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The Oskaloosa bandstand before new lights began illuminating the historic structure which was built in 1912.
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Greetings & Welcome When I came to Oskaloosa in 1989 I didnâ€™t think I would still be here 21 years later. But as my family and I became acquainted with all it had to offer, we became convinced that this place was exactly what we were looking for. Walk with me for a little while and Iâ€™ll show you. Oskaloosa is home to 11,600 friendly, caring people. We are a progressive, safe, relaxed community that is a wonderful place to visit or live. On the town square, take a look at the beautifully maniDavid Krutzfeldt, Mayor of Oskaloosa cured landscaping. It feels like the downtown youâ€™d see in a movie. See the statue of Chief Mahaska, touch the torpedo from the Spanish American war, listen to the music coming from our exquisite bandstand. Youâ€™ll want to come back for the midweek summer concerts when the municipal band is performing to meet your neighbors and enjoy the popcorn. Youâ€™ll also want to be around for the Lighted Christmas Parade and the Sweet Corn Serenade other times of the year. Take a look around and youâ€™ll see thriving downtown shops and businesses. In partnership with the City, private interests are extensively refurbishing downtown properties to expand their use. In addition to downtown, we are fortunate to have a stable and diverse economic base. Local employers such as C.L. Barnhouse, Clow Valve Company, Interpower Corporation, Oskaloosa Food Products and Musco Lighting are joined by nearby employers like Ajinomoto, Cargill, Pella Corporation, and Vermeer to provide us with steady employment opportunities and strong support of community projects. At Edmundson Park, recreational opportunities abound, ranging from a playground built by community volunteers to a challenging disc golf course. Oskaloosa has a renovated aquatic center, 3 golf courses totaling 45 holes, and a concrete recreation trail that will encircle the city. At the Lacey Complex we have modern baseball and softball fields, a multi field soccer complex, and a new stadium under construction. If your taste runs more to the cultural, George Daily Auditorium seats 700 and is used to showcase local talent as well as performers and production companies touring the country. Just outside the city limits you will find Nelson Pioneer Farm with interesting exhibits of our ancestorsâ€™ lives and Tassel Ridge Winery with their award winning wines and fascinating tours of the vineyard. Letâ€™s go to William Penn University and talk about education. Along with modern elementary through high school facilities, we are proud of the University. Their new $23 million physical activity center and state of the art technology center have succeeded in helping to expand the number of students and bring energy to Oskaloosa. Youâ€™ll also want to stop at our Public Library, which prides itself on addressing the communityâ€™s needs from preschool to elderly. This Carnegie Library has received attention for the quality of renovation and ongoing relevance in the community. Last stop is our hospital, Mahaska Health Partnership. Take a look at the size of this place, then imagine it bigger. They are doing a large expansion to provide convenient, state of the art health care. With this expansion the hospital is working to provide excellent patient care both now and well into the future. Oskaloosa boasts amenities that cities much larger than us would be proud to have. Yet we maintain a culture of being a friendly and caring community. Whether you are here 4
Jon Sullivan is Executive Director of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group and Main Street
Thank you for your interest in our community. We are a proud, caring community of 11,600 people that has had a 5% population increase in the last census. Our goal is to assist in providing a high quality life style through the amenities that we offer as a growing community with educational, recreational, and employment opportunities. We have great schools available from prekindergarten through college and beyond, recreational opportunities that are the envy of communities three to four times our size, a new city pool, state-of-the-art auditorium with symphony orchestra, recreation trail, three golf courses, YMCA, sports complex with numerous baseball and soccer fields, a new stadium under construction â€“ just to name a few. We have communications that include the best technology, high definition digital TV with phone and high speed internet through a fiber optic network built in Oskaloosa. We have a great business community with great connections that serves 75 different countries on six continents through the various companies doing business here in the Oskaloosa area. You will find that Oskaloosa is a great place to live, learn, work, and play or just visit. Just â€œNote the Differenceâ€?.
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Greetings & Welcome A Message from Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Board President Barb Finney
I have been honored to serve as President of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group. The Chamber staff is comprised of very capable and dedicated individuals working as a team serving its members. It is truly a privilege to work with such a talented group, as well as an experienced Board of knowledgeable business and community leaders. Just as important as the dedication and assistance the Chamber team provides its members, I cannot say enough about the volunteers who come together to provide outstanding community events and recreational opportunities in Oskaloosa. Events such as the Lighted Christmas Parade, Art on the Square, Sweet Corn Serenade, Southern Iowa Fair and Fridays After Five, just to name a few. These events are a genuine display of tradition and outstanding community spirit. The recreational opportunities in Oskaloosa are diverse and numerous; you simply need to experience them for yourself! From summer concerts at our historic bandstand, to the bike trails, lakes and camping sites, to state of the art auditorium and sports facilities. The list goes on and on demonstrating the importance of recreation and Midwestern values. On behalf of the Chamber, we are excited about opportunities yet to come. We are committed to providing a high quality of life, a proactive business climate and a robust educational system. A solid partnership exists amongst civic, business and educational leaders; and this serves us well as we build upon traditions and progress into future. I know you will enjoy reading the directory; you will get a glimpse of what a truly unique and special community Oskaloosa is.
You can “note the difference” in Oskaloosa as you travel through downtown. The downtown has undergone many changes during the past few years as the city installed a new streetscape to enhance the appearance of Oskaloosa’s historic business district. Also, the historic Iowa Building on the northwest corner of the city square is a source of pride for the community. But the city square is dominated by the Oskaloosa bandstand. The bandstand is the venue for city band concerts during the summer and is the focal point for many community activities on the square. The Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group hearkens to Oskaloosa’s musical heritage with the new slogan “Note the Difference” Oskaloosa. The city bandstand was a place for Oskaloosa’s Charles Lloyd Barnhouse to play the music he composed. Virginia native C.L. Barnhouse moved to Iowa in the late 1800s and in 1886, he founded the C.L. Barnhouse Company to publish music. In 1892, he was hired to lead the Oskaloosa Knights of Pythias Band. The band later became the Iowa Brigade Band and continues to this day as the Oskaloosa Municipal Band. Barnhouse was instrumental in the construction of Oskaloosa’s icon — the city square bandstand. Barnhouse was a self-taught musician who did it all — from composing pieces to engraving the music by hand, publishing and distributing it. Many of his compositions were designed for the small-town and factory bands that were popular during that era. As his business grew, Barnhouse published other composers’ music — such as Karl King’s “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March.” During its 122 years of business, the C.L. Barnhouse Company has had four homes in Oskaloosa. As Oskaloosa boldly moves into the 21st Century with the addition of the state-of-the-art elementary school, an expanding hospital, fiber optic communications systems, world-class performances at George Daily Auditorium and regional sports activities at the Lacey Recreation Complex, you can still enjoy Oskaloosa’s historic past downtown. You can “Note the Difference” in Oskaloosa.
Members of Oskaloosa High School Symphony Orchestra perform at State House. 5
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MHP Hospice Serenity House From Dream to Reality With the overwhelming support of businesses and individuals, Mahaska Health Partnership opened the Hospice Serenity House in July of 2010 for hospice patients and their families. In less than a year since opening, more than 60 patients have utilized this amazing facility.
The Serenity House has six private patient rooms with a private bathroom and family area that features seating, television and pullout bed. The spacious patient rooms each feature French doors, allowing the sun to stream in and providing access to shaded patios that overlook a serene wooded area.
Mahaska Hospice and Keokuk County Hospice, both services of MHP, have each been providing end-of-life care to patients and their families for more than 25 years. Their mission is to improve the quality of a patientâ€™s last days by offering comfort and dignity. While most hospice services are provided in the home, there are times when residential hospice services are needed. Before the Serenity House, patients and their families had to travel to get that service.
Families have use of a large common living room, kitchen and dining areas, as well as laundry facilities. There is a childrenâ€™s play area, and a chapel/library. To provide privacy and convenience, there is also a shower and restroom facilities for families off a private hallway near the kitchen. Another exciting feature is geothermal climate control, which provides an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way for utilities to run.
MHP fostered the dream of a hospice house in Oskaloosa for more than five years. Even in the middle of a difficult economy, the Serenity House Capital Campaign raised more than $2.7 million and had more than 550 donors. Special thanks must be extended to Diane Crookham-Johnson, Linda Crookham-Hansen and Beth Crookham, who made a generous donation in memory of their beloved grandfather, K.C. DeBooy, and in honor of their grandmother, Cathern DeBooy. Other Lead Donors to the Serenity House were the George Daily Family Trust, which provided a match to donations made in a specific time period, and the estate of Edna Scheuermann. Pace Setter Donors were the Mahaska Hospice Advisory Board, McWane, Inc./Clow Valve Company, Musco Team, Friends of Keokuk County Hospice and Mahaska Bottling Company.
At the Serenity House, patients are surrounded by caring and professionally-trained hospice staff and volunteers dedicated to meeting their unique needs. Staff members are educated in providing end-of-life care to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of these unique patients and their families. Volunteers play a vital role in providing personalized care at the Serenity House. They bake cookies and make coffee, similar to the way you host guests in your home, in addition to answering phones and providing light housekeeping. There are currently more than 60 community members volunteering at the Serenity House, and people are always welcome. The MHP Hospice Serenity House is truly a community asset that will meet the unique needs of hospice patients and their families for generations to come.
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Table of Contents Greetings & Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Serenity House Feature Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 OACDG Staff include from left to right: Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Deb Bruxvoort, Miranda Johnson, Jon Sullivan, Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Karen Hafner and Connie Bryan This is a publication created and produced for the Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Mahaska County YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Lacey Sports Complex Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 124 North Market Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Homes and Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 (641) 672-2591 Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 FAX: (641) 672-2047 Email: email@example.com Business & Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 www.oskaloosachamber.org Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Mahaska Health Partnership Feature . . . . . . . .42 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Leighton State Bank Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 The Oskaloosa Herald National Register of Historic Places . . . . . . . . .52 Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Publisher: Tim Kurtz, Editor: Duane Nollen Ad. Director / Gen. Mgr.: Deb VanEngelenhoven Business Manager: Connie Sanders Mahaska County Recreation Trail . . . . . . . . . . .54 Circulation Manager: Connie Davis Advertising Team: Amy Slobe, Barb Knox, Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Becky Jacobs, Brant Baker, Dan Sylvester, and Deb Van Engelenhoven Membership List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Creative Team: Jill Finneman, Mary Nance, Lindsay Wilcox Note the Difference inâ€ˆMahaska County . . . . . .59 Page Layout: Oskaloosa Main Street Organization Committee members Perry Lund and Cathy Stahl ÂŠ May, 2011 7
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Overview Nestled in the middle of farm country, Oskaloosa is a thriving community in south-central Iowa that has the values of small town America and the amenities of a much larger city. Oskaloosa is a city of about 11,600 residents about 60 miles southeast of Des Moines. Yet, the city features William Penn University, a community auditorium, a recreation trail around the community, the Lacey Recreation Complex, a symphony orchestra, two shopping malls, a hospital and a small airport. Oskaloosa is a progressive, diversified city whose economy is based on retail, industry and agriculture. Oskaloosaâ€™s retail sector includes a downtown mall, a Wal-Mart SuperCenter, and a vibrant downtown that features many small shops and restaurants. Oskaloosaâ€™s industrial economy is anchored by heavy industry, a telecommunications company and a food processing facility. Agriculture also plays a significant role in the local economy ranging from small farms to the companies located at the World Food Park on the southeast side of the city. Oskaloosa also is close to a major agricultural center in Eddyville centered around Cargill, Ajinomoto and Wacker Biochem.
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Overview The Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce, which has been in existence since 1892, has dedicated itself to enhancing the local business environment. The Chamber’s mission is to make life better for those who live and work in the area by creating more and better jobs, and increasing the community tax base. Oskaloosa is easily reached by highway, rail and airplane. Oskaloosa is situated along Highway 163, part of the Southeast Iowa Expressway from Burlington to Des Moines. Downtown Oskaloosa is also at the crossroads of Highway 92 running east and west inersecting Highway 63 running north and south.The Union Pacific Railroad operates a rail line that runs through the heart of Oskaloosa. Also, the Oskaloosa Municipal Airport is located southeast of town. Oskaloosa offers a variety of recreational activities such as hunting, golfing on the city’s three golf courses, boating and biking on the recreational trail. Oskaloosa offers many cultural attractions such as museums, art shows, festivals, circuses, rodeos, and stock car races at the Southern Iowa Speedway. After a busy day of recreation, Oskaloosa offers visitors one of six motels and a variety of restaurants to satisfy most tastes — whether it’s family-style cooking, Mexican, Chinese, Italian or casual fine dining.
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Government City Hall and the Mahaska County Courthouse are prominent features of downtown Oskaloosa and serve as centers of government for the city of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County, respectively. City Hall, located at 220 S. Market St., just south of the city square, is the heart of Oskaloosa city government. The city of Oskaloosa has a mayor-city council-city manager form of government. The city manager and city clerk have offices at City Hall, and the City Council meets at the council chambers in the building. The mayor and City Council are elected. The mayor serves a twoyear term of office. The City Council is comprised of seven members who have the responsibility of making decisions regarding rules and regulations pertaining to Oskaloosa. Council members are elected to serve four-year terms of office. The city manager is appointed by the City Council. Municipal elections are held every two years in oddnumbered years on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The Mahaska County Courthouse is on the city square’s eastside, being the nerve center of county government. The three-member
Mahaska County Board of Supervisors has offices on the first floor of the courthouse. The supervisors are elected to three-year terms of office. They administer, finance and deliver government services to the residents of Mahaska County. The city and county governments provide boards and commissions to manage services. These bodies include Historic Preservation, Civil Service, Golf Board, Library Board, Planning and Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Disaster Planning, Mahaska County Conference Board, Ad Hoc Recycling Committee, Airport Commission, Water Board, Municipal House Agency, Community Development Foundation, Building Code of Appeals, Solid Waste Management Commission, Stephen’s Memorial Animal Shelter Commission and an Emergency 9-1-1 Board. The City of Oskaloosa also provides a police department that includes a D.A.R.E. program, a bike patrol and a K-9 police dog team. The city also has a fire department staffed with eight full-time firefighters and about 20 part-time reserve firefighters. For nonemergency calls, the police can be reached at (641) 672-2559 or at (641) 672-2557 after hours. Mahaska County has a sheriff’s department that provides law enforcement services to the communities of Mahaska County. For non-emergency call, the Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (641) 6721209. Both the Oskaloosa Police Department and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office are located in the Mahaska County Law Center, located next door to the courthouse. The law center also is the home of the Mahaska County Jail, the Emergency 911 Center and the Mahaska County Emergency Management Agency.
