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New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7

Statue of Liberty with Musco LED Lighting (photo courtesy of Musco)

New York, NY – The National Park Service announces that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a […]

Leighton Turns 150

Leighton 4th of July Parade 2013 (file photo)

In 1853, a group of investors got together in Keokuk, Iowa. Their mission: to establish a railroad that headed northwest up to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, via the capital city of Des Moines. Thus was born the Des Moines River Valley Railroad, and its Secretary and Treasurer was William Leighton. These were the roots of the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Hospitalist Dr. Deb Buckler

Debra Buckler, DO

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Buckler, DO, to its Medical Staff. Dr. Buckler will start as a Hospitalist in July. “Hospitalists are physicians who care for patients during a hospital stay,” MHP Hospitalist Anne Whitis, MD, explained. “MHP began the program in January 2013 to better […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Walk-In Clinic Closed Saturday, July 4

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY– The Saturday Walk-In Clinic at Mahaska Health Partnership will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. Normal operating hours for the MHP Medical Group will resume on Monday, July 6. For immediate medical needs, MHP Emergency Services is available 24/7, located at entrance #5. Regular MHP Walk-In Clinic hours […]

Mediacom, MCG to Also Show Nationally-Televised Action

William Penn University Football Freddy Griggs takes off upfield against the Bethel Wildcats on Saturday

Oskaloosa–For those who do not live in the Kansas City area or who are not interested in watching this fall’s nationally-televised William Penn football games on the internet, there will still be plenty of cable options. Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner Lori Thomas, who locked up a deal with Niles Media Group for games […]

Journey On! in July with the George Daily Youth Theatre

Summer Theatre Camp continues on July 6.

  OSKALOOSA, IA — Add adventure to your summer with the Daily Youth Theatre’s Summer Theatre Camp! Investigate mysteries, attend Hogwarts, play games, sing, dance, and most of all, act! The second half of the Summer Theatre Camp kicks off on July 6. Campers in grades K-5 will create thrilling tales of suspense in Tales […]

Barnes and Banks Takes Features With Carter, VanDerWal and Griffiths Leading Points on Night #1

Stock Car Shootout at the Southern Iowa Speedway for July 1, 2015

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 1st, 2015) – One of the most exciting events at the Southern Iowa Speedway is the Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event. 91 cars signed in for Night one of the Shootout featuring 35 IMCA Stock Cars, 20 IMCA […]

Celebrate Freedom and a Fatality Free Holiday

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Extra Enforcement in Iowa: July 1 – 7, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa — Independence Day is a time of celebration with family and friends, food, and fireworks, but the Fourth of July holiday weekend is one of the deadliest on the nation’s roadways, of crashes involving alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports […]

Through the generosity of a Cedar Rapids dealership, SHARE Iowa receives a much needed gift

Carl Wright (warehouse assistant) on lift and Zachary McLaughlin of Hupp Toyotalift.

The sun is coming up and it is 5:00 am one May Saturday morning. The SHARE Iowa warehouse is in full-swing. Trucks are being loaded with food packages to go out to over 3,000 households. Three people work diligently, making sure that each truck is loaded and ready to make deliveries. Then it happened…that dreaded […]

Patriotic City Band Concert Planned

The Oskaloosa City Band performs each Thursday at 8pm in the evening during summer.

The Oskaloosa City Band will perform on the bandstand Thursday night at 8 p.m. This week’s program includes patriotic marches along with music that honors those who are serving and have served our country. Soloist, Andrea Dursky, will be joining the band this week for several songs. Each week, local businesses provide complimentary refreshments, including: […]

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