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Clarence “Freddie” Mose

Clarence “Freddie” Mose July 5, 1932 – August 20, 2019 Albia, Iowa | Age 87 Clarence “Freddie” Mose, age 87, of Albia, formerly of Louisiana and California, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Freddie was born on July 5, 1932, in Eunice, Louisiana, to Edwin and Rose […]

Nigel Jeanne Wilcoxson

Nigel Jeanne Wilcoxson January 8, 1937 – June 24, 2019 Ottumwa, Iowa | Age 82 Nigel Jeanne Wilcoxson, age 82, of Ottumwa, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at her home in Ottumwa. Nigel was born on January 8, 1937, in Sorento, IL, to James Roy “JR” and Margaretta (Long) Ingles. Nigel grew up […]

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 […]

Mary Van Maanen Brock

Mary Van Maanen Brock May 16, 1923 – February 11, 2019 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 95 Mary E. Van Maanen Brock, 95, of Oskaloosa passed away Monday morning, February 11, 2019, at the Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Mary Evelyn Brock, daughter of John Heath and Edith (Blake) Van Asdall, was born May […]

Velma Jean DeWitt

Velma Jean DeWitt January 14, 1934 – October 3, 2018 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 84 Velma DeWitt, 84, of Oskaloosa passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa. Velma Jean DeWitt, daughter of Murrel and Geneva (Gable) Christophel, was born January 14, 1934, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Velma was a life-long […]

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 […]


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