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MHP Volunteer Dorothy Vos Receives Volunteerism Award

Dorothy Vos of Oskaloosa was named Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2014 Volunteer Shining Star by the Iowa Hospital Association. Shown at the award presentation are, from left, MHP Volunteer Coordinator Kim Langfitt, Shining Star Recipient Dorothy Vos and Director of Nursing Darlene Keuning.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Dorothy Vos of Oskaloosa was named Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2014 Hospital Auxiliary member and Volunteer Shining Star by the Iowa Hospital Association. Vos has been an active member of the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary since 1997. She has volunteered countless hours in the Gift Shop and was appointed manager in 2004. With […]

Mahaska County Outreach presents check for $1,014.45 to MHP Hospice Serenity House

The Mahaska County Outreach Thrift Store, located at 114 N First St. in Oskaloosa, recently presented a $1,014.45 check to the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House. According to Mahaska County Outreach Store Manager Alice Moore, the donation was proceeds from the Thrift Store’s September Bag Sale. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: MHP Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Lisa McNulty, MHP Chief Operating Officer Erin Baldwin, Mahaska County Outreach Thrift Store Manager Alice Moore and Volunteer Keith Moore and MHP Hospice Coordinator Kim Stek. The Mahaska County Outreach Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization. All proceeds raised after normal store expenses are distributed to other non-profit organizations in the county.

The Mahaska County Outreach Thrift Store, located at 114 N First St. in Oskaloosa, recently presented a $1,014.45 check to the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House. According to Mahaska County Outreach Store Manager Alice Moore, the donation was proceeds from the Thrift Store’s September Bag Sale. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: […]

Time Running Out To Register Early To Vote

Voting Booth

The final day to register early to vote for the November 4, 2014 General Election is Saturday, October 25th, by 5:00 P.M. Voter registration forms can be mailed, if postmarked no later than Monday, October 20th . After October 20 through October 25, all registrations must be delivered to the Election Office. After Saturday, October […]

Former State Employee Charged with Felonies

Jessica Strasser (Mahaska County Jail Photo)

Oskaloosa, IOWA — Today, October 15, 2014, Jessica Strasser, turned herself in to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agents at the Mahaska County Jail in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Strasser has been charged with Theft in the First Degree, a class C Felony, and Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B Felony. Assistant Attorney General for the […]

Supervisor Candidate Interview: Henry “Willie” Van Weelden

Mahaska County Supervisor Candidate Henry “Willie” Van Weelden

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voters of Mahaska County will be going to the polls on November 4th to select two new Mahaska County Supervisors. Three candidates are vying for two seats. Absentee voting is already underway. November 4th is the general election. The Supervisor candidates will take part in a Supervisor Forum on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Supervisor Candidate Interview: Jeff Foster

Mahaska County Supervisor Candidate Jeff Foster

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voters of Mahaska County will be going to the polls on November 4th to select two new Mahaska County Supervisors. Three candidates are vying for two seats. Absentee voting is already underway. November 4th is the general election. The Supervisor candidates will take part in a Supervisor Forum on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Supervisor Candidate Interview: Mark Doland

Mahaska County Supervisor Candidate Mark Doland

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The voters of Mahaska County will be going to the polls on November 4th to select two new Mahaska County Supervisors. Three candidates are vying for two seats. Absentee voting is already underway. November 4th is the general election. The Supervisor candidates will take part in a Supervisor Forum on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Duffy Making Return Trip To New York In Quest To Be The Best

Marty Duffy stands behind the bar at the Cellar Peanut Pub on Monday, just hours after finding out he would take part in the New York City Food And Wine Festival.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Just off the beaten path in Oskaloosa resides one of those once little-known secrets that, in the past couple of years, has become less of a secret and more of a destination. Some of that success comes from the philosophy of the husband and wife owners of the Cellar Peanut Pub, where […]

Iowa State Auditor Candidate Jon Neiderbach Looks To “Shake Up Iowa Government”

Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The road to office is paved with handshakes, smiles and conversations over a cup of coffee. Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D) is no different than those other candidates seeking office. The campaign to become state auditor isn’t filled with high dollars, high drama or a media spotlight and the scrutiny […]

United Way Campaign Strives to Impact Mahaska County

United Way of Mahaska County

United Way of Mahaska County’s annual fundraising campaign is going on now, but this year, it’s about more than just dollars. Executive Director, Amy Langdon, says the focus this year, and hopefully for many years to come, will be about having an impact on the lives of the people we serve. “We no longer just […]

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