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Osky Boys Start Playoff Run With Victory.

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by Matt Saville The Osky boys baseball team was looking for a fresh start, as the last couple weeks of the regular season were a disappointment. They kept coming up on the short end of the contest during those games, but they were hoping that the state tournament would wake them up. It did just […]

Osky Girls Make State For First Time In School History

The Oskaloosa Indians Softball Team qualified for their first ever appearance at the state tournament.

by Matt Saville For the Osky girls softball team, the last two weeks of the regular season were something they would just as soon forget. Well, that’s exactly what they did as they began the State Playoff’s Monday night, at home, against longtime rival Pella. The girls came away with a 5-2 victory to advance […]

Oskaloosa Water And City Of Oskaloosa Square Off In Court

The Oskaloosa Water Department and the City of Oskaloosa squared off in court on Tuesday over trustee Errin Keltner's removal by Mayor Dave Krutfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dispute is ongoing between the Oskaloosa Water Department, which includes one of its trustees Errin Keltner, and the City of Oskaloosa and Mayor David Krutzfeldt. The dispute is over Keltner’s removal from the Board. On Tuesday, the parties involved met in open court, to brief Judge Joel Yates on the specifics […]

Opening night of musical Georgiana!

Georgiana opens Thursday night at George Daily Auditorium.

Join us for Georgiana, a musical by Oskaloosa resident Iola Powell Cadwallader, July 17th, 18th, and 19th at 7 p.m.! Georgiana follows the life of Iola’s family as they move from Ohio to Kansas right before the Dust Bowl. Together they face the Great Depression and struggle to maintain their farm while times are scarce. […]

Indians Start Strong Fizzle Out To End Week

Oskaloosa Indians Senior Pitcher Travis Gile helps lead Oskaloosa to a victory over Washington on Senior Night.

by Matt Saville Monday night Oskaloosa did something it hadn’t done all season, and that was win the opening game of a double header. They beat Norwalk 5-2 behind the right arm of senior Nick Rutledge. The second game was called in the 4th inning, with Norwalk leading 1-0, because of weather. That game would […]

Candidate Nomination Papers

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Candidate Nomination Papers for the November 4, 2014 General election are available at the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office for the following offices: • Hospital Trustee – Elect 3 • Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner – Elect 2 • Agricultural Extension Council – Elect 5 • Lynndana Sanitary Sewer District Trustee – Elect 3 Candidates […]

Osky Girls Struggle To End Regular Season

Oskaloosa Indians

by Matt Saville For the Oskaloosa girls softball team it may be a good thing that it’s tournament time, so they can get refocused and make a playoff run for a state appearance, because the final couple weeks of the regular season have not been friendly to the lady Indians. They went 0-4 this week […]

Work Is Underway To Bring Freedom Rock To Mahaska County

The "Freedom Rock' as seen in 2014. (photo by Shelly Spaur)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Plans are underway to bring a ‘Freedom Rock’ to Mahaska County. Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II got the idea of painting the first ‘Freedom Rock’ after watching the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’, and a desire to give something back to veterans on Memorial Day. Since that time, back in the late 90′s, an […]

Texas Oil Company Proposes Oil Pipline To Cross Iowa And Mahaska County

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Dallas, Texas – A Dallas based company, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., recently announced that its board of directors has approved building an approximate 1,100 mile crude oil pipeline, “Bakken Pipeline”, that would transport crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The proposed pipeline would then interconnect with an […]

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for four counties, Individual Assistance for Mahaska County

Flooding of the North Skunk River near New Sharon has caused concern that the city could once again lose it's water supply.

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Benton, Butler, Mahaska and Tama counties. This is in response to the ongoing flooding and severe weather beginning June 26, 2014. The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of these […]

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