Category archives for: Arts and Education

Ribbons and More

 Over the past year, 4-Hers have worked hard on the numerous project on display at the Southern Iowa Fair. On Saturday, July 12th, Non-Livestock Judging took place. During judging, 4-hers showed what they have learned and created in the past year. Over a dozen judges were wowed by all the 4-Hers had to show in […]

Hard Work Pays Off

4-H’ers filtered through the Exhibit Hall and 4-H Building on Saturday, July 12 with exhibits they spent lots of time and effort working on. The following youth have exhibits that were selected to be judged and put on display at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in August: Agriculture & Natural Resources Benjamin De Boef – […]

Running, Jumping & Zig Zagging Their Way Through The Southern Iowa Fair

The 4-H and FFA dog show was held on Saturday, July 12th at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. The exhibitors worked hard to get their dogs in tip top shape for the show. Prizes and ribbons are as follows (P-Purple, B-Blue, R-Red): Obedience Pre Novice: Ethan Davis with Dozer – B-1, Class Runner-Up Lyman Marshall with […]

Drum & Bugle Corps to Perform in Oskaloosa next week.

The Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, CA are the defending Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class World Champions. They are the junior organization to the Santa Clara Vanguard who stayed on the WPU campus and rehearsed at the Lacey complex last year. The Vanguard Cadets, made up of some of the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offering Reduced Rate School Sports Physicals in July and August

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is offering school sports physicals throughout the months of July and August for middle and high school athletes. These reduced-rate exams will only be offered on three dates, two in July and one in August. On the Oskaloosa campus, exams will be offered by walk-in only on July 22, […]


Oskaloosa Library

Oskaloosa, IA – Coal mining historian Doug Wilson will visit the Oskaloosa Public Library on Tuesday, July 22 to present “What About Muchakinock?” a historical look at the coal mining town in Mahaska County. The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A on the third floor of the library. Wilson is a […]

Bowfishing Tournament to Raise Money for Veteran’s Airlift Command


The Bowfishing Association of Iowa will be hosting a bowfishing tournament called the “Southern Iowa Carpfest” on Saturday, July 26 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. This annual tournament is held to raise money for the Veteran’s Airlift Command. Registration (at 6:00 am), a mandatory participant meeting (at 7:30 am) and weigh-ins (at 6:00 pm) […]

MHP Foundation Run in the Sun Aug. 2

MHP 'Run in the Sun' 2013 (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Don’t forget to register for the Mahaska Health Partnership Foundation’s 4th Annual Run in the Sun on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Lacey Sports Complex Community Stadium. Run in the Sun is a 5K for runners and 1-mile Walk for all ages, abilities and even strollers. Race day registration begins at 7:30 […]

Area Business Bottles Up A Great Taste Of Mahaska

Tassel Ridge Winery staff works at filling cases of freshly bottled wine at a recent public bottling event.

Leighton, Iowa – Nestled just off of Highway 163, among some gently rolling hillsides, sits one of the areas biggest tourist stops. The wine and beer craft industries have blossomed in recent decades, and Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton is a prime example of technology meeting art. This past month, the winery held its first […]

Oskaloosa 4th of July Committee Announces Event


The Oskaloosa 4th of July Committee will have 8 inflatable toys FREE of charge for kids at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds Friday July 4th from 12-4 pm. Hy-Vee will be selling Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Brat Patties. Sno-Biz will be serving FREE mini cups. KBOE will be broadcasting live from 12-3pm. Later that evening, the […]

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