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‘Complete Streets’ Policy Passes City Council

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday night, with the Complete Streets initiative a major focus for those in attendance. With the opening of the meeting, the community spoke about their support for Complete Streets. Mark Willett, Assistant General Manager for Clow Valve in Oskaloosa, explained that, on behalf of Clow Valve […]

Mahaska County Supervisors Begin Bidding Process For Revised Roof Repair Plan


Oskaloosa, Iowa – A public hearing was held at Monday mornings Mahaska County Supervisor meeting for the updated design/bid documents to rebid the project of the clay tile roof repairs and improvements on the Mahaska County Courthouse. No members of the public were on hand to make comment, nor were any comments received in writing […]

Complete Streets Subject For Upcoming Council Meeting

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council will take up the Complete Streets debate again at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The meeting was moved to Tuesday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Complete Streets programs are developed with all users of the street area in mind. Complete Streets refers to the practice […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

Oskaloosa School Board Discusses Upcoming School Calendar

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Oskaloosa Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in open session on Monday evening, with the main point of discussion being the upcoming school year calendar. The driving factor behind the calendar development is based upon Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s directive that schools start near the end of August. State law directs schools to start […]

Oskaloosa’s Water Safe To Drink

Fire hydrants are used for flushing out city water lines.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A water transmission line from the Oskaloosa water plant north of town started to leak, and crews worked for over 8 hours to plug the leak in the 20 inch pipe. Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department General Manager Chad Coon said that the water is safe to drink and that the discoloration that […]

Rozenboom Talks Energy And Roads

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-Oskaloosa) address a packed house at Eggs & Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 2015 version of the Iowa Legislative session kicks off this week. On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will deliver his Condition of the State address to a joint session of the legislature. Included will be the Iowa Supreme Court and other high ranking elected officials. Iowa state senator Ken Rozenboom will […]

Oskaloosa Telecom To Offer Game Changing Service

computer, network

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A local telecom made an announcement this week that usually draws national attention. Places that enjoy such technology include, Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle, Omaha, Minneapolis and Cedar Falls, Iowa. In Cedar Falls, that internet will cost you around $250.00 per month. In Oskaloosa, the service is slated to be just $70 per […]

Mahaska CERT Team Helps Others Potentially Save A Life

Mahaska CERT Captain Jeff Ridenour teaches community members CPR on Saturday at the Mahaska County YMCA.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – You walk into a room and find someone laying on the floor. After determining that the person is in need of help, what do you do next? For a group of individuals who took the American Heart Association CPR class on Saturday, those choices are much clearer now. According to the American […]

County Officials Sworn In At Recent Supervisor Meeting

Henry "Willie" VanWeelden was sworn in on Friday as a Mahaska County Supervisor.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The votes were cast, and those elected to county offices were sworn in on Friday to their next 4 years of service. Those sworn in Friday are: Recorder – Diane Upton Crookham; Treasurer – Sone Scott; Supervisor – Mark Doland; and Supervisor – Henry VanWeelden. The board set its organization for the […]

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