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OPD Reminds Graduates To Celebrate Responsibly

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for graduation – congratulatory events, activities and parties. For some, their graduation will signify not just the end of high school, but the end of life. A graduation celebration can easily spin into a party of alcohol and other dangerous activities. A feeling of being invincible can envelope […]

Four MHP Nurses Honored

Four MHP Nurses were honored as members of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2015 at a special ceremony May 3 in Des Moines. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing collaborate each year to create this list, and this year had close to 400 nominations from across the state. Shown, from left: MHP Chief Executive Officer Jay Christensen; Inpatient Nurse Patty Waters, BSN, RN; Education Coordinator Tonya Johannas, BSN, RN;  Birthing Center Nurse Arlene Vonk, RN;  Medical Group Nursing Supervisor Ashley Perkins, RN;  and Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning.

Four MHP Nurses were honored as members of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2015 at a special ceremony May 3 in Des Moines. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing collaborate each year to create this list, and this year had close to 400 nominations from across […]

Paddleboarding Program Draws A Dozen Visitors

Warren County Naturalist Logan Roberts demonstrates how to use a paddleboard on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Nearly a dozen people flocked to the pond 1 at Russell Wildlife area north of Oskaloosa Saturday morning to learn more about paddleboarding. Paddleboarding is often done from the standing position and the participant propels themselves through the water with an ore. Some also choose to paddle from the kneeling or sitting […]

Second Annual Chalk The Walk Event Raises Money For Back To School

The Second Annual Chalk The Walk helped to raise funds for Operation Backpack.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The clouds and rain held off long enough on Saturday for the 2nd Annual Chalk the Walk. This fundraiser for Operation Backpack is also a part of the student run radio show ‘The Kitchen’, on 88.7 KIGC, which is an effort to bring awareness to the educational opportunities available at William Penn University. […]

Mahaska County Board of Supervisors

Mahaska-County-Courthouse

Agenda Notice The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the Third floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse, 106 South 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA. 1. Approve agenda 2. 9:00 Public Hearing * Road vacations 163rd St and 315th St 3. Approve resolutions * Road […]

Oskaloosa Firefighter Retires After 35 Years Of Service

Oskaloosa Fire Captain Tim Nance works his last official fire April 30th in the 300 block of North E St. Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Fire Captain Tim Nance hung up his helmet for the final time this past week, retiring with nearly 35 years of service to Oskaloosa. When Nance joined the department, Williard Ellis was the chief. Nance, along with his Captain Dave Christenson and firefighter Scott Howard are the last of the group […]

Almond Honored For 25 Years Of Service To Babe Ruth

Matt Saville unfurls a flag in honor of Bill Almond and his 25 years of service to the Babe Ruth program.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Wednesday night, long time Babe Ruth volunteer Bill Almond was honored for his 25 years of service to the program. The surprise recognition was hosted by Babe Ruth coach Matt Saville. “He’s had 25 years of being invested in the community. He doesn’t have a son or daughter that will be […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update for April 30

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

Property Tax Reform’s Impact on School Funding The latest narrative being built is that the commercial property tax reform bill approved in 2013 is strangling school districts by reducing the amount of property tax revenue they receive. This argument is not supported by facts. According to the non-partisan LSA, the 2013 bill did several things: […]

Carter Wins Photo Finish on KBOE Radio Night

Wednesday night racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway for April 22, 2015.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 29th, 2015) – A Picture perfect Wednesday Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway with it being a beautiful all night long. 72 cars signed in on KBOE Radio Night and the fans were not disappointed as there was some exciting finishes. First feature of the night was Budweiser IMCA […]

Vander Linden Votes for Tuition Freeze

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

(DES MOINES) – Thursday, Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) voted to freeze tuition for in-state students at Iowa’s three Regents institutions. In 2013, the Iowa Board of Regents instituted the Transparent, Inclusive Efficient Review (TIER) program at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. This program was designed to […]

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