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Court Rules In Favor Of City In Keltner Removal

The Oskaloosa Water Department and the City of Oskaloosa squared off in court on Tuesday over trustee Errin Keltner's removal by Mayor Dave Krutfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A ruling has come down from District Court Judge Joel Yates in the case of Errin Keltner, Trustee of Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department, and Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department versus City of Oskaloosa, Iowa, David Krutzfeldt, in his Official Capacity as the Mayor of the City of Oskaloosa, and City Council of the […]

Navy & Gold Gala Reaches Goal

Many supporters came out Saturday night to support the William Penn Athletics Booster Club Navy & Gold Gala.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Booster clubs are an important part of many schools. The William Penn Booster Club is no different. On Saturday, Wm. Penn’s Booster Club hosted the Navy & Gold Gala. This was a re-brand of the previous years Duck Pluckers Ball. As in years past, the center court at Penn Central Mall was […]

Local Conservation Group Offers Youth Program

Jeff Vanderbeek, with Mahaska County Pheasants Forever, (in orange), helps a local youth 'Young Guns' participant during Saturday's inaugural event.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s summer time in Iowa. The trees are filled with the chirps of birds, and the buzzing of mosquitoes. On Saturday, that sound was broken by the occasional crack of a rifle. Smiles filled the faces of the youth who attended the Mahaska County Pheasants Forever ‘Young Guns Program’. The program is […]

Group Gathers To Help Bring Dog Park One Step Closer

Dogs and owners took a few moments on Saturday to cool off after their morning run at the Paws For Duty 5k and 1 mile walk.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – After a good workout, man’s best friend was more than happy to find a shady spot and relax. Ten humans and their four-legged companions took to the Lacey Recreation Trail on Saturday for the 1st Annual Paws on Duty for Fun. Participants took part in a 5k run or 1 mile walk. […]

Mahaska Mammoth Work Continues

Work continues at the Mahaska Mammoth site where researchers are uncovering more bones of the per-historic creatures. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The digging is well underway at the Mahaska Mammoth site once again. The first part of the year has been spent removing the dirt and debris that accumulated during the winter, and now scientists are once again getting down to business of unearthing new treasures. On Wednesday, a rib bone was exposed […]

Lost Mahaska Community Muchakinock Topic Of Area Historian

Iowa Coal Mine Historian Doug Wilson gave a lecture on the history of Muchakinock this past week at the Oskaloosa Public Library. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The impact Mahaska County had on the State of Iowa and its railroad system was the subject of local historian Doug Wilson. Wilson focused on the long lost town of Muchakinock this past week at a special presentation at the Oskaloosa Public Library. “As the number of rail miles increased, the number […]

North Mahaska Teens Sell Sweet Corn For Project

Austin Lanphier, Colter Lanphier and Dakota Hudnut are selling sweet corn along A Ave for their FFA project.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa weather is notoriously hot, muggy and miserable this time of year, but a few teens from North Mahaska have taken advantage of the seasonably mild weather to dispose of their sweet corn crop. The group set up along A Avenue in Oskaloosa, selling the corn for their FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience […]

Southern Iowa Fair Results

2014 Southern Iowa Fair

The following is a list to all the results from the 2014 Southern Iowa Fair. Click on a link for individual results. 4-H and FFA Dog Show  Exhibits To Iowa State Fair Non-Livestock Exhibit Results Bucket “O” Junk Vegetables & Flowers, Oh My! 2014 FFA Ag Gadget Show Results 2014 Swine Show Feathers Were Flyin’ […]

Oskaloosa Water And City Of Oskaloosa Square Off In Court

The Oskaloosa Water Department and the City of Oskaloosa squared off in court on Tuesday over trustee Errin Keltner's removal by Mayor Dave Krutfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dispute is ongoing between the Oskaloosa Water Department, which includes one of its trustees Errin Keltner, and the City of Oskaloosa and Mayor David Krutzfeldt. The dispute is over Keltner’s removal from the Board. On Tuesday, the parties involved met in open court, to brief Judge Joel Yates on the specifics […]

Work Is Underway To Bring Freedom Rock To Mahaska County

The "Freedom Rock' as seen in 2014. (photo by Shelly Spaur)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Plans are underway to bring a ‘Freedom Rock’ to Mahaska County. Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II got the idea of painting the first ‘Freedom Rock’ after watching the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’, and a desire to give something back to veterans on Memorial Day. Since that time, back in the late 90′s, an […]

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