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Teacher Charged with Sexual Exploitation

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Marion County, Iowa – In February 2017, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that a teacher at the Twin Cedars (TC) Community High School may have had an inappropriate relationship with a student.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into 61 year-old Alan Wesley Stewart […]

Gov. Branstad designates March 27-31 as Severe Weather Awareness Week

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad has proclaimed March 27-31, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies have again joined together to promote severe weather awareness and family preparedness. “Just a few weeks […]

Former Animal Shelter Director Sentencing Continued

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Former Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Director Lindsey Sime will wait to hear what the sentence will be after she plead guilty back in February. Sime had been charged with one count of Theft in the 3rd Degree and one count of Forgery. Court documents have also detailed a plea deal with Sime. […]

Habitat for Humanity Introduces New Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity has a long history in Mahaska County, building new homes for qualifying families for over two decades. Last year the local Habitat board decided to expand their services to include home remodeling projects. Board members felt such a service was greatly needed in Mahaska County, and that Habitat was uniquely qualified to […]

Oskaloosa Fire Station Moving Towards Next Phase

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The addition and renovation of the Oskaloosa Fire Station has been years in the making. Planning and designing have lead to brick and mortar of a multi-bay addition. Now, contractors are turning towards the existing station. Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff said the department took temporary occupancy of the new structure on […]

Mayor Signs Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt signed a proclamation on Friday advocating for the residents of Oskaloosa to take action to prevent sexual violence. Sam Keithcorcoran, a representative of Crisis Intervention Services spoke about the importance of the proclamation, that its ability to help raise awareness is […]

Professional Season Is A Wrap At George Daily

Oskaloosa, Iowa – And with a bow from Transit Authority and the accompanying Oskaloosa High School band members and a few William Penn music students, the professional season concluded Friday night at George Daily Auditorium. Jessica Vetter, Operations Manager at George Daily Auditorium said this season “has been really solid.” The facility celebrated it’s 20th […]

Oskaloosa Schools Administration Faces Tough Questions At Eggs & Issues

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Eggs & Issues is a local forum that helps connect residents and constituents with those in leadership around the community. This week was the final installment of 2017, and the Oskaloosa Schools Board of Education President Tom Richardson and Superintendent Russ Reiter were the two members of the panel that fielded the […]

Rozenboom Report – March 24, 2017

A number of bills passed through the Senate this week including HF 577, which prohibits the Board of Medicine from disciplining a physician solely on their recommendation of a treatment for Lyme disease. This allows patients to get the treatment they need in our state instead of having to travel elsewhere to get treated. The […]

Oskaloosa PD Reminds Residents About Dogs At Large

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release As temperatures increase, so does the frequency of complaints about dogs running “at large”, frightening pedestrians, bicyclists and residents. The Oskaloosa Police Department would like to remind citizens of the city ordinance’s regulating animals, specifically dogs. *It is unlawful to let your dog run “at large”. “At large” means […]


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