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EMA Commission Closes Out The Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Mahaska County Emergency Management Commission closed out the year 2018 with perhaps one of the most routine meetings of the year. To started off the meeting, EMA Director Jamey Robinson reported that he has finished a preliminary draft of the budget and presented it for review to the commission. Robinson took the […]

Mahaska County To Share An Attorney With Keokuk County

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Mahaska County Supervisors have approved another 28E agreement, as their services are continued to be requested to be shared among smaller neighboring counties with fewer resources. At a special meeting of the Mahaska County Supervisors on Thursday, December 27, the board heard from outgoing County Attorney Jim Blomgren, who reported on a […]

Indians Suffer Loss At The Hands Of Norwalk

by Jamie Brockman The top-ranked Oskaloosa Boys suffered their first loss of the season at Norwalk on Tuesday falling 58-46. After playing their best game of the season with all cylinders clicking at Eddyville Saturday, the Indians came out very flat and looked out of sorts as Norwalk exploded to a 24-9 lead after one […]

Girls Varsity Earn Second Straight Win At Norwalk

by Jamie Brockman The Oskaloosa girls built off the momentum from their first win in 47 games on Saturday to win their second straight game at Norwalk in overtime 41-36 Tuesday night. Osky came out with a lot of energy both offensively and defensively with a noticeable improvement on both ends of the floor racing […]

Attorneys Argue Mahaska County Counterclaim In Airport Lawsuit

Attorneys for the Cities of Oskaloosa and Pella were in court with legal representation for Mahaska County on Friday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Attorneys for the Cities of Oskaloosa and Pella, as well as Mahaska County, were all in court Friday morning to argue a second motion for summary judgment filed by the Cities, relating to a counterclaim initiated against Mahaska County in fall 2017. On December 21, 2017, nearly four months after the Cities […]

Ritenour conviction overturned; new trial to be held

Oskaloosa, Iowa- A nearly five-year-old murder case has taken a new twist after a Senior Judge found ineffective assistance of counsel. Alicia Ritenour’s 2014 first-degree murder conviction in the death of her three-year-old daughter, Ava, was overturned by Senior Judge Dan Wilson on the grounds that her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance of counsel in […]

Oskaloosa Competes At Grinnell Invite

by Todd Miller The Oskaloosa Indian Swim Team traveled to Grinnell on Saturday to take part in their large Invitation Swim meet. Oskaloosa competed against LinnMarr, Indianola Area, Grinnell, Des Moines East, Ottumwa, and Vinton-Shellsburg and came away with 138 points on the day. The boys are getting faster as the swim times were going […]

Supervisor alleges bias against Motorola in 911 communications system process

Debate about legal costs surrounding a new radio system for first responders drew questions from Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk.

By Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Bias exists in the process for purchasing a new 911 system, according to one Mahaska County Supervisor. At the September 30 Mahaska County Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Mark Groenendyk accused Mahaska County EMA/E911 Director Jamey Robinson of being personally biased against Motorola and not allowing the company to compete for a […]

City Council recycles recycling proposal

Oskaloosa Fire Figher Dustin Hook is sworn in by Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt.

By Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- A subcommittee of the Oskaloosa City Council considered a proposal to start a citywide curbside recycling service in Oskaloosa on Monday after Midwest Sanitation sent a proposal to the City of Oskaloosa. At a September meeting of the Mahaska County Solid Waste Commission, Midwest Sanitation was the only company to […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote For Supervisor Henry W. (Willie) Van Weelden

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. To the Editor, I am writing this letter to encourage Mahaska County residents to vote for Supervisor Henry W. (Willie) Van Weelden on June 5. Experience matters. And Willie has a proven track record of […]


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