Category archives for: Clubs and Organizations

Oskaloosa Girl Scout Registration Night

OSKALOOSA – Calling all Oskaloosa girls in grades K-12 who have always wanted to be a Girl Scout! The organization will hold its annual registration event on Monday evening, September 29 at Smokey Row from 5 to 7 p.m. The organization is also in need of Girl Scout leaders, co-leaders and parent volunteers to help […]

FIRST® LEGO® League Offers Fun And Opportunities For Young Engineers

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a great opportunity for anyone in 4th-6th grade to make new friends, have fun, and become young engineers. FLL participants learn about programming robots to complete tasks and how to complete research to use technology to create solutions for real life problems. In 2013, FLL teams created solutions to natural […]

Audience Appeal Earns 4-H’ers Awards at Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H’ers compete in three categories of oral communication — educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking — and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite […]

Adult Challenger Softball: Building a Better Community

Ryan Harkema shares a laugh with a Challenger League participant. (submitted photo)

Remember when sports weren’t all about winning and losing? Think back to when making friends and having the time of your life was the essence of every game. Can you recall those backyard pickup games you once had over games of football, basketball, soccer, horseshoes or whatever it was that made you smile? Through a […]

Iowa State Fair Exhibit Results 2014

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H was very well represented in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on August 7-17. 4-H provides youth with opportunities to learn and grow in partnership with adult volunteers. Each exhibit that was on display at the Iowa State Fair was exhibited and selected for state during the Southern Iowa […]


4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers Exhibit Livestock During the Iowa State Fair Mahaska County 4-H youth showed livestock during the Iowa State Fair on August 7-17. “Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock,” Mike Anderson, 4-H agriculture superintendent said. “The dedication, responsibility, decision-making and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that use these […]

Representative Vander Linden Visits YMCA Summer Camp‏

On Friday, August 15, 2014, Representative Guy Vander Linden celebrated the last day of YMCA Summer Camp this year by fishing with Y “campers” at Lake Keomah.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – [August 15, 2014] Representative Guy Vander Linden celebrated the last day of YMCA Summer Camp this year by fishing with Y “campers” at Lake Keomah. Representative Guy Vander Linden has a long history of supporting the Mahaska County YMCA through membership and volunteer service with the Y Men’s Club. He has continued […]

You are Invited to Join the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary

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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 […]

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