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City Of Oskaloosa Given High Financial Mark

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council on Monday night found out that the City of Oskaloosa is in sound financial shape according to a rating from Moody’s. The rating company examined the financial books of the city, giving the community a Aa3 Rating. “The Aa3 rating incorporates the city’s modestly sized and stable tax […]

Supervisors To Decide On Veterans Affairs Coordinator Position


Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors are deciding if the current Veterans Affairs Office should go full-time. At Monday’s meeting, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors heard from Veterans Affairs Board President Joe Durian. Durian asked the Board about making the current Veterans Affairs Coordinator a full-time position. Durian said that nearly […]

Oskaloosa Becomes Certified Blue Zones Community

Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner address attendees to the Oskaloosa Blue Zone kick-off event.

The hard work of many has paid off – Oskaloosa is the latest city in Iowa to become a certified Blue Zones Community. The local leadership team was notified last week that Oskaloosa has met all qualifications during its 18-month demonstration period. “It took a tremendous amount of effort by so many community members for […]

BaconTown is Back!

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE KIDS EVENTS TOO! It’s Bands, Brews and of course BACON at the second annual BaconTown! event at the Bridgeview Center this Saturday in Ottumwa. Vendors are dillgently putting the finishing touches on over 53 bacon inspired items to sample. Admission is free, and attendees purchase samples starting at $1. See the […]

Oskaloosa Skateboard Competition on Saturday

Skate Competition at the Oskaloosa Urban Park on Saturday.

Oskaloosa- The Oskaloosa Urban Park hosted their first ever skateboard competition on Saturday August 1st. Oskaloosa history was made when Bryce Plumb (1st place winner in the 12U category) was the first skater ever to perform a competitive run in a skateboard competition at the Oskaloosa Urban Park. MCRF (Mahaska County Recreational Foundation) and the […]

Kenny Wallace Perseveres, Salvages a Solid Finish in Final NASCAR Start

Kenny Wallace inspects a specially prepared helmet for his final NASCAR race over the weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Post-Race Highlights: Kenny Wallace made the final start of his 26-year NASCAR career on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway behind the wheel of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry sponsored by U.S. Cellular. The former XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year and three-time Most Popular Driver leaves behind a remarkable legacy of longevity […]

Christian Opportunity Center employee honors late father with donation

Paige Davidson (far right) with her brother Wade (far left), mother Trudy (middle left) and father Marty (middle right)

Christian Opportunity Center (COC) speech aide and work skills supervisor Paige Davidson and her brother Wade hosted the 3rd Annual Marty Davidson Bike Show in Oskaloosa in May, donating the profits from the event to COC in honor of their late father. Marty Davidson passed away on May 15, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center’s […]

Upcoming School Board Election To Have One Contested Race

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

The ballot has been finalized and Oskaloosa School District voters will have to settle one contested race for Oskaloosa School Board. Two candidates filed to run for the Oskaloosa School Board Director District 6 seat. Incumbent Shawn Moyer and Challenger Erik Edgren will square off on the September 8th ballot. Moyer has served on the […]

More than 300 Participate in Run in the Sun

Top finishers from the 2015 Run in the Sun

MAHASKA COUNTY – Saturday, Aug. 1 was a beautiful day to participate in the 5th Annual “Run in the Sun” and help raise money for the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House. According to MHP Marketing and Development Director Cathy Stahl, more than 300 people participated in the race, held at the Lacey Recreation Complex […]

Ryan Blaney Wins the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway

Ryan Blaney celebrates in victory lane at Iowa Speedway after leading for 252 laps. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

Fans celebrate the end of a phenomenal race season with frontstretch Pork ‘n’ Jam NEWTON, Iowa (August 1, 2015) – Last Saturday afternoon, Ryan Blaney was hanging his head and down on himself after losing the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the final lap to Kyle Busch. Not so much tonight […]

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