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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 […]

Pella Christian Edges Oskaloosa

by Jodi Steinlage The girls’ soccer team was part of a great soccer game last night against Pella Christian, but unfortunately was on the wrong end of a 1-0 game. For fans of soccer, the game was an exciting game with both teams playing a pretty evenly matched soccer game. The loss would end the […]

Five Indians Compete At State Pentathlon

by Wendy Van Roekel Five gutsy Indian Track and Field Athletes competed at today’s State Pentathlon at Central College. Kudos to these athletes for stepping outside the box, pushing themselves and having fun! In the Senior Girls Division, Emma Kelderman finished with a 4th Place medal and 2383 Points. In the Senior Boys Division, Jaden […]

Indians Track & Field Awards Ceremony

Oskaloosa Boys Track & Field Awards Ceremony (photo by Wendy Van Roekel)

by Wendy Van Roekel The 2018 Oskaloosa Indians Boys Track & Field Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held tonight. Each year the banquet celebrates the season with a meal for the team and their families. Additionally, there are annual awards presented at the event. The first awards of the night are the Top 10 List […]

Indians Dominate The Demons

by Jodi Steinlage The girls’ soccer team enjoyed some warmer weather, but with that came the wind!! It what would be another night of having to adjust to the wind element, the Oskaloosa girls were able to dominate much of the game and take the victory 5-0. The win moves the Indians record to 5-3. […]

Indians Dismantle Centerville

by Jodi Steinlage The Girls’ soccer team overcame a slow first half with an explosive 2nd half to beat Centerville 8-0 Thursday night. The win moves the Indians to 4-1 on the season. The Indians would continue the trend of a quick score when Aleeya Cheney finished a pass from Kinsey Cook just 2 minutes […]

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 […]


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