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Reynolds Takes Office As Iowa’s 43rd Governor

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's 43rd Governor on Friday morning.

Reynolds is the first female elected to that position in the state’s history. Des Moines Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was sworn into office Friday morning inside the facility many Iowan’s have known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium, but today is known as Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad resigned as […]

William Penn University Dean’s List Spring 2018

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University is pleased to announce the following students that have received recognition for the Dean’s List during the spring 2018 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. […]

William Penn University President’s List Fall 2018

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University is pleased to announce the following students that have received recognition for the President’s List during the fall 2018 semester. To be included on the President’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. […]

Ultra High-Pressure Firefighting Equipment Installed On Oskaloosa Fire Brush Truck

Oskaloosa Fire Departments 62-75 brush truck was recently outfitted with Ultra High-Pressure firefighting equipment. (submitted photo)

An Oskaloosa Fire Department Press Release Just like any industry, the science of putting out fires continues to see technological advances. One hundred and fifty years ago fires were fought with a line of citizens passing buckets of water from a well to a burning building. Next, it was horse-drawn pumps and tanks. Then came […]

Iowa Legislature Gets 2019 Session Underway

Under Iowa's Golden Dome. Iowa General Assembly.

Des Moines, Iowa – The 88th Iowa General Assembly gavelled in on January 14th, 2019, starting the process of producing a budget for the State of Iowa, and addressing the legislative needs of Iowan’s. Education will once again be at the forefront of the General Assembly this year, with indications that education will see some […]

Brink Preparing For Legislative Session

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Holly Brink was elected to represent Iowa House District 80 in November of 2018. A week before that, her son was diagnosed with a serious medical condition while she finished her push to the Iowa state house. Brink’s duties this year will include being the Vice-chair of the Economic Growth Committee for […]

Eggs And Issues Begins At The Local Level

Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk speaks at Eggs and Issues on Saturday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Eggs and Issues kicked off its 2019 season inside the warm confines of Smokey Row Coffee on the square in Oskaloosa. Despite the snow storm making its presence known, dozens of people filled in to hear about, and ask questions about issues concerning them at the city and county level. Oskaloosa Mayor […]

Rozenboom Bringing Experience To Statehouse

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Monday morning the gavel will drop on the 2019 Iowa Legislature, bringing to order this year’s session. Rozenboom has been spending a significant amount of time listening to various groups of individuals, constituents across his district. “November and December are full of a lot of meetings with constituents that would like to […]

Early Childhood Development And Rec Center Moving Forward

A proposed early childhood development and recreation center would be located near the Lacey Complex and Oskaloosa Elementary School.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In 2014 it became apparent that the Mahaska County YMCA was going to need a boost from the community in order to continue playing a role in the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County area after they approached the Oskaloosa City Council for financial assistance. In early 2015, Mahaska County Development Group, or MCDG, […]

Winter Returns To The Mahaska County Area

Plow operators were working non-stop this weekend to help clear the roads. This Iowa DOT plow truck was seen making it's way south on 63 through Oskaloosa on Saturday morning.

Winter Storm Gia is the second named winter storm to impact the area this year. Oskaloosa, Iowa – The snow was coming down at a steady pace on Saturday morning. You could hear the wind pushing snow into drifts, the crunching sound of tires on snow, and the random beeper as a plow vehicle was […]


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