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Twisting Knots And Ropes

American Ropemakers practice their craft at Nelson Pioneer Farm over the weekend.

Sharing and saving nearly lost skills, but having fun along the way. Oskaloosa, Iowa – Making rope and making fine crafts from string, yarn, and other materials is someone of a lost art. A group of individuals hopes to keep the skills alive for the next generation. This past weekend, the American Ropemakers were at […]

The Lights Are On With A Fresh Coat Of Paint

The Alley Kats project continues to move forward. Official opening is scheduled for July 16, 2016.

Alley Kats working to finish community gathering point. Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Alley Kats are in the middle of making the alley directly west of Chief Mahaska into a community destination. The lights have been strung and are drawing onlookers at night. The security cameras are in place, and this past week, some fresh paint […]

A New Type Of Quilted Artistry

Stephanie Atwood stands in front of one of her creations at the Oskaloosa Art Center.

Quilts done with a modern twist. Oskaloosa, Iowa – At the Oskaloosa Art Center. Many different types of art forms can be found. The traditional paintbrush or pencil can easily be found, but one might not think of pulling out their sewing machine to make art. Sigourney area artist Stephanie Atwood has a different look […]

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Visits Local Businesses Looking To Make Entrepreneurship Easier In Iowa

Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds (center) meets with staff members from Mahaska.

Rules and regulations can impact business growth and industry. Oskaloosa, Iowa – There’s some excitement growing in Oskaloosa, as Mahaska, known by many as Mahaska Bottling, is in the works of developing its own line of craft beer. Mahaska is also developing a tasting room experience for the community to enjoy. This past week, Iowa’s […]

Iowa DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Ottumwa

Department of Criminal Investigation

OTTUMWA, Iowa — On June 25, 2016, at approximately 8:55 AM, a call came into the Ottumwa Police Department dispatch center in reference to a house fire at 416 Waverly Avenue in Ottumwa. The caller also stated that a male subject was outside shooting a rifle at the same house. Ottumwa officers responded to the […]

Mahaska County Supervisors – June 23, 2016


Brexit Shock Triggers Race To Salvage EU

A man carries a EU flag, after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.     REUTERS/Neil Hall

By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union – the first time a member state has chosen to pull out – sends the post-World War Two unification process that has underpinned peace and prosperity on the continent into reverse. The loss of Europe’s second biggest economy and one of […]

Latest Gun Control Bid Falters In Congress, Democrat Sit-in Ends

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate. In a procedural vote, the Senate […]

Brayton Carter Wins Dave Lowry Memorial at Osky

Southern Iowa Speedway Racing Action.

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 22nd, 2016) – Wednesday night was the annual Dave Lowry Memorial race sponsored by Monte Motor Parts and Nutz Graphics & Signs. Community 1st Credit Union also sponsored the night as they were handing out many items to drivers and fans in attendance. Even the youngters got to have […]

PRHC donates AED to the Mahaska County Sheriff Reserve Posse

Reserve Deputy Mark A. Roorda presenting a Thank You letter to PRHC’s Material Manager Julie Flaig for their generous gift.

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a piece of safety equipment the Mahaska County Sheriff Reserve Posse (MCSRP) has long desired to acquire yet, the cost of a new AED was beyond their reach, until now. On March 15, 2016, Pella Regional Health Center (PRHC) donated a no longer needed AED to the Mahaska County […]


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