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History Oskaloosa can trace its roots back to the time that the state of Iowa was born. In the mid 1800s, a group of Quakers settled in an area southeast of the Des Moines, midway between the Skunk and Des Moines rivers. The first settler in what was to become Mahaska County was William Canfield, who established a trading post on the Des Moines River. Canfield later moved his trading post to Oskaloosa and built the first home here after the town was platted and mapped in 1844, and in that same year, Oskaloosa was established as the county seat of Mahaska County. The county was named after a chief of the Ioway tribe, Chief Mahaska (White Cloud) and was staked out in that same year. At that time, Oskaloosa was a pioneer village containing only 13 crude cabins and two stores. The town grew rapidly and by 1853, when incorporated, had a population of about 1,000. Oskaloosa was named for a Creek princess named Ouscaloosa, which means “last of the beautiful.” During the 1850s and 1860s, the Western Stage Co. maintained barns where what is now the corner of High Avenue East and South Third Street. Passengers embarked on their travels from the Madison House, a hotel that was located on the east side of the downtown square, which later became known as the Downing Hotel. Mahaska County was rich in bituminous coal, and in the 1870s, coal mining became a part of the local economy. In 1883, the area had 38 mines and an annual output of more than a million tons. In the prime days of mining, Mahaska County surpassed all other Iowa counties in tonnage and number of mines. The advent of transcontinental railroads and locomotives moved coal out of the area year round as demand for coal increased. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many of Oskaloosa’s present landmarks were built. In 1873, William Penn College was founded as Penn Academy. Also that year, the first bandstand was built in the city square. In 1886, the Mahaska County Courthouse was built, and it remains in use to this day. In 1903, the Carnegie Library opened. Also, President Teddy Roosevelt helped dedicate the YMCA building. In 1907, a new hospital opened, and in 1909 a statue of Chief Mahaska was dedicated. In 1925, the first ground was broken in the construction of Community Stadium. The stadium was completed in 1929 and was used for football and track — it remains in use today. Former Oskaloosa resident James Edmundson made a bequest in 1937 to the city of Oskaloosa, and Edmundson Park was created.
Edmundson was the son of William Edmundson, who was one of the founders of Mahaska County and the county’s first sheriff. Currently, there are 41 sites in Oskaloosa, ranging from the Oskaloosa city park and bandstand to the Forest Cemetery entrance that were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The late 1990s saw a new growth in Oskaloosa’s cultural scene. In 1998, the Oskaloosa Symphony performed for the first time. In 1999, the statue of Chief Mahaska was cleaned and rededicated; descendants of the chief attended the ceremony. The George Daily Auditorium also opened its doors in 2000. The almost 700seat auditorium is a cornerstone of the fine arts in Oskaloosa. In the early years of the 21st century, community members formed the Fine Arts and Cultural Entertainment of Oskaloosa to promote the arts. Oskaloosa’s economy centers on a booming retail trade, agriculture and a strong industrial park. These diversified areas of commerce have helped give the city a stable and growing economy. During the first decade of the 21st century, the city renovated the Iowa Building in downtown Oskaloosa. The city has experienced much growth on its westside with the Lacey Sports Complex - a hub of sports activity ranging from baseball to soccer. The Lacey Complex is the home to a new Community Stadium used by William Penn University and the Oskaloosa Community School district, and the Kentfield Babe Ruth baseball complex.
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Tourism and Events Visitors to Oskaloosa can learn much about the communityâ€™s heritage by touring some prominent landmarks around town. The Nelson Pioneer Farm, located two miles northeast of Oskaloosa on Glendale Road, takes tourists back in time with its recreation of a 19th century farm. The McNeill Stone Mansion, a local bed and breakfast, takes guests back to the Edwardian era with its ornate decor. The Southern Iowa Speedway propels race fans into the 21st century on Wednesday nights during the summer race season. The Nelson Pioneer Farm is an historical complex administered by the Mahaska County Historical Society. The farm is located on the site of a 153-acre farm that Daniel Nelson staked a claim to in 1846. The Nelson family farmed for 114 years, until 1958 when the family bequeathed the farm to the Mahaska County Historical Society. The Nelson Pioneer Farm features the Nelson Pioneer farm and Craft Museum, a summer kitchen, a meat house, a lumber yard office, a scale house, the 1900-era Wright Post Office, a voting house, a log cabin at the site of an original 1844 cabin and a black smith shop. It also features the Daniel Nelson Barn, a country store, the Coal Creek Meeting House, the Hopewell store Post Office, a coal minerâ€™s home from the former town of Buxton and the Prine School. Across the street from the museum is Bradbury Hall, named after the first president and founding father of the historical society. It was completed in 2005. The 60-foot by 120-foot one-story building has a capacity of more than 320 people. The Nelson Pioneer Farm is the site of the Annual Pioneer Farm Festival, held on the third Saturday in September. The festival features demonstrations of 30 pioneer skills as well as special exhibits and musical entertainment. The event is topped off with a country-style dinner. During the summer months, the Southern Iowa Speedway at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds comes alive with the roar of revving race car engines and the cheers of racing fans. The Southern Iowa Speedway features a half-mile, semi-banked oval dirt race track and grandstand seating for about 3,000 race fans. The drivers of sprint cars, stock cars, modified and hobby stocks compete on Wednesday evenings for cash prizes and the glory of crossing the finish line under a waving checkered flag. Southern Iowa racing action is also found in nearby communities such as Eddyville and Knoxville. The Iowa Speedway at Newton hosts National NASCAR races.
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Tourism and Events The McNeill Stone Mansion was built by Mahaska County coal baron Wilbur McNeill in 1908 and 1909; McNeill died in 1913. After his death, the house was owned by various local doctors until current owners Gary and Virginia McNeill purchased the home in 1998. They restored the home to its original condition, and in October 1999, the McNeill Stone Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
ning wines that are sold throughout Iowa. The Tassel Ridge Winery hosts several wine tastings and other events throughout the year. Oskaloosa has four major community festivals on the city square that celebrate the city’s culture. Oskaloosa Main Street officials are instrumental in organizing Art on the Square, Fridays After Five, the Sweet Corn Serenade the Lighted Christmas Parade. Art on the Square is an opportunity for residents to view the work of area artists and artisans — everything ranging from acrylic paintings to ornate metal work. Art on the Square has been held for more than 40 years. Friday After Five is a relatively new event held in the summer. The event is geared toward families who want to come to the city square to listen to local bands and enjoy food from designated local vendors. The Sweet Corn Serenade gives residents an event that they can really sink their teeth into, literally. About 70 volunteers serve between 3,500 and 4,000 ears of sweet corn as well as pork burgers to approximately 3,000 people who attend the August event. Besides good
The mansion’s design is a combination of Colonial Revival and Mission Spanish Colonial Revival. The mansion features Mexican Tobasco mahogany woodwork, a silk tapestry, stained glass skylight and a ballroom. The bed and breakfast features four different guest rooms that have modern amenities such as private baths, cable TV or a whirlpool but maintains its heritage with antique fireplaces and common areas such as the living room, library, solarium, dining room and a second-floor sitting area. The newest tourism addition to the Oskaloosa area is Tassel Ridge Winery, outside Leighton. Tassel Ridge has several vineyards in Mahaska County to supply it with quality grapes to make award-winfood, residents enjoy music, a corn shucking contest, a pie baking contest, craft displays as well as children’s activities such as a petting zoo and a pedal pull. To ring in the Christmas holiday season, Main Street holds the annual Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown Oskaloosa. It’s a twoday event where people gather in the city square and line adjoining streets to view a cavalcade of intricately decorated floats that celebrate a seasonal theme. There are usually between 60 and 80 floats in the parade.
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Oskaloosa is the county seat of Mahaska County. In south-central Iowa, Mahaska County is one in a three-county triangle composed of Mahaska, Monroe and Wapello counties whose primary cities are Oskaloosa, Albia and Ottumwa, respectively. Travel to or from the tri-county area is an easy commute whether it be by road, rail or air. Drive times from the tri-county area are six hours to Chicago, five hours to Minneapolis, three hours to Kansas City, three hours to Omaha, five hours to St. Louis, two hours to the Quad Cities and about an hour to Des Moines. Oskaloosa is located between the North Skunk and Des Moines rivers. Its location between the two rivers gives the Oskaloosa area rich soil for agriculture. Oskaloosa is a picturesque city. Its rolling countryside and gently flowing streams add to the quiet splendor of Oskaloosa. Some must-see attractions are the bandstand and park in the city square, both of which were restored in 1991. The Bandstand is an icon of the community and the site of many community activities, including summer concerts by the Oskaloosa Municipal Band. The communityâ€™s musical heritage is one of its
most endearing features. The City Square Park and Bandstand were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Commuters looking to take a train going east or west can board an Amtrak in neighboring Ottumwa. Five highways converge in Oskaloosa: U.S. Highway 63, Iowa Highway 92, Iowa Highway 137, Iowa Highway 63 and Iowa Highway 23. Iowa Highway 163 runs along Oskaloosaâ€™s western outskirts as part of the Des Moines to Burlington Expressway. In addition to Amtrak and highways, there also is a municipal airport located 11 miles southeast of town. The U.S. Navy built the airport as a landing strip for the Ottumwa Naval Air Station during World War II. In the tri-county area, there are three municipal airports. Additionally, the Des Moines International Airport is just about an hour drive away. Oskaloosa has great travel connections by highway, train or plane and numerous recreational activities. Oskaloosa offers big city perks without the big city hassles.
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Parks and Recreation Edmundson Park Edmundson Park is a 60-acre park on the southside of Oskaloosa that was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. Since it is an historic landmark, it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park features three ball diamonds â€” one for Babe Ruth league, one for a church league and one for an industrial league. It also has seven shelter houses of varying size that can be rented during the week or on the weekend. For shelter house rental inquiries, call the city housing department at (641) 673-6831. The park also has an 18hole disc golf course. Since 1996, the wooden playground has been a fixture at the park. Also, the park has several picnic areas and four restrooms. Edmundson Park also has a 1 acre pond open for fishing. People also can access the Oskaloosa Recreation Trail from the park. There is parking for 15 to 20 vehicles near the trail.
Golf Courses If you want to tee off for a fun day of golf, Oskaloosa has three golf courses. The Edmundson Golf Course, at 1608 Edmundson Drive, has 18 holes on a more than 6,031 yard, par 70 course. Its phone number is (641) 673-5120. Oskaloosa Golf, located at 2214 S. 11 St., is an 18-hole, more than 6,382 yard, par 72 golf course. Its phone number is (641) 673-5234. Harvest Point Golf Course, at 1507 15th Ave. W., is a nine hole, more than 3,036 yard, par 35 public golf course. Its phone number is (641) 673-3100. 16
The Lacey Recreation Complex The Lacey Recreation Complex is about 200 acres of athletic fields on the northwest corner of Oskaloosa near the Oskaloosa Elementary School. The Lacey complex is the home of five Little League Baseball Diamonds, the adjacent Kentfield Babe Ruth Baseball complex, soccer fields and the new Community Stadium for football and track in use by William Penn University and Oskaloosa High School.
Eveland Access There are now two cabins for rent at the Mahaska County Conservation Boardâ€™s site at Eveland Access on the Des Moines River southwest of Oskaloosa. The Birch Cabin joins the Apple Cabin for rent at Eveland Access, located eight miles from Oskaloosa, five miles from Cedar Bluffs State Preserve and five miles from Bluff Creek ATV Park.
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Parks and Recreation The Apple Cabin features about the same things as its sister cabin â€” two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, heating and cooling systems, and a living room. Also, the cabin has Wi-Fi Internet access, he added.
The trails are open to ATVs and motorcycles and closed to large four-wheel vehicles and dune buggies. Riding hours are restricted to from dawn to dusk, but primitive camping is allowed. Helmets are required for all riders.
Cabin rental fees are $65 per night or $425 per week, due at checkin. A $100 refundable damage/cleanup deposit is due at booking. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance. Call the conservation center at (641) 673-9327 for reservations.
There are no daily use or camping fees, but all riders must display a valid Iowa OHV sticker. Out-of-state riders can buy stickers at any retail outlet that sells Iowa hunting or fishing licenses.
Other improvements have been made at Eveland Access. The Sheets Addition to Eveland Access has 18 campsites equipped with electrical hookups for RVs or campers. The Eveland Access park features a playground that is a Center Stage Play System design and it has a sand volleyball court that is open to the public.
Lake Keomah State Park Lake Keomah State Park is nestled in the woods about six miles east of Oskaloosa just off Highway 92. It has 366 acres of beautiful woods and water centered on the 83-acre man-made Lake Keomah. Also, the small town of Keomah Village is nestled along its shoreline.
Bluff Creek ORV Park The Bluff Creek Off Road Vehicle Park is located just south of Eveland Access and covers 300 acres of diverse terrain with more than 20 miles of trails. The park is owned and maintained by the Iowa Partners of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council.
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Parks and Recreation If you want to get away from it all for a day, weekend or vacation week, Lake Keomah State Park is your destination. There is a picnic area with a shelter and small, sandy beach area for unsupervised swimming. Also, there is a 65-stall campsite at the park with 41 stalls containing electrical hookups. The campsite features showers, restrooms and a trailer dump site. The campground also has a dining/rest room site on a reservation basis for large groups to meet. The state park also has a multi-use trail for year-round hiking that runs along the lake shore. In the winter, snowmobiles may operate along designated trails. Fishing and boating are popular activities at the lake during the summer. The lake has two fishing jetties just west of the beach. Also, boats with electric motors are allowed to sail in the lake, and there are two boat ramps for easy access. Lake Keomah State Park was dedicated in 1934 and many of its facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Oskaloosa Municipal Swimming Pool The Oskaloosa Municipal Swimming Pool also is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility also was built in 1937 by the CCC. While the buildings are historic, the pool itself is quite modern â€” it was renovated in 2005 and reopened its doors on May 26, 2006. The heated pool holds 450,000 gallons of water and measures 150 feet by 75 feet in addition to having a zero-depth area. The pool features three slides, two 1 meter diving boards, a water mushroom and a portable basketball hoop. The swimming pool has a family dressing area and lockers people can use on a daily basis. The pool also has a designated concession area for food and drinks. The pool has lights, so it can stay open later. People can rent the pool for birthday celebrations or pool parties. The pool is open from 1 to 7 p.m., seven days a week. It is located at 1405 S. F St.
