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Dive Team And K-9 Units Searching For Missing Oskaloosa Woman

Sallie West Car

***Update – 3:47 pm*** Sgt. Brandon Bracelin of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a white female has been found near the area where West’s vehicle was found. They are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive on the scene to help identify the body.” ****** Polk County, – The car […]

Oskaloosa Woman Reported Missing

Sallie West

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Family members of Sallie West are asking for your help in locating their loved one. Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office confirms that they have taken a report in regards to her disappearance. Jessica West reports that Sallie was last seen in Grimes, Iowa around 1pm when an “unknown” person reported her plates to […]

Sharing The Passion Of Model Railroads


Oskaloosa, Iowa – The distant sound of a train whistle, the faint clack of the rails as a train moves along. Those sounds were heard coming from inside the Penn Central Railroad Club display inside Penn Central Mall on Monday night. The club opened their doors to both the curious and fans alike on Monday […]

United Way of Mahaska County Funds $206,500 to 11 Agencies

United Way of Mahaska County

Nonprofits in Mahaska County felt the support of the community this February, as United Way of Mahaska County announced its 2015 funding decisions. Eleven agencies will receive $206,500 – money that came out the fall fundraising campaign. “They really are community dollars,” said Amy Langdon, executive director of United Way of Mahaska County. “We want […]

Transportation Coalition Continues Planning For Future Needs

The discussion at the Oskaloosa Middle School last week was a potential US 63 bypass of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The future of transportation in Mahaska County, along with the counties and communities surrounding Oskaloosa, was the basis for interested parties to gather this past week. Individuals from Marion, Wapello, Poweshiek, Iowa DOT and engineering firms that currently have ongoing projects in the area all met. The transportation coalition is an informal […]

Oskaloosa’s DeJong Finishes 2nd, Albia’s Isley Wins State Title to lead Local Wrestlers at Iowa State Tournament

Oskaloosa Indians

by Matt Saville Des Moines, Iowa – For Oskaloosa Indian wrestler Skylar DeJong it was a dream come true to be in the Iowa State Wrestling Finals. DeJong wrestled his heart out only to come up short in a battle between #1 Nolan Helickson of Southeast Polk and #2 DeJong. Oskaloosa News sports reporter Matt […]

Rozenboom Report (2/20/2015)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

The legislative process is in full swing with many sub-committee and full committee meetings every day. Senate File 269 was approved by the Labor and Business Relations Committee this week. This bill raises the minimum wage in Iowa from the current $7.25 to $8.00 on July 1, 2015 and to $8.75 on July 1, 2016. […]


Skylar DeJong (file photo)

by Matt Saville OSKALOOSA’S SKYLAR DEJONG IN FINALS !!!! When you are a young wrestler you dream of being an Iowa State Wrestling Champion. That dream is now only one match away for Oskaloosa’s #126, #2 ranked Skylar DeJong. DeJong is now 46-1 on the season. DeJong’s day started off with a come-from-behind win in […]


United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC

OSKALOOSA, IA — The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the George Daily Auditorium on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. The Army Field Band’s concert in Oskaloosa is sponsored by the Oskaloosa Herald and KBOE. The […]

Oskaloosa City Council To Consider Arts And Culture Commission

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday and heard a presentation from members of FACE (The Fine Arts & Cultural Events of Mahaska County). The mission of FACE is to provide exceptional arts education and make art accessible and exciting to the community. FACE works to bring arts and […]

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