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Gov. Kim Reynolds sworn in as 43rd governor of Iowa

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds took the oath of office to become Iowa’s 43rd governor. She officially became governor of Iowa at 10:06 a.m. Below are her first remarks to Iowans as governor, as prepared for delivery. “Mr. Ambassador and Mrs. Branstad, Mr. Chief Justice, justices and judges, Majority Leader Dix, Speaker Upmeyer, […]

“Today Decides Tomorrow” Sends Off OHS Class Of 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The next chapter began for Oskaloosa High School students Sunday afternoon. The class of 2017 assembled together for one of the last times ever to receive their diplomas and be recognized for their accomplishments over the last four years. Superintendent Russ Reiter reviewed the accomplishments of the senior class over the last year, […]

Youth Mentorship Program To Move Forward

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Giving young people a different view of the world is something a new Big Brothers and Big Sisters program aims to do when it potentially gets underway this coming school year. The program is in its fledgling stages, and needs to raise money in order to have a stable base from which […]

The Oskaloosa Music Festival

The Oskaloosa Music Festival (OMF) is gearing up for its eighth year of show-stopping classical music from May 31st through June 9th. OMF brings two back-to-back weeks of music performance and education to the city of Oskaloosa. The first week, “Mahaska Masterworks,” (May 31st – June 3) brings professional string players from across the country […]

Oskaloosa Summer Lunch Program

United Way of Mahaska County is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be […]

Recognizing the Achievements of Many at Academic Awards Night

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa High School class of 2017 have turned in their last papers, cleaned out their lockers, shaken hands, and given hugs to many of those who were a part of their education. Their last step will be on Sunday, when they walk across the stage to accept their diplomas and officially […]

The End Of The Year Means It’s Time To Play

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Keeping young people focused through those final days of any school year can be a real challenge. On Wednesday morning, the students of Oskaloosa Elementary School had the opportunity to move and burn some of those jitters off. Approximately 1,000 students and nearly 200 staff made the short walk from the elementary […]

Everyone Avoids Injury When Herd of Cows Travels the Highway

New Sharon, Iowa – There’s a dark stretch of road between Searsboro and New Sharon, and a herd of over 20 Black Angus cows traveling down the middle of the road were difficult to spot. When reports of the stray cattle came in, deputies from Poweshiek and Mahaska Counties worked their way to the county […]

Council Works Through Approving Projects, Building Code Update and Fireworks Ban

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met Monday evening to work through an agenda of projects such as curb and gutter projects, pavement rehabilitation, and storm sewer repairs. The first of the projects approved was for curb and gutter replacement on North C Street. The project was awarded to TK Concrete in the amount […]

Brian Brown is a “Rim Rider” with Win #35 at Knoxville!

Ryan Giles and Kevin Hetrick Win Their Third Features in the 360’s and 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 13, 2017) – Brian Brown tied the “Rim Rider” Randy Smith for seventh on the all-time win list at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night by notching his 35th in the 410 class. Smith dominated much of […]


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