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Mahaska County YMCA Healthy living and youth development From 1851 when a sea captain and missionary created a safe “home away from home for sailors and merchants” in Boston, to 2010 when First Lady Michelle Obama chose the Y as the venue to launch her “Let’s Move” campaign, communities have been strengthened thanks to the presence of YMCAs. Since 1903 the Mahaska County YMCA has touched lives in Oskaloosa and the surrounding communities by offering programs and opportunities for healthy living and youth development. The first Mahaska County YMCA was a three-story building on the square in downtown Oskaloosa. It was dedicated by President Roosevelt who, not unlike First Lady Obama, believed in the Y‘s mission and goals. In 1969, the Mahaska County YMCA moved to its present location following an extensive building campaign led by committed community leaders. The Y, to this day, faithfully serves the community by focusing on the four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
“The Y is more than just a place to work out,” said Dawn Collins, Mahaska County YMCA Director. “The Y is a cause-driven organization focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe a strong community is achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The Staff and Board of Directors are committed to doing just that.” The Mahaska County Y serves individuals from six weeks old to senior citizens and continues to make improvements in programs and services in an effort to support the growing needs of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to preschool, after-school programs, and summer day camps, the Y offers instruction in a variety of youth sports including gymnastics, soccer, volleyball and swimming. The Y provides adult sports, fitness programs and a state-of-the-art fitness room. Personal trainers are on staff to help members who need that extra boost, additional instruction or just some accountability. The Y also serves as a place for seniors to gather and stay committed to keeping their youthful spirits not only through programming or fitness classes such as water aerobics, but through volunteer opportunities. “The Y’s existence as a nonprofit organization depends on the generosity of others. It is only through the support of countless volunteers and public and private donors that the Y is able to support and give back to the Mahaska Community,” said Collins. “The staff is committed to our mission and constantly strives to do our best in the services we offer, in a facility we can be proud of.” Indeed, the YMCA is more than just a place to work out. Collins and the Y Staff adhere strongly to their mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body and look forward to continuing to serve the Mahaska Community. Visit them at 414 North 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, or find out more at www.mahaskaymca.org.
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Lacey Recreational Complex Babe Ruth ball fields and new stadium facility The Lacey Recreation Complex on the northwest corner of Oskaloosa is expanding with the addition of a new stadium, soccer fields and the Kentfield Babe Ruth baseball complex. A football stadium with an eight-lane, all-weather track and adjoining soccer field is being built at the Lacey Recreation Complex and teams will take the field in the fall of 2011. The football field is field turf while the soccer field is natural grass. Both William Penn University and Oskaloosa High School use the stadium complex. The four-level, dual-sided press box situated between the football and soccer fields feature locker rooms on the bottom level, concessions and restrooms on the ground floor, a first-floor viewing area and a second-floor media area and coaches boxes. The stadium has a seating capacity of 2,800 to 3,000 fans and there will be space behind both end zones for fans to watch the action from lawn chairs. On the soccer side of the stadium, there will be seating for about 500. The stadium has parking on the east, west and north sides of the complex. Across the street from the football stadium, the Kentfield Babe Ruth baseball complex hosts youth baseball games. The Kentfield complex is named after Charlie Kentfield, a man who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to Babe Ruth baseball. The complex features
two baseball diamonds with dugouts and bleachers. Additions to the complex include concession stands and public restrooms. The baseball players threw the first pitch at the Kentfield complex in May 2011. The complex has two 10-row, 8-foot rise bleachers to seat a total of 300 baseball fans. Thereâ€™s plenty of parking space to handle the fans. Lacey Recreation Complex officials added 90 spaces at the parking lot the Kentfield complex shares with the Little League diamonds next to it to offer between 250 and 300 parking spaces.
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Homes and Lodging Home ownership is part of “The American Dream” and many residents in Oskaloosa have put down roots to live their dream in their own home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mahaska County has a population of 22,000. Oskaloosa has a population of 10,900. New people coming to Oskaloosa have many options to live their dream of home ownership. Four realtors — Gatton Realty, Hawkeye Real Estate and Remax Pride — can help people find the right home for them. The Oskaloosa area has several housing developments to provide nice homes for its residents. Otter Hills is a 60-acre housing development located only one mile east of Oskaloosa, along Highway 92. Arbor Trace and Park View Estates, are located on the southside of town near Edmundson Park, and area golf courses. The Timber Creek subdivision offers country living at its best — located in Harrison Township near the Mahaska-Wapello county line. If you want your dream home to be built in a golf course setting, Fox Run is the location for you. Fox Run is located on the southeast side of Oskaloosa by Oskaloosa Golf.
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Construction Trades Program The Oskaloosa High School has a unique program that teaches students a marketable trade while they are still in school. Oskaloosa High School teacher David Bower leads the Construction Trades Program. Students are involved in every aspect of home construction, except for some plumbing and electrical work. The Construction Trades Program uses materials from local businesses such as Pella windows, Hawkeye Lumber, Matthew Carpet, True Value hardware, Kelly Supply and Orscheln Farm and Home Supply. Habitat for Humanity Mahaska County has an active Habitat for Humanity chapter that builds homes in Oskaloosa for needy families. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that uses volunteer labor and homeowner/partner “sweat equity”. Many local businesses donate either time or materials for projects. The com-
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Homes and Lodging panies include Clow Valve Co., Cargill, Mahaska Communication Group, Eldora Training School, Square D, Yale Locks, Whirlpool and Hunter Douglas. Habitat officials screen applicants to find a family that can benefit from a housing project. Applicants are screened by a family selection committee. Debt load, the ability to contribute between 250 and 300 hours of “sweat equity” and income guidelines are considered for eligibility. Lodging After a long day of sightseeing around Oskaloosa and Mahaska County, visitors have several options for lodging. Oskaloosa and the surrounding area offer lodging ranging from camping to luxury accommodations. If you like roughing it in the “Great Outdoors,” the Mahaska County Conservation Board administers several campgrounds in Mahaska County.
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Those campgrounds include Glendale Access, Union Mills Access, Robertson Access, Quercus Wilderness Area, Eveland Access and Cedar Creek Access. Eveland Access also features two cabins people can rent for the week or the weekend. Eveland also has a 26-unit campground for those who brought their own trailer for camping. Also, Lake Keomah State Park, east of Oskaloosa, also features a campground. If you prefer to sleep in the “Great Indoors,” Oskaloosa has several motels located throughout the community for weary travelers. They include Americas Best Value Inn, Comfort Inn, Super 8 Motel and the Traveler Budget Inn. For those who want a luxurious place to stay, Oskaloosa features the McNeill Stone Mansion. The McNeill Stone Mansion is located by Mahaska Health Partnership and offers the ultimate Bed & Breakfast experience. One of its most famous guests was former Vice President Walter Mondale, who stayed at the McNeill Stone Mansion during the 2008 presidential campaign.
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Arts and Entertainment FACE: Fine Arts and Cultural Events of Oskaloosa The Fine Arts and Cultural Events of Oskaloosa organization is a collaborative body representing a variety of community interests to enhance and develop the Arts and Cultural Entertainment District of Oskaloosa. FACE is designed to develop the infrastructure and support to create a community environment that is conducive to both cultural and economic development. FACE will use various cultural arts projects based on programs and performances to serve as a catalyst for community development and for the creation of jobs, tourism and economic opportunity. George Daily Auditorium (www.georgedailyauditorium.com) Since opening its doors in August 1997, the George Daily Auditorium has become a center for the performing arts in Oskaloosa. The auditorium was built as the result of a partnership between the community, the school district and the Daily Trust. The auditorium was the first project of the Daily Trust, and planning began in 1994. The same professional
shows that play in major cities or in the Des Moines Civic Center also play at the George Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa. The George Daily Auditorium has much to offer the public. Auditorium officials have teamed up with William Penn University faculty to improve fine arts education at the college. Students get practical experience putting on shows and running an auditorium thanks to the partnership between the two organizations. The George Daily Auditorium also features one of the only large-group recording studios in the state of Iowa. The auditorium has the space and multi-track recording technology to record symphonies and large vocal music groups. Local musicians and professional groups such as Dallas Brass record at George Daily Auditorium Productions. The George Daily Auditorium benefits from the Friends of the Auditorium, a group of businesses and individuals who donate to han-
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Arts and Entertainment dle financial needs. The Friends of the Auditorium, along with corporate sponsors guarantee that the performing arts will continue to be accessible to everyone in the Oskaloosa community. Oskaloosa Municipal Band The Oskaloosa Municipal Band performs on Thursday nights during the summer months at the bandstand in the city square. The band has been playing for more than 135 consecutive years. Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra (www.oskaloosasymphony.com/) The Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra has brought big-city culture to Oskaloosa since its inception in 1998. Under the direction of Tony Chang, the orchestra performs at George Daily Auditorium. A nonprofit Orchestra Association was established in 2001 to nurture the development of the symphony. Chang received a bachelors degree in violin performance from Indiana University, a masters of music from Miami University and is a doctoral degree candidate in violin performance at the University of Oklahoma.
Highlighted performances include the annual Christmas Concert in December and the Young Performers Concert in April. Oskaloosa Community Theater (www.oskytheater.org) For over 30 years, the Oskaloosa Community Theater has brought comedy and tragedy to local residents. A group of citizens interested in the arts formed OCT in 1975. The community theater gives amateur thespians the stage to realize their acting or directing dreams. For those who prefer to work behind the curtain on lights, props, costumes or sets, OCT offers them a welcome home. For the past several years, OCT has performed at 406 High Ave. E. in Oskaloosa; their venue is handicap accessible. Now, OCT is performing at the George Daily Auditorium. The cast and crews of OCT have performed plays such as “Camp Paradise” and “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”.
Chang has played in professional orchestras in the United States and Japan. He has been the conductor and music director of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra since 1988. He also was invited to conduct the Pleven Philharmonic in Bulgaria in May 2003 and was invited to return as a guest conductor in May 2006. Chang conducts an eclectic group of musicians from the community as well as musicians from the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa, Central Iowa, Quad Cities and Waterloo symphonies and students and faculty members from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Truman State and Drake universities.
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Arts and Entertainment Oskaloosa Public Library (www.oskaloosalibrary.org) The Oskaloosa Public Library opened its doors in 1903. The Oskaloosa Women’s Club spearheaded the drive to create a public library for the community. The Carnegie Foundation donated $20,000 for the library’s construction, and the library’s first book collection came from the YMCA library.
C.L. Barnhouse Company (www.barnhouse.com) Charles Lloyd Barnhouse is a central figure in Oskaloosa’s musical heritage whose influence can still be heard today — whether it is listening to Oskaloosa Municipal Band’s summertime Thursday night concerts at the city square bandstand or the music that high school bands play. C.L. Barnhouse moved to Iowa in the late 1800s where he founded the C.L. Barnhouse Company to publish music. Barnhouse was a selftaught musician who did it all — from composing pieces to engraving the music, publishing and distributing it. During its 122 years of business, the C.L. Barnhouse Company has had four homes in Oskaloosa. Unique among American music publishers, Barnhouse preserves virtually all of its catalog of music and more than 10,000 printed music products through its Archive Series. Their products are marketed in the United States, Canada and more than 30 countries around the world.
The Oskaloosa Public Library has evolved from being just a library with a large collection of books to a high-technology information center that serves both young and old. Besides an extensive collection of print materials, the Oskaloosa Public Library offers wireless Internet service and two computer labs. It also offers the innovative OPL@Home program that gives patrons with library cards on-line access to the library’s services from their own homes. The library now offers eBooks for people to read on an iPad or other mobile device. The Oskaloosa Public Library also has reading programs to involve readers of all ages in the love of reading. The library’s summer reading program is a hit with young readers in the area. The Oskaloosa Public Library has a staff of eight full-time and six part-time employees. The library has about 25,000-square-feet of space on three floors that includes meeting rooms, microfilm viewing areas, computer labs, a children’s library and, of course, cases and cases of books. In 1996, an addition to the library doubled its space. Many new patrons do not realize there was an addition because both the interior and exterior colors, woodwork and bricks match the original building’s early 20th century look. 28
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Business and Industry One of the main jobs of the Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group is to ensure that local businesses are getting the resources they need to continue to grow. The OACDG spends a great deal of time working on business retention and development as well as recruiting new businesses to the community, all of which will create quality jobs. The OACDG has many allies in its efforts to enhance the local business community. The Chamber works with Mahaska County Agricultural and Rural Development program to expand local businesses and recruit new ones to Oskaloosa and Mahaska County. The OACDG also works with the Mahaska Community Development Group, an organization focused on industrial development for the Oskaloosa area, for business expansion and recruitment. The Chamber has teamed up with local news media — The Oskaloosa Herald and KBOE radio — as well as retail businesses for the Shop Oskaloosa First campaign to promote shopping in local stores. Further, the Chamber is working with Main Street Iowa to preserve the historic downtown business district.
the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York City, MUSCO also helped light Ground Zero so work crews could labor into the night. • Hy-Vee Food Store in Oskaloosa features a full line of groceries, a pharmacy, deli and a local bank branch. • Mahaska Bottling Co.’s Oskaloosa facility distributes Pepsi products, Cadbury brands, Finnegan’s water, Lipton Tea, Dole juices and Snack Express candy and snack food for vending machines in a 10-county area. • Interpower Corporation moved to Oskaloosa from California in 1993. The company produces electrical equipment such as cords, sockets, connectors, switches testing and safety equipment, hospital-grade products, and cables. The company has several locations in Iowa, the United States and England. • Oskaloosa Food Products Corp. produces several egg-related products ranging from dried eggs to liquid and frozen eggs.
