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BLUE ZONES PROJECT OSKALOOSA ANNOUNCES BANK IOWA AS BLUE ZONES WORKSITE

Bank Iowa in Oskaloosa celebrated their Blue Zone Worksite designation on Wednesday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa — August 27, 2014 — Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another Blue Zones Worksite® designation. Bank Iowa® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge, such as lunchtime walking groups, providing employees an outside eating area, having a high number of employees who volunteer in the community, […]

Oskaloosa Council Searching For Revenue

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Last week the Oskaloosa City Council began the process of adopting an updated franchise fee for the City of Oskaloosa. The fee is being utilized to help fund some recent community requests before property tax reform cuts take hold. A franchise fee is based upon consumed electricity and gas serviced by Mid-American […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Symptoms of Diabetes

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you having trouble hearing or seeing, but think it just has to do with getting older? Some of the symptoms associated with diabetes are often dismissed as normal signs of aging and not taken seriously. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages an awareness of diabetes symptoms to aid in early diagnosis and treatment. […]

Grant Provides Picnic Tables To COC

Mahaska County Community Foundation grants Christian Opportunity Center’s Oskaloosa location commercial picnic tables for outdoor work area.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Community Foundation grants Christian Opportunity Center’s Oskaloosa location commercial picnic tables for outdoor work area The Mahaska County Community Foundation approved a grant application resulting in $1,885 for the purchase of two commercial picnic tables and cement pads for Christian Opportunity Center’s (COC) Oskaloosa location. The area serves as a […]

BLUE ZONES PROJECT OSKALOOSA ANNOUNCES MIDWESTONE BANK AS BLUE ZONES WORKSITE

Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another employer earning Blue Zones Worksite® designation. MidWestOne Bank® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge.

Oskaloosa, Iowa — August 22, 2014 — Blue Zones Project® Oskaloosa today announced another employer earning Blue Zones Worksite® designation. MidWestOne Bank® was designated after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Worksite pledge, such as providing incentives to participate in wellness activies, developing an on-site fitness center, and having a weekly walking group […]

FIRST® LEGO® League Offers Fun And Opportunities For Young Engineers

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a great opportunity for anyone in 4th-6th grade to make new friends, have fun, and become young engineers. FLL participants learn about programming robots to complete tasks and how to complete research to use technology to create solutions for real life problems. In 2013, FLL teams created solutions to natural […]

Audience Appeal Earns 4-H’ers Awards at Iowa State Fair

4-H Clover

Mahaska County 4-H’ers earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H’ers compete in three categories of oral communication — educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking — and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite […]

Heightened Enforcement over the Labor Day Holiday

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Des Moines, IOWA— As part of the National Drunk Driving Campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” Iowa law enforcement officers including the Oskaloosa Police Department will beef up their commitment to saving lives on Iowa’s streets and highways. This initiative is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to save lives […]

Vehicular Pursuit Lands Des Moines Man in Jail

Police Officers arrested Ryan Bennett "after a short foot chase. " says a Pella PD press release.

A Pella Police Department Press Release Pella, IA [8/23/2014]– On August 23, 2014, at approximately 9:06 pm, while searching for a suspicious vehicle on Highway 163, members of the Pella Police Department observed a vehicle displaying invalid registration plates. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the operator drove the vehicle away at a high […]

VA Community Resource & Referral Center‏

Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER: Effective immediately the homeless Veterans walk in center more recently referred to as the “Veterans Outreach Center” will change its name to the VA Community Resource and Referral Center. The center is located at 1223 Center St. Suite 17 in downtown Des Moines. The main office is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to […]

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