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Hypertufa workshop

The Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop on making hypertufa containers Thursday, September 7, 2017; 6-8 pm. At this workshop we will form a rustic textured garden container utilizing Portland cement and perlite. The workshop will be led by Mahaska County Master Gardeners Verna Conry and John Langstraat. The workshop will be held at the […]

Butterfly 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 reach the adult stage. Learn how to rear monarch caterpillars into butterflies on Thursday, August 31 at 7 pm. The Richardson family reared their first monarch caterpillar […]


Oskaloosa News

The Oskaloosa Council of the Knights of Columbus to run their annual C.P.I.D. Drive the week of Aug. 20 -27th. This drive familiar to people because of tootsie Rolls handed out for donation is officially the Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (C.P.I.D.). Members will put on their yellow and red aprons, collecting donations to […]

Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County

A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to do it safely. Laura DeCook, Mahaska County Conservation Naturalist, held an evening workshop demonstrating how to make viewing safe for the August 21st event. It’s being dubbed, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017’ because the […]

Local History Presented in “George” Musical

History will come to life with the production of George.

OSKALOOSA, IA — “It’s your move!” George is a hometown musical featuring 50+ local actors and musicians. With songs like “It’s A Gorgeous Day on the Square,” George is an Oskaloosa musical you can’t see anywhere else. Photos from the Chuck Russell Photo Collection help bring local history to life on stage. The musical, written […]

Become a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others. Perhaps you’ve met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering gardening questions. You too can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and […]

PFLAG To Hold 3rd In Event Series

PFLAG Oskaloosa presents the 3rd in a series of events titled “Talking Inclusively” to be held Thursday, August 10 at 7PM at On The Green. The theme for the evening is “Coming Out” at which a few Oskaloosans and one of their parents share their coming out stories. PFLAG Oskaloosa is the local chapter of […]

Indians Hills To Hold Introduction To Aviation

OTTUMWA — Young people looking for an introduction to the field of aviation should plan to attend the 2017 Aviation Youth Rally on Aug. 5 at the Indian Hills Community College North Campus, located at the Ottumwa Airport. The day’s events will run from 8 a.m. to noon. This interesting, educational and fun workshop is […]

Pie Bakers & Pedal Tractor Pullers Needed

Main Street’s Sweet Corn Serenade Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 27th! Main Street’s 30th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade in downtown Oskaloosa will be the place for you. It will be a day packed with food, music by Marshall County Hangmen, kids’ crafts & games, a craft & product show, contests and MORE. There is […]

Steve Bell To Be At Thursday Night City Band Concert

Thursday’s Concert in the Park starts out at 5:30 with Supper in the Shade. WanderLunch, Calico Jacks, and Sno Biz will be set up on the east side of the square and will be serving throughout the evening. Lawn games are provided weekly by Mahaska Drug. The games are on the grassy area southeast of […]


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