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City Council Receives MCRF Presentation, Revises ‘Dangerous Dog’ Policy

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council received a presentation from the Mahaska County Recreation Foundation (MCRF) and unanimously approved revising the city’s policy regarding “dangerous dogs” and “potentially dangerous dogs” on Monday night. MCRF Executive Director Sherry Vavra reported the MCRF’s quarterly activities. “Our participation this summer has been insane, if you’ve been out […]

Supervisors Approve Letter Of Support For Skilled Iowa Initiative

Mahaska County Board of Supervisors In Session On September 3, 2013

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday morning, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a letter of support for the Skilled Iowa Initiative. The initiative allows employers to determine the skill level of potential employees. Amy Brink, who works for the Iowa Workforce Development and has worked on the initiative for two years, explained the initiative […]

Osky Boys Start Playoff Run With Victory.

Oskaloosa Indians

by Matt Saville The Osky boys baseball team was looking for a fresh start, as the last couple weeks of the regular season were a disappointment. They kept coming up on the short end of the contest during those games, but they were hoping that the state tournament would wake them up. It did just […]

Osky Girls Make State For First Time In School History

The Oskaloosa Indians Softball Team qualified for their first ever appearance at the state tournament.

by Matt Saville For the Osky girls softball team, the last two weeks of the regular season were something they would just as soon forget. Well, that’s exactly what they did as they began the State Playoff’s Monday night, at home, against longtime rival Pella. The girls came away with a 5-2 victory to advance […]

Drum & Bugle Corps to Perform in Oskaloosa next week.

The Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, CA are the defending Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class World Champions. They are the junior organization to the Santa Clara Vanguard who stayed on the WPU campus and rehearsed at the Lacey complex last year. The Vanguard Cadets, made up of some of the […]

Oskaloosa Water And City Of Oskaloosa Square Off In Court

The Oskaloosa Water Department and the City of Oskaloosa squared off in court on Tuesday over trustee Errin Keltner's removal by Mayor Dave Krutfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dispute is ongoing between the Oskaloosa Water Department, which includes one of its trustees Errin Keltner, and the City of Oskaloosa and Mayor David Krutzfeldt. The dispute is over Keltner’s removal from the Board. On Tuesday, the parties involved met in open court, to brief Judge Joel Yates on the specifics […]

Opening night of musical Georgiana!

Georgiana opens Thursday night at George Daily Auditorium.

Join us for Georgiana, a musical by Oskaloosa resident Iola Powell Cadwallader, July 17th, 18th, and 19th at 7 p.m.! Georgiana follows the life of Iola’s family as they move from Ohio to Kansas right before the Dust Bowl. Together they face the Great Depression and struggle to maintain their farm while times are scarce. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offering Reduced Rate School Sports Physicals in July and August

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is offering school sports physicals throughout the months of July and August for middle and high school athletes. These reduced-rate exams will only be offered on three dates, two in July and one in August. On the Oskaloosa campus, exams will be offered by walk-in only on July 22, […]


Oskaloosa Library

Oskaloosa, IA – Coal mining historian Doug Wilson will visit the Oskaloosa Public Library on Tuesday, July 22 to present “What About Muchakinock?” a historical look at the coal mining town in Mahaska County. The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A on the third floor of the library. Wilson is a […]

Indians Start Strong Fizzle Out To End Week

Oskaloosa Indians Senior Pitcher Travis Gile helps lead Oskaloosa to a victory over Washington on Senior Night.

by Matt Saville Monday night Oskaloosa did something it hadn’t done all season, and that was win the opening game of a double header. They beat Norwalk 5-2 behind the right arm of senior Nick Rutledge. The second game was called in the 4th inning, with Norwalk leading 1-0, because of weather. That game would […]

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