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Shirley J. Wells

Shirley J. Wells January 1, 1929 – January 28, 2020 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 91 Shirley J. Wells, 91, of Oskaloosa passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Shirley was born on January 1, 1929, the fifth of six children born to William T. and Hazel Mae […]

Diane M Dewitt

Diane M Dewitt July 27, 1951 – September 30, 2019 Lacey, Iowa | Age 68 years, 2 months, 3 days Diane Dewitt passed away on September 30, 2019 at her home in Lacey, Iowa at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 3 days. Diane M. “Scoot” Dewitt, daughter of Pauline and John Scott, […]

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 […]


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