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Gas Tax And School Funding The Hot Topics At Eggs And Issues

This man asked the legislative representative if they could have found waste to cut versus raising taxes.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The temps were frigid outside, but the simmering gas tax increase kept the inside of Smokey Row heated with discussion. In his opening comments, Rep. Larry Sheets said he had “never seen a bill pushed so hard, run so fast and end up with identical results from both the Republican and Democratic […]

Roger Brooks Believes Oskaloosa Is A City Of Light

I was pleased by all of the excitement & enthusiasm by so many who are ready to see Oskaloosa prosper.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – What does the future hold for Oskaloosa? That is a big question, but one the Roger Brooks team and a core of volunteers hope to help shape. You can listen to the entire presentation by CLICKING HERE. During the past few months, a cross section of Oskaloosa representatives have been working with […]

Workshop Designed To Help People Lead And Live With Purpose And Passion

Attendees at the Discover your purpose! workshop heard from Sarah Young from the Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – If you had a chance to live life over, what would you do differently? That was the question posed to those attending the Discover Your Purpose workshop held Thursday at New Hope Community Center, or the old Jefferson Elementary school building. The workshop was designed for work sites that are working towards […]

Upcoming Environmental Study Discussed By SCRAA

Members of the South Central Regional Airport Agency met this past week in Pella.

Pella, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) held its quarterly meeting this past week on February 24, 2015. No members of the public spoke to the board, so the next item of business was the selection of board officers for the fiscal year of 2015-16. No changes were made in officers, with […]

Dive Team And K-9 Units Searching For Missing Oskaloosa Woman

Sallie West Car

***Update – 3:47 pm*** Sgt. Brandon Bracelin of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a white female has been found near the area where West’s vehicle was found. They are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive on the scene to help identify the body.” ****** Polk County, – The car […]

Oskaloosa Woman Reported Missing

Sallie West

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Family members of Sallie West are asking for your help in locating their loved one. Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office confirms that they have taken a report in regards to her disappearance. Jessica West reports that Sallie was last seen in Grimes, Iowa around 1pm when an “unknown” person reported her plates to […]

Sharing The Passion Of Model Railroads

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – The distant sound of a train whistle, the faint clack of the rails as a train moves along. Those sounds were heard coming from inside the Penn Central Railroad Club display inside Penn Central Mall on Monday night. The club opened their doors to both the curious and fans alike on Monday […]

Oskaloosa Under Winter Storm Warning Wednesday

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CSTWEDNESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING…SNOW WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN IOWA […]

The 1st Annual Mahaska Young Professionals Chili Cook Off Results.

Many people of all ages came out to the Mahaska Young Professionals Chili Cook Off held at the Kinsmans Keep this past week.

The 1st Annual Mahaska Young Professionals Chili Cook off results. 1st РWyndell Campbell with State Farm 2nd РTiffany Korn Cargill 3rd РAmy Langdon United Way People’s Choice Ross Schultz of Mahaska Health Partnership

Transportation Coalition Continues Planning For Future Needs

The discussion at the Oskaloosa Middle School last week was a potential US 63 bypass of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The future of transportation in Mahaska County, along with the counties and communities surrounding Oskaloosa, was the basis for interested parties to gather this past week. Individuals from Marion, Wapello, Poweshiek, Iowa DOT and engineering firms that currently have ongoing projects in the area all met. The transportation coalition is an informal […]

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