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Oskaloosa Voters To Decide On Fire Station Future

The Oskaloosa Fire Department as pictured here in 1912. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A pounding on the door as a neighbor wakes you up in the middle of the night yelling that your house is on fire. Off in the distance, you start to hear the cry of sirens as emergency responders start to make their way to you. Maybe you are driving to your […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognized by Iowa Donor Network for Work with Tissue Donation

MHP was recently recognized by the Iowa Donor Network for having a tissue donation conversion rate of 60% or higher in 2012 and 2013. Shown with the award, from left: MHP Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing Support Director Joy Patch.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership was recognized by the Iowa Donor Network for achieving a greater than 60% conversion rate for tissue donation over the last two years. “In 1998, a law was created that requires all healthcare facilities to report deaths in the inpatient or emergency department to the Iowa Donor Network (IDN),” MHP […]

New Regional Airport Layout Plans Under Consideration

Corporate Jet

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport held their quarterly meeting on October 2nd in Pella. The board rotates its meetings between Pella and Oskaloosa. On the agenda for the board was the Federal Aviation Administration Planning Studies Update and Receive and file the South Central Regional Airport Agency’s audited financial statements for the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Halloween Safety

Halloween Costume Safety

MAHASKA COUNTY – Halloween is a fun holiday for children to dress up, visit their neighbors and enjoy friends and family. Mahaska Health Partnership offers tips on how to make the most of Halloween while keeping your kids and trick-or-treaters safe. Halloween gets more exciting as children grow. Trick-or-treating in fun costumes is a lot […]

Decision 2014 Nearing An End

Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, Monica Vernon was in Oskaloosa on Sunday talking with supporters.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The election session is coming to an end, and with it comes a flurry of campaign action. Phone calls, mail and candidate meet-and-greet events are but just a few of those things happening as the clock winds down for Decision 2014. One of those candidates is Iowa Senator Jack Hatch, who is […]

Trick Or Treat Festivities In Oskaloosa

Kids enjoyed holding and petting the rabbits at the Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival was held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 26.

Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival was held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 26 from 3 to 5pm. Participants visited the decorated trunks for goodies, enjoyed games and decorated cookies and pumpkins. Visitors could also enjoy the petting zoo, have their face painted and have a hotdog and chips. Thursday, October 30 […]

LAST MINUTE CONCERNS FOR ABSENTEE VOTERS

Voting Booth

My absentee ballot has finally arrived in the mail. But I’m afraid my ballot won’t be received in the election office in time to be counted! You have several options: • Mail your ballot. If postmarked no later than Monday, November 3rd, and arrives in the election office by noon, Tuesday, November 11th, it will […]

It Was ‘Crunch’ Time At OES

Time will tell if the students at Oskaloosa Elementary set a worlds record for an apple crunch, but over 125 apples made 1500 apple slices.

Oskaloosa Elementary took an apple bite on October 24 at 8:23 AM joining millions of others biting into an apple around the country for National Food Day.

Time will tell if the students at Oskaloosa Elementary set a worlds record for an apple crunch, but over 125 apples made 1500 apple slices. Oskaloosa Elementary took an apple bite on October 24 at 8:23 AM joining millions of others biting into an apple around the country for National Food Day. Blue Zones Project® […]

Voters Hear from Mahaska County Supervisor Candidates in Penn-Sponsored Forum for Election

Osky News

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) Voters in Mahaska County will hear from county supervisor candidates in a forum on October 28, 2014 at William Penn University. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on campus. Three supervisor candidates are vying for two seats on the board. The candidates include incumbent Mark Doland, […]

Mahaska County YMCA Freaky 5k A Spooky Good Time

Mahaska County YMCA Freaky 5k 2014

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Saturday, October 18, the Mahaska County YMCA and co-sponsors Clow Valve Company and Mahaska Health Partnership, hosted the 3rd annual Freaky 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run at the Lacey Complex Stadium. With the Fun Run beginning at 8am and the 5k taking place at 9am, the stadium was filled with […]

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