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Iowa DOT Further Defines Potential 63 By-Pass

Mahaska County residents gathered at the Oskaloosa High School to discuss the future of a potential Highway 63 by-pass around the northwest corner of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation continues its evaluation of transportation needs in the county and along the Highway 63 corridor that traverses Mahaska County from the north to the south. The by-pass would connect at a point north of Oskaloosa, potentially near the current waterworks facility. The other connection would be west-northwest […]

Repair Bids For Courthouse Roof Tabled

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors discuss the next step in getting the roof repaired on the Mahaska County Courthouse.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held its final regular session of 2014 on Monday, December 15, 2014. This was also Mahaska County Supervisor Greg Gordy’s last official meeting after serving multiple terms in office. Gordy chose not to run for re-election this past year. Bids for the Mahaska County Courthouse roof […]

Oskaloosa Boys Pull Off HUGE Road Win

Oskaloosa Indians

Washington, Iowa – For anyone who has seen the Oskaloosa boy’s basketball team this season, you will notice one thing, the whole attitude has changed. Coach Ryan Parker and his staff have set the tone for what Osky has been waiting for, a competitive basketball team. What Osky pulled off Tuesday night in Washington hasn’t […]

After 26 Years In Oskaloosa – Officer Barb Says Good-Bye

Oskaloosa Police Officer Barb Saville will serve her last patrol on December 21st. She has been a member of the OPD for 26 years.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Saying good-bye can be one of the toughest things to do. ‘Officer Barb’, as she is known to most everyone, will be retiring from the Oskaloosa Police force this month. She will be saying good-bye to the profession she has loved and the community she has helped to protect for 26 years. […]

Oskaloosa PD Seeks Info In Abduction Case

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release On December 15, 2014 at approximately 9:10 p.m. the Oskaloosa Police Department was contacted by a 30 year old female advising that she had been abducted by gunpoint by two male subjects. The victim advised she was standing at the intersection of North E and B Ave West at […]

New Sharon Fire & Rescue Recipient Of IEMSA Award

The New Sharon Fire & Rescue was recently honored with the IEMSA Volunteer Service of the Year award. It's presented for excellence in service by your participation in Emergency Medical Services in Iowa.

The New Sharon Fire & Rescue was recently honored with the IEMSA Volunteer Service of the Year award. It’s presented for excellence in service by your participation in Emergency Medical Services in Iowa. New Sharon Fire & Rescue was nominated by Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson and presented at a ceremony in Des Moines […]

Snowflakes And Greeting Cards Just A Few Library Activities

Lots of interest in making wax snowflakes at the Oskaloosa Public Library.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Christmas time is often craft time for many people. The Oskaloosa Public Library in conjunction with FACE of Mahaska County and the Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios gave those with an interest the opportunity to make wax snowflakes. Briana Bartlett is an art teacher at OES and a member of FACE. She […]

Rotary Helps Make Christmas Dinner Possible For Hundreds Of Families

Oskaloosa Middle School Student Council members helped to unload and prepare tons of food to be distributed to the less fortunate.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A song echoed out of the hall at Central United Methodist Church Friday afternoon. The Oskaloosa Middle School Student Council sang songs while unloading the truckloads of food, stacking the hall with bags of carrots, potatoes and canned goods. This year, 641 baskets were prepared as part of the Rotary project. This […]

Coats Available Free Of Charge To Those In Need

Winter Coat Drive

Oskaloosa, Iowa – December has been fairly mild, even reaching into the 50’s on occasion. The winter is far from over, as Oskaloosa residents can attest, as the previous winter seemed to go on forever. The United Way of Mahaska County in conjunction with New Hope Community Center are in a partnership that is working […]

Little Known City Park To Get Improvements

The playground behind the former Grant Elementary is owned by the city, and slated for improvements in the spring.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With concerns about the future of a neighborhood playground, citizens met with city officials about how best to maintain and further develop the city park that is nestled against the former Grant Elementary School. A consultant was utilized by the city to help develop concepts and ideas for the city park. Those […]

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