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Annual Student Council Spaghetti Dinner Set For January 21st

Oskaloosa Indians

The Oskaloosa Student Council invites the community to our Spaghetti Dinner on January 21st during the Girls and Boys games against DCG! It starts at 5:45 in the small gym of the high school and will go until the halftime of the Boys Basketball game. We will be serving spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, water […]

Speaker Grassley’s Opening Remarks for the 2022 Legislative Session

The Iowa Capitol

(DES MOINES) — Speaker of the House Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives today. The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: “Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House. It’s great to be back with all of you today. Although this is the second session of […]

The Goal Is To Help Area Youth Stay Competitive

From left to right: Jessica Willett, Mark Willett, and Laura North.

by Ken Allsup January 8, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – “Where champions are the last ones to leave” is the slogan of the Oskaloosa Indoor Sports Complex, and it’s important enough that volunteers from around the community donate their time and effort to the area youth so they can fulfill those dreams of being a champion. […]

Hospitals And Health Departments Asking People To Get Vaccinated

"Help. We are overwhelmed." That was a joint message sent out Tuesday by Des Moines area health care providers.

by Ken Allsup January 5, 2022 Ottumwa, Iowa – The Wapello County Public Health posted to social media Tuesday that the county was starting to see a “post-holiday surge” and that the Omicron variant had been detected within Wapello County. The post stated that Wapello County was a “HIGH-RISK COUNTY,” stating the positivity rate had […]

City Council Swears In New Members

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Ken Allsup January 4th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council looked very different from the past eight years on Monday night. Four new members were sworn in during the meeting, and Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt took his oath of office for his next two-year term. Janet Hermsen, Ronda Almond, Charlie Comfort, and Lisa […]

Supervisors Organize For 2022

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Ken Allsup January 4th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2022 on Monday morning. The Board reappointed Mark Groenendk as Chair and Steve Wanders as Vice-Chair for 2022. The meeting time will remain the same as previous years, being the first and third Mondays […]

Here’s how Iowa food pantries contend with still-present pandemic and new challenges

A volunteer goes over food supplies at the Urbandale Food Pantry. (Photo courtesy of UFP)

Nicole Grundmeier/IowaWatch In 2021, Kelli Greenland and her two children used food pantries more often than they ever have. As the year closes, the Des Moines mom is filled with uncertainty. Greenland said she visits one or two food pantries weekly to keep her children, Ethan, 8, and Skylynn, almost 6, fed. There seems to […]

New Sharon Based Group Continues To Find Ways To Help

New Sharon Fire Captain Steve Gerard helps distribute toys in Dulac, Louisiana this past week.

by Ken Allsup December 27th, 2021 Montegut, Louisiana – The idea was simple: help put smiles on kids’ faces at Christmas time. After Hurricane Katrina, firefighters from New York showered the kids of Biloxi, Mississippi, with toys, helping make a bad situation better that year for many of the youngest victims. So with the recent […]

Young Author Likes Inspiring Others

12-year-old Taylor Dishman has been publishing books for the past year.

by Ken Allsup December 26, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – I’d be the first to admit, it can be a difficult thing to write. Putting yourself out there to be judged by others is scary. Twelve-year-old Taylor Dishman is a published author who loves children’s books, and she likes to make books to inspire people. One […]

Merchants Enjoyed A Successful Holiday Season

Jeri Housholder sells her handcrafted gifts during the final vendor show at Penn Central Mall before Christmas.

by Ken Allsup December 26th, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The streets and mall in Oskaloosa were buzzing with people the days and weeks before Christmas. Many contributing factors led to that, such as a window walk hosted by Oskaloosa Main Street and sponsored by the Golden Goose Club. Penn Central Mall hosted large craft and […]

               

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