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New Sharon Resident Killed In Three Car Accident

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

March 18th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – One person is dead, and three more are injured after a three-car collision on Highway 63 north of Oskaloosa Friday evening. In their initial accident investigation, the Iowa State Patrol says that a vehicle driven by Jamie Buckley of New Sharon, Iowa, was driving south, while another vehicle driven […]

Youth Create 18 Hole Mini-Golf To Raise Funds

The Gateway Church of the Nazarene has one last day for miniature golf on Friday.

by Ken Allsup March 16th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Who would expect 18 holes of the finest miniature golf in the area to be hosted at the Gateway Church of the Nazarene? For approximately 20 youths from the church, that was precisely the goal as they worked many hours to create a unique and exciting […]

Volunteers Coming Together To Help Hero’s

Hero's Benefit Goal - A new ATV to assist veterans.

by Ken Allsup March 12th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Jacki Bolen of Montezuma wears many hats, from business owner to Mayor of Montezuma, to representing the 5th District American Legion Auxillary.  As part of her work with the Auxillary, she’s spearheading a fundraiser to help veterans rehabilitate and find themselves once again through the […]

Inflation And Egg Prices Drive Interest In Home Chicken Flocks

Interest in backyard chickens involves people of all ages.

by Ken Allsup March 4, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was a stream of customers to H&S Feed & Country Store during their recent ‘Chick Days’ event. According to Iowa State University Extension, egg prices were 267 percent higher during the week before Christmas of 2022. Those eggs prices rose due to inflationary pressures and […]

William Penn Sweeps Conference And Tournament Titles

Eddie Daley after scoring his 1000th career point holds the conference tournament championship trophy.

Will Host First Round In The National Tournament by Ken Allsup March 4th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was safe to say that many people believed this year’s men’s basketball team would be a rebuilding year. Except for the team, who evidently never got the memo and tore their way through the Heart of America […]

Students At Oskaloosa Middle School Learn More About The Careers Around Them

Students at Oskaloosa Middle School learn more about the professions in their community during career day.

by Ken Allsup March 3rd, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa area businesses came together recently to give Oskaloosa Middle School students a chance to ask professionals about their careers and learn a little more about those careers that interest them. OMS Principal Mark Scholes said the day helped sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students expand beyond […]

Linahon headed to national wrestling meet

Central Dutch Athletics

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS — Gutting out a 1-0 win in the 197-pound semifinals at the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional, Central College wrestler Gage Linahon (junior, Newton) secured his spot at the NCAA Division III Championships in two weeks. Linahon will give Central representation at the national meet for the 11th consecutive time. The Dutch […]

State Legislative Representation For Mahaska County At ‘Eggs And Issues’

Eggs and Issues Panel for Saturday, February 25th, 2023 included, Barb Kniff McCulla from House District 37 and Helena Hayes from House District 88, Adrian Dickey from Senate District 41, and Ken Rozenboom, Senate District 19.

 by Ken Allsup February 25th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – After introductions of the panel, which included Barb Kniff McCulla from House District 37, Helena Hayes from House District 88, Adrian Dickey from Senate District 41, and Ken Rozenboom, Senate District 19. All four are Republicans in the 2023 Iowa Legislative Session. Questions included those […]

Mahaska Health Ambulance Services Sees Updates

Mahaska County Board of Supervisors with staff from Mahaska Health in front of their new ambulance.

 by Ken Allsup February 14th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Making sure its residents have the much-needed service to medical care has been a priority to Mahaska Health, and a newly updated ambulance will help the facility provide that to Mahaska County into the future. Mike Lang, Director of Emergency Services with Mahaska Health, recently […]

Oskaloosa Water Department Says Water Break Not As Severe As Previous

Oskaloosa's North water tower was installed in 1932 and holds 400,000 gallons of water.

by Ken Allsup February 20th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa residents started to notice low water pressure on Monday morning before 11:30 am. The Oskaloosa Water Department then began to search for the leak location, finding it in a field near the north treatment plant. Oskaloosa Water General Manager Kelly Hefner said in an interview […]


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