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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 […]

Sew Good 4-Hers

Mahaska County 4-H and Clover Kid members came decked out in their best for the annual Clothing Selection, $15 Challenge, and Fashion Revue Contests. This event is judged prior to the Southern Iowa Fair and is held each year for 4-H and Clover Kid members. Each event holds a different purpose, but in each event […]

4-H Carcass Beef Results

The Carcass Beef Contest is a great opportunity for all 4-H/FFA youth to learn more about production and the beef industry. Carcass Contest exhibitors select an animal to be in the carcass class at their weigh-in in December. They feed and learn more about producing a market ready animal for their live evaluation in July. […]

Mahaska County Extension Honors New Master Gardener Volunteer

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently elevated intern Pam Nimtz to certification as an Iowa Master Gardener. She recently completed the volunteer requirement and was presented with certificate and permanent name badge. Iowa Master Gardener is a job title, describing a volunteer who has been trained to educate the public about horticulture and gardening. To […]

Tomato Fest 2019 to be held

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will hold Tomato Fest 2019 on Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm we will be learning about tomatoes including growing and tasting tomato varieties and tomato recipes. It will be held by the garden at the Mahaska County Extension Office. The event is open to the public and there is no […]

YMCA After School Program earns Level 4 rating

The Mahaska County YMCA After School Program has achieved a level 4 Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services. This level 4 rating is based on a five level scale of quality measures. Previously the facility had not had a rating score. This is their first ever score on […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Sponsors Quilt Raffle

MAHASKA COUNTY – Tickets are on sale now for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s Quilt Raffle for a chance to win a Queen-plus size “Crazy” quilt, made by the Helping Hands Quilt Group of Oskaloosa. The drawing will be held after Sweet Corn Serenade on Thursday, July 25 and raffle tickets will be on sale during […]

Oskaloosa Community Foundation and Spiral For The Foundation To Hand Out Final Checks

Oskaloosa Community Development Foundation and Spiral for the Foundation are happy to announce the following distributions. These distributions amounting to $71,404 were made possible due to the dissolution of the foundation due to inactivity and overlap of other foundations. The foundation was created in 1984 with four main goals in mind: to encourage community funding […]

Celebrate 20 Years of Youth Theatre This Summer!

'George' is an original musical depicting George Daily, and was performed for the second time in honor of the George Daily Auditorium's 20th Anniversary.

OSKALOOSA, IA— The school year is winding down, now it’s time to plan an epic summer! Don’t miss out on the 20th year of Youth Theatre camps at the George Daily. This summer is packed full of adventures to the Moon, Time Bandits, trouble in the wizarding world, Theatre Olympics, and an epic birthday party! […]


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