Oskaloosa has a diverse business community composed of retail, manufacturers and agriculture-related enterprises. Some of the employers in Oskaloosa include:
• Tetra Ag Services is affiliated with area agriculture and focuses on feed manufacturing plants with a grain elevator facility, a building company and a management company.
• Clow Valve Company: It produces water valves and fire hydrants. The company has two manufacturing facilities in the Oskaloosa area — a metal casting facility and a machine shop — as well as a sales and administrative office.
• ITW Paslode produces 18 different pneumatic tools and cordless tools for the construction industry.
• Mahaska Health Partnership: MHP is comprised of a medical campus located in Oskaloosa with many primary care and specialty medical providers. In addition, MHP has a hospice office in Sigourney and the New Sharon Medical Center. • Wal-Mart: The Oskaloosa Wal-Mart SuperCenter features a grocery store, pharmacy, tire & lube center, a vision center, a garden center, gas station and a photo center. The store is open 24 hours a day. • MUSCO Sports Lighting: It is a leading manufacturer of outdoor and sports lighting. MUSCO lights events ranging from the 2004 Olympics to events at local sports stadiums. MUSCO received an Emmy Award for lighting NCAA football telecasts and an Academy Award for scientific and engineering achievements in film lighting. In the aftermath of 30
• Garden and Associates is an engineering, surveying and planning company that is involved with commercial, industrial and residential engineering services all over Southeast and South-Central Iowa. • Intraco/Cablevey is a manufacturer of its own line of feed conveying equipment with the trade name CABLEVEY. In 1985, Intraco applied its knowledge obtained from agriculture conveying and began to develop products for the industrial markets. • Cunningham Inc. is a service provider for architectural metal, industrial sheet metal, HVAC heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems. It also is a fabricator of custom sheet metal and roofing. • Glaco Midwest Inc. is a distributor of process instrumentation, valves and automation.
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Business and Industry • Kelderman Manufacturing is a manufacturer of hay raking equipment, hydraulic fold and marker kits for planters, rubber track systems for combines and tractors, corn reels, high-volume water pumps and air suspension systems for pickups and RV trailers. • Liebus Concrete Products Inc. is a manufacturer of precast concrete septic, cistern and stock tanks, cellars, meter and pump pits, steps and a distributor for plastic drainage systems. • Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill has a facility in Eddyville, in southern Mahaska County. • Pro-line specializes in pre-engineered wood-frame and Butler steelframe buildings. Located in New Sharon, Pro-line can erect agricultur-
al, commercial, equestrian, municipal, residential homes, storage and suburban buildings. Heavy Industry Oskaloosa has a diversified industrial base that encompasses traditional heavy industry, value-added agriculture and telecommunications that provides a stable base for the local economy. Oskaloosa’s traditional heavy industrial manufacturers produce items such as valves and hydrants, septic tanks, power hand tools, electrical power components, gear boxes, moldings and cabinets, feed off-loading equipment, material and feed conveyance systems, and temporary lighting services for music and sporting events. Value-added agriculture is growing in Oskaloosa — some of the products produced locally include egg products, wholesale poultry distribution, animal feed and feed supplements, soy-based food products, seed
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ITW Paslode, an Illinois tool works company, has been a worldwide leader in residential fastening systems since the 1950’s. ITW Paslode is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and has production facilities in Oskaloosa, Iowa; Libertyville, IL; Pocahontas, AR; Covington, TN; Pontotoc, MS and Shanghai China. With more than 1000 employees located throughout the world, ITW Paslode’s growth and leadership position is directly attributed to the people who form the foundation of our company. ITW Paslode employees are guided by our Company Vision, Mission and Values. Vision ITW Paslode will be recognized as the premier supplier of innovative fasteners, tools and equipment for the residential construction market. Mission We design, manufacture and market innovative pneumatic tool, staple and finish nail systems that improve our end-user’s ability to fasten wood-to-wood. Values Customer Focus - Emphasis on understanding, meeting and exceeding customer needs and maximizing customer satisfaction Planning for Long-term Success - Orientation towards achieving future success, long-term goals, and meeting timelines through careful planning and well-established strategic direction. Continuous Improvement - Emphasis on constantly improving processes, products, and services and exploring innovative ways to do the job. Participative Management - Encouragement of an environment in which individuals have a sense of ownership and influence over their work. Quality Focus - Emphasis on the production of high-quality goods and services. Bias for Action - Oriented toward aggressive, proactive responses to problems and opportunities. In 1986, ITW Paslode opened the facility in Oskaloosa, Iowa, dedicated to assembling pneumatic and cordless nailers and staplers. Iowa was chosen in large part due to its strong work ethic, central location, and superior educational system. ITW Paslode has a group of talented team members dedicated to building high quality product and improving the community they live in. In 2011, the Oskaloosa plant will celebrate 25 years in the Oskaloosa Community. ITW Paslode’s focused facilities provide an excellent environment for individuals who are driven to be a part of a winning team. Our Employees understand that manufacturing is more than just, “making something” - it is a commitment to quality and service that our customers come to expect from our products. We sell our products in over 40 countries throughout the world. These dynamic markets are highly competitive and demand creative solutions that are driven by the customers we serve. We are a part of a global market and compete with traditional suppliers from the United States, as well as new “players” from around the globe. ITW Paslode started as a small company marketing shipping supplies. In the 1940’s the company found its market niche by specializing in manufacturing staple hammers. In 1959 it began manufacturing a line of pneumatic staplers and by 1962 was manufacturing revolutionary nailers, the first tool with magazine feeding of nails. The effect was a dramatic cost savings in terms of labor for its customers - the construction industry. In the mid-1980’s it made the world’s only independent power source nailers under the brand name - Impulse. In 1987 it was acquired by a Fortune 300 Company - Illinois Tool Works (ITW). ITW & Paslode continue to grow stronger for their employees and for the communities they serve.
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Business and Industry genetics and farm supplies. Several value-added agricultural businesses are located on the south side of the city. The telecommunications industry is thriving in Oskaloosa with a local company that provides high-speed Internet, digital television and telecommunications service. The community features several small computer companies that provide Web site services and computer-related retail. Oskaloosa is served by several national telecommunications companies. To promote the growth of industry in the Oskaloosa area, a group of local industries formed the Mahaska Community Development Group. The MCDG’s mission is to assist the expansion of local industry and the recruitment of new manufacturers to the area. An on-going project for MCDG is the construction of a connector road from the Oskaloosa Industrial Park to the intersection of Highways 63
and 163 south of the city. MCDG is working with the city of Oskaloosa, Mahaska County and the Iowa Department of Transportation on the project. The Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group industrial park is a 33.5 acre site on the southeast edge of Oskaloosa. It has road access from South 35th Street and connects the site to Highways 92 and 23. The site also is 30 miles from Interstate 80. A Union Pacific Railroad track is approximately 400 feet from the site; a spur is available and has daily switching. The Oskaloosa airport is located nearby a few miles southeast of the city limits. The Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group also helps existing businesses looking to expand and new industries wanting to locate in the area with several incentive programs. The programs include forgivable or low-interest loans, reimbursement of training costs, funds for road improvements, competitive utility rates, partial property tax exemptions,
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Business and Industry Tax Increment Financing funds, cash incentives for new jobs, venture capital opportunities, and special project financing. The Mahaska County Agricultural and Rural Development program also has helped the local value-added agricultural sector in the Oskaloosa area. The MCARD program helps promote the development of value-added agricultural products, provides economic development assistance to smaller, rural communities in Mahaska County and offers professional grant-writing expertise to help bring outside dollars into the Oskaloosa area to fund special economic development initiatives. Retail The Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group works hard to grow and strengthen the city’s retail sector. In 2005, the “Shop Oskaloosa First” campaign was resurrected and updated. The chamber teamed up with the local newspaper and radio station to encourage people to shop locally.
There are several retail promotions during the year. Some of the promotions include the annual Art on the Square, The Fourth of July Stock Car Races, Ridiculous Days, Sweet Corn Serenade and Craft Show, Christmas Walk, Lighted Christmas Parade, Business After Hours events, small business seminars and more than 60 special events sponsored by the Chamber Diplomats — the chamber’s meeters and greeters. Oskaloosa, which is served by four arterial highways, is the retail hub of the county, with an estimated trade population of more than 44,000. There are four primary retail centers in Oskaloosa. These centers are: • Heartland Square and surrounding area on the east side of town. Heartland Square features Slumberland and more. Also, Hot Stone Steak and Pasta Grill, and Super 8 motel are nearby. • Historic downtown, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the home for more than 30 specialty shops, restaurants and service businesses. • Penn Central Mall, which is connected to the downtown, is where many retailers are housed including JC Penny’s, Maurices and Gardner Collier Jewelry. • A Avenue businesses include craft shops, a major drug store, and the Wal-Mart SuperCenter. There are many auto parts stores, convenience stores, and two grocery stores — Hy-Vee and Fareway.
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Education The Oskaloosa community is fortunate to have the educational facilities to offer its residents a high-quality education from preschool through their adult lives. Preschools Oskaloosa has seven preschools to give children a helping hand to get started on their education. The newest preschool is the voluntary 4-yearold preschool for the Oskaloosa Community School District. The Oskaloosa Christian School offers SONshine Preschool and there are other preschools in the Oskaloosa area — Kids Corner in University Park, Little Creations Pre-School at Central United Methodist Church, SIEDA-Mahaska County Headstart, the YMCA Preschool in Oskaloosa and more. Oskaloosa Community School District The Oskaloosa Community Schools offers a quality education for approximately 2,400 students preschool through 12th-grade. It is a “Character Counts” district built around the six pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. During the fall of 2007 the district opened the Oskaloosa Elementary Preschool Center at 508 S. Seventh St. (former Webster Elementary). The preschool offers programs for students with disabilities as well as qualifying 4-year-olds. Oskaloosa Elementary, located at 1801 Orchard Ave., was opened in January of 2005. It serves the district’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students. The school is designed as lower and upper elementary facility. The west side contains the K-2 office area and kindergarten through second grade classrooms. Grades three through five and the 3-5-office area are located on the east side of the building. Shared services are located in the center of the building, which includes the gymnasium, commons, nurse’s office, media center, computer lab, music and art rooms. The elementary school offers the following opportunities for its students: all day, every day kindergarten; accelerated and enriched learning opportunities; inclusion services for students with disabilities; researched-based reading and math instruction, individualized computer; assisted instruction, orchestra beginning at fourth-grade, and band for fifth-graders. Oskaloosa Middle School, located at 1704 N. Third St., offers a multitude of experiences for the district’s sixth- through eighth-grade students. A strong core academic program is provided as well as a variety of exploratory courses. These include: Spanish, French, Current Events, Foods, Crafts, Sewing, Housing, Industrial Technology, Computer 36
Technology courses, Art and Chorus. Band and orchestra are offered within the school day and a variety of extra-curricular activities are available to seventh- and eighth-grade girls and boys. In order to meet the individual needs of its students, academic enrichment and acceleration are available and co-taught academic classes are provided. Students in grades nine through 12 are served within Oskaloosa High School. Located at 1816 N. Third St., Oskaloosa High School looks like a new facility due to an addition and extensive renovation completed in 2005. Opportunities are available for high school students within academic areas, career and technical education, Fine and Performing Arts, and extra-curricular activities. Dual credit is available for students through William Penn University and Indian Hills Community College Career Academy for a variety of courses. Oskaloosa High School has been recognized by the Belin Blank International Center for Gifted and Talented Development as an “Iowa Top 50 School” for three consecutive years based on the number of students taking Advanced Placement exams.
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Education Oskaloosa High School’s Career and Technical programs offer students real-life experiences, preparing them for college and the work force. Video production courses are offered in which students film and produce programs that are aired on the local cable station. Construction trades students work with local contractors to build a home each school year. Agricultural students annually farm 100 acres located north of the high school. Students interested in health occupations can participate in Nursing Essentials and Medical Terminology courses. This program allows students to gain IHCC credit and have the opportunity to be certified as a “nursing assistant.” Fine and Performing Arts are enhanced by the opportunity for students to perform at the George Daily Auditorium. Drama productions are an essential part of the curriculum as well as chorus, orchestra, and concert and marching band. Two art studios allow students interested in art to participate in a variety of courses such as: computer graphics and digital photography, pottery, and airbrush and screen printing, to name only a few.
Opportunities are continually added for high school students as administrators and teachers strive to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in the 21st century world. Oskaloosa Christian School The Oskaloosa Christian School is a private elementary school located at 726 N. E St. The school is affiliated with the Calvinists, and offers classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school has an academic calendar of 180 days and students attend six hours of classes each day - both which meet the state of Iowa average. There are about 150 co-ed students who attend school and the school has a staff of 10 teachers. Their classes rank in the top 10 percent of classes in the state of Iowa. The teacher to student ratio at the school is 1:14 which is the state of Iowa average. Learn more about the Oskaloosa Christian School at http://www.oskaloosachristian.net/
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Education William Penn University William Penn University prides itself as an institution that educates future leaders, and university officials are taking the initiative to expand both the facilities and curriculum to better serve its students. The Penn Activity Center is the home of new athletic facilities as well as classrooms and laboratories on campus. The ground level of the PAC features three basketball courts, 50 yards of artificial turf, a wrestling room, locker rooms and offices for coaches and trainers. The second floor features an overhead track 14 feet above the courts and turf area. The third level in the facility houses a science lab and classrooms for a nursing program. Near the PAC to the north rests the Musco Technology Center. There are two wings to the center — the Industrial Technology program is housed in the southern wing of the facility. The IT section features a manufacturing lab and a construction lab as well as classrooms and offices. The north wing of the facility houses the Communication Technology department — embodied as the Communication Research Institute, which focuses on digital broadcast studies. William Penn is expanding its curriculum as it creates new facilities. William Penn is offering its first graduate-level program — a masters in business leadership at William Penn’s College for Working Adults. William Penn created the digital broadcast studies program. The undergraduate program is part of the Communication Research Institute. Marc Rosenwasser is the director of CRI. He is a news producer who worked for Tom Browkaw and Katie Couric. He directs CRI, teaches courses and helps the university recruit.
