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Supervisors establish operating procedures for 2021

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Charlie Comfort The Mahaska County Supervisors have reorganized for 2021. On Monday, Jan. 4, the Supervisors met in regular session to conduct their annual reorganization meeting. At the onset of the meeting, Mark Groenendyk was elected Chair of the Board. This will be the third consecutive year that Groenendyk has served as Chair, and […]

City Council prepares for 2021

Oskaloosa City Hall

By Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council is ready to tackle whatever 2021 may bring. At their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 4, the Oskaloosa City Council held a brief meeting to ring in 2021. During the meeting, the Council approved the appointment of Doug Yates as Mayor Pro Tem and appointments […]

Supervisors Talk Landfill Commission Membership

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was business as usual for the Mahaska County Supervisors, as the Supervisors met in regular session on December 7th. The meeting was held in person, except for Supervisor Chuck Webb, who indicated that he would not be present at the meeting and attend virtually due to a positive […]

City Council Declares Special Election

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa City Council is moving ahead with a special election for voters to consider approval of a measure to raise the City’s hotel-motel tax by 2%. At the December 7th City Council meeting, the Oskaloosa City Council voted to approve calling a special election for March 2nd, 2021. According […]

Mahaska County Recount Goes Into Uncharted Territory

By CHARLIE COMFORT Oskaloosa, Iowa – When the votes were tallied on Nov. 3, it became that one race was going to be a nail biter: the race for US House of Representatives for Iowa’s Second Congressional District. That race featured Democrat Rita Hart and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Initial returns on Election Night showed Miller-Meeks […]

City Council Eyes March Special Election

Oskaloosa City Hall

By CHARLIE COMFORT Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council is actively considering calling for a special election for voters to consider an increase to the Oskaloosa Hotel-Motel Tax. The current tax was approved by voters on Nov. 3, 1998, at a rate of 5%. Since then, funds raised by the tax have been designated for […]

Supervisors Press Forward On Radio Project

Mahaska County Courthouse

By CHARLIE COMFORT Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Supervisors are pressing forward as they look to finish a radio system project that has been underway for over two years now. The project would see to completion a new 911 communications system for Mahaska County first responders. At the Nov. 16 meeting of the Supervisors, […]

Supervisors Formally Canvas Vote

By CHARLIE COMFORT OSKALOOSA – The Mahaska County Supervisors have formally signed off on the results of the November 3rd General Election. During the canvas of votes, County Auditor Sue Brown stated that a total of 11,458 votes cast, out of 15,228 registered voters. “We have a 75.24% turnout, so that’s really, really good,” Brown […]

City Council tackles golf cart/UTV/ATV usage within city limits

Oskaloosa City Hall

By CHARLIE COMFORT Oskaloosa, Iowa- Oskaloosa City Council heard information from Police Chief Ben Boeke at their most recent meeting, regarding the use of golf carts, UTVs, and ATVs on city streets and on the recreational trail. Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt said that there had been some misunderstanding within the community over what vehicle can be […]

Election Day Nears

By CHARLIE COMFORT OSKALOOSA – At long last to many, the end of the 2020 political cycle is nearly here. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the final votes of the 2020 Presidential Election will be cast and tallied in Iowa. This year’s election has been an election like none other, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

                 

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