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Evans Family Fosters Deployed Soldier’s Dogs

US Army Reservist Rick Peugh is reunited with his dogs Rex and Cotton this past week at Small Animal Clinic in Oskaloosa.

The reunion was both a happy and sad affair for the different parties. Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many of us have seen the videos of soldiers returning home after year-long deployments to excited family members and in some cases, their pets. One such reunion took place Friday in Oskaloosa as US Army Reservist  Rick Peugh returned home from […]

Dare Ya Expo Finds Roots In Community Trail

Shane Zickefoose of Oskaloosa Rides Bikes gives a demonstration at Sundays Dare Ya Expo.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Penn Central Mall has been a busy place lately hosting various community events. The latest was on behalf of MCRF and their Dare Ya’ Expo. The purpose of the expo was to help introduce community members to the various forms of recreation possibilities in the area. On Sunday 37 entities set up […]

Bidders Line Up For Dessert

The 5th Annual Girl Scouts Dessert Auction drew a substantial crowd on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was a sweet time inside the always busy Penn Central Mall on Saturday, as area Girl Scouts hosted their annual dessert auction. Now in its 5th year, the auction continues to grow, says Sandi Tucker-Stanbro, Girl Scouts volunteer. The first year of the auction generated approximately $2,000. This year, the hope […]

STEAM-fest Designed To Help Ignite Minds

"Cover your ears" as the balloon pops with a flame, and a child's mind becomes ignited to the possibility in STEAM. That was the hope of the ISU Extension Office for Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The annual fall event of Kidtoberfest that was held inside Penn Central Mall for the past 8 years, has morphed into a spring-time event, now called STEAM-fest. In Iowa, the STEM initiative has taken hold, championed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. STEM is an acronym for referring […]

School Funding Controversy Ends Eggs & Issues For 2015

Sparks between Oskaloosa Superintendent (pictured) and Iowa House Representative Guy Vander Linden flew during Saturday's Eggs & Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Legislative session continues in Des Moines, but the 2015  version of Eggs & Issues has come to a close. Iowa House Representatives Larry Sheets (R) and Guy Vander Linden (R) were joined by Iowa Senator Ken Rozenboom (R) to once again field questions from the public about issues concerning them. The […]

Blue Zones Still A Battle On Oskaloosa City Council

Will a bicycle master plan help improve bikeability within Oskaloosa?

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council held a study session with the Oskaloosa Blue Zones leadership to go over progress of the project to this point. The leadership team then looked to get insight from the council as to the sustainability of the project into the future. Before the meeting got completely underway Monday […]

Rozenboom Report (3/27/2015)

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

The Iowa Legislature continues to do a lot of committee and floor work as we get ready for the second funnel deadline. Bills that are not passed out of one chamber and out of committee in the other chamber by April 3 will not be eligible for consideration this year. Tax and appropriations bills are […]

MHP creates more than $31 million Impact on Local Economy

Mahaska Health Partnership

DES MOINES – Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa generates 490 jobs that add $31,177,520 to Mahaska County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, MHP employees by themselves spend $6,486,776 on retail sales and contribute $389,207 in state sales tax revenue. “Mahaska Health Partnership has been meeting the community’s […]

Oskaloosa Police Dept. Seeks Person of Interest

Oskaloosa Police Department is asking for your help in identifying this man.

Oskaloosa Police Department Person of Interest ***Update – The OPD has located the person of interest and thanks the community for it’s assistance.*** On Tuesday March 24, 2015 the Oskaloosa Police Department received a complaint of theft from the Quality Car Wash located at 1101 A A Ave West. A security video from the business […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update 3-26-2015

Vander Linden

School Funding Legislative Democrats are not focused on student achievement or learning. They are focused on education spending. There is a difference and the facts clearly support that the Democrats top goal is increasing spending, not improving student achievement. There is no link between setting the supplemental state aid figure and rising student achievement. There […]

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