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OWLS Lunch & Learn “Fishing Basics”

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Friday, July 15, 2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites adults of any age to the O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls) Lunch and Learn program on Friday, July 15th from 11:00 am -12:30pm at the Environmental Learning Center which is located at 2342 Hwy. 92., […]

Farmland Leasing Meetings in July/August

Cutting and shocking oats is a sign that fall is lurking around the corner, and that the Nelson Pioneer Farm is preparing for the Fall Festival.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings during July and August 2022. Meetings are coordinated by county ISU Extension and Outreach offices. The discussion will focus on various methods to determine a fair 2023 cash rental rate and the importance of good tenant/landlord communications. In addition, a brief economic outlook will […]

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Iowa State University Extension

Friday, July 15 10:00-2:00 PM Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa ISU Extension and Outreach- Mahaska County office is offering free pressure canner gauge testing. Pressure Canner dial gauges should be checked annually for accuracy prior to each canning season. Testing is quick and easy and only takes a couple of minutes. […]

BBQ-4-Badges Returns This Weekend

BBQ 4 Badges 2020

by Ken Allsup June 20th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Traveling through downtown Oskaloosa this weekend may be an olfactory experience as some of the best BBQ comes to town. BBQ-4-Badges is in its fifth year, and the event continues to evolve with participant and guest feedback. Wyndell Campbell, one of the event’s organizers, recently spoke […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Preparing For 35th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade

Young George Bellinger dives into an ear of corn at Sweet Corn Serenade on Thursday evening.

The 35th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade will be held in downtown Oskaloosa on Thursday, July 28 from noon-9:00 p.m. Meals including corn, hamburgers, pie, and drinks will be available starting at 4:00 p.m. and will be sold until 9:00 p.m. or sold out. So many wonderful things are being planned for this year’s event, including […]

Learn How to Play Disc Golf

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Friday, June 24, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 pm Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell Park (free for all ages) The Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Oskaloosa Disc Golf Club is offering an evening Disc Golf class on Friday, June 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm to teach interested participants how to play disc golf. We […]

Memorial Day Service Monday To Honor Service Members Lost

The Avenue of Flags at Forest Cemetery

by Ken Allsup May 25th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The annual Memorial Day Service is again planned to take place on Monday at the stage area near the big pond at Forest Cemetery. The parade of veterans will start from the American Legion building at 9:30 am, making its way to the cemetery with the […]

Historian To Present On The Ghost Towns Of Mahaska County

Dave Baker from the 29th State Facebook page explores the area where Carbonado use to exist.

by Dave Baker Just what exactly is a community? Depending on interpretation, a community can describe many types of collectives. A church can be a community as can a school, a club, a political party, a lodge, or even an entire town. Essentially, anywhere where people collectively connect or come together is a community. Broadly […]

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church offering an Introduction to World/American Christianity

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oskaloosa (2370 Merino Ave.) is offering an Introduction to World/American Christianity on Thursdays from 6-7 P.M. (beginning 5/5), and Saturdays from 9-10 A.M., (beginning 5/7). We are offering two days of the week with the same material presented each day to better accommodate everyone’s schedules. In the course we […]

Oskaloosa’s Latin Fest This Weekend

The Alley

by Ken Allsup May 3rd, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Alley, located next to Smokey Row in Oskaloosa, and the Oskaloosa Art Center will be the stage for Latin Fest this Saturday. The event is hosted by Fine Arts and Cultural Events of Mahaska County (F.A.C.E.) and will feature food, music, dance, art, and puppet […]


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