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Mahaska Connect Links Residents, Services

An aerial view of Oskaloosa, Iowa taken October of 2014.

OSKALOOSA – Life has been a challenge for many Americans now and for the foreseeable future. The same can be said for many of Mahaska County’s homeless and near-homeless residents. Love INC has helped provide support for many of those challenges. Love INC, a partnership churches, is once again hosting Mahaska Connect. This year’s event […]

Historian Dave Baker Takes Guests On A Tour Of The Tri-County Area

by Ken Allsup and Dave Baker September 23rd, 2022 Eddyville, Iowa – Polished chrome, slick tires, and shiny paint jobs were all part of the car show hosted at the Eddyville Historical Museum earlier this week. Inside the museum, there was a variety of food for those not only at the car show but those […]

Farm to Table Event to Highlight Local Foods

Iowa State University Extension

Join your friends and neighbors for a unique evening of dining at the Farm-to-Table dinner that will be held in Oskaloosa on Thursday, October 6th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. The Farm-to-Table Dinner will feature locally grown food, all sourced in or around Mahaska County. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, […]

Author And Ghost Town Explorer To Present At Eddyville Historical Museum

Dave Baker with the 29th State shared Mahaska County history on Friday evening at George Daily Auditorium.

by Dave Baker Crickets…the sound most commonly heard today on what was once land owned by the Smoky Hollow Coal Company. Unless it is evening, in which case the silence is punctuated by the drone of late season cicadas. The sounds of William Burt’s restaurant are no longer heard, having faded into the past as […]

56th Annual Fall Festival Coming to Pioneer Farm

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.

A Nelson Pioneer Farm Press Release Saturday, Sept. 17 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum The Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum celebrates its Annual Fall Festival this year on Sat. Sept. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Pioneer Farm is excited to showcase several new exhibits during its […]

OWLS Lunch & Learn “Backstage Pass to the ELC”

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Friday, September 9, 2022 11:30-12:30 pm Environmental Learning Center Reservations are needed! ***Note the new time! The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites adults of any age to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls) lunch and learn program on Friday, September 7th from 11:30 am -12:30pm at the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center at Caldwell […]

Feed Fish Fridays!

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Friday, September 2, 2022 12:30 pm Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center FREE! Reservations are NOT needed. Come out to the Environmental Learning Center on Friday, September 2nd when the doors open at 12:30 pm and watch fish eat in the 1,000 gallon fish aquarium! Native Iowa fish of all kinds will be eating and swimming […]

Youth Outdoor Field Day Scheduled At Russell Wildlife Area

Ivan VanKooten provides safety instruction to one of the many youth who participated in Youth Outdoor Field Day at Russell Wildlife Area.

Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Bring the kids and family to the Mahaska County Conservation’s 19th Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day at the Russell Wildlife Area on Saturday, September 24th any time between 8 am and 12:30 pm. The Mahaska County Conservation Board and many other local conservation groups and businesses […]

11th Annual Run in the Sun Coming Up Soon

Mahaska Health Partnership 'Run in the Sun' offers an opportunity for many people to participate.

A Mahaska Health Press Release 11th Annual Run in the Sun Next Weekend Over 150 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the 11th annual Run in the Sun on August 6th, which benefits Hospice Serenity House. Runners and walkers will gather at the Statesmen Community Stadium in Oskaloosa. Check-In is open from 7AM […]

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., […]


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