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Rural residents kill One Mahaska proposal

Individuals gathered at the Mahaska County Courthouse on Tuesday evening to watch returns from the LOST vote on May 3, 2016.

OSKALOOSA- Plans for a proposed early childhood development/recreation center were stopped dead in their tracks Tuesday evening as rural Mahaska County residents overwhelmingly rejected One Mahaska’s proposed division of Local Option Sales Tax monies. Returns began to come into the Mahaska County Courthouse shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m., and by 9:15 p.m., […]

How “Stop Trump” Failed To Halt The Republican Front-runner

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump waves after speaking to supporters after his rival, Senator Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race for the Republican nomintion following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

By Michelle Conlin and Steve Holland (Reuters) – Republican John Hammond III had made no secret of his distaste for Donald Trump and his desire to halt his march to the party’s presidential nomination, telling the Indianapolis Star newspaper in March that the mogul was “unfit” to lead the country. But the Republican National Committee […]

Oskaloosa City Council – May 2, 2016

Oskaloosa City Hall

Mahaska County Entrepreneur Series – Deb DeJong

Deb DeJong - Reruns Consignment Store

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For nearly two decades, Deb DeJong has been turning on the lights every day at her store, Reruns Consignment Store. DeJong has become an expert at understanding what the second hand shopper is looking for, and has enjoyed working with the people in the Mahaska County Community during all that time, helping […]

Two MHP Nurses named “100 Great Iowa Nurses”

MHP celebrates the naming of two nurses to the 2016 list of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Shown at the statewide ceremony on Sunday in Des Moines is MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning, Honorees Heather Cook and Crystal Booy along with MHP CEO Jay Christensen.

Oskaloosa – Mahaska Health Partnership nurses Crystal Booy, RN, of Oskaloosa and Heather Cook, BSN, RN, of Pleasantville, have been named to the 12th annual listing of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Recipients were honored at a special celebration recognizing National Nurses Week on May 1 in Des Moines. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation […]

Rozenboom Report (4/30/2016)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

The 86th General Assembly came to a close at 6:10 PM on Friday, April 29. Much of what we do in the state legislature boils down to the last weeks when legislators must agree on how the state will spend taxpayer dollars. Every legislator and each of our 60,000+ constituents have programs and causes that […]

Sheets Snapshot – April 30, 2016

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

Dear District 80 friends, Session is over. Appropriations Bills for Economic Development, Health and Human Services, Administration and Regulation, and more have been voted on. There were activity bursts between long lulls of waiting on the Senate. Voting extended to11PM or midnight repeatedly. We were always told we didn’t spend enough, even though we spent […]

Oskaloosa Mowing Season Code Requirements

Sinnif will have plenty of mowers to be bid on during Saturday's Sale

With mowing season beginning, Oskaloosa residents are asked to avoid blowing grass clippings on the street. Grass clippings and other yard wastes deposited on the roadway can plug the storm drains and create a blockage of the sewer system. Once the storm drain or sewer is blocked, street flooding and household sewer backups can easily […]

Reseeding Pollinator Plot On Earth Day

On Earth Day (Friday April 22nd) members of the Oskaloosa High School Pheasants Forever and FFA Chapters took part in a reseeding of a Pollinator Plot on the Oskaloosa FFA’s School Farm. The plot was put in last spring by students in the Science and Agricultural classes and was funded through a grant by Pheasants […]

Chromebooks Replace Macbooks For Student Technology

Shari Hankins-Barnhart, Technology Director for the Oskaloosa School District presented the Oskaloosa School Board options for updating the technology that students use on a daily basis.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Technology in education is a key factor for student learning today. Pencils and paper and blackboards have been replaced by keyboards and touch screens. Nearly five years ago, the Oskaloosa High School began with 725 13-inch Macbooks, and now that initial crop is in need of replacement. Shari Hankins-Barnhart, Technology Director for […]


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