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Homeowners Help Kick-Start The Holiday Cheer

Wade and Jodi Steinlages home along West Glendale in Oskaloosa.

by Ken Allsup November 27, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On a typically quiet residential street in Oskaloosa, a family worked away, getting ready to share their holiday spirit with their friends and neighbors. Did we mention that the family invited the whole community to drive by and take in the outdoor light display? On November […]

Co-Line Employees Work With Local Sheriff’s Offices To Benefit Local Food Pantries

Employees enjoy pizza for lunch, while all the food they donated is readied to be loaded and distributed.

Lynnville, Iowa – Employees from Co-Line Manufacturing in rural Lynnville, Iowa, held a food drive for local food cupboards and pantries on November 18th, 2022. When an employee donated food, Co-Line provided a free pizza lunch for those employees. A competition was going on with which county could donate the largest amount. “So the contest […]

Community Members Gather On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Community members gathered on the Oskaloosa square to remember the victims of transgender violence.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members walked from St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ to the square in downtown Oskaloosa Sunday night. The walk was part of the national observance to honor the memory of the transgender people who lost their lives to acts of violence to transgender individuals. […]

The Christmas Season Kicks Off In Oskaloosa

Scotty Moore switched on the lights for the 2022 holiday season.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The official start to Christmas kicked off in Oskaloosa on Saturday evening when the “Painting with Lights” display was officially switched on. Former teacher and city council member Scotty Moore was the guest of honor who flipped the switch that activated the thousands of lights illuminating […]

Family Presents Handmade Quilts To Veterans

Pictured (l-r) Chuck Webb, Cole Jones, Joyce Webb, and Mahaska Health Donor Relations Coordinator Sarah Huddleston.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members Joyce and Chuck Webb and their grandson Cole presented personalized homemade quilts to two veterans employed at Mahaska Health. Mahaska Health currently employs 27 veterans, and 2 vets were selected in a drawing for the quilts held on Veterans Day 2022. The quilts were gifted to Paula, RN, Inpatient Care […]

Supervisors Canvas November 8th Election

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Ken Allsup November 15, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday afternoon to canvas and certify the election results from the November 8th, 2022, election. Interim Mahaska County Auditor Jody Van Patten and Deputy Auditor Teresa Paige presented the final vote count. There were no significant changes to the […]

Vaughan Settles Into Role As Oskaloosa Fire Chief

Oskaloosa Fire Chief Scott Vaughan

by Ken Allsup November 14, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department has a new face in the department. Well, not so terribly new, as Scott Vaughan has been serving Oskaloosa since March of 2022. Oskaloosa News sat down with Vaughan recently to catch up with the new Chief and see how his transition […]

Veterans Honored In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa Police Officer Arriesgado (submitted photo)

by Ken Allsup November 12, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 11th Day, of the 11th Month, on the 11th hour, the First World War ended in 1918, and by an act of Congress became known as Armistice Day in 1926. The day would eventually become a national holiday in 1938 and is now a solemn […]

Oskaloosa Fire Shares Tips To Help Stay Safe This Winter

This home located at 510 North C in Oskaloosa was heavily damaged in an overnight fire.

by Ken Allsup November 9, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The winter months in Iowa can provide beauty but can come with hazards from the cold. There are some hazards to staying warm in your home, such as space heaters and extension cords that may become overloaded. The Oskaloosa Fire Department wants you to be safe […]

Council Getting Closer To Adopting the 2022 Comprehensive Plan

An aerial view of Oskaloosa, Iowa taken October of 2014.

by Ken Allsup November 8, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in a regular session on Monday evening at city hall. Charlie Cowel from RDG Planning & Design made a presentation to the Council about the progress of the comprehensive plan, which he states is nearly ready for adoption by the Council. […]


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