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New Regional Airport Layout Plans Under Consideration

Corporate Jet

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport held their quarterly meeting on October 2nd in Pella. The board rotates its meetings between Pella and Oskaloosa. On the agenda for the board was the Federal Aviation Administration Planning Studies Update and Receive and file the South Central Regional Airport Agency’s audited financial statements for the […]

Indians Season Ends With Road Loss

The Indians frustrating season came to an end on Friday night against Carlisle.

Carlisle, Iowa – The 1-8 Oskaloosa Indians Varsity Football team didn’t have the season they had hoped for. With play-off hopes dashed weeks ago,, Friday night was an opportunity for the players to just enjoy the game and share the experience with their teammates. Oskaloosa Head Coach Mike Sterner spoke about the end of the […]

Decision 2014 Nearing An End

Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, Monica Vernon was in Oskaloosa on Sunday talking with supporters.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The election session is coming to an end, and with it comes a flurry of campaign action. Phone calls, mail and candidate meet-and-greet events are but just a few of those things happening as the clock winds down for Decision 2014. One of those candidates is Iowa Senator Jack Hatch, who is […]

Trick Or Treat Festivities In Oskaloosa

Kids enjoyed holding and petting the rabbits at the Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival was held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 26.

Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival was held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 26 from 3 to 5pm. Participants visited the decorated trunks for goodies, enjoyed games and decorated cookies and pumpkins. Visitors could also enjoy the petting zoo, have their face painted and have a hotdog and chips. Thursday, October 30 […]

It Was ‘Crunch’ Time At OES

Time will tell if the students at Oskaloosa Elementary set a worlds record for an apple crunch, but over 125 apples made 1500 apple slices.

Oskaloosa Elementary took an apple bite on October 24 at 8:23 AM joining millions of others biting into an apple around the country for National Food Day.

Time will tell if the students at Oskaloosa Elementary set a worlds record for an apple crunch, but over 125 apples made 1500 apple slices. Oskaloosa Elementary took an apple bite on October 24 at 8:23 AM joining millions of others biting into an apple around the country for National Food Day. Blue Zones Project® […]

Oskaloosa Dog Park Moves On To Next Phase

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The future of a dog park in Oskaloosa has been a point of conversation from time-to-time in the community for the past couple of years. With an extra session of the Planning & Zoning Commission needed, the proposal made its way to the City Council agenda. At the Oskaloosa City Council meeting […]

Mahaska County Agrees To Pay RUSS Fees

Mahaska County Supervisor Mike Vander Molen.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, October 20th in the 3rd floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse. The Board went into two closed sessions on Monday to discuss the hiring of a county IT coordinator and then to decide if the board would continue […]

Indians Continue To Struggle In Conference Play

Oskaloosa Sophomore Jason BeeBe suffered a season ending ankle injury against Knoxville Friday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians varsity football team has had one of those seasons where the record doesn’t represent the effort and desire. Oskaloosa Head Coach Mike Sterner talked about his team’s performance Friday night. “I think we found lots of ways to lose, and that doesn’t have anything to do with the scoreboard. […]

Former State Employee Charged with Felonies

Jessica Strasser (Mahaska County Jail Photo)

Oskaloosa, IOWA — Today, October 15, 2014, Jessica Strasser, turned herself in to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agents at the Mahaska County Jail in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Strasser has been charged with Theft in the First Degree, a class C Felony, and Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B Felony. Assistant Attorney General for the […]

Supervisor Candidate Interview: Henry “Willie” Van Weelden

Mahaska County Supervisor Candidate Henry “Willie” Van Weelden

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voters of Mahaska County will be going to the polls on November 4th to select two new Mahaska County Supervisors. Three candidates are vying for two seats. Absentee voting is already underway. November 4th is the general election. The Supervisor candidates will take part in a Supervisor Forum on Tuesday, Oct. […]

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