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NFPA receives grant from State Farm for second annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

Funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects for communities February 3, 2015 – Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire. […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

United States Botanic Garden Celebrates Unveiling of Borlaug Statue at U. S. Capitol

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March 11, 2014- Washington DC The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is celebrating the Iowa delegation’s official unveiling of the Dr. Norman Borlaug sculpture at the United States Capitol Statuary Hall scheduled to take place on March 25, which would have been his 100th birthday. Dr. Norman Borlaug is often referred to as “the man […]

NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart Injured In Southern Iowa Speedway Accident

Pictured is NASCAR driver Tony Stewart being loaded into an ambulance at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa after an accident at the Front Row Challenge Monday Night (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart was leading the Front Row Challenge Monday, possibly to once again reclaim victory in Oskaloosa, this time in something a bit faster than a go-cart. “I won my first big go-cart race here back in 1983, so this is a place I’ve always known where it’s at and […]

Local National Guard Soldier Helps Uncover Corruption In Afghanistan

Sgt. George Toubekis (left) walks with a fellow soldier as they guard a fuel truck at Camp Marmal in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mayor George Toubekis has been continuing his duties to his hometown and also to the US Army since his deployment in August of 2012. On the day of his departure, tears filled the eyes of his family and friends as the sergeant boarded a bus for some training stateside before being deployed […]

Loebsack, Walz and Jordan Introduce Resolution Opposing Olympic Decision to Drop Wrestling

Congressman Dave Loebsack

Similar resolution will be introduced in the Senate Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Tim Walz (MN-01) and Jim Jordan (OH-04) filed a resolution in the House of Representatives expressing their opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling as a core sport. A similar resolution will be introduced in the […]

Musco Lighting And National Park Foundation Join With The National Park Service To Relight The Statue Of Liberty In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy Damage

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Statue of Liberty To Be Illuminated Tonight For the First Time Since Superstorm Sandy Tonight the Statue of Liberty will once again shine through the darkness of New York Harbor, providing a bright beacon of hope to storm ravaged residents of New York and New Jersey as the recovery from the massive damages inflicted by […]

Politicians And The Media Have Earned Their Low Public Opinion

Mitt Romney skipped Iowa in the caucuses, and now his campaign is scrambling to secure Iowa's 6 electoral votes.

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Osky News. Oskaloosa, Iowa – The election process is one that many Americans draw a great deal of pride from. For generations upon generations Americans have stepped forward to defend their freedoms, and one of those primary […]

Biden Grabs Some Lunch In Oskaloosa

Vice President Joe Biden emerges from Smokey Row with Smokey Row Manager Steven Jensen on Tuesday afternoon

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was just like every other Tuesday in Oskaloosa, and the weather had that crisp fall feel to it. Oskaloosa ended up having anything but a normal day, as a surprise visit by the Vice President to Smokey Row got the town talking. Biden has been in Iowa on a recent campaign […]

Obama Takes Aim At Romney In Oskaloosa

President Barack Obama makes a campaign stop at Nelson Pioneer Farm just outside of Oskaloosa on Tuesday (photo by Ken Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In the quiet town of 11,000 people, seeing the President’s motorcade making its way through town was quite a sight, since it was longer than the last scheduled parade in town. Residents stood at curbside to witness history in the making, as the last sitting President to visit town was in 1903. […]

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