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William Penn Alumnus Returns to Kickoff Homecoming Festivities

Pictured above is the line up for the Ray Blue Concert this fall during William Penn University's Homecoming festivities. (Top: Ray Blue. Bottom from left to right: Steve Johns, Sharp Radway, Hill Greene, and Jeff Barone.)

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Smooth, poetic, and passionate are some of the adjectives used to describe the music of Ray Blue, tenor saxophonist and William Penn alumnus. Blue is making an appearance on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to take part in this year’s homecoming celebrations! Join us as we welcome back, Ray Blue, class of 1972. Blue will […]

Fall Planted Bulbs are Garden Basics topic

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will present on Fall Planted Bulbs as a Garden Basic classes on Thursday September 20 at 6:30 pm at the Mahaska County Extension Auditorium, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa. Garden Basics classes are local Master Gardeners presenting live classes on a variety of gardening topics. Each one is an independent topic […]

Exchange for Entrepreneurs Host Business Presentation

OSKALOOSA – AJ Gevock, Director of the Regional Entrepreneurship Center (REC) at Indian Hills, will be guest presenter at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs Coffee & Conversation September 7 at Smokey Row. Individuals who have business startup questions, venture ideas, or those are wondering about area resources and opportunities are invited to this free presentation which […]

Artrageous Paints the George Daily Auditorium Stage

An audience favorite, Artrageous kicks off the new professional season at the George Daily Auditorium on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.!

OSKALOOSA, IA — An audience favorite, Artrageous kicks off the new professional season at the George Daily Auditorium on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.! Bubble wrap, black lights, live music, dance, art, and paint splattered everywhere – Artrageous is off the hook! Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. […]

Monarch 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 in reaching the adult stage. The Richardson family reared their first monarch caterpillar following the Iowa State Fair in 2013. They have reared them each year since, […]

Tomato Fest 2018to be held

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will hold Tomato Fest 2018 on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 pm we will be learning about tomato growing and highlighting ISU Extension tomato preservation resources. We will taste heirloom tomatoes and tomato recipes. It will be held by the garden at the Mahaska County Extension Office. The event is open […]

What is a Master Gardener? Informational meetings to be held

Mahaska County Extension will have informational meetings on the upcoming Master Gardener training on August 21. They will be held at Noon and 6 pm. Those who love gardening, learning more about it and helping others; may enjoy Master Gardener training. Those interested in learning about Master Gardener training are encouraged to attend one of […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Provides No-Cost Mental Health First Aid Class

Mahaska Health Partnership

OSKALOOSA, IOWA — As the new school year approaches, the stores are filled with notebooks, bookbags, and other back to school essentials. While it’s important to be physically prepared to go back to school, mental preparedness should also be on your list. The National Mental Health Alliance found one in five young adults live with […]

Canoe & Kayak River Float

Saturday, August 18 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Eveland Access to Hardfish Access Join the Mahaska County Conservation Board on a canoe and kayak float down the Des Moines River. We will launch from Eveland Access at 9:00 am and arrive at Hardfish Access by 3:00 pm. There is no cost for this event and […]

Hunter Education Class

Wednesday, August 15 Thursday, August 16 Russell Wildlife Area 5:00 – 9:00 pm (both days) This course is free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required at Anyone born after January 1st, 1972 must attend a Hunter Education course before they are allowed to purchase an Iowa hunting license. Any person […]


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