Category archives for: Arts and Education

Record-Holding Electric Motorcyclist to Present about “Eco-Activism in Disguise”

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Scientist Eva Håkansson will present “World Speed Records and 3D-Printed Motorcycles: Why Scientists are Superheroes” on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus. Håkansson is the owner, builder and driver of the record holding electric streamliner motorcycle named “KillaJoule” which has made […]

Indian Hills Performing Survey

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College is ready to begin a comprehensive survey of its constituents to try and find out what they think about a variety of topics related to the college. The survey, which will be conducted by Patron Insights, Inc., a Kansas City-based market research organization, will start shortly after Labor Day […]

Abandoned Mine Land and monarch butterfly conservation field day planned for September 7 near Bussey

Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly conservation field day Thursday, September 7th. The 10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. field day will be held at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land Site near Bussey. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. The field day is in partnership with Iowa […]

Plant Some Shade Distribution October 14

MidAmerican Energy Company partners with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Plant Some Shade residential tree-planting program to provide affordable and desirable landscape trees (6-8′) for residents to purchase and plant on their property for long-term community reforestation. The distribution in Eddyville also partners with Mahaska County Extension, Mahaska County Master Gardeners, […]

Tom Flaherty Named Mahaska Community Economic Development Executive Director

Tom Flaherty Named Mahaska Community Economic Development Executive Director

The Mahaska Community Development Group and Development Partners announced today that Tom Flaherty has been named Executive Director of Mahaska Community Economic Development. Flaherty, who begins Sept. 11, will be responsible for managing development activities to increase business expansion and capital investment in the community. He will also help create an outcome-based strategic plan to […]

Audience Appeal Earns 4-H’ers Awards at Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H’ers compete in four categories of oral communication — educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking — and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite […]

Mahaska County 4-H’ers Exhibit Livestock During Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H youth showed livestock during the 2017 Iowa State Fair. “Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock,” Mike Anderson, 4-H agriculture superintendent said. “The dedication, responsibility, decision-making and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that use these skills.” Mahaska County exhibitors placed as follows: Breeding Beef Drake Hall – […]

Mahaska County 4-H Exhibitors at Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers developed non-livestock (static) entries to be judged among over 3000 exhibits in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Having an exhibit selected to exhibit at the state fair is an honor. “Exhibits at the Iowa State Fair demonstrate that 4-H’ers set goals for themselves and work to meet those […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Child Vaccinations

MAHASKA COUNTY – A hot topic in today’s world is whether or not to vaccinate your children. However, nothing protects them better from 14 serious childhood diseases than vaccines. MHP Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, explains the importance of ensuring your children are protected throughout childhood with regular scheduled immunizations. The United States currently […]

Mahaska County Master Gardener Training Registration due August 25

Mahaska County Extension is now enrolling for a Master Gardener training to begin September 5, 2017. Master Gardener trainees attend classes taught by Iowa State University Extension professionals in topics ranging from lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control, soil and plant […]


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