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Free Pair of Running Shoes for Top Male and Female Finishers

MAHASKA COUNTY – Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Browns Shoe Fit, the top male and top female 5K finisher at Mahaska Health Foundation’s Run in the Sun on Aug. 3, will receive a certificate for a free pair of running shoes, valued up to $150. According to Brown Shoe Fit Manager Brian Myers, Brown […]

It’s The Only Ride We’ve Got

Oskaloosa, Iowa – How big is the solar system? That question and more had led Oskaloosa’s Joe Crookham to build a project at the Lacey Complex that will hopefully help people understand that the Earth is “The Only Ride We’ve Got”, and to help them better appreciate it. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about, […]

Nolie’s Nook – There Are So Many Ways To Show Support

by Nolanne Rust Once again, Oskaloosa Main Street- along with a multitude of businesses, vendors, volunteers, and locals- pulled off a great family day during the Annual Christmas in July event. Entertainment for 12 hours, children’s games, loads of food and drinks, a silent auction, a splash pad, and a BBQ contest in support of […]

BBQ 4 Badges 2019 Has A First Time Winner

Oskaloosa, Iowa – BBQ 4 Badges is just in its second year, and this year a new team, “Thin Blue Swine”, from the Oskaloosa Police Department and sponsored by Legacy Real Estate, took home the Grand Champion honors. The People’s Choice award went to ‘The Smokin Fattys’ team of John Grahek, Jon Roorda, and Kevin […]

Hy-Vee Serves Up Gourmet Meals To Help Habitat For Humanity

Members of the Walker family were joined by Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity and Oskaloosa City Officials at their most recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Helping families have a house to call home is the mission of the Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity. Oskaloosa Hy-Vee stepped up and provided a Gourmet Drive-Thru on Tuesday evening to help support that cause. The meal included a tomahawk chop, pork and beans, baked potato, broccoli salad and a roll for […]

Certified Stage Combat Teacher to Lead Stage Combat Workshops

OSKALOOSA, IA— Stage combat workshops are to be offered at the George Daily Auditorium over the next few weeks. Stage combat expert from the University of Iowa, Jason Tipsword, will lead the workshops. Over the past seven years, Jason Tipsword has worked with the George Daily Youth Camps and the Auditorium on various projects. This […]

Food Distribution Helps Those With Food Insecurity

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There are 15 million households in the United States suffering from food insecurity, which breaks down to 12% of all households. The Center for Independent Living and the Mahaska County Salvation Army work together to provide a food distribution day at their location once a month. The food comes from the Food […]

Man Killed In Farm Related Accident

Keokuk County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 4:00 PM, a 911 call was received by the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office regarding a farm-related accident at the address of 260th Street east of Zephyr Ave in Keokuk County. Upon deputies arrival, it was discovered that there was a male that had passed away from the accident. […]

Sew Good 4-Hers

Mahaska County 4-H and Clover Kid members came decked out in their best for the annual Clothing Selection, $15 Challenge, and Fashion Revue Contests. This event is judged prior to the Southern Iowa Fair and is held each year for 4-H and Clover Kid members. Each event holds a different purpose, but in each event […]

4-H Carcass Beef Results

The Carcass Beef Contest is a great opportunity for all 4-H/FFA youth to learn more about production and the beef industry. Carcass Contest exhibitors select an animal to be in the carcass class at their weigh-in in December. They feed and learn more about producing a market ready animal for their live evaluation in July. […]


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