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Yarn-Bomb Brings Early Spring Color To Square

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s spring-time but the trees are wearing sweaters! FACE of Mahaska County along with the Oskaloosa Art Center took to the square this past week to help add some color and creativity to the community with a yarn-bomb event. Sarah Kargol was one of the many creative people who was kicking off […]

Freaky Fun For A 5k

Oskaloosa, Iowa –  Ghosts, ghouls and various super hero’s lined up to take off on the Annual YMCA Freaky 5k Run on Saturday. The second annual Freaky 5k took place at the Lacey Community Stadium. “We’ve had a lot of fun,” said Mahaska County YMCA Director Dawn Collins. “The costume contest adds a unique little […]

Food, Fun, And Friendship: The Focus Of One RAGBRAI Team

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The sea of cycles that rushes over the Iowa landscape each year during RAGBRAI can seem overwhelming, but as many local residents found out, it’s all about those personal encounters that makes it all worthwhile. Team Gourmet Cycling Group was just one group of many that travels the state each year. A […]

Third Annual ‘Ladies Night’ Once Again Successful

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 3rd annual ‘Ladies Night’ visited the Musco Technology Center on the campus of William Penn University Friday night. The gala, filled with fashion, food and fun along with some raffles helped to raise funds for the Mahaska County Relay for Life. For the first time, this year also featured a ‘Queen […]

MCRF Fundraiser Raises Money And Generates Smiles

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Combining a good time with a good cause is usually a success. From the smiles on bowlers faces Friday night, March 1st, the night was successful. The MCRF held its 3rd annual bowling tournament at Mahaska Bowl Friday night. The funds generated go towards the Lacey Complex. “What I love about it, […]

Passing A Stopped School Bus Carries Greater Penalties This Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It never fails, your late for work and the big yellow school bus just seems to be taking it’s time as it lumbers from stop to stop. A new law that has taken effect this year adds increased penalties for drivers who pass a stopped school bus. In March of 2012, Gov. […]

Absentee And Early Voting Set To Break Records

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The general election is only weeks away and the Mahaska County Auditors office was busy preparing voting machines for this years election. This year’s election will fill offices at a national level, such as the election of our next president, and on down the line to more local offices, such as county […]

47th Annual Nelson Pioneer Farm Fall Festival

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Nelson Pioneer Farm invites you to come participate in a piece of history on Saturday, September 15. There will be fun events happening all day, starting at 9:30 in the morning and lasting until 4:30 in the afternoon. the following is a list of events and times: Steam Engine Tractors – 7:00 […]

4-H Dog Show Features 34 Dogs (and their owners)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Southern Iowa Fair officially started on Monday, but a few contests took place before the fair. One of those was the dog obedience and agility contest and show. Regina Hoy said that the show is put on by the Mahaska County 4-H. The annual event has been a staple of the […]

Mahaska County Supervisors Continue County Engineer Contract

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Supervisors met in regular session, tackling a fairly substantial agenda. The Mahaska County Sanitarian Eric Dursky was the first to give his report. “Just to update everyone a little bit about the Carbanado Road project out there. We’ve had five new systems put in, up to this point, out […]


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