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Council Approves Bank Site Plan and Paving Project

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Monday night saw the Oskaloosa City Council award bids for roadwork and approve the site plan for a new bank facility on the west side of Oskaloosa. The State Bank of Bussey had its site plan approved for a new building to be located at 201 Cornerstone Drive. On April 4, 2017, […]

Supervisors Tackle Mental Health Region Changes

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, where the South Central Behavioral Health Region took center stage. Supervisors Mark Doland and Mark Groenendyk were in attendance, while Willie Van Weelden was not. Appanoose, Davis, Wapello, and Mahaska County make up the four county region. When originally formed, each county had […]

Oskaloosa Presented With 2016 Tree City USA Award

With members of the Oskaloosa Trees Forever present, Mayor David Krutzfeldt proclaimed Monday, April 17, 2017 as Arbor Day. Each year during Arbor Day the people of Oskaloosa pay special attention to the benefits of our trees and dedicate themselves to tree planting and management. During the Proclamation, it was also noted that the Arbor […]

MHP creates $41.7 Million Dollar Impact on Local Economy

In all, Iowa’s Healthcare Sector Provides Nearly 325,000 Jobs Across State MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership generates 431 jobs that add $41,755,147 to the Mahaska County economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). In addition, because the jobs that are created by MHP, retail sales in the area for consumables […]

Public Invited To Promenade

The Oskaloosa High School prom is approaching quickly! The theme for prom this year is Late Night Diner, Dance & Shake and will take place on April 22nd. Promenade will begin at 5:30 on the 22nd and will take place on the south side of the high school in front of George Daily Auditorium. The […]

Small Aircraft Crashes Just Outside Knoxville Airport

Knoxville, Iowa – A sunny afternoon almost turned tragic when a gyrocopter with 2 individuals on board crashed just outside the Knoxville, Iowa airport on Monday afternoon. Jeff Jorgenson was a passenger on the aircraft, and he gave his friend Monte Goodyk a short interview before taking off. Excitement could be heard in his voice […]

Bank Iowa Hosts Massive Easter Egg Hunt

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s an Oskaloosa tradition that goes back more than 15 years. Bank Iowa and area businesses get together to provide an egg hunt, featuring more than 4,000 eggs, and some pretty cool prizes. Besides the businesses, it’s an opportunity for 4-H kids to help out, and eventually become leaders themselves. Emmit Boender […]

Effectiveness Of Sexual Assault Prevention Education For High School Students Questioned

By Fenna Semken Attempts to educate students about sexual assault in a high school setting sometimes lack effectiveness, IowaWatch interviews with teachers, administrators and high school students from 18 Iowa school districts revealed. The result is students who said they didn’t know what sexual assault consisted of, how to prevent it and how to get […]

Oskaloosa Fire Battles Easter Sunday Blaze

Oskaloosa, Iowa – An Oskaloosa family is homeless after fire destroyed a large portion of their home at 1201 3rd Avenue West. The call for help went out just after 12:15pm on Easter Sunday afternoon. Ron Roland and his wife currently occupied the home, and when neighbors heard what sounded like an explosion, they became […]

“Grandparent” and Other Scams

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release Following a series of recent complaints and reports of criminals targeting older Iowans by telephone and stealing thousands of dollars, the Oskaloosa Police Department would like to warn residents about an apparent resurgence of the so-called “grandparent scam.” The Police Department has received several reports of callers targeting older […]


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