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New Sharon Fire Enters Second Day Rested And Ready

Members of the New Sharon Fire Department work on cutting wallboard at a house in Independence, Louisiana.

Independence, Louisiana- The crew from New Sharon Fire entered Saturday rested and sore after a long first day of recovery efforts. The three members of the New Sharon crew include Josh Crouse, Dustin Briggs, and Fire Chief Steve Gerard. Those three left Mahaska County on Thursday evening after having worked all day. Driving in shifts, […]

Area Churches Serve Up A Bit Of Hope

The "Hope Depot" is designed to help less fortunate families and individuals with services they may not get elsewhere.

Homecoming Dresses Get Second Date

Homecoming dress sale at Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Looking good at formal dances can be a costly affair for young ladies and their parents. according to Brei Holmes, one dress drive is looking to help make those special evenings more affordable. Holmes and her group  are hosting a homecoming dress resale. The group had also done a prom dress resale […]

‘No Coast’ Makes A Splash In Oskaloosa

NoCoast colorful cans at their public unveiling.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s not every day you get to celebrate a completely different kind of business. This week, Oskaloosa got to enjoy the launching of NoCoast Beer Co. The brewery was christened earlier in the week, with the smashing of a bottle of beer, much like the christening of a ship. Friday evening had […]

“Grizz” Adams Set To Retire After 25 Years Serving Mahaska County

Melissa and Richard Adams

Oskaloosa, Iowa – You only have to say one word for most Mahaska County residents to know who you’re talking about. The name “Grizz” comes up, and everyone knows exactly who he is. The days are clicking by until “Grizz” or Richard Adams officially hangs up his gun-belt for the final time. Grizz got his […]

New Sharon Fire Once Again Answering The Call For Help

New Sharon fire member Dustin Briggs works to remove ceiling tile Friday afternoon.

Independence, Louisiana – This small town of nearly 2000 people was flooded up to their windows when catastrophic rains hammered their area during the month of August. The floors of the structure being demoed are still slick with the mud washed into the home by the nearby creek. The waters had risen to over the […]

Operation Backpack Supplied 400 Backpacks To Area Students

Needed school supplies are stacked up in front of an Oskaloosa school bus Wednesday as 'Stuff the Bus' came to an end. (submitted photo)

School is back in session! — Salvation Army of Mahaska County, Sieda Community Action, and United Way of Mahaska County are wrapping up Operation Backpack for the 2016-2017 school year. Thanks to the generosity of the Mahaska County community, this year the program was able to supply almost 400 backpacks filled with supplies to students […]

Short Chase In Oskaloosa Ends When Suspect Surrenders

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Sunday afternoon, Mahaska County Deputy Brent De Ronde, according to affidavits submitted to the Mahaska County District Court state observed Clint Hornick of Kirkville, Iowa operating a motor vehicle on north 5th street. “I turned to follow the vehicle and the defendant began to travel at a quick pace. The defendant […]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Shines under New State-of-the-Art LED Lighting System

Musco's LED lighting solution provides a more focused light on the field to improve visibility for players and fans. (Photo: Business Wire)

Iconic venue once again turns to Musco, this time for its industry-leading LED solution LOS ANGELES & OSKALOOSA, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Three decades ago, as part of its preparations for hosting the Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum partnered with Musco—the Official Supplier of Lighting to the 1984 Olympic Games—for the installation of a new lighting […]

High-Speed Chase Ends West Of Oskaloosa

Authorities from Iowa and Mahaska County arrest the yet unidentified suspect Monday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A call came over the police radio that Iowa County Deputies were in a high-speed chase with a Fiat at approximately 100 miles-per-hour. Law enforcement scrambled to deploy stop sticks, and the suspect avoided one set placed by Mahaska County deputies east of Oskaloosa. An Oskaloosa police officer was able to deflate […]


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