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Mahaska County Seeking Applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

Mahaska County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Mahaska County has been chosen to receive $5,444 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that […]


The National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C., has requested approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen from the Iowa Army and Air National Guard to assist federal, state, and local agencies with supporting missions for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, to be held Friday, Jan. 20. The Iowa National Guard has mobilized Airmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing […]

The Frog Prince Cast Takes The George Daily Auditorium Stage

OSKALOOSA, IA — Oskaloosa’s finest young actors take the stage in The Frog Prince on Saturday, January 21 when Missoula Children’s Theatre and 64 local students pair up for two performances. Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship, but the spoiled princess doesn’t […]

MHP Receives FY 2016 Audit Results

MAHASKA COUNTY – Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C., certified public accountants, have released an audit report on Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa. According to Chris Nelson, audit partner, MHP’s revenues totaled $53,299,000 for the fiscal year 2016, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This is a 0.6 percent increase […]

Frost Footings Take Forefront of Council Discussion

BY HAILEY BROWN Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council meeting was full of discussion on Tuesday night as members considered an ordinance for the second time that would amend the Oskaloosa Municipal Code regarding frost footings. According to the full video of the meeting provided by the Communication Research Institute of William Penn University, […]

Board of Supervisors Stands Against Airport Agreement

BY HAILEY BROWN Oskaloosa, Iowa – Tensions were high during the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday as officials voted in favor of dropping out of a controversial 28E agreement to build a regional airport with the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella. According to video coverage provided by the Communication Research Institute of […]

Grant Hladik Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On October 11, 2016, Grant Hladik of University Park was awarded the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 71, chartered by the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, Hladik is one of approximately 5 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain […]

Scouts Honored with “Kernel Award”

Scouts raise more than $1.3 Million for local Scouting Programs Oskaloosa’s William Leonard (son of Jamie and Susan Leonard) received the Kernel Award from the Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America for the 3rd year in a row by selling $2,345.00 of popcorn in Mid-Iowa Council’s Annual Popcorn Sale. William is a member of Boy […]

Eggs & Issues Spark Debate Over Education and Regional Airport

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s a yearly staple of politics in Mahaska County, and the opening round of the yearly community question and answer forum started off where last year’s ended: education and an airport. Moderator, Kathy Rothfus, asked Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland about an agenda item for the Tuesday meeting. That item will seek […]

STEM Regional Manager to present “Growing Iowa’s STEM Career Pipeline” at Leaders Speak Series

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – South Central Iowa STEM Regional Manager, Sarah Derry, from Drake University will present “Growing Iowa’s STEM Career Pipeline” on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn University’s campus. Derry will present about the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council’s goal of increasing STEM interest and achievement […]


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