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The university also created a nursing program that offers a bachelors of science in nursing. William Penn and Indian Hills Community College are joining forces in a 2+2 program. Indian Hills nursing students can earn their two-year nursing degree and then come to William Penn to complete the last two years of their bachelors degree. Mahaska Health Partnership has a need for nurses who have administrative skills that they learn from a BA program. So, William Penn will give nursing students a chance to further enhance their knowledge and skills. Indian Hills Community College Indian Hills Community College, with campuses in Ottumwa and Centerville, is in its fifth decade of serving students in southeast Iowa and the surrounding area. The college has grown to meet the changing needs of the residents of those areas. The college staff members, administration, and board of trustees are committed to providing high
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Education quality educational opportunities through the Indian Hills programs and facilities.
need at the Oskaloosa site. And they can also be connected with the IHCC campus in Ottumwa.
In the late 1990s, Indian Hills opened facilities in eight counties in the college’s 10-county area. These “county service centers” were designed to make it possible for students to pursue a college education without having to travel long distances. And the centers were located in the county-seat communities in those eight counties to try and make them accessible for everyone in those counties.
The William Penn Center has an Iowa Communications Network (ICN) room where students can take arts and sciences classes along with a few health occupations classes. The center also has a state-ofthe-art computer lab that serves as a research center and study area for IHCC students. Students can receive instruction to help them complete their GED requirements. The final testing for the GED takes place the first Tuesday of each month. A wide variety of customized learning classes is offered in the center on a regular basis each term.
One of the county service centers is located in Oskaloosa. The William Penn Center is located at 1710 N. Market St. It’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and for specifically scheduled events on Saturday. The center acts as a conduit between the students who use the facility and the main campus of Indian Hills. Many times the student can find the information they
The Indian Hills William Penn Center prides itself in being a convenient and affordable educational opportunity for residents of the Oskaloosa community.
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Education Iowa State University Extension The Mahaska County Extension office offers a variety of education and continuing education programs that benefit people and area industries. Whether you are a gardener working on becoming a master gardener or a business owner seeking education for your work force, the Mahaska County Extension office offers courses to fit your needs. The ISU Extension offers the latest research on programs such as agriculture and natural resources, business and industry, communities, families, and 4-H and other youth programs. The Extension offers access to conferences that offer continuing education units. Iowa State University alumni also are eligible to join the ISU Alumni Association that offers continuing education benefits such as alumni tours. The Iowa State University Extension works with industries through partnerships to develop innovative curricula with technology that responds to the specific training needs of employers such as learner-centered design;
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faculty, student and business involvement; distance learning technology, including e-learning and e-business; and a focus on quality, efficiency and accountability. Learn more at: www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska/ The Christian Opportunity Center The Christian Opportunity Center support people with disabilities with vocational and life skills training with Christian Values. The COC began serving the Pella-Oskaloosa area in 1969 with services for children. In its first few years, the COC leased space until it built its own school in 1975. The COC began adult vocational services in 1974 and built a workshop at the school site in 1979. In 1981, COC began building 15-unit residences for adults with disabilities. The COC’s special education program moved from the COC campus to the Pella Christian Grade School in 1987, and to the Pella Christian High School in 1990. Through the years, the COC has expanded from Pella to include offices in Oskaloosa at 110 B. Ave. E., and offices in Indianola and Des Moines. Imagine the Possibilities Imagine the Possibilities is a private, not-for-profit organization established under the name Mahaska Diamond Shelter in October 1977. The organization’s board conducted four years of research and fund drives to open a facility in Oskaloosa that would provide residential services to adults with disabilities. In July of 1981, they reached their goal when a 15-bed group home licensed as a RCF/MR was opened on South 11th Street. Imagine the Possibilities serve more than 50 people in a variety of settings and with a range of services. Imagine the Possibilities provides community support living arrangements, has an intermediate care facility with in-house nursing and rehabilitation services.
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Healthcare Mahaska Health Partnership Mahaska Health Partnership continues Making Healthcare Personal for residents in Mahaska and surrounding counties.
respond to the community’s request for convenience, comfort and high quality healthcare, including:
Led by their exceptional medical staff, the healthcare professionals at MHP have a strong commitment to excellence. They continually meet and exceed national standards for healthcare quality and safety, and are accredited by the Joint Commission, a voluntary organization that places an emphasis on continuous improvement and delivering high-quality care. Patient satisfaction measures are also compared nationally, and the scores which are already high, continue to rise.
• The Birthing Center, with private birthing rooms and 24-hour locked security. Family Practice physicians provide pre and postnatal care, along with care of newborns. Surgeons and CRNAs provide surgical services, including intrathecal anesthesia. A Pediatrician is also available.
While MHP includes the hospital serving the Mahaska County region, the name is designed to represent all the healthcare agencies and medical professionals who partner with the health system to
• Surgical Services, utilized by physician specialists in General Surgery, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics (bone and joint), Ophthalmology (eye), Podiatry (feet); and ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat). • Emergency Services, staffed 24/7 by physicians and a staff of highly-trained emergency healthcare professionals. MHP currently has the only Level III or Area Trauma Center in a 60-mile radius, signifying a higher standard of care with improved outcomes and treatments. MHP operates a three unit ambulance service in Mahaska County, staffed by paramedics and EMTs. • Home Health & Hospice Services, including Mahaska Hospice, Keokuk County Hospice and the Hospice Serenity House, a six-bed residential facility for hospice patients and their families. • Public Health, offering vaccinations, and public health functions including Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Clinic, family planning, skilled nursing, aides and homemaker services. • New Directions, providing outpatient counseling for behavioral health and substance use disorders. • Advanced radiological services including X-ray, digital mammography, CT Scans, MRI and a dedicated trauma and chest imaging digital X-ray suite.
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Healthcare Mahaska Health Partnership • Vision Quest, a geriatric psychiatry unit offering short-term inpatient services for patients more than 60 years old. • Physical and Occupational Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Sleep Lab, Cancer Care and Infusion Center and Diabetes Education. • New Sharon Medical Center, a family practice center providing fulltime medical care in the New Sharon community. • Visiting specialty physicians provide services in oncology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, ENT (ear, nose and throat), vascular, pulmonology (lung) and electromyography (EMG, for evaluating and recording the activation signal of muscles). As a member of the Mahaska community, MHP is dedicated to providing many valuable community benefits designed to improve access and enhance the health of the community. MHP providers and staff work closely to ensure the services offered meet the ever growing needs of the people they serve.
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Health To continue assuring that patients receive the best care possible, MHP announced plans to move forward with a $24 million expansion project to house a new Surgical Center, Inpatient Unit and Birthing Center. The building project is being financed with a direct loan from the USDA. The project will include more than 50,000 square feet of space and will feature all private patient rooms, improved patient flows and a patient-friendly design. The cost includes construction, as well as the medical equipment and technology necessary to remain up-to-date in today’s healthcare environment. This is a project that upgrades facilities to be competitive in the market, and more importantly, provides an enhanced patient experience. It also makes MHP more competitive in physician recruitment. By building an addition rather than renovating, MHP will have room to plan for the future, including adding some necessary space to existing departments. Those changes will not begin until the new addition is complete. Plans are also in the works for more parking. These enhancements to the medical campus will be great for servic-
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Health es in the Mahaska Community, becoming the foundation for healthcare services this millennium. For more information on Mahaska Health Partnership, visit our website at mahaskahealth.org or call (641) 672-3100. There are a wide variety of healthcare professionals located throughout the community to help meet all of your family’s medical needs. From early dental care and braces to cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, local dentists are committed to meeting your entire family’s needs. Dentists who are members of the Oskaloosa Chamber include Dr. Tom Bowie, who is a third generation of Bowie Dentists with more than 100 years of service to the community; Lifetime Dental Solutions with Dr. John Rohloff and Dr. Laura Adams, who practice by the philosophy of always doing what is best for patients while improving overall oral health; Osky Dental with Dr. Dan Schuster, who offers a "One Stop Dental Shop”; Patritto Orthodontics with Dr. Dwayne Patritto, who offers a variety of options for braces and teeth whitening; and Town Square Dental
Care with Dr. Eric De Boef and Dr. Patrick Jones, who offer preventive and restorative dentistry for all ages. For eye care, Oskaloosa is home to a number of optometrists, including chamber members Dr. Steve Shoup and Dr. Cindy Shoup, who have been practicing at Central Vision Center since 1981; Dr. Jim Else at Eye Care Partners, P.C. ; and Dr. Craig Coen and Dr. Molly Walker, who are at Oskaloosa Vision Center, a busy, medical-based office For your prescription needs, Oskaloosa has four pharmacies that are Chamber members: HyVee Pharmacy, Mahaska Drug, Medicap Pharmacy and WalMart Pharmacy. For back care, Oskaloosa is also home to a number of chiropractors, including chamber members Mark A. Ford, DC, and Oskaloosa Chiropractic, the clinic of Dr. Terry Wolfswinkel. There are also professional mental health and substance abuse counselors and a variety of other health professionals to meet your unique needs.
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Health For back care, Oskaloosa is also home to a number of chiropractors, including chamber members Mark A. Ford, DC and Oskaloosa Chiropractic, the clinic of Dr. Terry Wolfswinkel. There are also professional mental health and substance abuse counselors, four local pharmacies and a variety of other health professionals to meet your unique needs.
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Hammer Medical Supply Hammer Medical Supply, located at 113 High Ave. East, has provided Oskaloosa with quality medical products and services for more than 25 years. The staff at Hammer Medical Supply rent and sell all types of medical equipment spanning the spectrum from bathroom aids to wheelchairs and oxygen systems. In addition to the number of in-store products and services they provide, Hammer Medical also does in-home assessments, inhome delivery and equipment set-up, and they educate their customers on how to use their new equipment. If you need nursing home care, Oskaloosa has several facilities to meet your needs.
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Health If you need an assisted living facility or nursing home care, Oskaloosa has several facilities to meet your needs. Those who are chamber members include: Oskaloosa Care Center A fairly new facility located on the west side of town on Highway 432, the Oskaloosa Care Center offers general nursing care, skilled care and a special Alzheimer’s Care unit, called Horizon West. With special safety features, secured exits, a low stimulus environment and limited population, Horizon West is designed to best meet the needs of patients with memory loss. Oskaloosa Care Center has room for 69 residents (private and double rooms) and care is directed toward activities of daily living, socialization, maintenance and restoration of self skills, comfort measures, medication and treatment needs. For more information, call Oskaloosa Care Center at 641-676-3414.
Maple Ridge Assisted Living Maple Ridge Assisted Living offers an alternative living style for seniors that don't feel that they can stay at home but aren't quite ready for the services of a nursing home. The residents enjoy three meals a day, bathing and medication assistance and a great variety of activities. Apartments are well designed suites and the building is entirely handicapped accessible. Community areas include a beautiful dining and living areas, TV room, beauty salon/barber shop, covered patio and porch, as well as a beautiful courtyard. For more information, call Maple Ridge Assisted Living at 641-672-1090.
North Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center Located in the North Hills area, North Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center is a 63-bed nursing care facility built in 2007.
There are 33 private rooms (including a hospice room) and 15 semi private rooms. They offer assisted living, skilled nursing and short term care rehabilitation. It accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. They offer many amenities for residents, such as an outdoor patio, large activity room, a therapy room, a private dining room and a beauty parlor. For more information, call North Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center at 641-673-3000.
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Leighton State Banks Serves Community for 100 years One hundred years ago, some Leighton-area farmers and a coal miner formed the Farmers Savings Bank, and it opened its doors on Aug. 21, 1911. It became one of the only two banks in the area to survive the Great Depression without either failing or being forced to reorganize under new ownership. The bank draws its strength from today’s owners who can trace their lineage back to their ancestors who opened the bank a century ago.
While the bank’s values are old-fashioned, Leighton State Bank serves its customers in the 21st century with the latest electronic banking services such as online banking, bill pay and most basic customer requests can be served online.
Service to its customers is a bedrock value of Leighton State Bank, and its dedication to the well-being of its customers and investors allowed the bank to grow, prosper and open a second location in Pella in 1997. Leighton State Bank is celebrating its century of service to the PellaLeighton-Oskaloosa area in 2011 with events in July. A big picnic celebration is planned in Pella on July 21 and in Leighton on July 26. Along with serving food to their guests, they are planning to have a hot air balloon at each picnic for the customers to enjoy. An open house event will take place in August to help celebrate the actual date of the anniversary. The bank’s 22 employees offer a full range of banking and insurance services to customers in their primary market area in Pella and Oskaloosa. Leighton State Bank’s mission is to empower their customers to grow financially strong. They look after the best interests of customers, focus on customer relationships and customer service, and they care for their customers. They also serve their communities when they are not at the bank. The staff at Leighton State Bank continues to pride themselves on the various community activities and clubs they are involved in. Each employee averages nearly two hours a week in volunteer efforts. Leighton State Bank’s commitment to the community is grounded in five values: integrity, helpfulness, flexibility, proficiency and commitment. 48
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Communications Oskaloosa may be located in the rural heartland of Iowa, but its residents know what’s going on locally, nationally and around the world. The news travels fast in Oskaloosa through the printed word, the airwaves and in cyberspace. The city’s 11,600 residents rely on a variety of media to deliver the news they need — newspaper, radio, television and a news blog.
KBOE broadcasts late-breaking news, severe weather updates, and programs of local interest including Oskaloosa High School and William Penn University sporting events. Now you can listen live to area sporting events on the Web at www.kboeradio.com. KBOE is also an Iowa Hawkeye affiliate, and an MRN affiliate with broadcasts of all NASCAR races. KBOE’s location on the dial is 740 AM and 104.9 FM.
The Oskaloosa Herald The Oskaloosa Herald has been Mahaska County’s local newspaper since 1850. Today, the Herald is a five-day, Monday through Friday, daily newspaper located at 1901 A Ave. W. The Herald also publishes the weekly Oskaloosa Shopper, bringing savings to area shoppers. It provides direct mail and offers commercial print capabilities for clients.
