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211 South Market Redevelopment

The former Wang’s building, 211 S. Market

The Oskaloosa Historical Preservation Commission met Wednesday to approve demolition of the former Wang’s building, 211 S. Market. In May, Musco Facilities Team members identified a bulge in the south wall. Subsequent inspection revealed deteriorated brick and multiple structural deficiencies that led to the decision to remove rather than restore the building. An inspection report […]

High Speed Pursuit Ends In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Albia Police Department Press Release Thursday October 8, 2015 approximately 12:30 a.m. a report of came into the Monroe County Law Enforcement Center of a stolen vehicle leaving the BP Station in Albia and heading north from that location. A Monroe County Deputy made initial contact with the suspect vehicle on US Hwy 5 north […]

Lighted Christmas Parade entry forms are out – parade is one night only!

Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade

The Main Street office of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade will be held Thursday night only, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. The theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Oskaloosa Christmas”. Plan now to help Main […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Christmas Luncheon and Show Tickets Available

Osky News

Oskaloosa – Join us for the annual Main Street Christmas Luncheon and Show on December 4, 2015. This year’s event will be held at The Peppertree located on Highway 63 North. Please use the north entrance where there is plenty of parking. During the show, participants and guests can enjoy elegant fine dining while being […]

Barbara Ann McKee

Barbara Ann McKee

Barbara Ann McKee October 7, 1941 – October 5, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 73 Barbara McKee, 73, of Oskaloosa passed away Monday, October 05, 2015, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. Barbara Ann McKee, daughter of Frank James and Dorothy Irene (Kaldenberg) Van Veen, was born October 7, 1941, in Pella, Iowa. Barbara attended Pella […]

Carol Anne Briggs

Patricia Capps

April 26, 1957 – October 6, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 58 Carol Anne Briggs, 58, of Oskaloosa, was welcomed home by Jesus, Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Carol Anne was born Friday, April 26, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of George and Dolores Hill Kinder. Carol […]

Pets And Their Owners Receive Blessings


Oskaloosa, Iowa – Our pets are a major part of our lives, and come with a great responsibility. Some who enjoy and see their pets as a blessing in their lives took an opportunity to have their pets blessed at a ceremony held at Edmundson Park on Sunday. Members of the St. James Episcopal Church, […]

A Busy Weekend Kept Area Residents Running

Several dozen participants enjoyed the fall weather for the PUSH 5k held at the Lacey Complex and Recreation Trail on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Fall weather brings a myriad of activities, which makes for busy and often fun-filled weekends for area residents. The always favorite stops like Autumn Acres located at Stam Greenhouse had to compete with homecoming at William Penn University, where they also celebrated the reopening of their Athletic Hall of Fame inside the […]

Ava Jean Stone

Ava Jean Stone

Ava Jean Stone May 26, 1932 – October 4, 2015 Conrad (Oskaloosa), Iowa | Age 83 Ava Jean Stone, 83 of Conrad and formerly of New Sharon, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Conrad, Iowa. Ava Jean was born in New Sharon Iowa on May 26, 1932 to Clovis and Josie (Groves) Johnson. Ava […]

Mammoth Site Continues To Educate

Orange Elementary from Waterloo took part in digging on Friday at the mammoth site in Mahaska County.

Mahaska County, Iowa – The digging for mammoth bones is once again nearing the end of the season, but until then the opportunity for education and discovery continues at the rural Mahaska County site. On Friday, a group of elementary students from Orange Elementary in Waterloo were on hand to help scientists dig and discover. […]

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