Category archives for: Arts and Education


Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College invites high school seniors living and attending high school in the Indian Hills 10-county service region (Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties) to apply for entry into the President’s Academy for the 2023-2024 academic year. The President’s Academy will include one student from […]

“Holiday Fun at the ELC”

Mahaska County Conservation Board

December 27 & 28, 2022 12:30 – 4:30 pm each day at the Environmental Learning Center The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites families to come out to the Environmental Learning Center on December 27th and 28th for some holiday fun. Each day, the Mahaska County Conservation will host special activities between 12:30-4:30 pm. This event […]


Fareway Meat & Grocery logo

All store locations to provide 15 percent discount on November 11 for service members NEWS RELEASE (Boone, IA) – This Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, the Fareway family would like to thank all veterans and active service members. Fareway store locations in a seven-state region will be offering a fifteen percent discount to veterans, retired, […]

Holiday Season Prep Begins To Ramp Up At Penn Central Mall

Lighted Christmas Parade 2016

November 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The holiday season is just weeks away, and preparations are underway at Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa to welcome the community into their facility. Penn Central Mall Manager Mike Gipple says he’s looking forward to the train rides that will take place on Tuesday evenings. The first rides kick […]

Fifteen Garden Tasks to Complete the Year is topic

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will be sharing Fifteen Garden Tasks to Complete the Year at a program to be held Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend, but appreciated. Inclement weather will postpone the event. If in doubt, please call […]

Cover Crop Field Day to be Held at Kielkopf Farms near Fremont November 15

Iowa State University Extension

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop field day Tuesday, November 15 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Kielkopf Farm near Fremont. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal. Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and […]

Annual Orchestra Dessert Concert Set For October 31st

Members of the middle and high school orchestra program perform at the 30th Annual Orchestra Dessert Concert. (submitted photo)

On Monday, October 31st, the 7-12 Orchestras will present the 31st Annual Dessert Concert at the Oskaloosa High School Small Gym, with concerts at 6:00 and 7:30 open to the general public. For $5, attendees will receive admission to one concert consisting of performances by the 7/8 Orchestra and High School Orchestras, Jaarsma Bakery pie, […]

Iowa Business Executives Join Supply Chain Management Forum

Oskaloosa News Cover Logo

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) is partnering with the Iowa State Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) to host Supply Chains in Times of Chaos. This event is open to all area businesses. The event will begin at 8:30 am on November 15 in Oskaloosa at William Penn […]

OHS Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans walked down the red carpet at Hy-Vee on Friday.

To show our appreciation for our Veterans in Mahaska County, Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday November 11, 2022, at 1 pm in the large gym at the high school. All veterans are invited to attend. OHS Student Council will be providing desserts and coffee after the assembly. […]


Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College will host Coach Ken Carter for the 40th Annual Celebrity Night event on Thursday, October 20. The event will feature a reception, steak and seafood buffet dinner, remarks by Coach Ken Carter, and a live auction. All proceeds from the event support the Indian Hills Community College Foundation. Coach Ken […]


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