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A Little Snow And Some Giggles Happened In July

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was snow of sorts on the square in Oskaloosa for the annual Christmas in July festivities. The snow was courtesy of a snow machine from Joe Milledge and KIIC Radio, while the giant lawn games from Mahaska Drug kept everyone playing. The Oskaloosa Fire Department placed a splash pad on the […]

History Happened Before His Eyes

Legendary ABC News anchor visits Oskaloosa, sharing stories of history near and far. Oskaloosa, Iowa – Reporting from the front lines of America and the world, former ABC News Anchor Steve Bell came back to visit the place he called home. Steve and his wife Joyce, the “Two kids from North B” were welcomed back […]

Skateboards And BMX Jam At Oskaloosa Urban Park

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat was on in Oskaloosa and it wasn’t just the sun. Skaters and BMX bicycle riders converged on the Oskaloosa Urban Park to showcase their skills, and compete with some of the area’s best. Sherry Vavra is the director of Mahaska County Recreation Foundation (MCRF) which oversees the park. “The skaters […]

Crisis Intervention Services Holds Annual Golf Outing

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many happy faces helping to raise money for a critical need in the community could be found at one area golf course on Saturday. The 17th annual event was held at Edmundson Golf Course on Saturday morning to support Crisis Intervention Services (CIS). It’s the non-profits second largest fundraiser of the year. […]

Area Employers Learn About The Benefits To Hiring Military Personnel

  Oskaloosa, Iowa – How do those skills learned in the military translate to the civilian world? How will those skills benefit my company? These and many more questions were answered during a day-long seminar hosted by IowaWORKS of Southern Iowa and the Iowa Army National Guard. The morning started with a rapid fire interviewing […]

Indians Advance to District Final

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team is one step away from playing for a berth to state. Oskaloosa (26-13) ended the regular season last Tuesday with a 7-2 win over Fairfield and then began postseason action with a 13-3 victory (six innings) over Chariton in the district semifinal. The Indians will now meet […]

Indians Look to Defend State Crown

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team has accomplished one goal and now defense of its state crown is all that is left on the 2017 checklist. #5 Oskaloosa (29-12) defeated #7 Burlington in the Class 4A Region 5 final to return to Fort Dodge for the state tournament. The Indians will open their […]

Upset Leads E-B-F to State Berth

by Wade Steinlage The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket softball team took down one of the state’s best teams on the road to advance to this week’s state tournament. E-B-F (30-8), ranked #9 in Class 2A, had to hit the highway last Monday, but brought with it its ‘A’ game in a 4-1 victory over #4 Pella Christian […]

Hy-Vee Donates To Help Community Gardens Grow

The $1000 grant is part of the One STEP program started by Hy-Vee, which features select items within the store. Specific items have a portion of their proceeds go to the charity associated with that product. New Hope community gardens was the recipient of the One STEP grant from Hy-Vee and Oskaloosa Store Director Clete […]

Oskaloosa An Overnight Stop For Cross Country Runners

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Jay Remmers is a runner in the program 4K for Cancer, which is part of the Ulman Cancer Fund. Thirty young adults are on a cross-country run to raise awareness and funds for young adults who are impacted by cancer. The run is now in its fourth year, while a bicycle event […]


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