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Eveland Access Summerfest

Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:00 – 7:00 pm at Eveland Access Campgrounds (2890 Galeston Ave., Oskaloosa, IA 52577) The Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Muse Music Store is teaming up together to bring families a fun-filled event called the “Eveland Access Summerfest” which will be held at the Eveland Access Campground on Saturday, July […]

Mahaska Health Foundation’s Run in the Sun 9.5 Goes Virtual

A Mahaska Health Press Release Lace-up those tennis shoes and get stretching- it’s time for Mahaska Health Foundation’s Annual Run in the Sun! Due to this year’s unique circumstances, Mahaska Health Foundation has adapted quickly and will make the 2020 run unlike any other. This year would have been Run in the Sun’s 10th annual […]

SIS Welcomes Race Fans June 10

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The Southern Iowa Speedway will race for the first time in 2020 with fans in attendance. The Governor of Iowa has eased the restrictions on race tracks which allows fans to attend the races on Wednesday, June 10th at the Southern Iowa Speedway located on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa. Five classes […]

Preserve Summer Bounty with Food Preservation 101 Virtual Course

AMES, Iowa – Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year-round – as long as you don’t serve foodborne illness, like botulism, with your home-preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Home […]

Oskaloosa Bear Hunt

by Nolanne Rust Yesterday, I had noticed my newsfeed started accumulating posts about an activity for kids during this time of social distancing.  Many parents of younger children are familiar with the book “Going on a Bear Hunt.” (I have an extra kiddo that ‘goes on a bear hunt’ each time he comes to Nolie’s.) […]

Mahaska County PF Banquet

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds hunts for pheasant in Mahaska County on Saturday.

To all of our Supporters, Sponsors and Volunteers, It is with great disappointment we have elected to postpone the Mahaska County PF Banquet due to the current COVID-19 risk within our State. Earlier this week Pheasants Forever CEO Howard Vincent released a letter that halted all Banquets nationwide for March and April. Consequently State and […]

ISU Extension Office Updates On Postponements

Due to COVID 19 the Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach has extended the date for program and event cancellations to May 9th. We will need to cancel, postpone or meet virtually during this time. The horticulture events previously scheduled through May 9 are listed below and the status of them. Postponements will be […]

Mahaska Chamber & Development Group is happy to bring to the community, Eggs and Issues!

Eggs and Issues - January 27, 2018

This legislative forum gives area residents an opportunity to learn more about the state, county, and local issues. The setting is informal and encourages those attending to personally meet and speak to their elected representatives, along with leaders in the community. March 14th-Mahaska Chamber and Development Group; Chairs of Board and Committees Emcee-Steve Burnett March […]

Knee-High Naturalists “What’s Wild?”

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am Environmental Learning Center The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites kids ages 5 and younger to the Knee-High Naturalist program titled “What’s Wild?” on Wednesday, March 11th from 10:00-11:00 am at the Environmental Learning Center. At this program, the activities will help kids distinguish between animals that are […]

“Coffee Break” at the Environmental Learning Center

Friday, March 13, 2020 9:30 – 10:30 am Environmental Learning Center Come and have coffee and homemade cookies at the Mahaska County Conservation Board’s “Coffee Break” on Friday, March 13th from 9:30-10:30 am. Coffee Break is THE place for coffee, food and great company. Guests will be able to see new displays in the ELC […]


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