Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS technology. Mahaska Wellness Coalition and the Mahaska County Conservation Board are teaming up Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. to introduce those interested to the activity.
A group of about 25 protestors gathered on campus today to protest William Penn's commencement speaker, Rwandan President Paul Kagame. University administration set aside space south of Trueblood Avenue for the group to exercise their right to assemble.
Oskaloosa is moving forward on a city dog park. The "Barking Lot," as it will be called, received a $5,000 grant from the Mahaska County Community Foundation, moving local dogs one step closer to having a place to play.
William Penn graduates gathered on the lawn in front of Penn Hall after commencement Saturday afternoon for the "Blue and Gold Ceremony". The ritual is a celebration of the students' success in reaching academic goals and the beginning of a lifetime of membership in the Alumni Association. Click read more for more pictures and video.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in Oskaloosa today---he gave the commencement address at William Penn University's graduation ceremony. The university has ties with Rwanda's government and education department---three of the students that graduated this year are Rwandan.
The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group honored several of its members Thursday night at the Annual Chamber Awards Dinner at The Peppertree Restaurant. Business Person of the Year went to Ken Allsup of Osky News and Steve Brown received the Citizen of the Year Award.
The weather this week is supposed to be just right for a bike ride. Bobzilla’s Bike Shop and the Mahaska Wellness Coalition (MWC) invite the community to join together and ride a bicycle to work for "Bike to Work Day" on Friday, May 18th.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame addressed an over-flow crowd of students, family, faculty, and friends today at William Penn University's 2012 commencement. He spoke about the special partnership his country has with Penn. Three Rwandan students graduated today. He also talked about the principles and values of "equal access to quality education without discrimination" that Rwanda shares with the university and "on which William Penn was founded and that continue to shape it." Click "Read more" for videos of President Kagame's speech.
Oskaloosa's Police force is adding a paid internship program. The department has received a $5,000 grant from the Mahaska County Community Foundation or, MCCF, to hire two college interns, one for the fall and another for spring.
Statistics show, nation wide, 1 person dies every 18 minutes in crashes involving alcohol. The Iowa Department of Transportation says last year in Iowa, 55 people died in alcohol related crashes. This week, local law enforcement, emergency responders and area businesses are putting on a graphic demonstration for Oskaloosa High Schoolers.