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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 […]

Texas Oil Company Proposes Oil Pipline To Cross Iowa And Mahaska County

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Dallas, Texas – A Dallas based company, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., recently announced that its board of directors has approved building an approximate 1,100 mile crude oil pipeline, “Bakken Pipeline”, that would transport crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The proposed pipeline would then interconnect with an […]

Oskaloosa City Council Looks At Emerald Ash Borer Plan

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council started off their session by hearing from Dylan Mulfinger, Management Analyst for the City of Oskaloosa, in regards to anticipated impact of the Emerald Ash Borer on the City of Oskaloosa. Mulfinger said that city staff is recommending to begin the process of removing Ash trees in the city […]

Wind Farm Could Be In Mahaska County’s Future

Jim Diamond with RPM Access spoke about a potential wind farm project in Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors started off the month of July by hearing from Jim Diamond. Diamond represents RPM Access, a development company that looks for opportunities to deploy wind turbines. Diamond, a site developer with RPM Access, spoke with the Supervisors about the potential project. “We’ve been developing projects in […]

Van Hulzen Appointed To Oskaloosa School Board

Kraig Van Hulzen

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Kraig Van Hulzen was appointed to fill the remaining year of outgoing board member Charlie Comfort’s term. Van Hulzen had recently ran for the Oskaloosa School Board, but was defeated by current board president Carl Drost. Comfort announced last month that he would be stepping down from the board, for Director District […]

The Wall Impacts Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa and area residents left many emotions at 'The Wall That Heals' during it's stop in Oskaloosa recently.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Vietnam Vets upon arriving home from the battlefield found great controversy and often a hostile environment towards them. It’s a new day and time when the population appreciates the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform. With the thunder of motorcycle pipes and the flashing lights of law enforcement squads, the […]

Area Business Bottles Up A Great Taste Of Mahaska

Tassel Ridge Winery staff works at filling cases of freshly bottled wine at a recent public bottling event.

Leighton, Iowa – Nestled just off of Highway 163, among some gently rolling hillsides, sits one of the areas biggest tourist stops. The wine and beer craft industries have blossomed in recent decades, and Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton is a prime example of technology meeting art. This past month, the winery held its first […]

Oskaloosa Welcomes “The Wall”

Roger Frakes of Richland, Iowa was one of nearly three dozen riders and participants who escorted "The Wall" into Oskaloosa on Monday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The rumble of pipes echoed through Oskaloosa on Monday afternoon, as over 30 motorcycles from the Patriot Guard Riders and the American Legion Riders, Post 34 of Oskaloosa, escorted the “The Wall” from Interstate 80, down Highway 21 and eventually onto Highway 92. The tractor trailer that houses the 1/2 scale replica […]

Neighbor Alerts Home Occupants Of Fire

Christina Graham (left) and her daughter Gracie (right) hug each other just outside of their destroyed home.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A small child and the babysitter may have helped save the lives of three Oskaloosa residents on Monday morning. Denise Broerman was babysitting a couple of children when the boy she was watching noticed smoke coming from the neighbors house, located at 1009 South 2nd, just after 11am.”I went and I looked […]

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