Development Foundation and Spiral for the Foundation are happy to announce the following distributions. These distributions amounting to $71,404 were made possible due to the dissolution of the foundation due to inactivity and overlap of other foundations. The foundation was created in 1984 with four main goals in mind: to encourage community funding […]

William Penn University to host Global Leadership Summit

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — William Penn University will once again be hosting the Global Leadership Summit on August 8 and 9, 2019. As one of over 750 satellite host-sites worldwide, William Penn University is thrilled to be able to invite local businesses and churches as well as alumni, faculty and staff from Penn, to attend this […]

Wanted! WPU Alumni Artists & Authors Exhibit Vendors

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Calling all William Penn University alumni artists, authors, and crafters home! Please join us for the WPU 2019 Homecoming Artists & Authors Exhibit on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Penn Activity Center (PAC). This event displays books and artworks by William Penn alumni, staff, and faculty. Works […]


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