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Court Rules In Favor Of City In Keltner Removal

The Oskaloosa Water Department and the City of Oskaloosa squared off in court on Tuesday over trustee Errin Keltner's removal by Mayor Dave Krutfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A ruling has come down from District Court Judge Joel Yates in the case of Errin Keltner, Trustee of Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department, and Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department versus City of Oskaloosa, Iowa, David Krutzfeldt, in his Official Capacity as the Mayor of the City of Oskaloosa, and City Council of the […]

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Obama

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe weather that produced damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, hail, and thunderstorms beginning June 26 through July 7, 2014. The counties included in […]

Navy & Gold Gala Reaches Goal

Many supporters came out Saturday night to support the William Penn Athletics Booster Club Navy & Gold Gala.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Booster clubs are an important part of many schools. The William Penn Booster Club is no different. On Saturday, Wm. Penn’s Booster Club hosted the Navy & Gold Gala. This was a re-brand of the previous years Duck Pluckers Ball. As in years past, the center court at Penn Central Mall was […]

Local Conservation Group Offers Youth Program

Jeff Vanderbeek, with Mahaska County Pheasants Forever, (in orange), helps a local youth 'Young Guns' participant during Saturday's inaugural event.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s summer time in Iowa. The trees are filled with the chirps of birds, and the buzzing of mosquitoes. On Saturday, that sound was broken by the occasional crack of a rifle. Smiles filled the faces of the youth who attended the Mahaska County Pheasants Forever ‘Young Guns Program’. The program is […]

Group Gathers To Help Bring Dog Park One Step Closer

Dogs and owners took a few moments on Saturday to cool off after their morning run at the Paws For Duty 5k and 1 mile walk.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – After a good workout, man’s best friend was more than happy to find a shady spot and relax. Ten humans and their four-legged companions took to the Lacey Recreation Trail on Saturday for the 1st Annual Paws on Duty for Fun. Participants took part in a 5k run or 1 mile walk. […]

Oskaloosa City Band Set To Perform At Sweet Corn Serenade

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

The Oskaloosa City Band will perform on Thursday at 8 pm as the closing act for this year’s Sweet Corn Serenade. The Oskaloosa High School Cheer Squad will help kick off the concert as the band plays Oskaloosa’s Fight Song. The youngest members of the audience will recognize one of their current favorite songs from […]

Still Time to Register for MHP Foundation Run in the Sun Aug. 2

MHP 'Run in the Sun' 2013 (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

MAHASKA COUNTY – There is still time to register for the Mahaska Health Partnership Foundation’s 4th Annual Run in the Sun on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Lacey Sports Complex Community Stadium. Online registration is open until noon on July 31 at, and same day registration is available starting at 7:30 am, with the […]

Mahaska Mammoth Work Continues

Work continues at the Mahaska Mammoth site where researchers are uncovering more bones of the per-historic creatures. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The digging is well underway at the Mahaska Mammoth site once again. The first part of the year has been spent removing the dirt and debris that accumulated during the winter, and now scientists are once again getting down to business of unearthing new treasures. On Wednesday, a rib bone was exposed […]

Lost Mahaska Community Muchakinock Topic Of Area Historian

Iowa Coal Mine Historian Doug Wilson gave a lecture on the history of Muchakinock this past week at the Oskaloosa Public Library. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The impact Mahaska County had on the State of Iowa and its railroad system was the subject of local historian Doug Wilson. Wilson focused on the long lost town of Muchakinock this past week at a special presentation at the Oskaloosa Public Library. “As the number of rail miles increased, the number […]

North Mahaska Teens Sell Sweet Corn For Project

Austin Lanphier, Colter Lanphier and Dakota Hudnut are selling sweet corn along A Ave for their FFA project.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa weather is notoriously hot, muggy and miserable this time of year, but a few teens from North Mahaska have taken advantage of the seasonably mild weather to dispose of their sweet corn crop. The group set up along A Avenue in Oskaloosa, selling the corn for their FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience […]

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