Category archives for: Editorial

Letter To The Editor: What is really going on with the REBRANDING and the Brooks plan for Oskaloosa?

Oskaloosa Bandstand

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. I hear from committee members that this plan is only a lot of suggestions, but I also hear that the new brand has been chosen and see new banners hung around the square with a […]

WING-DING-DING, We Have Ourselves a Winner

Hillary Clinton at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame Dinner in July, 2015. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

by Bob Leonard An expected 1500 people turned out this evening for the 2015 Iowa Wing Ding Democratic fundraiser. The record breaking crowd showed up anxious, excited, and divided about the 2016 Caucus. Approaching the venue from afar, you could begin to hear the faint chants of pumped-up volunteers battling to voice their candidate louder […]

Letter To The Editor: School Funding falls short….again

Osky News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. By now many of you have heard that Governor Branstad vetoed the $55 million one-time funding for all the public school districts in Iowa for the 2015-16 school year. What impact will this have? And […]

Letter To The Editor: Why I Support Rand Paul

Osky News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. As my wife and I have become more involved in the process of electing leaders, we have become more aware of political clichés and platitudes that sound good in 10 second sound bites. But now […]

Letter To The Editor: C.L. Barnhouse Company Talks Bandstand

Oskaloosa Bandstand

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Dear Oskaloosa Citizens: The C.L. Barnhouse Company has had many local citizens ask us for our feelings concerning the recent proposal to relocate the Oskaloosa City Bandstand. We are very proud of our company’s over […]

2015 May Presidential Candidate Poll

The White House

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The road to the White House in 2016 has begun in Iowa. Voters in the area have been exposed to candidate messages and in some cases, shook hands and carried on conversations with the hopefuls. The list includes those who have expressed an interest in the office, and those who have officially […]

Letter To The Editor: Frustration, Future, & Priorities

Osky News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. As many of you know Oskaloosa is now a welfare town. 1 in 4 people, or 25% as defined by the 10-15 transit study, makes under $13,000 per year (the state average is 12.5%), over […]

Letter To The Editor: Our “brand,” built upon years of rich history and tradition, needs to be strengthened and tweaked

Osky News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. A consortium of Main Street and other groups is considering suggestions made by Roger Brooks, an expert in tourism and “branding” who has been paid $82,000 (so far). The group surveyed 1500 individuals online only […]

Letter To The Editor: Oskaloosa doesn’t look near as nice as it did those many years ago

Osky News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Nine months ago my wife and I had the opportunity to move back “home” to Oskaloosa after being away the past thirty plus years. One of the first things we noticed was that Oskaloosa doesn’t […]

Letter To The Editor: Every session the question facing the legislature is how to fit Iowans’ priorities within the constraints of state revenue.

The Iowa Capitol

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. For years, state government in Iowa operated much like it does in Washington, D.C. – spend more than they have, send taxpayers into debt, and pass hard decisions off to future lawmakers. Each year another […]

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