Archive for: August, 2011

Where in Mahaska County? – 29

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It has been some time since we played this little game. I have missed doing this on a regular basis, but feared it would become stale if done as often as it had been. This summer has been good for taking pictures, and we have snapped a ton of them here at […]

Boswell Rep to Hold Office Hours in Montezuma and Oskaloosa

Des Moines, IA- Rep. Leonard Boswell will have a member of his staff in Montezuma and Oskaloosa, Tuesday, September 6th, for open office hours. Greg Johnson, Boswell’s District Representative, will be at: Montezuma City Hall from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Oskaloosa Public Library from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Johnson will be on hand […]


YOUTH PROGRAMS Basketball: Register: Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 Program Start: Nov. 7 Cheerleading: Program Start: Aug. 29 Late registration is okay! Dolphins Swim Team: Register: Oct. 24 – Nov. 1 Program Start: Nov. 1 Gymnastics: Program Start: Aug. 29 Mid-session starts are okay! Stroke Swim Clinic: Register: Sept. 4 – Sept. 30 Program Start: […]

American Red Cross Expects Hurricane Irene Response to Continue for Weeks

Seeking Financial Donations in the Aftermath of the Storm IOWA, August 30, 2011 — With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance. “Now that the storm is over, our volunteers […]

MidWestOne presents grant to Prairies for Agriculture project at Central College

PELLA — The MidWestOne Foundation presented the first portion of a $10,000 grant to Dr. Russ Benedict, associate professor of biology at Central College, on Aug. 30 at the college’s Carlson-Kuyper Field Station. The award, to be received in four equal payments over four years, provides funding for the Prairies for Agriculture project. Joining Benedict […]

President Obama Authorizes Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa requested by Gov. Branstad

(DES MOINES) – Late yesterday, Gov. Branstad received notification that President Obama has authorized a Major Disaster Declaration for two counties impacted by severe storms and flooding July 27-29, 2011. The counties included in this declaration are Dubuque and Jackson. The declaration by the President will provide federal funding to the declared counties under the […]

Iowa Start Somewhere Walk Goal: Break World Record

Walk is Symbolic Kickoff to Healthiest State Initiative WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 31, 2011 – Organizers of the Iowa Start Somewhere Walk have announced a goal of breaking a world record by having 250,000 Iowans participate in simultaneous one-kilometer walks on Friday, October 7, at noon. The current world record is claimed by […]

School Board Forum Brings Tough Questions From Panel And Residents

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It what could best be described as a light turnout to Smokey Row last night, residents came out to hear from the Oskaloosa School Board candidates. Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt brought the meeting forward and made the proper introductions, and then the group settled down for a group of 3 questions that […]

E.P.I.C. Youth Group Takes Off In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With the start of a new school year, and summer vacation coming to an end, a local church re-formed its youth group for the start of the new year. Over 80 students made an evening out of the carnival type atmosphere that included a dunk tank, laser tag, games, lots of food, […]

“A Tribute to Dan Milam, Chairman of the Mahaska County Republicans”

By: Mark Doland Those of you who knew Dan Milam were blessed by a man of faith and conviction. I was blessed to have known such a man this side of eternity. Dan was a great friend to me and a fellow comrade in the fight for the freedoms that we are losing as a […]


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