Ottumwa Radio Ottumwa Radio is a radio broadcast group operating 4 stations with our main offices at 416 E. Main in Ottumwa. KKSI FM (101.5 Classic Rock Kiss FM), is a 50,000 watt station broadcasting to a 50 – 60 mile radius of our tower site near Eddyville Iowa.
The Herald is a color publication with a fully electronic pagination newsroom. The Herald’s coverage area is primarily Mahaska County, but as a member of the Associated Press, the paper has access to state, national and international news. The Herald has the area’s most visited Web site at www.oskaloosa.com. The Herald is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., of Birmingham, Ala. It is part of a five-newspaper cluster in Southern Iowa composed of the Herald, the Pella Chronicle, the Knoxville JournalExpress, the Ottumwa Courier and the Centerville Daily Iowegian. KBOE KBOE, Oskaloosa’s AM and FM radio stations, serve Oskaloosa and the surrounding area 24 hours a day with new country music programming, ABC News, local and area news, sports and weather. In October of 1990, KBOE — FM was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission to upgrade its power from 3,000 Watts to the current 50,000 Watts, providing the station with an extended coverage area. KBOE — AM continues to broadcast with 250 Watts of power since Nov. 15, 1950, when the station first hit the airwaves.
Kiss FM offers a very loyal audience aged 25 to 54, enjoying the best in Classic Rock music with News, Sports and Weather every hour, plus The Big Show with John Boy and Billy Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. KRKN FM (New Country 104.3) plays current country hits with 25,000 watts of people pleasing power. KRKN reaches men and women within a 45 – 55 mile radius of the tower near Floris, Iowa. 1240 KBIZ AM, “Your News and Information Leader,” has been broadcasting News, Sports, Weather, Farm and Financial related shows and Christian programming to Southeast Iowa since 1947. You can hear shows from Clark Howard, Dave Ramsey, and Lou Dobbs plus local programming, like the Mid Morning Magazine every weekday morning, as well as local Sports and Concerts. 92.7 KTWA FM, Today’s Hits and Yesterdays Favorites, broadcasts from a 50,000 watt tower in of Ottumwa. This Adult Contemporary station reaches men and women aged 18 – 54. All four stations stream their signal live online! Just go to www.ottumwaradio.com and choose your favorite station, then click the “Listen Now” button.
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Communications Communication Research Institute The Communication Research Institute of William Penn University was established mainly to explore ways in which small communities can use technology to more fully inform citizens so they can make better decisions concerning how their community operates, thereby helping to ensure community sustainability. CRI is its own 501(C)(3) organization and works closely with William Penn University's Digital Communication Department and students in the Oskaloosa School System. Currently staffed by 12 professional television producers and nearly a dozen University and High School students, CRI produces quality original television programming and also covers city and county government meetings all of which are shown on MCG (Mahaska Communication Group) Channel 12. The CRI offices are located in the Musco Technology Center on the north side of William Penn University’s campus. In regards to the Digital Communications part of the MTC, it features two television studios and control rooms, audio/video editing suites, classrooms and the offices of CRI. CRI utilizes top-of-the-line technology such as Final Cut Pro soft-
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Communications the public can make informed decisions on issues. He believes advances in communications technology necessitate a new way of thinking and teaching students the art of communicating effectively. "Kids will live in a world different from what we live in," he said. Communications is evolving from just print and broadcast journalism to include the Internet social mediums of blogs, podcasts and streaming video. Wright says at CRI the staff continues to look at different modes of communication. Wright believes smaller cities like Oskaloosa can thrive in the new information age because businesses will take advantage of Internet technologies to communicate with the world and their employees can enjoy the amenities of small-town life. MCG The Mahaska Communication Group brings the world to your home. Its fiber optics systems brings audio, video and high-speed Internet service to homes, businesses and public institutions. MCG opened its doors in 1999 and has grown steadily since. Starting with a staff of two full-time and six part-time employees; MCG now has more than 40 full-time employees. It has wired both Oskaloosa and University Park with fiber optic lines and now serves the nearby communities of Beacon and Keomah Village. The company has placed a new wireless tower to extend service to the towns of Barnes City, What Cheer and Gibson. MCG has its offices adjoining the southside of Penn Central Mall. MCG provides local and long-distance telephone service, high-speed Internet access and digital television. It also provides email, spam and virus protection, T-1 service, dark fiber leasing and Voice over IP Phone service.
cast on MCG. Also, the staff of the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University broadcast programs on MCG. MCG officials say they are committed to bringing the most up-to-date technology to their customers. Digital Video Recorders, High Definition TV and Voice On Demand are just a few of the technologies that MCG will bring to their customers. Osky News Osky News is a recent addition to the other media outlets offered in Oskaloosa, with its primary focus being its Web presence. The first story covered was Sweet Corn Serenade on Aug. 6, 2010. Osky News has continued to grow from the idea shared between two people one summer afternoon, to its current readership of 3,400 unique visitors to the site on average every day to www.oskynews.org. The all-volunteer staff continues to strive to provide Mahaska County and its neighbors with the latest breaking news, human interest, community events, politics and some sports. If you have a skill and want to be a part of a fast growing group of people dedicated to promoting Oskaloosa and Mahaska County, email us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCG has two local channels - Channel 12 and Channel 17 - on its cable service to bring community events to peoplesâ€™ living rooms. Channel 17 carries Oskaloosa High School and William Penn University athletic events. Channel 12 broadcasts local government meetings. Also, Central Reformed Church has its Sunday services broadcast on MCG and several other churches are committed to having their services broadJosh DeLong
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National Register of Historic Places Mahaska County is very proud of its many buildings that have been included on the National Register of Historic Places. Alsop, Carroll, House (1988) Also known as Mitchell House 1907 A Ave. E., Oskaloosa Bellfountain Bridge (1998) Berry, Dr. William E. and Ethel Rosenberger, House (1996) — 116 Rosenberger Ave., Oskaloosa
Lincoln School (1991) 911 B Ave. W., Oskaloosa Mahaska County Courthouse (1981) Market Street and Second Avenue, Oskaloosa McMullin, Maj. James W., House (1985) 403 First Ave., E., Oskaloosa McNeill, W.A., House (1999) Also known as Abbott House 1282 C Ave. E., Oskaloosa
Bridge near New Sharon (1998) Conover, Thomas J., House (1996) 1010 N. Market St., Oskaloosa Edmundson Park Historic District, (2007) 11th Ave. & Edmundson Drive, Oskaloosa Eveland Bridge (1998) Fulton Avenue over Des Moines River Forest Cemetery Entrance (1991) North 9th Street and J Avenue East, Oskaloosa Gibbs, E. H., House (1991) Griffith Hall William Penn College Campus, North Market Extension, Oskaloosa Hoffman, Phil, House (1991) 807 High Avenue East, Oskaloosa Iowa Yearly Meeting House — College Avenue Friends Church (1996) 912 N. C St., Oskaloosa Johnson, William A. and Ida C., House (1996) 307 College Ave., Oskaloosa Klose, Dr. William H. and Mae R., House (1996) 1002 Penn Blvd., Oskaloosa Lake Keomah State Park, Bathhouse — Lodge Area (Area A) (1990) Off Iowa 371 south of junction with Iowa 92 Lake Keomah State Park, Erosion Control Area (Area B) (1990 ) Off Iowa 371 south of junction with Iowa 92 Lamberson, Jack, House (1988) Also known as McCormick, Robert, House 511 N. Park Ave., Oskaloosa 52
Nelson, Daniel, House and Barn (1974) Also known as Nelson Pioneer Farm SR 1, Oskaloosa
Pierson-Betts House (1996) 815 Penn Blvd., Oskaloosa President’s Cottage (1996) 425 College Ave., Oskaloosa Rivola Theater (1984) 202-204 High Ave. W, Oskaloosa Rock Island Passenger Depot (1989) Rock Island Avenue between 1st and 2nd streets Rose Hill Methodist Episcopal Church (2003) Also known as Rose Hill Community Church 304 Main St., Rose Hill Seeberger-Loring-Kilburn House (1983) 509 High Ave., E., Oskaloosa
North Skunk River Bridge (1998) Oskaloosa City Hall (1991) Also known as See Also: Oskaloosa City Square Commercial Historic District Junction of South Market Street and Second Avenue East, NE corner, Oskaloosa Oskaloosa City Park and Band Stand (1983) City Park, Oskaloosa Oskaloosa City Square Commercial Historic District (1986) Roughly bounded by A Avenue East, North and South Second St., Second Avenue East, and North and South A Street Oskaloosa Fire Station (1991) Also known as See Also: Oskaloosa City Square Commercial Historic District 109-111 Second Ave. East, Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Monthly Meeting of Friends Parsonage (1996) — 910 N. C St., Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Public Library (1991) Junction of Market Street and Second Avenue West, SW corner, Oskaloosa Paradise Block Historic District (1991) Seeberger-Loring-Kilburn House 402, 406, 408, 410, 414, 418 and 510 — 714 High Ave. E., Oskaloosa Penn College Historic District (1996) Also known as William Penn College 201 Trueblood Ave., Oskaloosa
Shoemake, John H., House (1984) Also known as Shoemake-Muhl House 116 Second Ave., W., Oskaloosa Smith-Johnson House (1977) Also known as “The Old Brick” 713 High Ave., E., Oskaloosa Spring Creek Friends Cemetery (1996) Junction of Osburn Avenue and 235th Street Spring Creek Meeting House — H Street Mission (1996) 207 N. H St., Oskaloosa Spurgin Residence (1996) Also known as Rice House 313 College Ave., Oskaloosa St. James Episcopal Church (1991) Junction of First Avenue and South Third Street, SW corner, Oskaloosa Stock Judging Pavilion (1984) Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, Oskaloosa Stokes, Dr. Ella, House (1996) 416 W. College Hill Ave., Oskaloosa Stranahan, Prof. Edgar H. & Irene D., House (1996) 1001 Gurney St., Oskaloosa VanderWilt Farmstead Historic District (1982) Voorhees, John K., House (1982) Northwest of Oskaloosa on Iowa 163, Oskaloosa
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Worship Five years after a fire destroyed the First Church of the Nazarene on the eastside of Oskaloosa, the congregation celebrated the opening of its new church campus on the western edge of Oskaloosa. January 21, 2006, was the date of the horrendous fire which destroyed a large part of the church campus at 300 S. 11th St. The spring of 2010 was a wet one for construction in this area. Nevertheless, the steel beams that appeared to be boxlike soon took on a more permanent look. Work progressed to where the building was able to be closed in by winter and construction continued right on through the cold and snow of recent months. The first service was held sometime in June of 2011. Some points of interest at the new 32-acre, $10 million church campus include: • An approximately 52,000-square-foot building. • The foyer will host a small bookstore with an indoor/outdoor cafe. • The large glass structure will host an indoor playland for birthday parties and ministries to moms and young children and families. • The multi-ministry center will accommodate a basketball and volleyball court.
• The building has a children’s auditorium and a youth auditorium that will each accommodate 100 students. • The entire building is accessible on ground level, the sole exception being the technical audio/video booth. The church’s mission as an outreach-focused congregation is to change lives through Christ. The church’s values include Prayer, Biblical Preaching and Teaching, Authentic Worship, Community, Reaching Others, Christian Life Development and Family. The worship staff includes Dave Childers, Lead Pastor; Tim McIntire, Interim Worship Arts Pastor; and Ralph Sprunk, Visitation Pastor. The Rev Mark Miller and his wife, Debbie, have accepted the call to join our staff as associate pastor. They will moving to Oskaloosa between mid-May and mid-June. Mark’s primary assignment is worship and music, along with other responsibilities. The church offers Sunday School at 9 a.m. and the Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. For more information regarding services, you can contact the church at (641) 673-3417.
OSKALOOSA CHURCH DIRECTORY Bethel Baptist Church 1407 A Ave. W Email:email@example.com Bruce Thompson, Minister Bethel Christian Reformed Church 2157 230th St. (West of KBOE) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Calvary Bible Church 1411 S. 11th St. Douglas Smiley, Pastor Central Reformed Church 815 2nd Ave. E Email: email@example.com Rev. Don De Glopper Central United Methodist Church 201 N. Market St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Tom Boomershine Church of Jesus Christ Restored 401 B Ave W. Herb Dixon, Minister Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1714 Pella Avenue John Ottosson, Branch President College Avenue Friends 912 N. C St. Email: email@example.com, Tom Palmer, Pastor Community of Christ 330 N 6th St
Evangelical Church of Oskaloosa 1513 S. Market St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Barner, Pastor Faith Evangelical Methodist Church 1004 So. 18th St. Dave Brown, Pastor Fellowship Bible Church 1000 A Ave. W. (A Ave W & N 1st St.) Email: email@example.com Rev. Bryan Latchaw First Assembly of God Hwy. 23 South, PO Box 248 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Dotson, Sr. Pastor First Baptist Church 209 S. 3rd St. (So. 3rd St. & 2nd Ave.) First Christian Church 119 A Ave. E Email: email@example.com Michael Omundson, Pastor First Christian Reformed 815 N 11th St. (N. 11th & J Ave. East) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dale W. Visser, Pastor First Church of the Nazarene 300 S. 11th St. Email: email@example.com David E. Childers, Sr. Pastor First Church of the Open Bible Hwy. 163 & Evans Rd. Dwayne Poe, Minister
First Pentecostal Church 416 2nd Ave. E, 641-673-4277 Mail: 537 Spring Creek Village John Allard, Pastor First Presbyterian Church 405 High Ave. E, PO Box 14 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Dr. Dennis E. Morey Good News Chapel 601 S. H St. Email: email@example.com Alvern Boetsma, Minister Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 9th Ave. E & Hwy. 23 S., P.O. Box 266 firstname.lastname@example.org Roger Neumann, Pastor Hillside Bible Church 2352 Hwy. 92 E, PO Box 229 Email: email@example.com Dan Kelderman, Pastor 641-673-6168 Jehovah’s Witness 1712 S. Market St. (Kingdom Hall) Jubilee Family Church Rev. William Tvedt 401 S. D St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lifehouse Community Church 212 N. I Street (ISU Ext. Bldg.) Email: email@example.com Pastor Steve Howe
New Hope Free Methodist Church 821 8th Ave. E Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Daryl Martin Park Church of Christ 1804 Burlington Road Mark Doland, Minister St. James Episcopal 207 S. 3rd St., P.O. Box 525 Rev. Dr. Terence Kleven St. John Lutheran Church 2370 Merino Ave., Email: email@example.com Pastor Joel Picard St. Mary’s Catholic Church 315 1st Ave. E Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fr. Thomas Spiegel St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ 501 High Ave. E., Phone 641-673-7206 Email: email@example.com Rev. Elizabeth Colton Two Timbers Church of Christ 215 A Ave. W Rick Charlton, Pastor The Rock Christian Life Center 311 S. 5th St. www.therockclc.org 641-673-3425
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Oskaloosa Recreation Trail Exercise and relax in the outdoors
parks, by two golf courses, offers unique underpasses, and safely accommodates two-way recreational traffic.
