Category archives for: Arts and Education

Mahaska Health Celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

MAHASKA COUNTY – April 19 – 25 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and Mahaska Health wants to recognize the dedicated volunteers who faithfully donate their time to the health of the community. Each year, more than 140 dedicated volunteers participate in 10,793 hours of volunteer hours at Mahaska Health and Hospice services. Volunteer Coordinator Kim […]

Cook Inducted Into Indian Hills Academy

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Benjamin Ahrens and Kinsey Cook of Oskaloosa were among the Indian Hills Community College students inducted into the Indian Hills Academy in March. Even though the scheduled banquet to induct the latest group into the Academy had to be canceled, the 18 inductees were still recognized individually for their acceptance. The Academy honors […]

Community 1st Credit Union donates $15,000 to ICUF Emergency Relief Fund

OTTUMWA, IA – Community 1st Credit Union has announced a $15,000 pledge to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s newly formed Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used to assist Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans and the health of […]

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.) […]

Muse Music Providing Creative Options

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Nestled just half a block south of the Oskaloosa Square, along South Market, a little bit of musical heaven opened up. Ashley Schultz had worked for her Grandpa Pat Flaherty at his music store inside Penn Central Mall. When he retired, Ashley decided to open a store of her own, one that […]

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 […]

Bridge View Center & Ottumwa YMCA team up to feed area children

Ottumwa, IA (March 19, 2020) – In partnership with the Bridge View Center, as well as the Cardinal and Ottumwa School Districts, the Ottumwa YMCA will begin an emergency food distribution program for youth ages 2-18 on Monday, March 23, 2020. Through this concerted effort, packaged meals will be made available for pick-up twice a […]

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 […]


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