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From Ukraine To Oskaloosa

These are just a few of the 40 hand decorated Easter Eggs from Ukraine on display at Grace Evangelical Church in Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – When you walk into the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on the east side of Oskaloosa, a couple of very special trees can be found. These simple black metal trees hold some hand crafted treasures from the country of Ukraine. The Oskaloosa church has been a sister church to one in Kiev, Ukraine, […]

Bicycle And Skateboard Rules Provided by OPD

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

With warmer weather ahead, kids are heading to the skate park. The Oskaloosa Police Department would like to remind everyone of the city ordinance regulating bicycles, rollerblades, and roller skates and skate boards. BICYCLES Every person riding a bicycle upon a city street shall obey all traffic laws. Bicycles shall be ridden in single file […]

Baker Gilchrist Windmill at Nelson Farm‏

Baker Gilchrist Windmill at Nelson Farm‏

The Baker/Gilchrist windmill at Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum in Oskaloosa came down on Tuesday morning. It was lowered by the Shelter Construction Company crew who will rebuild a new structure from the old pattern. The windmill was showing signs of deterioration after the long cold winter and the Mahaska County Iowa Farm Bureau Federation […]

AED Demo at the Lacey Recreation Complex

Oskaloosa Little League board trains on the AED (submitted photo)

Mahaska Health Partnership recently held a fund-raiser to purchase automated external defibrillator (AED) machines and donate them to the Lacey recreation complex. The fundraiser was held in February in recognition of National Heart Health Month. “Our goal was to raise enough money for one AED, but the response was so overwhelming from our physicians, medical […]

Community Good Friday Service

St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ, Oskaloosa Iowa

The Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches is sponsoring a Community Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The service will be held at St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ, 501 High Ave. E. in Oskaloosa. The Rev. Dr. Dennis Morey, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church will preach. The service will include […]

McCarl Takes Sprint Invaders First Ever Appearance at SIS

Carson McCarl brought home the inaugural Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders trophy Wednesday night.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 16th, 2014) – Wednesday Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway fans witnessed the first ever apperance of the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing 360 Sprint Invaders to the big 1/2 mile. The night was sponsored by Pro-Line Building Company of New Sharon and WCM Metalworks of Winterset also featured the […]

Vilcone Enters Guilty Plea

Bryan Draper Vilcone is seen here after pleading guilty in a Mahaska County Courtroom April 15th, 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On April 15, 2014, defendant Bryan Draper Vilcone, was arraigned upon the two charges contained in the Amended Trial Information, filed April 15, 2014, and being fully advised of his rights and acknowledging full understanding of same, voluntarily entered pleas of guilty to Amended Count II: Attempt to Commit Murder, a class […]

Veterans Career Fair

State of Iowa Seal

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Colonel Robert King (Ret), encourages Veterans to attend the upcoming Veterans Career Fair on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Freedom Center – Building S-70, Camp Dodge: 7105 NW 70th Avenue, Johnston, Iowa. A government-issue ID is required for entry onto Camp Dodge. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and […]

Blue Zones Gets Underway In Oskaloosa

Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner address attendees to the Oskaloosa Blue Zone kick-off event.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s not that blue feeling when you’re disappointed, but instead is a new way of looking at making a community healthy. Even though the kick-off was Monday night at the Oskaloosa High School Gymnasium, the road leading up to that night was a long journey. When Iowa Governor Terry Branstad took office […]

William Penn University to host annual Easter Egg Hunt

Oskaloosa Youth hit the turf in the hunt for the most Easter Eggs

The annual William Penn University Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the student group P.A.S.S. (Programing Activities for Students by Students), will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. on the front lawn of Penn Hall. Children of the community are invited and should bring their own Easter basket or bag. In the event […]

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