Category archives for: Arts and Education


Kinetic Edge donation to the American Legion in Oskaloosa.

After experiencing another year of growth in 2017, Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy decided to surprise their team members with a non-traditional holiday bonus. On November 21, CEO Troy Vander Molen emailed the entire company that they wanted to continue to act on their vision of creating communities of healthy, happy, and hope-filled people by investing […]

Benefits of Massage in Cold Weather

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – The cold and flu season is well upon us, when the weather gets cooler and germs are more prevalent, a massage to boost the immune system would be a good way to stay healthy, energized and reduce stress. According to the American Massage Association, medical studies have found that massage may boost […]

Growing Vegetables in Containers and Small Spaces

Not having an acreage or a large yard is not an excuse for not raising some of your own vegetables. IN FACT—a small yard and several containers maybe the more efficient way to garden for the busy gardener. Learn container and small space vegetable gardening techniques and share ideas with Master Gardeners Pam Nimtz, Linda […]

Conquer Holiday Stress with Tips from Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY— The holiday season is often a time spent celebrating with family and friends. However, along with family fun and traditions can come stress and seasonal depression from holiday demands. Mahaska Health Partnership Social Worker Alyssa Wright said you may be able to enjoy the holidays more if you minimize seasonal-related stress. “Your number […]

Central United Methodist Church To Host Christmas Dinner

Central United Methodist Church invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Dinner on December 25th at noon. This is our gift to the community. If you are alone for Christmas; don’t want the bother of fixing a Christmas Dinner; or whatever, please feel free to join us for this holiday meal. Pork loin […]

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES IT’S EVERYONE’S GAME, a national effort to increase access to soccer programming

Musco Lighting logo

CHICAGO, IL (Dec. 5, 2017) – The U.S. Soccer Foundation is launching a national campaign, It’s Everyone’s Game, aimed at dramatically expanding its impact on children across the country through soccer-based programs. To kick off the campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will announce their support […]

The Mitten Tree At Russell Wildlife

The Mitten Tree Saturday, December 9 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Russell Wildlife Area Come out to the conservation center at the Russell Wildlife Area at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 9th to listen to a wonderful story called The Mitten, by Jan Brett. After the story, participants can decorate a very special pair of mittens. […]

McCartie Hired As Child Care Director

The Mahaska County YMCA is proud to announce the hiring of Meagan McCartie as the new Child Care Director effective January 2, 2018. Meagan has worked for the Y for seven years in a number of capacities, most recently as the Site Director for Kids Corner and Billing Clerk for the Child Care Department. Meagan […]

Leighton Christmas Celebration To Be December 9

Oskaloosa News

The Leighton Christmas Celebration will be Saturday evening, December 9, 2017. The Leighton Lions will sponsor a Freewill Donation Soup Supper from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church. Mobility Worldwide will have Open House at the manufacturing location at 2194 Eaton Ave. Proceeds from Lions Soup Supper will be given to Mobility […]

Safe Haven Babies Always Welcome at Mahaska Health Partnership

Birthing Center Director Heather Cook stands in front of one of the Safe Haven stickers located at Mahaska Health Partnership. MHP is among the health care facilities in Iowa that proudly provides Safe Haven zones.

MAHASKA COUNTY—In August, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) officials used the state’s Safe Haven procedures for the 30th time since the law went into effect in 2002. A girl was born August 21 at an Iowa hospital and the infant was released to the custody of the DHS. Through Iowa’s Safe Haven law, […]


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