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- Two injured in Highway 163 accident Tuesday
Rain barrels save money, use natural resource
The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently hosted a rain barrel workshop at the ISU Extension building, 212 N. I St.
Art improves thinking in children
Just over 100 artists coming from kindergarten through fifth grade had their art on display at the Iowa Building this past Wednesday as part of the Up & Coming Artist Reception. This was the first event in several that were held under the umbrella of the Skunk River Arts Festival, which also included Art on the Square. Children from Oskaloosa Elementary School, as well as North Mahaska Elementary School had their work ready to be viewed by the public.
- Two trapped in two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon
A place to grow musically
Beth Brostrom, owner and manager of Music Square in Oskaloosa, has quite the musical background — one that she uses to instruct students of various ability levels. According to a Music Square brochure, Brostrom has been an accompanist and church organist for more than 30 years locally. It also notes her experience taking classes in piano, organ, music composition, as well as songwriting at area colleges. When it comes to teaching, she’s been instructing students on guitar and piano for more than 20 years.
- Photo: Oskaloosa Middle School Softball debuts at Lacey Oskaloosa Middle School Eighth grade girl’s softball team hosted their first game at the Lacey Recreation Complex Thursday, June 6. With damp conditions this spring numerous games have been canceled or reschedule. The 5-plex at Lacey Recreation Complex is equipped with Shakopee Red Ball Diamond Aggregate and geared to drain effectively in a timely manner. The Indians took on the Pella Christian Eagles at 10 a.m. Pictured above, Indian pitcher, Josie Bunnell, fires in a strike as the Eagles look to steal third. Oskaloosa High School JV baseball will make an appearance at the Kentfield Field on June 24 at 11 a.m. To check out more events happening at Lacey explore Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation’s new website, www.mcrf.info.
City band to perform marches by King, Sousa
The Oskaloosa City Band’s next concert is Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m. on the Oskaloosa City Square. The band will play marches by Karl King and John Philip Sousa.
Wooden goods offered at Art on the Square
Eves Cadwallader, of Oskaloosa, has offered wooden goods of several kinds including canes and cutting boards at Art on the Square for the past half dozen years or so. Family members, including Eves' wife Iola, have come to Art on the Square to discuss and sell these wooden pieces alongside him.
Loebsack eyes flooding impact in New Sharon
Dave Loebsack, Democratic U.S. Congressman from Iowa’s 2nd District, met with New Sharon Mayor Dustin Hite and Jamey Robinson, director of Mahaska County Emergency Management, at New Sharon City Hall on Friday. CERT members were also on hand as these three met.
Keeping a sense of history in New Sharon
Amid all the food and fun at the 2013 New Sharon Spring Festival, there was a poignant sense of history.
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