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Oskaloosa Girls Soccer Takes out Knoxville

Freshman Emily Simon drives towards the goal against Knoxville.

by Jodi Steinlage The girls’ soccer team was in action Friday night against the Knoxville Panthers. The Indians were looking to rebound from a tough loss and get the game in before winter decided to make its appearance again. The Indians (2-1) would waste little time getting on the board when Aleeya Cheney would finish […]

Homelessness in Mahaska County

The Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition says that nearly 100 people took part in a community forum on Thursday night.

by Ann Smith On Thursday night around 100 people came out to the ISU Extension office to hear a panel talk about the homeless population growing in our community; services that are being offered, what the future looks like for our area, and how we, as community members, can help. Amy Meyer, United Way Executive […]

Area Wrestlers Compete At State Tournament

2018 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament.

by Joe Milledge Beginning Thursday February 15th, the 98th annual Iowa High School state wrestling tournament will begin in Des Moines. Wrestlers from every corner of the state – 672 to be exact- will compete for one of 8 medals in each weight class. The tournament doesn’t just bring in 284 schools, it brings in […]

Debate Heats Up Over Emergency Radio System

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Allison McGuire Tension over selecting and funding a new radio communications system for emergency personnel in Mahaska County continued at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, February 5th. Adding another legal opinion into the question of who will own the new radio system was attorney Daniel Gonnerman. He was there […]

Iowa Set To Gather For Midterm Caucuses

Voting Booth

by Allison McGuire Oskaloosa Republicans and Democrats will gather this Monday, February 5th at 7 p.m. for the midterm precinct caucuses. Midterm caucuses provide an opportunity for party activists to discuss the principal goals, objectives, and positions that will make up their platform and designate the delegates who will attend the county party convention in […]

Legislative Session “Under Way” at Eggs and Issues

Eggs and Issues - January 27, 2018

by Allison McGuire Oskaloosa, Iowa – Water quality, tax reform, and Medicaid coverage were the central themes of this week’s meeting of Eggs and Issues, the political public forum hosted by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group. This week’s panel included Senator Ken Rozenboom, Representative Guy Vander Linden, and Representative Larry Sheets, fresh off […]

Oskaloosa Football Recognizes Outstanding Players

Alex DeJong, Tanner DeKock, Blake Van Veldhuizen - Apache Awards (Not pictured Seth Howard) photo by Wendy Van Roekel

by Wendy Van Roekel TEAM VOTED AWARDS: Outstanding Support Staff – Anna Jones Jim Peters Award (Best Lineman) – Blake Van Veldhuizen Brent Blanchard Award (Best Running Back) – Seth Howard Outstanding Interior Defender – Blake Van Veldhuizen Outstanding Perimeter Defender – Alex DeJong Special Team Skills Player of the Year – Tyler Miller Special […]

Record Volunteer Numbers at United Way’s Day of Caring

300 volunteers made this years 'Day of Caring' one of the most successful ever. (submitted photo)

by Amy Meyer Above and beyond. That’s the best phrase I can use to describe the work that 300 volunteers did during Wednesday’s Day of Caring event. My name is Amy Meyer, and I’m the Executive Director of United Way of Mahaska County. This is the fifth Day of Caring I’ve been involved with, but […]

Oskaloosa Art Center Finding Success In Change

by Allison McGuire The crossroads between the Square and the Penn Central Mall suddenly sprang to life on Thursday, April 27th. In past days, volunteers had worked speedily to give the Alley a spring spruce, and the members of FACE (Fine Arts and Cultural Events) of Mahaska County were busy putting together the final touches […]

Indians season comes to an end with 70-40 loss to Mt. Pleasant in sub-state final

by Doug DeKock Future looks Bright!! The Oskaloosa Indian Boys’ basketball team picked the wrong night not to play well. The result was a 70-40 loss to a very good Mt. Pleasant team, that improved to 22-2 for the year. The Indians were right in the game, and even led most of the 1st quarter, […]


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