Archive for: July, 2016

The Good Times Keep Rollin’

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For nearly three decades, the Rollin’ Oldies Car Club has hosted a car show on the square in Oskaloosa the last weekend of July. Mike Ireland with the Rollin’ Oldies Car Club talked to us about their largest event of the year, which included approximately 195 cars. The car count varies from […]

Tyler Zickefoose

Tyler Zickefoose August 23, 1998 – July 30, 2016 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 17 Tyler Zickefoose, 17, of Oskaloosa died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, in the same room he was treated in for his injuries following his accident, while being cared for by his favorite nurse Abby. Tyler […]

Library Summer Reading Program Helps Keep Kids Ready For School

Many prizes were handed out on Friday as part of the Summer Reading Program.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – During the summer months, reading may often be the last concern for any kid, but for parents and educators, reading during the summer is a very important part of helping your child or student be ready for the next school year. The phenomenon is often called the ‘summer slide’ and it can […]

Erik Jones Returns to Winning Ways at Iowa Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie collect third win of 2016 NEWTON, Iowa (July 30, 2016) – During Saturday’s qualifying session, Daniel Suárez held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Dakoda Armstrong to earn the Sukup “First in the Field” award for the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. If that sounds familiar, it’s because […]

Child Care and Recreation Facility Still Being Explored

A proposed early childhood development and recreation center would be located near the Lacey Complex and Oskaloosa Elementary School.

The City of Oskaloosa and the Oskaloosa School District continue to work towards the development and construction of a facility that would house needed preschool and recreation facilities for the community. Oskaloosa, Iowa – When the residents across Mahaska County went to the polls in early May to decide how their LOSST funds (sales tax) […]

How the West Was Won: Todd Gilliland Dominates at Iowa Speedway

U.S. Cellular 250 qualifying set for 3:15 p.m. on Saturday NEWTON, Iowa (July 29, 2016) – Todd Gilliland left no doubts by the time the checkered flag in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Stores 150 presented by Vatterott waved. He won handily in his Iowa Speedway debut, taking home a race win for […]

Free Wireless Internet available on the Oskaloosa town square

Main Street Oskaloosa and Mahaska Communication Group (MCG) have teamed up to bring free Wireless Internet to downtown Oskaloosa. In early July, MCG installed Wireless Internet equipment downtown to allow both guests and MCG customers free access to the Internet while visiting downtown, according to Steve Burnett, MCG’s Sales and Marketing Manager. “Karen Hafner from […]

What’s the Buzz About- Growing Season webinar to be held August 9

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the seventh annual “Growing Season “ webinars (programs viewed over the internet) at multiple locations across Iowa this summer. This series is offered by the Iowa Master Gardener program and is open to all interested gardeners. Participants are not required to have completed master gardener training to […]

Learn & Discover in the Garden

Master Gardeners will be providing informal gardening information at the ISU Extension Flagpole garden this summer at 6 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. The topic for Learn and Discover on July 28 is Seed Saving. We will show and discuss seed saving techniques. There will be a children’s garden activity also. Learn […]

6th Annual Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club Golf Outing

The Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club will host the 6th annual best ball Golf Outing on Saturday August 6, 2016 at Oskaloosa Golf with an 11:00 a.m. shot gun start. Once again, the Booster Club has acquired a Title Sponsor for this event. We are very pleased to announce that Mahaska Communications Group continues to be […]


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