Oskaloosa offers a unique outdoor way for visitors to get good cardio-vascular exercise in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere with rustic scenery on the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail. The recreation trail is currently a 12 1/2 mile long, 10-foot wide paved path that loops around the outskirts of Oskaloosa and offers the perfect venue for runners, walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers.
Two trailheads, which feature parking, restrooms, and water, currently exist along the trail: Edmundson Park (11th Avenue West, also known as T39 or the Beacon Road) and Bobzilla’s Bicycle Werks (1718 Pella Avenue). Bobzilla’s (641.673.3842) also offers bikes, bike repairs and accessories. The Oskaloosa Rotary Club is currently raising funds to build a third trail head near the site of the new campus of the First Church of the Nazarene, located on A Avenue West on the western edge of Oskaloosa.
The goal is to complete the final 2 1/2 miles of trail for a 15-mile path around town. The trail follows along old rail right-of-ways, winds through scenic woodlands, by agricultural fields, through
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Dining Visitors who work up an appetite taking in the sights around Oskaloosa have several dining options to choose from. Whether it’s home-style, fast food, ethic fare or fine dining, Oskaloosa has it all. If you want a quick, easy meal with some atmosphere, people can dine downtown at places such as Smokey Row or at Hunters. Other homey eateries in Oskaloosa include Tasos’ Steakhouse, Oskaloosa Family Restaurant, Pizza Ranch or Tassel Ridge winery, by appointment only. Oskaloosa has ethnic fare as well. Mi Ranchito is a Mexican restaurant on the square and La Pachanga is a Mexican restaurant in Penn Central Mall. If you just want something fast, A Avenue also is the home to many fast-food restaurants the serve everything from pizza and burgers to tacos and fried chicken. Hot Stone restaurant on Highway 23 on the eastside of Oskaloosa if you want pasta or a steak. This includes Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’
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Membership LAK Adams Photography ......................(641) 673-3471 105 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Advanced Concrete Specialists.....(641) 673-4707 802 6th Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Aflac ..................................................(641) 623-4274 4888 110th St. • Montezuma, Iowa 50171 Ajinomoto Food Ingredients.........(641) 969-4561 #1 Ajinomoto Drive • Eddyville, Iowa 52553 American Cleaning Services .........(641) 676-8847 2461 Hwy. 92 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 American Family Insurance .........(641) 673-8965 1007 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 American Legion.............................(641) 673-4457 302 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Americas Best Valu Inn .................(641) 673-8351 1315 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Ameriprise Financial......................(641) 673-3545 311 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Anderson Law Firm.......................(641) 673-9437 P.O. Box 1002 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa......673-5525 1015 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Antique Peddler, The......................(641) 676-4050 213 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Antique Shop, The..........................(641) 673-0895 406 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Anytime Fitness...............................(641) 673-5560 209 Cornerstone • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Arnold Motor Supply.....................(641) 673-8341 410 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 ArrowQuick Solutions ...................(641) 673-4109 124 N Market St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Autocare Solutions..........................(641) 673-4381 1212 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Avenues LLC ...................................(641) 676-3253 122 N. Market #1 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LBK B & B Bedding ................................(641) 673-0226 P.O. Box 1053 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 B & H Automotive..........................(641) 660-1292 801 High Ave. W. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bank Iowa ........................................(641) 673-7400 P.O. Box 1130 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bank of the West.............................(641) 673-8631 110 South D, Ofc.100 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bates Funeral Chapel.....................(641) 673-7366 P.O. Box 207 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Beacon Antiques..............................(641) 673-5137 116 Leighton St. • Beacon, Iowa 52534 Beyond Borders...............................(641) 676-3992 410 N. 7th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Birthright of Oskaloosa .................(641) 673-9722 117 N 1st St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bobzilla’s Bicycle Werks................(641) 673-3842 1718 Pella Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Book Vault........................................(641) 676-1777 105 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Booy Construction & Concrete....(641) 673-8025 1103 South D. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bowie, DDS ......................................(641) 672-2579 212 North Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Boyle & Henderson ........................(641) 673-4571 PO Box 1061 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Brayton’s Black Belt Academy.....(641) 670-0442 211 N A Streeet, Apt. C • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Breadeaux Pisa ................................(641) 673-9491 215 A Avenue East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bridal Dreams .................................(641) 673-9736 115 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Broom’s Inc......................................(641) 673-0472 P.O. Box 226 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Brown’s Shoe Fit.............................(641) 673-7295 101 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Budget Inn........................................(641) 673-8333 1210 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Buffington Remodeling ..................(641) 672-1193 1702 Pella Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Bunnell Remodeling & Const.......(641) 660-5805 1281 235th St. • Leighton, Iowa 50143 Butler-Brown Ins. Inc.....................(641) 673-8603 P.O. Box 410 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LCK C.L. Barnhouse Company.............(641) 673-8397 P.O. Box 680 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Cablevey Conveyors.......................(641) 673-8451 P.O. Box 148 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Cargill Inc.........................................(641) 969-4511 #1 Cargill Drive • Eddyville, Iowa 52553 Carriker Ford, Inc./Cellular Spec..........673-8373 PO Box 650 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Casey’s - West.................................(641) 673-9115 607 S 2nd • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Casey’s -So. Market........................(641) 673-0656 Box 1054 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Casey’s East .....................................(641) 673-9168 1809 9th Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 CB Liquor Store..............................(641) 673-5888 1202 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Cellular Specialists/Carriker Ford.........673-8373 Penn Central Mall • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Central Vision Center ....................(641) 673-5658 P.O. Box 320 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Century Homes of Oskaloosa.......(641) 672-2344 1712 Pella Avenue • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Century Lawn .................................(641) 673-7895 2718 248th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Champion Storage & Signs...........(641) 673-8387 1203 So. 7th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Christian Opportunity Center......(641) 673-9480 110 B Avenue East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Church & Dwight ...........................(641) 673-8514 2360 Hwy. 23 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Clark Tire.........................................(641) 672-2593 201 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, IoWA 52577 Clow Valve Co..................................(641) 673-8611 902 South Second • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Co-Line Welding Inc. .....................(641) 594-2953 1041 Cordova Ave. • Lynnville, Iowa 50153 Comfort Inn .....................................(641) 676-6000 2401 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Comfort Urns and Keepsakes ......(641) 673-8904 502 6th Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Communications Research Institute......676-3400 105 High Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Community 1st Credit Union .......(641) 673-7243 PO Box 327 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Credit Bureau Services of Iowa(641) 673-9427 P.O. Box 180 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Crisis Intervention Services ..........(641) 673-0336 500 High Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Crookham Johnson Law Office...(641) 676-4225 108 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Cunningham Inc. ............................(641) 673-8479 808 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Curtis Architecture.........................(641) 672-9625 122 N. Market #3 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Curves ...............................................(641) 676-1436 200 High Ave. #101 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LDK db Landscaping...............................(641) 673-5820 1938 270th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Debbie’s Merle Norman ................(641) 673-9400 119 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 DeBruin Electric .............................(641) 673-9820 2378 Highway 92 East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
DeBruin Provisions.........................(641) 660-4556 2194 Newport Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 DeJong Greenhouse........................(641) 628-3602 P.O. Box 289 • Pella, Iowa 50219 DeJong Lawn & Landscape..........(641) 673-8717 2311 292nd St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Delightful Embroidery...................(641) 673-4780 306 North 9th Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 DeRonde Const. & Seamless Gutters....660-8381 2808 Lincoln Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Doll Distributing..............................(515) 263-3208 1901 De Wolf St. • Des Moines, Iowa 50316 Dr. Salami’s ......................................(641) 676-3737 2214 So. 11th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Drost, Tom & Cindy.......................(641) 673-0257 2175 180th St. • New Sharon, Iowa 50207 DRS Transport ................................(641) 673-9401 P.O. Box 29 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LEK E-Z Sales & Rental.........................(641) 673-0358 113 North 1st Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Eagleone Safety Solutions..............(641) 933-4530 2917 Hwy. 23 • Cedar, Iowa 52543 Eagles Nest, The ..............................(641) 673-8776 117 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Edge of Recovery ............................(641) 676-4060 103 N. 3rd #B • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Edward Jones - Mattson................(641) 673-1470 301 N. 1st - Suite A • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Edward Jones-D. Ahmad ..............(641) 673-7930 111 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Edward Jones-Fender....................(641) 673-8691 217 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Edward Jones-Norris .....................(641) 673-0898 1205 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Evolution Clinical Services............(641) 676-3999 PO Box 1001 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Eye Care Partners, P.C. .................(641) 673-9263 P.O. Box 26 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LFK Family Medical Center ..................(641) 672-2571 410 N. 12th, #300 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Fareway ............................................(641) 673-7288 313 3rd Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Farm Bureau Financial Srvs. .......(641) 673-3478 Contacts: Denner, McNaul,Arkema, Hopf 214 N. G • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Faulkner & Broerman..................(641) 673-8336 216 So. 1st St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 First National Bank Midwest........(641) 673-8405 P.O. Box 420 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Forest Cemetery..............................(641) 672-2243 P.O. Box 486 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Fred’s Muffler Shop .......................(641) 673-9406 1214 A Avenue West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Furniture Store, The.......................(641) 673-8433 Box 32 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LGK Garden & Associates......................(641) 672-2526 P.O. Box 451 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Gardner-Collier Jewelry................(641) 673-7449 Penn Central Mall • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp.....(641) 672-2181 P.O. Box 22 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Gatton Realty...................................(641) 673-9465 1207 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 George Daily Auditorium, Friends of ...672-0940 PO Box 681 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Glaco Mid-West, Inc.......................(641) 673-6077 2505 So. 33rd • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Goodwill Industries ........................(641) 673-3929 200 High Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Grate Expectations Catering ........(641) 676-3388 1109 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Grubby’s Farm Fresh Produce Mrkt. ..673-9676 313 North I • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Guardian Angels .............................(641) 673-5966 801 So. Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
LHK H & S Feed & Country Store.......(641) 673-7918 416 Hwy. 432 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 H&R Block.......................................(641) 673-8588 109 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hahn Roofing ..................................(800) 368-7833 1015 150th St. • Clare, Iowa 50524 Hair Designers.................................(641) 673-5170 1210 B Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hall Tree by Geri & Co., The .......(641) 672-1010 121 S Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hammer Medical Supply ..............(641) 672-2501 113 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hanson Directory............................(641) 792-2855 P.O. Box 786 • Newton, Iowa 50208 Harvest Point Golf Course............(641) 673-3100 1507 15th Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hawkeye Lumber Co.....................(641) 673-9701 P.O. Box 620 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hawkeye Real Estate......................(641) 673-8424 P.O. Box 667 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Heartland Center............................(641) 673-5594 1701 3rd Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Heartland Home Care....................(641) 672-2944 212 North Market St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hedge, H. Kay .................................(641) 933-4723 3207 335th • Fremont, Iowa 52561 Heslinga,Heslinga,Dixon,Moore(641) 673-9481 118 North Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Home Instead Senior Care............(641) 676-4182 207 1st Ave. W • Newton, Iowa 50208 Hot Stone Steak and Pasta Grill ..(641) 676-4192 404 So. 17th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hunter’s ............................................(641) 673-9911 113 High Avenue West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Hy-Vee Food Store..........................(641) 673-8663 110 South D • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 HyVee Pharmacy ............................(641) 673-8663 110 So. D • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LIK I wireless ...........................................(641) 673-3093 110 South D • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Imagine the Possibilities, Inc.........(641) 673-3459 PO Box 1092 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Indian Hill Comm.College WmPenn ....673-0822 1710 N. Market St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Industrial Commercial Insulation..........673-9751 P.O. Box 775 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Innovative Cleaning Services........(641) 295-3333 PO Box 388 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Insurance Station, The ...................(641) 676-3711 310 N. Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Interiors by Val................................(641) 673-5770 116 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Interpower Corporation ................(641) 673-5000 P.O. Box 115 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Iowa Custom Hydroponics............(641) 226-2447 123 N. Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Iowa Hospice ...................................(641) 676-1799 212 1st Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 ISU Extension-Mahaska Co. ........(641) 673-5841 212 North I Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 ITW Paslode ....................................(641) 672-2515 2505 South 35th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
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Membership LJK Jaarsma Bakery..............................(641) 673-6415 201 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 JCPenney .........................................(641) 673-8325 Penn Central Mall • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Jeffrey Peterson Golf Shop ...........(641) 673-5120 1608 Edmundson • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Jerry’s Automotive Corp. .............(641) 672-2681 P.O. Box 515 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Johnson Insurance Services..........(641) 673-8443 Box 1090 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Johnson’s Plumbing & Heating ...(641) 673-5137 116 Leighton St. • Beacon, Iowa 52534 Julie’s Homestyle Café...................(641) 673-5306 216 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LKK KBOE Radio....................................(641) 673-3493 P.O. Box 380 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kelderman Consulting Counseling........676-3720 103 N. 3rd #2 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kelderman Electr./Radio Shack...(641) 676-4040 103 Lowell Dr. • Eddyville, Iowa 52553 Kelderman Manufacturing...........(641) 673-0468 2686 Highway 92 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kemble Place Apts. ........................(641) 673-3320 302 N. 11th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 KFC...................................................(641) 673-8401 408 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kid’s Corner Child Care, Inc.......(641) 673-7409 P.O. Box 242 • University Park, Iowa 52595 KIIC Radio ......................................(641) 932-2112 PO Box 654 • Albia, Iowa 52531 Kinsmen’s Keep, The.....................(641) 676-3061 302 N. A St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Klyn’s Tire .......................................(641) 672-2716 618 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kool Seamless Gutters...................(641) 672-0736 1410 Mabel St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Kwik Lube of Oskaloosa ...............(641) 672-2238 1102 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 KYOU Fox 15 TV...........................(641) 684-5415 820 W. Second St. • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 LLK Lamar Companies..........................(319) 393-5802 5507 Mildred Lane NE • Cedar Rapids, IA. 52402 LaPachanga Mexican Restaurant(319) 754-5768 2916 Lawn Ave. • Burlilngton, Iowa 52601 Lappin Tire......................................(641) 676-3568 2631 Hwy. 63 South • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Laserworks ......................................(641) 676-1900 1202 So. 7th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Leighton State Bank.......................(641) 626-3721 PO Box 146 • Leighton, Iowa 50143 Liebus Concrete Products Inc. .....(641) 673-6869 816 So. 1st • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Lifehouse Community Church.....(641) 295-0899 508 N. 3rd • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Lifetime Dental Solutions..............(641) 673-8455 P.O. Box 1103 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Limo 4U............................................(641) 673-0328 823 N. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LMK Mahaska Bowl & Recreation .......(641) 673-6188 1700 A Avenue East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Co. Agency on Aging....(641) 673-3033 715 B Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Co. Cattlemen’s Assn. .(641)-672-2284 908 Woodland Rd. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Co. Conservation Bd. ...(641) 673-9327 2254 200th St. • New Sharon, Iowa 50207
