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Small Aircraft Crashes Just Outside Knoxville Airport

Knoxville, Iowa – A sunny afternoon almost turned tragic when a gyrocopter with 2 individuals on board crashed just outside the Knoxville, Iowa airport on Monday afternoon. Jeff Jorgenson was a passenger on the aircraft, and he gave his friend Monte Goodyk a short interview before taking off. Excitement could be heard in his voice […]

Bank Iowa Hosts Massive Easter Egg Hunt

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s an Oskaloosa tradition that goes back more than 15 years. Bank Iowa and area businesses get together to provide an egg hunt, featuring more than 4,000 eggs, and some pretty cool prizes. Besides the businesses, it’s an opportunity for 4-H kids to help out, and eventually become leaders themselves. Emmit Boender […]

Effectiveness Of Sexual Assault Prevention Education For High School Students Questioned

By Fenna Semken Attempts to educate students about sexual assault in a high school setting sometimes lack effectiveness, IowaWatch interviews with teachers, administrators and high school students from 18 Iowa school districts revealed. The result is students who said they didn’t know what sexual assault consisted of, how to prevent it and how to get […]

Oskaloosa Fire Battles Easter Sunday Blaze

Oskaloosa, Iowa – An Oskaloosa family is homeless after fire destroyed a large portion of their home at 1201 3rd Avenue West. The call for help went out just after 12:15pm on Easter Sunday afternoon. Ron Roland and his wife currently occupied the home, and when neighbors heard what sounded like an explosion, they became […]

“Grandparent” and Other Scams

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release Following a series of recent complaints and reports of criminals targeting older Iowans by telephone and stealing thousands of dollars, the Oskaloosa Police Department would like to warn residents about an apparent resurgence of the so-called “grandparent scam.” The Police Department has received several reports of callers targeting older […]

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about business closings in Oskaloosa recently we are happy to announce Swim’s Sports and Awards is open once again at […]

Oskaloosa PD Participates In Outdoor Active Shooter Training

Lake Red Rock – Training to save lives has first responders learning and renewing skills. One of those skills is how to work together during an active shooter situation. Four members of the Oskaloosa Police Department took part in the three-day course held at Elk Rock State Park near Lake Red Rock. Thirty-one officers in […]

OCSD Partners with United Way for Summer Lunch Program

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – School will soon be out for the summer, but the kitchen won’t be closing. That’s because the United Way Summer Lunch Program will return throughout June and July and the Oskaloosa Community School District recently approved for the program to use the cafeteria to prepare lunches. “We met with […]

Dispatchers Week Highlights the Vital Role 911 Dispatchers Play in Saving Lives

Oskaloosa, Iowa – When the world seems to be falling apart, and you pick up your phone and dial 911, you want help to arrive to your door as soon as possible. Mahaska County dispatchers hear it all: the cries of a mother whose child is in distress or a suicidal person as they make […]

STEAMfest Helps Connect Kids and Learning

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Building minds to help innovate and build the future is the premise behind STEAM. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The arts were added to STEM, in order to provide a more rounded learning experience. The ISU Extension Office offered STEAMfest 2017 at the Musco Technology Center on the […]

       

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