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Yard and Garden: Prune Fruit Trees with Care

Fruit trees can be a beautiful and fun addition to any landscape, and they should be pruned to obtain good yields of high-quality fruit. There are three important aspects to pruning fruit trees: timing, frequency and procedure. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share information on how to prune fruit trees. To […]

Lilies All Summer Speaker

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting Kristi Evans, President of the Iowa Regional Lily Society and NALS Lily Judge as a speaker on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm. She will present “Lilies all Summer”. Her presentation will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Kristi is […]


Mahaska County – Debbie Guild, President of the Mahaska County YMCA is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Larson as the new CEO of the Y. Larson brings with him 15 years of experience working in leadership positions within the Y. Most recently Larson served as Senior Director of Membership & Wellness at the […]

Kargol’s To Open Art Exhibit “His and Hers, Steel and Thread” At IHCC

OTTUMWA — Matt and Sarah Kargol will open their exhibit, “His and Hers, Steel and Thread,” in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. An artist’s reception will be held that evening from 7:00 until 8:30 that is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A married […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates $65,000 for Serenity House Charity Care

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary recently donated $65,000 to the Hospice Serenity House, proceeds from this year’s Share the Love fundraiser held in February. According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Amber Coffey, the donation will benefit the Hospice Charity Care program. “No one is turned away from the Serenity House due to an […]


Voting for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest has begun. Thirty-four local children ages three through kindergarten are seeking monetary votes to become this year’s Young Ambassadors. Local merchants who are sponsoring the children have banks with the name and picture of the child on the bank. Money placed in the canister of your choice […]

Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

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Mahaska County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, […]

Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit during Iowa State Fair

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Mahaska County 4-H members participated in livestock showcase events during the 2019 Iowa State Fair. “Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting in animal project areas,” Mike Anderson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist and 4-H agriculture superintendent explained. “In all animal project areas, 4-H members can learn responsibility, sportsmanship, […]

Audience Appeal Earns Mahaska County 4-H Members Awards at Iowa State Fair

Mahaska County 4-H members earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H members 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 members teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the exhibitors […]

Mission Mahaska! Begins

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Amanda is a single mother with two children, who needed assistance with a deposit for a new place to live when her apartment was closed due to structural damage. Marshall is a 74-year old veteran who is unable to drive. He lives alone but needs rides to periodic doctor appointments at the VA. Sally has […]


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