Archive for: March, 2017

Electronics Recycling Event scheduled for April 22nd

On Saturday, April 22nd from 8am to noon, Mahaska County residents and businesses may drop off old electronics to be recycled. The event will be held in the MCG parking lot, just south of Hy-Vee, according to Steve Burnett, MCG’s Sales & Marketing Manager. The event is co-sponsored by Mahaska Communication Group, Midwest Sanitation & […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explores Environmental Allergies

MAHASKA COUNTY – Environmental allergies can develop at any point during your lifetime. Mahaska Health Partnership Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, helps explain why. “An allergic reaction is your body’s way of fighting what it believes to be a harmful substance,” Dr. Horner shared. “It’s a hyperactive response by your immune system when it recognizes […]

Oskaloosa High School launches Interact Club

Oskaloosa (March 30, 2017) — High school students now have another option if they want to give back to the Oskaloosa community. The Interact Club of Oskaloosa, a partnership with the local Rotary club, received its official Certificate of Organization in February and is already looking for more ways to serve those in need. “I’ve […]


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WOMEN LANDOWNERS IN OR NEAR MAHASKA COUNTY ARE INVITED TO A FREE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) MEETING IN OSKALOOSA TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 AMES, IA – Women who own or manage farmland in Mahaska and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free discussion focused on CRP Tuesday, April 11th at the Extension and […]

Allene Nellie Fleming

Allene Nellie Fleming April 8, 1928 – March 30, 2017 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 88 Allene Fleming, 88 of Montezuma passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2017 at her home in Montezuma. Allene Nellie Fleming, the daughter of Everette and Nellie (Boonstra) Plate, was born on April 8, 1928 in Rose Hill, Iowa. Allene […]

Iowa Water Quality Bills Searching For Traction

Mahaska County, Iowa – Water quality has been a hot topic in Iowa for the past several months, especially after Des Moines Water Works filed a lawsuit against three drainage districts in northern Des Moines, Iowa. Water Works contended that those areas were sending high levels of nitrates down the Raccoon River, which eventually flows […]

Ernst Talks Regulations To Local Brewers

Albia, Iowa – The craft beer industry around the country and in Iowa continues to grow and gain in popularity. Social gathering locations or pubs, as well as various eateries, have enjoyed the financial benefit of a population that has recently discovered beer, and the hand-crafted flavors that craft beer makers are producing. According to […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 30, 2017

I am looking forward to a break in the political climate. The stress levels have broken all records and it’s not exactly “E pluribus unum” here in Des Moines, or in Washington DC. We have tried to make Iowa a safer place with the passage of HF 261, the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill, and […]

Speaker Works To Bring About Positive Change In People’s Lives

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Kindness and acceptance of one another can be easy to talk about, but finding a way to implement those actions into everyday life can be difficult. Motivational speaker Joshua Coburn brought those topics to a real world level for the Oskaloosa Middle School population this past week. The series of area events […]

IGNITE Holds Easter Morning Service at Forest Cemetery

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Christ is risen, hallelujah! Join IGNITE (the youth group) of Oskaloosa First Christian Reformed Church Sunday, April 16 at 8:00 am as they lead an Easter Sunrise Service in Forest Cemetery just north of the church. Park at the church, bring your lawn chairs and plan to join the service. There will be some space […]


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