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BLUE ZONES PROJECT OSKALOOSA ANNOUNCES BANK IOWA AS BLUE ZONES WORKSITE

Bank Iowa in Oskaloosa celebrated their Blue Zone Worksite designation on Wednesday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa — August 27, 2014 — Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another Blue Zones Worksite® designation. Bank Iowa® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge, such as lunchtime walking groups, providing employees an outside eating area, having a high number of employees who volunteer in the community, […]

Oskaloosa Council Searching For Revenue

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Last week the Oskaloosa City Council began the process of adopting an updated franchise fee for the City of Oskaloosa. The fee is being utilized to help fund some recent community requests before property tax reform cuts take hold. A franchise fee is based upon consumed electricity and gas serviced by Mid-American […]

Grant Provides Picnic Tables To COC

Mahaska County Community Foundation grants Christian Opportunity Center’s Oskaloosa location commercial picnic tables for outdoor work area.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Community Foundation grants Christian Opportunity Center’s Oskaloosa location commercial picnic tables for outdoor work area The Mahaska County Community Foundation approved a grant application resulting in $1,885 for the purchase of two commercial picnic tables and cement pads for Christian Opportunity Center’s (COC) Oskaloosa location. The area serves as a […]

BLUE ZONES PROJECT OSKALOOSA ANNOUNCES MIDWESTONE BANK AS BLUE ZONES WORKSITE

Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another employer earning Blue Zones Worksite® designation. MidWestOne Bank® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge.

Oskaloosa, Iowa — August 22, 2014 — Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another employer earning Blue Zones Worksite® designation. MidWestOne Bank® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge, such as providing incentives to participate in wellness activies, developing an on-site fitness center, and having a weekly walking group […]

Heightened Enforcement over the Labor Day Holiday

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Des Moines, IOWA— As part of the National Drunk Driving Campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” Iowa law enforcement officers including the Oskaloosa Police Department will beef up their commitment to saving lives on Iowa’s streets and highways. This initiative is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to save lives […]

Vehicular Pursuit Lands Des Moines Man in Jail

Police Officers arrested Ryan Bennett "after a short foot chase. " says a Pella PD press release.

A Pella Police Department Press Release Pella, IA [8/23/2014]– On August 23, 2014, at approximately 9:06 pm, while searching for a suspicious vehicle on Highway 163, members of the Pella Police Department observed a vehicle displaying invalid registration plates. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the operator drove the vehicle away at a high […]

Mahaska County Approves Wind Farm Tax Abatement

Mahaska-County-Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County took another step towards the development of a wind farm in the northwest portion of the county this week. The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors approved a tax abatement ordinance that would help clear the way for investors in wind energy. RPM Access is one such company that has stepped […]

Mahaska County Woman Inducted Into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Eileen Blom of Mahaska County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Eileen Blom of Mahaska County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Eighty-two counties participated this year and 110 inductees were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family […]

Weekly Workout Offers Something For Many

Oskaloosa Resident AJ Hodgeman struggles to finish out some reps at Sunday's workout on the square.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Something new is happening on the Oskaloosa Square Sunday afternoons, allowing Oskaloosa residents to work-out together and enjoy the benefits of social interaction. Oskaloosa Blue Zones hopes to host the event every Sunday afternoon at 4pm through the end of October. If things are going well, the plan is to then move […]

On The Green Celebrates Community

Chef Pam Oldes takes on the challenge of the mechanical bull at Sunday's Grand Opening.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Small businesses are often an exhausting and thankless job, but the owners of On The Green took time to thank all of those people who have helped to make their time in Oskaloosa successful. Chef Pam Oldes is the culinary creator behind many of the dishes at On The Green, and she’s […]

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