Category archives for: Arts and Education

“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 […]

New School Year, New Opportunities in Oskaloosa Schools

Oskaloosa High School

An Oskaloosa School District Press Release The 2022-23 school year is well underway in the Oskaloosa Community School District. Our administration, staff, and I are pleased with the positive energy students are bringing to class each and every day. We’re off to a wonderful start! This school year, we aim to celebrate our successes and […]

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 […]


Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals

OSKALOOSA, IA SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an […]

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 […]

Indian Hills and Cambridge Investment Research Form Partnership

Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College Computer Software Development program and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. are excited to announce the first students to participate in the newly created Cambridge Internship and Employment Program. Andrea Rottman from Centerville and Logan Halstead from La Plata, Missouri, have each been awarded a renewable $2,400 scholarship and will be offered […]

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 […]


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