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OHS Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans walked down the red carpet at Hy-Vee on Friday.

To show our appreciation for our Veterans in Mahaska County, Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday November 11, 2022, at 1 pm in the large gym at the high school. All veterans are invited to attend. OHS Student Council will be providing desserts and coffee after the assembly. […]


Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College will host Coach Ken Carter for the 40th Annual Celebrity Night event on Thursday, October 20. The event will feature a reception, steak and seafood buffet dinner, remarks by Coach Ken Carter, and a live auction. All proceeds from the event support the Indian Hills Community College Foundation. Coach Ken […]

Coffee Club at the ELC

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Friday, October 7, 2022 9:00 – 10:00 am at the Environmental Learning Center Join us at the Mahaska County Conservation Board’s monthly “Coffee Club at the ELC” on Friday, October 7th from 9:00-10:00 am. Homemade refreshments will be served along with coffee. If you are not a coffee drinker, you are still welcome to participate! […]

Knee-High Naturalists “Turtle Races”

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Knee-High Naturalists “Turtle Races” 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Environmental Learning Center Bring your children ages 5 and younger out to the Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday, October 11th from 10:00-11:00 am for the Knee-High Naturalist program. This free program is designed to help foster learning about nature and exploring […]

“Feed Fish Fridays” At the Environmental Learning Center

Mahaska County Conservation Board

“Feed Fish Fridays” At the Environmental Learning Center Friday, October 7, 2022 12:30 pm Come out to the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center when the doors open at 12:30 pm to watch fish eat in the 1,000 gallon aquarium! Afterwards, check out all the activities in the Discovery Lab, challenge yourselves with the indoor scavenger […]

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 […]


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