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You are Invited to Join the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary

Iowa Hospice

The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary is conducting its annual membership drive. According to Auxiliary Past President Carol Knoot, your support can make a huge difference in the lives of your friends, neighbors and loved ones. “I invite you to join this wonderful group volunteers,” Knoot said. “For a $10 annual membership, you can help us continue […]

Southern Iowa Fair Results

2014 Southern Iowa Fair

The following is a list to all the results from the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair. Click on a link for individual results. 4-H and FFA Dog Show  Exhibits To Iowa State Fair Non-Livestock Exhibit Results Bucket “O” Junk Vegetables & Flowers, Oh My! 2014 FFA Ag Gadget Show Results 2014 Swine Show Feathers Were Flyin’ […]

Horsin’ Around the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair

On Thursday and Friday, the Southern Iowa Fair was crowded with many 4-H & FFA members and their horses. The show on Thursday began at 4:00 pm with the games classes. The show on Friday began at 8:00 am with Halter, and ended with Trail. Results of the show are as follows: Champion Horse: Caitlyn […]

Movie on the Barn

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Saturday, August 2 9:00 p.m. (dark) at Caldwell Park Bring your family and friends to view another outdoor, family-friendly movie at Caldwell Park on Saturday, August 2. The movie will begin at approximately 9:00 pm (dark). The Friends of Mahaska County Conservation and MCCB are hosting this event at the future location of the Environmental […]

Canoe & Kayak River Float

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Saturday, August 16 9:00 am launch from Eveland Access to Hardfish Access SIGN UP TODAY! Join MCCB, Mahaska Wellness Coalition, Mahaska County YMCA and Wapello CCB on a canoe and kayak float down the Des Moines River. We will launch from Eveland Access at 9:00 am and arrive at Hardfish Access by 3:00 pm. If […]

Bottles & Babies at the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair

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?

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 2014 Southern Iowa Fair. The morning began extra early, as 4-H and FFA members began to […]

2014 Livestock Judging

One of the various activities you could see 4-H and FFA members participating in was the Livestock Judging Contest. On Wednesday, July 16th 4-H and FFA members used their knowledge of livestock and keen eyes to evaluate pens of animals, placing them accordingly. Participants were scored both individually and their teams of 3-4 individuals. Results […]

It’s a Wooly Gathering at the Southern Iowa Fair

Sheep Judge, BJ Wright, had a grueling task on his hands Wednesday morning at the 4-H and FFA Sheep Show. 4-Hers were happy to show off all their hard work in the showring as the crowd watched. Several participant earned high honors after some tough judging. Results from the event are as follows: Champion Commercial […]

Floppy Ears & Fuzzy Tails at the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair

The rabbit barn was all a-fuzz on Wednesday evening as 4-Her’s scrambled to prepare their rabbits for show. Judge Brent Rice, saw several little hoppers and the following are his decisions. Senior Showmanship Champion- Rachel Adams Intermediate Showmanship Champion – Allison Clark Junior Showmanship Champion- Katie Spoelstra 6 Class Rabbits Californian – Selena Williams New […]

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