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County Artist With Oskaloosa Tie Releases Festive Christmas Music Video

kassie wilson

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Christmas spirit is spreading and Nashville recording artists Kassie and Ben Wilson recorded and produced the fun, light-hearted song “about a crazy family around the holidays,” says Kassie. The video for the song titled “Season Greetings” was directed by Ben, an Osky native and husband to Kassie. Kassie says, “This was […]

Three Killed, Two Injured In Pella Wal-Mart Crash

An emotional crowd gathered on Friday evening at the Pella Wal-Mart to remember those lost when a pick-up truck crashed through the front doors of the Pella Wal-Mart on Thursday.

Pella, Iowa – Calls for help went out just before 10am on Thursday, December 1st, as reports came in of a vehicle that had crashed into the local Wal-Mart store. Authorities say the truck crashed into the front doors of the grocery side of the store, located at 1650 Washington St. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, with […]

29th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Winners

Lighted Christmas Parade 2016

Main Street Oskaloosa 29th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas” honors many winners from a field of nearly 60 entries! First Place Winners “Judges Choice” – Mahaska “Children’s Choice – 1st Christian Reformed Church Most Outstanding Large Business – Musco Sports Lighting Most Outstanding Medium Business – Bank Iowa Most Outstanding Small Business – […]

November Tornado Warning Uncommon But Not Unprecedented

Mark Willett took this photo of a tornado near the  intersection of 110th Street and U.S. HIghway 63 between New Sharon and Montezuma, Monday afternoon.

New Sharon, Iowa – The sirens went off and the warnings went out just before 4 PM Monday afternoon, for reports of a tornado in the northern portion of Mahaska County. Mahaska County Emergency Management Director Jamey Robinson said that a Mahaska County Deputy spotted a tornado on the ground in the northern portion of […]

Young Ambassadors Announced

Caleb Linder (left) and Aubree Bunnell are this years Young Ambassadors for the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Young Ambassador Contest has been a staple of the downtown Christmas festivities for nearly 30 years. This year, the 2016 Young Ambassador Princess is Aubree Bunnell, daughter of Stephanie Gott and Cody Bunnell. The Prince is Caleb Linder, son of Mike and Alisha Linder. The proceeds this year will go to […]

It’s A Wonderful Life Adaptation at the George Daily Auditorium

It’s A Wonderful Life Adaptation at the George Daily Auditorium

OSKALOOSA, IA — Enjoy a live adaptation of Frank Capra’s beloved film that brings new life to the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls, with “It’s A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre!” This Christmas classic is at the George Daily Auditorium on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. This clever stage […]

Oskaloosa Merchants Excited With The Start Of Holiday Shopping

The downtown atmosphere is designed to help bring in people from around Oskaloosa to shop during the holiday season.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For many retailers in the Oskaloosa area, the start tof the Christmas shopping season was a good one. At the Book Vault, shoppers were finding their way into one of the most unique shopping locations in Oskaloosa. April Gorski, Manager at the Book Vault, said things had been busy like they hoped. […]

Oskaloosa Downtown To Be Painted In Lights

One-hundred and fifty-thousand lights will shine in downtown Oskaloosa beginning December 1st at the lighted Christmas parade.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The downtown in Oskaloosa will be painted in lights this holiday season, when over 150,000 LED lights will be switched on at the annual lighted Christmas parade. Dan Brice, with DB Landscape, was one of those individuals responsible for bringing the light display to town. Brice and a friend of his pitched […]

Cuban Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Dies Aged 90

Cuba's President Fidel Castro gestures during a tour of Paris in this March 15, 1995 file photo.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. A towering figure of the 20th century and Cold War icon, Castro stuck […]

Big Corn Beats Big Oil As U.S. Hikes 2017 Biofuels Target

The prices at a Valero Energy Corp gas station are pictured in Pasadena, California October 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

By Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government will require energy companies to use a record amount of biofuel next year, a victory for Midwest farmers that supply ethanol makers over oil firms that say using more biofuels in gasoline and diesel is costly and unachievable. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, signed […]


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