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Dog Hollow 2013

23nd ANNUAL DOG HOLLOW RENDEZVOUS Hosted by the Timberwolves Rendezvousers and the Mahaska County Conservation Board Held at Caldwell Park justEast of Oskaloosa, Iowa on Highway 92 August 1 – 2, 2015 Take a walk back in time to when Oskaloosa was just being formed as a town. This 1840’s encampment will feature period dress, […]

Nelson Pioneer Farm To Host Special Events In August

Nelson Pioneer Farm

Mahaska County Historical Society and Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum in Oskaloosa, IA present two programs of American history this August. Serenades and Sundaes – August 8th – Noon to 4 pm. Dairy Daze – milking, butter making, ice cream making, milk art & science at begins at noon. Ice Cream Social – begins at […]

Oskaloosa Booster Club Golf Hole Challenges

Oskaloosa High School Boys Golf (taken at Edmundson Golf Course)

Oskaloosa Booster Club Golf Hole Challenges for the annual golf outing to be held on August 1st at Osky Golf. Contact Osky Golf for more information. #1-Players tee-off from red tees with shoulder pads and helmets #4-Players will shoot at a Target: * 1 bulls-eye: move-up to red tees (ladies 200 yd marker) * 2 […]

Day of Caring – Community for a Cause

United Way of Mahaska County

Each year on Day of Caring, volunteers set aside projects at home and work to help local non-profits and community members finish theirs. On Day of Caring, United Way aims to bring friends, families, co-workers, and community members together to make a positive impact in Oskaloosa and the surrounding area. This year’s event falls on […]


Billy Blake

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa, July 24, 2015) – MidWestOne Insurance Services announced the hiring of Billy Blake. Blake is a Commercial Insurance Agent and Oskaloosa native. He was previously the Director of the Big M Agency in Grinnell, an in-house agency for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. “I love finally working in my home community. I’m excited that […]

Master Gardener Training to be held this fall

Iowa State University Extension

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests. Classes start on September 29; are from 6:30-9:30pm with an orientation class on September 15. Classes run for […]

Bottles & Babies at the 2015 Southern Iowa Fair

Southern Iowa Fair 2015

What does it take to raise a Bucket/Bottle calf? This is something that hardworking 4-Her’s have learned firsthand. On Wednesday afternoon, 4-H members were interviewed privately with judges. Following the Beef Show on Thursday, the same 4-H members completed a live interview with their calf and their judge. After hours of interviews and judging, judges […]

Where’s the Beef?

Southern Iowa Fair 2015

The beef was at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds on Thursday morning. 4-H and FFA members led their cattle into the pavilion where tension was high to see who would have the best breeding and market beef animals at the 2015 Southern Iowa Fair. The morning began extra early, as 4-H and FFA members began to […]

Swine Derby Show

Southern Iowa Fair 2015

Trophies, banners, and ribbons were held high by some very deserving, hard working 4-H and FFA members on Tuesday at the Southern Iowa Fair. Swine Judge, Kelle Sheets, had the grueling task of selecting the winners of this years Swine Show. Results of the show are as follows: Top Ten Derby Formula Winners: – 1st […]

Dairy Show at the 2015 Southern Iowa Fair

Southern Iowa Fair 2015

Exhibitors prepare months in advance to compete at the Southern Iowa Fair. On Wednesday, it was the Dairy Goats and Cows time to shine. As many activities occurred around the fairgrounds, the dairy show attracted people of all ages. The high-quality animals put on a great show for those in attendance. The dairy judge, Maaika […]

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