Archive for: May, 2015

Childcare And Recreation Study Continues

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Since last fall when the Mahaska County YMCA came to the Oskaloosa City Council looking for assistance, the future of that institution has been in question for the community. The Mahaska Community Development Group is comprised of Mahaska County citizens and business persons. Those members took on funding the YMCA with a […]

Fire Department Design Clears Historic Preservation Commission

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voter-approved addition and renovation of the Oskaloosa Fire Station took another step forward this past week. The Historic Preservation Commission passed a resolution in favor of the design on the new addition. The design changes had been recently viewed by the Oskaloosa City Council in a work session. After clearing the […]

Chinese Students Learning And Sharing Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Four students from China have been calling Oskaloosa home for over 4 weeks now. The students talked about the differences between the two cultures. The four students adopted American names during their visit. Vincent, Sophie, Kassey and Rain were just returning from a day at Adventureland when we caught up with them […]

KIIC Receives Baseball Broadcast Award

Known more for their State Wrestling and Friday Night Lights Football broadcasts, radio station KIIC was recently honored as the ‘Media Broadcaster of the Year’ for their contributions to high school baseball. KIIC (owned by Oskaloosa resident Joe Milledge) was on hand for the Iowa High School Coaches’ Association banquet held in Cedar Rapids. KIIC […]

Glenn Edward Osborn

Glenn Edward Osborn September 15, 1925 – May 30, 2015 Montezuma, Iowa – Age 89 Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran Glenn Osborn, 89 of Montezuma passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Glenn Edward Osborn, the son of John and Blanch (Christenson) Osborn, was born the […]

Rain Disappears & the Crowd Cheers

Rain from Monday night and Tuesday afternoon canceled all grass events at the Lacey Recreation Complex on Tuesday evening, but thanks to Mr. Sunshine games could resume on Wednesday! Local Little League youth played a total of 8 games at the 5-plex baseball/softball facility taking place at 6 and 8 p.m. The crowds cheered as […]

Mahaska County Supervisors

Mahaska County Courthouse

Agenda Notice The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the Third floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse, 106 South 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA. 1. Approve agenda 2. Approve minutes May 18 & 22 3. Approve May bills 4. Heartland Risk Pool renewal * […]

Margaret C. Rourke

Margaret C. Rourke December 21, 1920 – May 28, 2015 Cedar Rapids (Oskaloosa), Iowa – Age 94 Margaret C. Rourke, 94, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Oskaloosa died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha. Margaret was born December 21, 1920, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the tenth of eleven children […]

Keith DeRooi

Keith DeRooi July 23, 1959 – May 28, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Age 55 Keith Bryan DeRooi, 55, of Oskaloosa died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born July 23, 1959, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of John W. and Gladys Pothoven DeRooi. Keith graduated 8th grade from Oskaloosa […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Dr. Valerie Bonnett

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Valerie Bonnett, MD, as the newest primary care provider in the Medical Group. “Dr. Bonnett brings a unique perspective to primary care,” MHP Chief Jay Christensen said. “Her expansive experience and research on women’s health issues will partner well with services we […]


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