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Cargill Donates Over 14k To Help People In Mahaska County

Cargill Cares committee members Ed Peck, Melissa Witt and Ryan Colter present Amy Meyer and Tim Gibson from United Way of Mahaska County a check for the proceeds of their July golf outing. The funds will go to support United Way's Operation Backpack/Back-to-School Fair, as well as the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Cargill in Eddyville recently donated $14,239 to the community on Tuesday. The funds raised by a golf tournament in July were matched by Cargill and will go towards United Way’s Operation Backpack/Back to School Fair and to the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition. Mahaska County United Way Director Amy Meyer said, “Without a […]

Van Veldhuizen Announces Candidacy For Mahaska County Supervisor

Scott Van Veldhuizen (submitted photo)

A Scott Van Veldhuizen Press Release Mahaska County – Scott J. Van Veldhuizen of rural Oskaloosa has filed the necessary paperwork to be placed on the ballot for Mahaska County Supervisor in the Nov. 6th general election. Van Veldhuizen will be on the ballot unassociated with any political party as he did not run in […]

Century and Heritage Farms Show the Sustainability of Iowa Agriculture

Mike Naig

By Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Agricultural sustainability has been a hot topic in recent years. It is an important conversation and I’m proud of all the work that has been done by Iowa farmers to care for the land and protect water quality. I believe it is critically important that everyone recognize the […]

Monarch Rearing Presentation

Monarch butterfly populations are currently low due to many factors. One way citizen scientists can help populations rise is to rear monarch caterpillars or assist the monarch caterpillar in reaching the adult stage. The Richardson family reared their first monarch caterpillar following the Iowa State Fair in 2013. They have reared them each year since, […]

Tomato Fest 2018to be held

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will hold Tomato Fest 2018 on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm we will be learning about tomato growing and highlighting ISU Extension tomato preservation resources. We will taste heirloom tomatoes and tomato recipes. It will be held by the garden at the Mahaska County Extension Office. The event is open […]

Justin Allan Smith

Justin Allan Smith February 22, 1973 – August 10, 2018 Brooklyn, Iowa | Age 45 Justin Smith, 45 of Brooklyn, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. Justin Allan Smith, the son of David and Diane Grier Smith was born on February 22, 1973 at Grinnell, Iowa. […]

William A. Zugg

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William A. Zugg September 10, 1942 – August 12, 2018 Marshall town, Iowa | Age 75 Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran William A. Zugg, 75, of Marshalltown, died Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. As was William’s wish, his body has been cremated. Services will be […]

Don’t Become a Statistic

And Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release It is August in Iowa… State Fair excitement, schools beginning a new year, and then, right around the corner will be Labor Day – the traditional end of summer. This is one of the busiest travel times of the year as many people try and squeeze in one more […]

Five English Premier League Clubs to Debut TLC for LED Stadium Lighting for 2018-2019 Season

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LONDON, ENGLAND–As the 2018-2019 English Premier League (EPL) season kicks-off, five clubs are set to unveil new pitch lighting at their home grounds, significantly enhancing visibility, broadcast quality, energy efficiency, and the overall stadium experience for players and spectators. “Using LED for the field-of-play lighting offers many benefits that previous light source technologies simply cannot,” […]

What is a Master Gardener? Informational meetings to be held

Mahaska County Extension will have informational meetings on the upcoming Master Gardener training on August 21. They will be held at Noon and 6 pm. Those who love gardening, learning more about it and helping others; may enjoy Master Gardener training. Those interested in learning about Master Gardener training are encouraged to attend one of […]


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