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Oskaloosa Voters To Decide On Fire Station Future

The Oskaloosa Fire Department as pictured here in 1912. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A pounding on the door as a neighbor wakes you up in the middle of the night yelling that your house is on fire. Off in the distance, you start to hear the cry of sirens as emergency responders start to make their way to you. Maybe you are driving to your […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognized by Iowa Donor Network for Work with Tissue Donation

MHP was recently recognized by the Iowa Donor Network for having a tissue donation conversion rate of 60% or higher in 2012 and 2013. Shown with the award, from left: MHP Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing Support Director Joy Patch.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership was recognized by the Iowa Donor Network for achieving a greater than 60% conversion rate for tissue donation over the last two years. “In 1998, a law was created that requires all healthcare facilities to report deaths in the inpatient or emergency department to the Iowa Donor Network (IDN),” MHP […]

Pheasant Hunter Injured Sunday in Mahaska County

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

A New Sharon man was injured Sunday while pheasant hunting in Mahaska County. Kevin Flander, 51, of New Sharon, sustained minor injuries to his face, chest and hand when he was hit with pellets fired from a shotgun by someone in his hunting party. The incident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, southwest of Barnes […]


Band members warm up for ValleyFest competition on October 11, 2014.  (submitted image)

Oskaloosa, Iowa [October 27, 2014] – The Oskaloosa Band Booster Annual Fruit and Nut sale began Monday, October 27, 2014. This year, students in grades 7-12 will be selling a variety of items and delivery date for all orders is Saturday, December 6, 2014. The students are selling eight different fruit packages with apples, oranges, […]

New Regional Airport Layout Plans Under Consideration

Corporate Jet

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport held their quarterly meeting on October 2nd in Pella. The board rotates its meetings between Pella and Oskaloosa. On the agenda for the board was the Federal Aviation Administration Planning Studies Update and Receive and file the South Central Regional Airport Agency’s audited financial statements for the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Halloween Safety

Halloween Costume Safety

MAHASKA COUNTY – Halloween is a fun holiday for children to dress up, visit their neighbors and enjoy friends and family. Mahaska Health Partnership offers tips on how to make the most of Halloween while keeping your kids and trick-or-treaters safe. Halloween gets more exciting as children grow. Trick-or-treating in fun costumes is a lot […]

Caldwell Park Trail Project Underway

Construction personnel work on part of the recreation trail being installed near Caldwell Park.

Caldwell Park trail project is coming together nicely! Workers and volunteers could be seen on Tuesday October 21, laying concrete along Caldwell Park trail extension. Thanks to the many who help make it happen, this trail section will run from A Ave to 9th street with long term plans to continue the trail through University […]


Oskaloosa Community School Administration

OSKALOOSA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Oskaloosa, Iowa Board of Directors GEORGE DAILY AUDITORIUM BOARD ROOM WORK SESSION OCTOBER 27, 2014 7:00PM AGENDA 1. Recognition of Establishment of Drost Scholarships 2. Discuss Revised Board Policy Series 600 3. Discuss Implementation of Comprehensive Assessment Action Items 4. Adjourn


Oskaloosa City Hall

AGENDA WASTEWATER/WATER WORKING COMMITTEE Thursday, October 23, 2014 City Hall Meeting Room 5:15 p.m. 1. Call to order 2. Joint meeting of the water/wastewater committee to review and discuss efforts to work cooperatively for the betterment of the rate and taxpayers of the city of Oskaloosa. a. Establish or restate the intended objectives and outcomes […]

Indians Season Ends With Road Loss

The Indians frustrating season came to an end on Friday night against Carlisle.

Carlisle, Iowa – The 1-8 Oskaloosa Indians Varsity Football team didn’t have the season they had hoped for. With play-off hopes dashed weeks ago,, Friday night was an opportunity for the players to just enjoy the game and share the experience with their teammates. Oskaloosa Head Coach Mike Sterner spoke about the end of the […]

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