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Troop 71 Merit Badge Conclave

Troop 71 Merit Badge Conclave Troop 71 will be hosting their annual merit badge conclave Saturday March 18, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 43 troops from across Iowa and Illinois will travel to Oskaloosa and meet at the Central United Methodist Church. 225 Scouts and 60 Adult leaders will attend courses spread throughout the […]

2017 Beane Lecture Series at WPU Welcomes Rev. Michael & Rev. Maria Westbrook

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University will welcome both Rev. Michael T. Westbrook (’82) and Rev. Maria A. (Ellis) Westbrook (’83) on Thursday, April 6 as the 2017 Beane Lecture Series guest speakers. These lectures will be open to the public. Their first lecture, titled “Restoring the Community; Repairing the Leaks,” will be held at […]

Weather Science – Russell Wildlife Area

Weather Science! Russell Wildlife Area Friday, March 10 6:30 – 7:30 pm What makes the wind blow? How are storms formed? The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites you to come out to the conservation center at the Russell Wildlife Area from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Friday, March 10th to learn about basic weather information. […]

Humanist to Present ‘The Wonder of Thinking at All’ During Leaders Speak Series

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Director of the Center for Humanist Inquiries, Daniel Boscaljon, will present “The Wonder of Thinking at All” on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus. Boscaljon’s discussion will look at the way that wonder is able to transform humans’ relationship with the […]

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Come learn a fruit-ful skill at the upcoming Grafting Workshop. The workshop is with Patrick O’Malley, Iowa State University Extension Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist. It will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office (212 North I Street, Oskaloosa) Friday, March 31, 6:30—8:30 PM. There will be discussion on different grafting techniques. We will use […]

Food Preservation 101 to be held

A Food Preservation 101 class will be offered on April 4, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa. The workshop, taught by ISU Extension and Outreach specialist, Sara Sprouse, is intended for those wanting to learn how to safely preserve food. It will also serve as a […]

The Heartland Marimba Quartet To Present Special Performance

OTTUMWA — The Heartland Marimba Quartet, an ensemble of four dynamic solo performers, will present a special performance on Thursday, Mar. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Ottumwa Campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The Heartland Marimba Quartet (HMQ) is an exciting initiative of the […]

6th Annual 4-H & FFA Gala Fundraiser To Take Place March 10

Mahaska County 4-H & FFA members are holding their 6th Annual Gala fundraising event on Friday, March 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Mahaska County Extension office at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa. This event is open to the public and will include a meal for free will donations, a silent auction, and a […]

Interested in Gardening? Master Gardeners Education Series To Be Held

An Education Series will be hosted by the Mahaska County Master Gardeners in March. These meetings will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office dates and time indicated. Anyone interested in the topics is encouraged to attend; there is no fee to attend. Speakers and topics are: March 7 (7 pm) – Invasive Species […]

Central United Methodist Church To Host “Fat Tuesday” Pancake Dinner

Central United Methodist Church will be holding their annual “Fat Tuesday” Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage will be served for a freewill offering. All proceeds go to support the Team HOPE and their local and outreach Mission Service. This March they will be travelling […]


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