Mahaska Co. Farm Bureau Fed. .(641) 673-3478 214 N. G • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Comm. Group ...............(641) 676-1000 PO Box 1038 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska County Recreation........(641) 672-2499 2055 238th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Custom Millwork..........(641) 660-5052 1409 S. 4th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Data Technologies .........(641) 673-5959 1212 So. 2nd St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Drug, Inc.........................(641) 673-3439 205 North E Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Health Partnership .......(641) 672-3100 1229 C Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Hearing Aid Center......(641) 673-5643 714 A AVE. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Rural Water Systems ...(641) 673-8851 PO Box 210 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Title-Johnson Abstract...........673-5666 121 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mahaska Veterinary Clinic...........(641) 673-0431 2348 Highway 92 East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Maid Rite..........................................(641) 673-6327 902 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Malcom Lumber,Windows, Doors.........672-9500 1701 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Manpower Services ........................(641) 682-0045 PO Box 119 • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 Maple Ridge.....................................(641) 672-1090 2102 So. Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Marjie’s Menagerie ........................(641) 672-2544 121 High Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mark A. Ford, DC,PLC ................(641) 673-7096 223 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mary Kay Cosmetics-Sue Miller............673-3086 1405 15th Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mathew Carpet ...............................(641) 672-2544 121 High Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Maurices...........................................(641) 672-2888 Penn Central Mall • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 McDonald’s......................................(641) 673-9791 703 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 McNeill Stone Mansion B&B .......(641) 673-4348 1282 C Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mediacom.........................................(641) 682-8760 850 Gateway Drive • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 Medicap Pharmacy ........................(641) 673-8486 504 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Merit Construction.........................(319) 364-1974 PO Box 2163 • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 Mi Ranchito .....................................(641) 672-9773 112 1st. Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 MidAmerican Energy ....................(888) 427-5632 2411 N Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 MidWestOne Bank.........................(641) 673-8303 P.O. Box 90 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mike Lamb Construction..............(641) 673-7166 2045 270th ST. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Modern Floor Covering.................(641) 672-2303 215 Hwy 432 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Monumental Party Rental ............(641) 660-3782 2406 Ridgeway • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Moore, Eugene R., CPA.................(641) 673-6964 1701 3rd Ave. East, 7 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Mr. Taco............................................(641) 673-5764 808 1st Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Musco Corporation ........................(641) 673-0411 P.O. Box 808 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Musco Mobile Lighting .................(641) 673-0491 PO Box 470 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Musco Sign.......................................(641) 673-2685 PO Box 808 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Music Square...................................(641) 673-7232 120 So. A • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
LNK Nelson Pioneer Farm .....................(641) 672-2989 PO Box 578 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Northern Mahaska Nursing..........(641) 673-3000 2401 Crestview Dr. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Norwex Cleaning Products ...........(641) 295-2291 601 Fairview Dr. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LOK Office Center ...................................(641) 673-7896 207 High Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 On The Rock Productions.............(641) 660-7945 815 15th Ave. E, #3 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Orscheln Farm & Home L.L.C....(641) 673-0283 1508 3rd Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Care Center..................(641) 676-3414 605 Hwy. 432 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Chiropractic .................(641) 672-2540 211 N. J • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Christian School ..........(641) 672-2174 726 North E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Community Theatre ...(641) 569-5162 PO Box 313 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa 1st Church of Nazarene........673-3417 101 Gateway Dr. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Food Products..............(641) 673-3486 P.O. Box 7 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Glass & Millworks ......(641) 673-8666 919 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Golf ................................(641) 676-4653 PO Box 52 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Herald/Shopper ...........(641) 672-2581 P.O. Box 530 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Outfits & Antiques......(641) 676-4097 117 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Quality Rental..............(641) 673-4151 124 North 2nd Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Rotary Club .................(641) 673-5000 Box 115 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra............673-9448 Box 301 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Oskaloosa Vision Center ...............(641) 673-4366 P.O. Box 47 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Osky Dental .....................................(641) 673-4845 902 So. 17th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Osky News........................................(641) 672-9153 23 Century MHP • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 OT Communications Solutions ....(641) 672-1028 301 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Ottumwa Radio...............................(641) 684-5563 416 East Main • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 LPK Papa Murphy’s Pizza.....................(641) 676-7272 1402 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Patritto, Dwayne DDS ...................(641) 673-4120 313 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Pediatric & Young Adult Clinic ...(641) 673-7537 1417 A Avenue E. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Pella Corporation ...........................(641) 628-1000 102 Main Street • Pella, Iowa 50219 Penn Central Regional Mall .........(641) 673-9414 200 High Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Peppertree, The...............................(641) 673-9191 2274 Highway 63 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company......(641) 673-3481 P.O. Box 50 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Precise Imaging...............................(641) 673-9757 501 High Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Pro-Line Company, Inc. ................(800) 872-2335 PO Box 9 • New Sharon, Iowa 50207 Professional Firefighters, 636 .......(641) 673-3541 220 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
LRK Recycle Midwest .............................(888) 428-2610 906 W. 9th St. • Pella, Iowa 50219 Red Carpet Inn ...............................(641) 673-8641 2278 Hwy. 63 N • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Relevé Dance Studio.......................(641) 660-1984 1938 270th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Remax Pride ....................................(641) 676-3456 103 High Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Reruns Consignment Store ...........(641) 673-0970 1107 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rexroth, Ken....................................(641) 672-2450 421 N. 9th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Reynolds & Reynolds.....................(800) 767-1724 300 Walnut, #200 • DSM, Iowa 50309 Rian D. Properties ..........................(641) 676-3214 2015 South 5th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rielly Insurance ..............................(641) 673-0359 113 North Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rim Rollers Bike Club...................(641) 673-4090 206 Peasley Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Robert Auld Investments ..............(641) 673-9448 P.O. Box 230 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rod Hicks Roofing .........................(641) 295-3190 2104 210th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Roe Heating & Refrigeration .......(641) 673-6462 1001 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rollin Oldies ....................................(641) 672-2846 Box 217 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rozenboom Designs, Tara.............(641) 673-5256 1012 9th Ave. E • Oskaoosa, Iowa 52577 Rozenboom, Calvin ........................(641) 673-7812 2750 272nd • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Rozenboom’s....................................(641) 673-4678 815 North 7th Street • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Russell, Emily ..................................(641) 673-8856 211 Hillcrest • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LSK S.C.Ia. Independent Living Ctr....(641) 672-1867 117 1st Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 SE Iowa Blood Center ...................(641) 682-8149 1005 Pennsylvania #106 • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 Sereg Builders Inc...........................(641) 672-1279 PO Box 21 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Shady Lodge Mercantile&Trading........672-9167 1002 So. 11th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Shankster Masonry ........................(641) 673-5056 2542 Bill Bone Drive • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Share Iowa .......................................(641) 673-4000 P.O. Box 328 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Sherwin-Williams ...........................(641) 673-8441 117 High Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Signatures Salon..............................(641) 672-0998 102 N. L #A • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Slumberland ....................................(641) 673-3200 1701 3rd Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Smokey Row Coffeehouse.............(641) 676-1600 109 S Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Southern Iowa Fair ........................(641) 673-7004 615 North I St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Spa La Dea Nail Salon...................(641) 676-3949 302 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Spinnin’ Wheels Skate Center ....(641) 673-4482 1808 So. Park Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 St. Ambrose University..................(563) 333-6300 518 W. Locust • Davenport, Iowa 52803 Stam Greenhouse............................(641) 672-1437 2421 Hwy. 92 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 State Bank of Bussey......................(641) 672-9863 209 Cornerstone #A • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 State Farm Ins. - Steil ....................(641) 673-0088 312 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
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Membership Sterling Trans. Services, Inc..........(641) 673-1977 P.O. Box 79 • Blair, Nebraska 68008 Steven’s Concrete............................(641) 673-4255 P.O. Box 225 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Stone Photography .........................(641) 672-1135 410 High Ave East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Stowit Storage .................................(641) 672-2651 2655 Hwy. 63 So. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Stravers Law Firm .........................(641) 673-9451 110 North Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Striegel Acres...................................(641) 673-4030 2452 Plymouth Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Studio 404.........................................(641) 676-4400 1211 A Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Subway .............................................(641) 673-6709 902 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Sullivan, Jon ....................................(641) 673-7903 2234 Lynndana Lane • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Summers Car Credit......................(641) 673-0401 911 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Sunstrum, Bill..................................(641) 673-3355 187 Highland Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Super 8 Motel ..................................(641) 673-8481 306 South 17th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Supreme Staffing ............................(641) 682-2422 PO Box 149 • Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 Supreme Storage.............................(641) 676-7676 P.O. Box 546 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Surol ..................................................(641) 673-4865 1106 Fox Run • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Swim’s Sports & Engraving .........(641) 673-6779 208 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LTK Tackle Boxx Bait Shop...................(641) 673-5005 2508 Norwalk Circle • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Taco John’s ......................................(641) 673-3264 P.O. Box 53 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Tasos’ Steakhouse ...........................(641) 673-3462 111 High Ave. West • Osklaoosa, Iowa 52577
Tassel Ridge Winery.......................(641) 672-9463 1681 220th St. • Leighton, Iowa 50143 TCR Roofing ...................................(641) 634-2666 203 W. Walnut • What Cheer, Iowa 50268 TD&T Financial Group ................(641) 672-2523 317 High Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Tetra Agri Group, Inc....................(641) 673-9461 P.O. Box 178 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Titan Machinery .............................(641) 673-7102 P.O. Box 1024 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Total Choice Shipping & Printshop ......673-6245 118 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Town Crier.......................................(800) 326-6491 810 East First • Pella, Iowa 50219 Town Square Dental Care.............(641) 673-3008 107 High Ave. East • Oskalooa, Iowa 52577 True Value........................................(641) 673-5984 202 1st Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Tschetter’s Flowers.........................(641) 672-2795 2379 Hwy 92 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Twin Hill Nursery/Landscaping...(641) 637-4567 1760 175th Street • New Sharon, Iowa 50207 LUK United Way ......................................(641) 673-6043 PO Box 761 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LVK V.G. Farms.......................................(641) 673-0378 2750 Rowland Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Valley Bank......................................(641) 673-8328 509 A Ave. W • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Van Arkel, Cal.................................(641) 673-4401 1689 245th St. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Van Gorp’s Used Auto Recyclers...........673-8459 P.O. Box 1007 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Van Zante Photography ................(641) 295-5075 1502 South Market • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Vander Linden, Guy.......................(317) 796-0979 1610 Carbonado • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
VanWaardhuizen Construction ...(641) 673-0149 1255 Old Hwy. 92 • Leighton, Iowa 50143 Village Cleaners ..............................(641) 673-6204 104 South 11th • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LWK Wal-Mart..........................................(641) 673-3839 2203 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Walton Insurance............................(641) 673-8371 P.O. Box 27 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Walton, Ryan...................................(641) 670-1293 901 1st Ave. E • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Warrick, Joe ....................................(641) 673-5664 2014 Suffolk • Oskaloos, Iowa 52577 Wells Construction .........................(641) 673-5377 309 North D • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Wendy’s ............................................(641) 673-3973 604 A Ave. West • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Wigg’s Country Store ....................(641) 673-6681 1308 A Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 William Penn University ...............(641) 673-1076 201 Trueblood Ave. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Work Systems Rehab.....................(641) 676-3535 1417 A Ave. E #200 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Write Design, The...........................(641) 673-7533 PO Box 763 • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LYK YMCA...............................................(641) 673-8411 414 North 3rd • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Youth For Christ.............................(641) 673-3187 221 1st Ave. East • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 LZK Z Wireless.........................................(641) 673-7429 209 Cornerstone Dr. • Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
OACDG Member Oskaloosa Osk aloosa Area Area Chamber & Development Developmen elopment Group Group
2011 - 2012
Use your OskyCash gift certificates for goods or services at these Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group businesses. OskyCash cannot be exchanged for cash or deposited in bank account. Restrictions for use may apply at individual businesses. OskyCash is not valid without Check Protector Imprint and valid signature.
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in Mahaska County
Flowers with Water Tower in New Sharon
Barnes City Figure 8 Races
Barnes City Figure 8 Races
New Sharon Water Tower
Cemetery - Fremont
Leighton - Winery
Cargill Complex - Eddyville
Fremont Community Center
Leighton - Winery
Keomah Village - Lake Sign
Post Office - University Park
Cemetery - Eddyville
Rose Hill - Park
Rose Hill - Bell
Rose Hill Sign and Park
University Park - Sign
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Proudly celebrating 100+ years in Oskaloosa