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Oskaloosa Fire and Police Department Not Endorsing Advertising Project

Oskaloosa Fire Department

It has been reported to the Oskaloosa Police Department that a fundraising company has been soliciting funds from local businesses, as well as residents, by contacting them via telephone and e-mail. This company has been selling dry-erase boards (which attach to kitchen appliances via magnets) with advertising on them. The company has also been telling […]

Oskaloosa Fire Battles Industrial Fire

The Oskaloosa Fire Department battled an industrial fire at the Church & Dwight facility southeast of Oskaloosa on Thursday morning.

The call for help at the Church and Dwight facility on the southeast side of Oskaloosa went out just before 6am on Thursday morning. That facility is located on Highway 23, approximately 1 mile southeast of Oskaloosa. Personnel were evacuated from the facility before the fire department arrived, and the plant manager told Oskaloosa News […]

In Last Debate, Trump Suggests He May Reject Election Results

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finish their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016.      REUTERS/Mike Blake

By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called “horrifying.” In their third and final presidential debate, Trump said he would wait to decide […]

Pedestrian Hit And Run Reported In Beacon

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

Beacon, Iowa – The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 600 block of Front Street in Beacon on Tuesday night. Deputies were dispatched at approximately 7:52pm in reference to a 14 year-old girl being struck by a vehicle. The 14 year-old female was transported to Mahaska Health Partnership by ambulance. The […]

Supervisors Meeting Once Again Short


Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors completed their meeting in under 15 minutes on Monday. The past few months have seen little on the supervisors agenda, and Monday was no different. The first order of the day was a public hearing on Ordinance #53, which relates to recreational use of ATV’s and […]

Hansen Resigns From Oskaloosa School Board

Nicholas Hansen, Oskaloosa School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Tuesday night, the Oskaloosa School Board met for their regular session. During the board’s comments section of the meeting, Nicholas Hansen informed the public he would be stepping down. Hansen said his resignation will be effective November 1st. Hansen explained his departure is due to a promotion at his employer, and […]

Statesmen Upset #22 Peru State on Homecoming

Amos Johnson galloped for 150 yards Saturday

Oskaloosa–The William Penn football team overcame turnovers and showed a big Homecoming crowd that it is heating up at the right time as it knocked off #22 Peru State in its Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division opener Saturday. William Penn (4-3, 1-0 North) won on Homecoming for the 12th time in the last […]

Despite Turnovers, Indians Claim Playoff Berth

The Oskaloosa defense spent a lot of time on the field during the Friday night contest.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians’ explosive new offense took the field on Friday night, but they struggled holding onto the ball. Before the game, Oskaloosa Head Football Coach, Jake Jenkins, told Oskaloosa News that he expected the game to be a tough one for his team. The Indians did finally claim a 28-27 victory over […]

Oskaloosa Exploring Hookah Lounge

Tessa and Nathan Veldhuizen recently opened 'White Cloud Hookah Lounge' along High Avenue West in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa, – For many, the word hookah is a bit foreign, but the social environment has been around for centuries. Hookah lounges are often found in college towns, but one finds their origin in the Middle Eastern or south South Asian cultures. In Oskaloosa, the White Cloud Hookah Lounge is owned and operated by […]

U.S. Military Strikes Yemen After Missile Attacks On U.S. Navy Ship

A still image from video released October 13, 2016 shows U.S. military launching cruise missile strikes from U.S. Navy destroyer USS Nitze to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi forces.     REUTERS/DIVIDS via Reuters TV

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military launched cruise missiles on Thursday against three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said. Yemen’s Houthi movement condemned the strikes and Iran announced it had sent two […]


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