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City And County Leaders Talk Cooperation

City and County leaders held an open round-table discussion on priorities they could help support each other with.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors joined City of Oskaloosa officials and Council members to discuss future cooperation between the entities this past week. Council member Joe Caligiuri spoke about the need for cooperation to incorporate some land within the city limits. Housing and being able to lure developers to build is […]

Future Uncertain For Half-Way Station

Leighton, Iowa – The ‘Half-Way’ station has stood for generations and was a popular and easily recognized landmark for travelers along Highway 163 since 1930. The landmark’s future is now in question after a car involved in a high-speed chase crashed into the landmark, damaging the structure extensively. The structure was repaired approximately 5 years […]

Cargill Donates To Oskaloosa Tennis Program

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa High School Tennis Coach Tony Witt, Oskaloosa Activities Director Ryan Parker, along with Ryan Colter, and a group from Cargill, watched as a new tennis ball machine launched balls to those daring enough to take a swing. The new machines come with a sticker price of $4,000 each. Witt says the […]

Best Burger In Iowa Is At The Wood Iron Grille

Matthew Gunn and Michael Glesener of Wood Iron Grille were awarded Best Burger in Iowa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was an exciting day on Wednesday for the Wood Iron Grille. All eyes in Iowa were turned their way as the Iowa Beef Council announced the Best Burger in Iowa. It was the 10th year for the competition and award. Matthew Gunn and Michael Glesener were honored with the award by […]

School Board Approves Compensation And Health Insurance For Upcoming School Year

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in special session on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6 pm, where they discussed teacher contracts for the upcoming school year. The total cost of the agreement with teachers for the next year is $222,780.00. Oskaloosa School Superintendent said that the agreement came pretty close to the board’s […]

Franklel Building Receives Historical Marker

Calvin Bandstra unveils the Frankel Building marker on Thursday evening.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Frankel Building, at 109 South Market, is the current location of Smokey Row Coffee in Oskaloosa. The historic building can trace its roots to 1889. The ceremony, which included an introduction by Ann Brouwer, with a welcome by Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt, and a short program by the building’s historian Calvin Bandstra […]

Ag Day Helps Young People Connect Their Food To The Farm

Ag in the Classroom - 2019

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The third grade class in all of Mahaska County was given a chance this past year to understand more about life on the farm through the Ag in the Classroom. A program for students attending Oskaloosa Christian, Peoria Christian, North Mahaska, Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont, and Oskaloosa Schools. This past week, those 232 […]

MHP Hosted Breast Health Night

Mahaska Health Partnership annual Women’s Breast Health Night was held on Tuesday, October 17th at the Gateway Church of the Nazarene.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Health Partnership annually hosts a free Women’s Breast Health Night every year, with it being on Tuesday, October 17th this year. The popular event is in its 10th year and once again held at the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa. “From our start in a small room with 40 […]

Council Approves Memorandum For Economic Development Groups

National Historic Preservation Act certificate - Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 7, 2017. The council first heard from Beth Danowsky, who is on the MCDG board, in regards to a memorandum of understanding for Mahaska Development Partners (MDP). The vision is to outline better how existing groups like the Oskaloosa Area Chamber […]

School Board Approves New Tentative Agreement With Teachers

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board approved a new tentative agreement and master contract amendments with the teachers at Oskaloosa Community School District this past week. Oskaloosa School District Superintendent Russ Reiter said that “technically now” salaries are the remaining portion of the contract the union has to negotiate. The board was provided with […]


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