Category archives for: Arts and Education

Oskaloosa Police to host Coffee with a Cop on October 3, 2018

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers and discuss community issues Oskaloosa, IA—On Oct. 3, 2018, officers from Oskaloosa Police and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m., on Oct. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Opens Registration for 2018 Women’s Health Events

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mahaska Health Partnership will be hosting two events this October dedicated to celebrating women’s health and raising funds to provide mammograms to local women with a financial need. “No woman should go without a potentially life-saving mammogram or other breast cancer diagnostic test because they […]


2017 Young Ambassador Princess Kaci Rogers (left) with Prince Kaden Linder (right).

The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to […]

AAUW Book Sale Set For October 4-6

The 48th Annual AAUW Book sale ends on Saturday.

It’s that time—time for the 53rd annual used book sale in Oskaloosa. This year’s sale will be October 4—6 in Center Court of Penn Central Mall. There is a new start time of 10 a.m. on Thursday this year, and the sale will proceed during open mall hours through 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will […]

William Penn Alumnus Returns to Kickoff Homecoming Festivities

Pictured above is the line up for the Ray Blue Concert this fall during William Penn University's Homecoming festivities. (Top: Ray Blue. Bottom from left to right: Steve Johns, Sharp Radway, Hill Greene, and Jeff Barone.)

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Smooth, poetic, and passionate are some of the adjectives used to describe the music of Ray Blue, tenor saxophonist and William Penn alumnus. Blue is making an appearance on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to take part in this year’s homecoming celebrations! Join us as we welcome back, Ray Blue, class of 1972. Blue will […]

Fall Planted Bulbs are Garden Basics topic

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will present on Fall Planted Bulbs as a Garden Basic classes on Thursday September 20 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension Auditorium, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Garden Basics classes are local Master Gardeners presenting live classes on a variety of gardening topics. Each one is an independent topic […]

Old School Pinball and Arcade Coming To Penn Central Mall

Jason Shiffer talks about his newest Old School Pinball and Arcade coming to Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The black plastic is covering the space in Penn Central Mall, but the rumors have been leaking out about what may be coming to fill that space. At a recent William Penn vendor fair, the rumors became fact. Jason Shiffer, an owner of Old School Pinball and Arcade, is bringing an arcade […]

Join Oskaloosa Main Street and the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group for 10 days of celebrating local food options!

Throughout the 10 days of Restaurant Week (September 14-23), participating Oskaloosa restaurants will be offering up something special for customers. Whether it’s a new, never-before seen dish, a deal on a fan-favorite, or a special event to enjoy, you’ll want to check out what each and every one of our participating restaurants have to offer! […]

A to Z Foodie Trail Seeking Applications

In January of 2018, partners in Mahaska County and Marion County collaborated to create a trail for foodies. This was a way to extend visitor stays, build off-season tourism traffic, promote our unique foodie businesses and showcase how rural towns are cool to young professionals. The trail was developed around unique products for each letter […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Introduces New Event Series, Health Focus Live

MAHASKA COUNTY – Starting in September of 2018, Mahaska Health Partnership will offer the public a new educational event series, Health Focus Live, focusing on how attendees can live healthier, happier lives. “Our goal at Mahaska Health Partnership is to enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve,” shared Mahaska Health Partnership CEO […]


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