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Students Enjoy End Of School Year Photo Opportunity

Over 1000 Oskaloosa Elementary students posed for this picture on Friday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Elementary celebrated the last day of school with a group photo. The idea for the photo came from Mike Dursky, Principal at Oskaloosa Elementary School. The students enjoy the extra activity, and it helps to create a broader sense of belonging for the students as they progress through the district. Those […]

Edmundson Park Gets MYP Attention

Mahaska Young Professional members spent time on Saturday morning beautifying the north entrance to Edmundson Park.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Young Professionals (MYP) worked Saturday morning to help beautify the north entrance to Edmundson Park. Edmundson Park was recently recognized by the Des Moines Register as 1 of the 8 most unique parks in Iowa. Others noted by the Register include; Ledges State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Lewis and Clark […]

Volunteers Help Prepare For Memorial Day Observance

Oskaloosa High School and Middle School Student Council members volunteered their time on Saturday to help set larger flags in place for the upcoming Memorial Day observance.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Memorial Day preparations are underway around Oskaloosa. On Saturday, volunteers from the community gathered at Forest Cemetery to line the roads there with American Flags. Members of the American Legion and the Oskaloosa Middle School and High School Student Councils worked for just over an hour. Darrin Alderson, Oskaloosa Legion Post Commander, […]

U.S. Wholesale Inventories Barely Rise, Sales Rebound

Grain silos are seen in Haverhill, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in March as sales recorded their largest increase in nearly a year, suggesting little impact on the first-quarter economic growth estimate. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent. February inventories were revised down to show a 0.6 percent decrease instead of the […]

Candidates file finance disclosures


OSKALOOSA- Campaign finance reports have been filed with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure board. Any candidate whose committee exceeded $1,000 in financial activity was required to file a report on said activity by May 19. The reports indicate a high level of interest in the Republican primaries for Supervisor and Sheriff. Of the four […]

WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Agenda – May 23, 2016

Oskaloosa Water Department

Regular Meeting May 23, 2016 3:00 PM Location: 1208 South 7th St. Agenda 1. Approve agenda. 2. Approve minutes of the April 18, 2016 regular meeting and April 25, 2016 special meeting. 3. Approve invoices and financial statements. 4. Customer forum. 5. Discussion of wastewater operations. A. Update on 28E agreement. 6. Consideration and discussion […]


Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Mission: Engaging ALL Students To Embrace The Power Of Learning Vision: Believe, Achieve, And Create With Pride GEORGE DAILY AUDITORIUM BOARD ROOM REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY 24, 2016 7:00PM AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Consider Accepting Offer and Awarding Sale of Student-Constructed House 4. Personnel – […]


Dean Mattix (right) presents Oskaloosa Community Schools Activities Director Ryan Parker with a $2000 check for the new scoreboard at the Oskaloosa Middle School Stadium. This money came from an Elks National Foundation (ENF) Gratitude Grant, part of the Elks Community Investment Program to better local communities. The Oskaloosa Elks raise funds throughout the year to contribute to ENF.

Oskaloosa Christian School is pleased to announce the 2016 Years of Service Award recipients.

Oskaloosa Christian School

Linda Taylor — food service, after-school care, and cleaning — is celebrating 25 years at the school. Dr. Bob Stouffer, Principal, commented, “Linda is a firecracker. She seems to have boundless energy during the day. She contributes mightily to the high-quality school lunches and food for special events at Oskaloosa Christian.” Sherry Groenenboom — 2nd […]

YMCA Hires New Youth Coordinator

Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator.

OSKALOOSA – Kim Stutting, originally from Wisconsin and a William Penn University graduate, has been hired as Mahaska County YMCA’s Youth Coordinator. Under the direction of Kathy Chamra, YMCA Child Care Director, the position has been vacant for some time but Chamra said the ideal candidate has now been hired. “I am excited for Kim […]


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