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The Oskaloosa Police Department is working sTEP until September 7th.

Des Moines, IOWA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), along with the Oskaloosa Police Department and other law enforcement officers across our state, wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving holiday. To ensure safety, please take the time to buckle up, slow down and drive defensively in your travels around […]

Operation Warm Ensures Local Youth Receive Winter Coats

OHS Peer Helpers preparing coats for distribution.

Oskaloosa – November 19, 2014. Children in need in Oskaloosa will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to the Oskaloosa Rotary Club. The club, which strives to put service above self, donated 60 coats to Oskaloosa High School’s Peer Helpers. Peer Helpers, led by Scottie Moore, has already started distributing the coats to local […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Turkey Fryer Safety

Oskaloosa Fire Captain Dave Christenson prepares to attack flames leaping from a second story window.

MAHASKA COUNTY – Thanksgiving is a holiday for gatherings, great food and fun. Turkey is usually a star feature of the meal, and can be prepared a variety of ways, including frying. Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to spend your holiday with loved ones, instead of emergency responders, by being mindful about turkey fryers. “When […]

Ottumwa Police Investigate Early Morning Stabbing

Ottumwa Police Dept

On November 23, 2014 at 3:35 am, the Ottumwa Police Department received a call of a stabbing which occurred in front of the Elbow Room located at 303 East Main Street in Ottumwa. Officers determine one subject received multiple stab wounds. The subject was transported to Ottumwa Regional Hospital with serious injuries. A second subject […]

Oskaloosa Council OK’s Taco Bell Site Plan

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council approved a proposal for a Taco Bell to be built on the vacant lot directly across from McDonalds along A Avenue West. Sundance Inc. has submitted a site plan for a new Taco Bell fast-food restaurant to be located at 702 A Avenue West. The site in consideration […]

Mahaska County Hires New Deputy

Courthouse sm

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In the first regular scheduled meeting since the election, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors were one member short, as newly re-elected Mark Doland was absent while he took part in an all expense paid trip overseas. The trip was funded by interests connected to potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. For the […]

Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force Raid Pella Home

Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force

Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force Press Release Reference: Execution of search warrant at 1105 Columbus in Pella, IA On November 20, 2014 at approximately 01:45 a.m. members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force along with the assistance of the Pella Police Department executed a drug search warrant at 1105 Columbus in Pella where multiple […]

Alicia Ritenour Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder, Child Endangerment

Alicia Ritenour

By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News The jury found Alicia Ritenour guilty of first degree murder, and child endangerment resulting in death, in the death of her 18-month old daughter Ava Ritenour. The jury reached a verdict on Wednesday afternoon after deliberating since Monday at 4:05 p.m. Alicia Ritenour’s sentencing will be decided on January […]


The City of Oskaloosa’s Worksite Designation took place Monday evening prior to regular city council session.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – November 18, 2014 – Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa announced today another local employer has become a designated Blue Zones Worksite®. The City of Oskaloosa was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Project worksite pledge, such as actively promoting walking or biking to work, placing live plants in the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Certified to Assist with Health Insurance Marketplace

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership has staff available to answer questions and assist individuals in registering for insurance on the national Health Insurance Marketplace, sometimes called the health insurance “exchange.” Getting health insurance before Feb. 15, 2015 is necessary to avoid tax penalties. Whether you are completely new to the process or get halfway […]

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