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Oskaloosa School Board Says It’s In To Early Childhood Development Center

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board gave its verbal commitment to potentially providing up to 7.5 million dollars of the projected 24 million dollar early childhood development and recreation center. The District is bound by Dillons Rule, which is very specific in how schools can use dollars, versus Home Rule, which governs municipalities like the […]

Salvation Army Bell-Ringing Kicks Off

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – That familiar holiday sound, ding-ding-ding, as you enter many establishments welcomes people to the holiday season. That, along with the familiar red kettle often hanging from the middle of a tripod stand. The Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraising effort can trace its way back to 1891. It started in the San Francisco […]

Lighted Christmas Parade 2015

The CLOW Valve Train at Thursdays Lighted Christmas Parade in Oskaloosa. It's one of the most recognizable parts to the yearly tradition.

Standing to the right of the train is Karen Hafner, Director of Oskaloosa Main Street, and the driving force in helping to make sure the parade continues to be an Oskaloosa tradition.

Parking and Safety This year’s parade is Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm at Oskaloosa Downtown Square. The parade route will remain the same as it has been in the past. See map below. Please note the parking restrictions below. The Oskaloosa Main Street and Area Chamber, Oskaloosa Police Department and City Officials want everyone […]


Oskaloosa Community School Administration

OSKALOOSA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Mission: Engaging ALL Students To Embrace The Power Of Learning Vision: Believe, Achieve, And Create With Pride GEORGE DAILY AUDITORIUM BOARD ROOM REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOVEMBER 24, 2015 7:00PM AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Consider Approval of Out-of-State Trip by Student Group […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Hold Free Diabetes Support Group

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MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is offering assistance through a free support group focused on managing symptoms and coping with diabetes care at home. The support group is help semi-regularly and each meeting focuses on a different topic specific to living with diabetes. The next support group will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from […]

Mahaska County YMCA – A Solution this Holiday Season


OSKALOOSA – Members of the community are invited to “Give the Gift of Fitness, Friendship and Fun” with a Y Gift cards. Available now, they make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts which can play a major role in someone’s life by providing an incentive to get healthier or opportunities to continue on their healthful path […]

Holidays Made Brighter with Y Christmas Trees

Lance Edwards (left) and Don Swim (right) were helping people pick just the right Christmas tree on Wednesday afternoon

Oskaloosa – A tradition which was made popular by the Y’s Men’s Club in Oskaloosa is continuing even though the club is no longer active: selling Christmas Trees. The Mahaska County is carrying on the tradition of this annual fundraiser, and the tree lot is being prepared which will open the day after Thanksgiving. The […]

Supervisors Nix Early Childhood Development Participation

Questions on how this penny will be spent continue to swirl in regards to LOST funding projects.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors effectively pulled their support for a project that would utilize a portion of the one cent Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) for a project being developed to bring early childhood development and recreation to the county. The project, currently estimated to cost 24 million […]

Christmas Gift Program Continues This Year

Time is running out to pick a bulb to help a child

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With Christmas quickly approaching, volunteers are  asking for your assistance in purchasing Christmas presents this year for children who’s families may not have many financial resources. The Oskaloosa Police Association in conjunction with the Oskaloosa Firefighters and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Posse, along with Mahaska Drug, Fareway, Hy-Vee and Wigg’s Country Store are […]

Kyle Busch Wins 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship


Overcomes Injury, Celebrates Walk-Off Win in Miami DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2015) – Only nine months removed from suffering a broken right leg and left foot in an accident at Daytona, Kyle Busch won at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The title is the first for Busch and […]


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