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Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Dr. Valerie Bonnett

Dr. Valerie Bonnett

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Valerie Bonnett, MD, as the newest primary care provider in the Medical Group. “Dr. Bonnett brings a unique perspective to primary care,” MHP Chief Jay Christensen said. “Her expansive experience and research on women’s health issues will partner well with services we […]

Wood Wins a Thriller on Bill & Ray’s Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway

Wednesday night racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway for April 22, 2015.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 27th, 2015) – Mother Nature won last week but this week the Southern Iowa Speedway was granted with sunny and warm temperatures. 84 cars sign in to tame the monster half mile on Bill and Ray’s Night including 12 Iowa Sportsman Series Cars. Fans were treated with drivers walking […]

Summer 2015 Street Improvements

2015 Street Improvements

This summer the Oskaloosa Public Works Department has several streets that will be undergoing improvements. Please check out the map and the list to see if your street is set for construction this summer. If your street is under construction, please be patient as crews work to complete the improvements. Make sure to give construction […]


Oskaloosa Public Library

Oskaloosa, IA – Children of all ages are invited to kick off a summer of heroic fun at the Oskaloosa Public Library on June 1. This year’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Kick-Off Party will take place in the Library’s Reading Garden from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1. The “Every […]

Group Organizes Event To Bring Attention To Bandstand.

Barb Sunstrum Lindenmayer with Jeanne and John Porter at Saturday's #ThisPlaceMatters event.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The conversation around town the past month has been the comment made by Roger Brooks at his visits about moving the Oskaloosa Bandstand. During an April press conference, Oskaloosa News asked the Brand Leadership Team about the future of the bandstand, and if it would be moved. Oskaloosa Main Street President Josh […]

Oskaloosa Stops To Remember

Members of the Oskaloosa American Legion present the colors for Monday's Memorial Day Service.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The sky threatened rain over Oskaloosa on Monday morning, making it a tough call to hold the Memorial Day service inside the American Legion Post 34 building. As the service began, the sun came out. The service began by presenting the Colors. The flag flown during the days ceremony was in honor […]

Supervisors Select Three Interim County Attorney Applications


Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Friday to review the applications that were received for the soon to be vacant county attorney position. Supervisors Mark Doland and Willie Van Weelden reviewed the six applications. Supervisor Mike Vander Molen was absent due to a medical condition with his family. Doland and […]

School District Settles With Teacher Union For Next Fiscal Year

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In special session this past Thursday evening, the Oskaloosa School Board approved its contract with the Oskaloosa Education. The increase for the 2015-16 fiscal year will be 3.25 percent for salaries and benefits. Of that 3.25 percent, 1.8 percent is the increase in salary. The cost for the increase will be “approximately […]

Leighton Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Rick Langstraat

Leighton, Iowa – Law enforcement with the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Taskforce, which included members of the Mahaska County Sheriffs Office and the Oskaloosa Police Department, conducted a search warrant at the home of Rick Langstraat. The search took place on May 21, 2015. Langstraat, 49, lives at 1176 Old Highway 92, Leighton, Iowa. During the […]

Oskaloosa Man Killed In Boating Incident At Rathbun Lake

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

MORAVIA – An Oskaloosa man was killed Saturday morning after the boat he was operating rolled at Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County. Gregory Alan Williams, 50, of Oskaloosa, was killed when the boat he was operating overturned throwing him and a passenger into the water shortly after 11 .m. on Saturday where they were pulled […]

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