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Summer Lunch Program To End On July 29th

Oskaloosa Summer Lunch Program

Oskaloosa, IA: — Summer is winding down and so is the Oskaloosa Summer Lunch Program. Over the course of the summer, the program has served free meals to children at 13 total sites in Oskaloosa, Beacon, and University Park. Kids who come to lunch sites also get to take part in fun, often educational activities, […]

Iowa Youth Named Fittest On Earth at 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games

Vincent Ramirez returned to Oskaloosa after winning at the Crossfit Games this past week. (photo by Wendy Van Roekel)

In his second Games appearance, Vincent Ramirez takes first in the world among 14 to 15 year old boys Jul 23, 2016 Oskaloosa (Iowa) youth athlete Vincent Ramirez won four first-place finishes out of seven events in the Teenage Boys 14 to 15 age group in the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games in Los Angeles, Calif., […]

Champions!

The 2016 Iowa Class 4A State Softball Champions - The Oskaloosa Indians

The Oskaloosa Indians Softball Team claimed their first ever state title, on just their second trip to the state tournament, with a 6-5 victory. Fort Dodge, Iowa – For Oskaloosa, there was no other option but to be in the championship game. Head Coach Jay Harms had told Oskaloosa News in earlier interviews that game […]

Stuff The Bus Nearly Here

Needed school supplies are stacked up in front of an Oskaloosa school bus Wednesday as 'Stuff the Bus' came to an end. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, IA – It’s almost time to Stuff the Bus! – Operation Backpack collection boxes will begin to disappear from donation sites July 29th, but if you haven’t made your donation to the program yet, don’t worry! On Friday, July 29th, donation boxes will make their way to the North Hy-Vee parking lot, where community […]

Investigation Leads to Kidnapping Arrests

Ottumwa Police Dept

On February 27, 2016, the Ottumwa Police Department was contacted by a victim who reported that she had been held against her will for several days. The victim reported that she was repeatedly assaulted during the time frame she was held captive. The victim of this crime was identified as Amanda Wright, from Ottumwa. The […]

Oskaloosa Man Facing Sexual Abuse Charge

Poweshiek County Sheriff

A Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office Press Release In early May of this year the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a series of sexual assaults involving a victim under the age of 12. These incidents occurred over a span of years ranging from approximately five to ten years ago. During the course of this investigation […]

Oskaloosa City Council – July 18, 2016 – video

Oskaloosa City Hall

Register your Team for MHP’s 6th Annual Run in the Sun

Run In The Sun

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Partnership Foundation will host the 6th Annual Run in the Sun on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Stadium at the Lacey Recreation Complex. Run in the Sun is a 5K for runners and 1-mile Walk for all ages, abilities and even strollers. Proceeds from the 2016 event will benefit […]

Become a Soil Conservation Commissioner

Iowa corn field

Commissioners may come from all walks of life; all you need is an interest in protecting our natural resources. If you are qualified to vote in a general election, you are eligible to be a candidate for election to the board of the Mahaska Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). You must reside in Mahaska […]

Friends Make Local Homestead Residents Wish Come True

Harriett Jones, wished she could get out and go to the newly renovated Alley next to Smokey Row to see her son, Phil Jones, honored on a Historical Marker. She was unable to get there on her own but friends, Andy, and Janan Clark, made her wish come true with a trip to The Alley on Monday afternoon.

Homestead Assisted Living Care Center resident, Harriett Jones, wished she could get out and go to the newly renovated Alley next to Smokey Row to see her son, Phil Jones, honored on a Historical Marker. She was unable to get there on her own but friends, Andy, and Janan Clark, made her wish come true […]

   

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