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Restricted street access to MHP on Sept. 16

MHP Detour Map

MAHASKA COUNTY – Access to Mahaska Health Partnership, including the Emergency Department, will be limited on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm due to street work by the city of Oskaloosa. According to the City of Oskaloosa Public Works Department, Oskaloosa streets will be crack sealed and sprayed with a payment preservative […]

New 48 Unit Apartment Complex In The Works

A new apartment complex could be making its way to Oskaloosa. "The Reserves Ironwood"

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would be located at 1302 and 1320 High Avenue West in Oskaloosa. The conversation about the proposed 48 unit apartment complex began at the end of 2013 by Overland Property. The project could carry an 8.5 […]

A Sign That Could Help Save Lives

Oskaloosa Fire Captain Tim Nance (left); Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson (middle left); Oskaloosa Christian School Principal Dr. Bob Stouffer (middle right) and Oskaloosa Firefighter Day Hoy (right) stand in front of new signage at the Oskaloosa Christian School that will help identify where to extricate students if trapped.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Being prepared for the worst is something Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson helps area residents with almost every day. Tornado and other emergency drills are something he helps area schools develop, and during a recent drill at the Oskaloosa Christian School, Robinson added another option to enable emergency responders to further […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Seasonal Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With the beginning of flu season upon us, Mahaska Health Partnership has begun offering flu vaccinations. “The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that hospitals and other health agencies begin offering the vaccine as soon as it is available,” MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy said. MHP Public Health will hold Walk-In […]

Oskaloosa School Board Hears More On Possible Sister-School

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board held its September meeting Tuesday night, in the board room located within George Daily Auditorium. The board talked about the possibility of moving its meeting night to Mondays. The board has currently held its meetings on Tuesday nights since the 1960’s. The move may happen during the organizational […]


Oskaloosa Public Library

Oskaloosa, IA – The Oskaloosa Public Library announces the return of Mahaska Reads with a series of events and book discussions between September 15 and October 15 this fall. Residents of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County are encouraged to participate by reading this year’s selection, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. To kick off the […]

Oskaloosa Falls To Ottumwa 27-13

Oskaloosa QB Joe Sterner looks down field as the Ottumwa defense moves in.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was a rivalry renewal almost 2 decades in the making when Ottumwa traveled to Oskaloosa on Friday night. With the 27-13 loss to the Ottumwa Bulldogs Friday night, the now 0-2 Indians will be hosting a strong Pella team this coming Friday. “Not fun to lose to those people,” said Oskaloosa […]

Statesmen Give Great Effort, Scare South Dakota in 41-16 Loss

William Penn Football in their home opener 2014

Vermillion, S.D.–For a regular season game, the spotlight may not shine much brighter than it did on Saturday afternoon for the William Penn football team, and for most of the contest the team was not fazed one bit as it provided a legitimate threat to South Dakota in a 41-16 non-conference setback. While the final […]

Lighted Christmas Parade ~ All that Glitters and Glows

Old Time Country Christmas at Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum this Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. (photo from the Oskaloosa Lighted Christmas Parade)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – As a reminder and perhaps a prod to get you thinking CHRISTMAS PARADE, the December 4, 2014 Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade theme is “All that Glitters and Glows”. The parade will again be held Thursday night only. The Friday night Awards Ceremony and Float Display will have float displays, awards, local […]

Mahaska County YMCA Freaky 5k Registration Open

YMCA Freaky 5k 'Run For Your Life'

[Oskaloosa, September 3, 2014] – Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18, to share in the fun with the Mahaska County YMCA and co-event sponsors Clow Valve Company and Mahaska Health Partnership, at the 3rd annual Freaky 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run. The Freaky 5k, a community event focused on fun and fitness, showcases […]

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