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Icy Conditions Lead To Three Rollover Accidents

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Making the commute to work on Friday morning got a little dicey for those traveling in Mahaska County. According to the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, twelve accidents happened in the county, with most of them being small fender-benders. There were, however, three rollover accidents, resulting in some minor injuries to motorists. According […]

Firefighters Battle Garage Fire

Oskaloosa firefighters battled this garage fire early Monday morning at 1010 High Ave East.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa firefighters were called to the scene of a garage fully engulfed early Monday morning. A passerby noticed the flames and called 911, and emergency personnel were dispatched shortly after 1am Monday. Twelve firefighters were on the scene for less than two hours. Oskaloosa Interim Fire Chief Dave Christensen said the cause […]

Judge Denies Mahaska County’s Request To Dismiss Case

Legal documents were filed in Mahaska County District Court by Pella and Oskaloosa to force Mahaska County to once again participate in the 28E agreement for a regional airport.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The lawsuit being presented by the City of Pella and the City of Oskaloosa will continue, after 8th Judicial District Judge Lucy Gamon denied the request from Mahaska County to dismiss. Gamon said that the plaintiffs [Pella, Oskaloosa] gave fair notice to Mahaska County “of the factual incidents giving rise to the […]

Indians Win At Home Bowling Opener

Both the boys and girls bowling teams won their home opener on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians found success on Saturday, as they hosted Pella Christian and Centerville. The Oskaloosa Girls racked up a total of 2278 pins, while Pella Christian came in with 1731, while Centerville had 1660. Four of the Oskaloosa girls had high series, with Nikki Parlet rolling a 426 series. Andrea Mitterer had […]

Oskaloosa Dance Team Makes Top Marks At State

Dance Dynamix 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A gymnasium full of Oskaloosa Indians fans welcomed back the Oskaloosa Dance Dynamix team after taking home 1st place in three categories. Dance Dynamix brought home the top spot in Coed Dance, Pom, and Jazz. They also got second place in Hip Hop, their first year in that category.

Rotary Food Basket Program Still Serving Those Less Fortunate

Sunny Netland helped out Friday afternoon filling boxes for the Rotary Food Basket program.

On Friday, Oskaloosa Middle School students along with volunteers from the Oskaloosa Rotary joined together to help prepare Christmas dinner packages for those less fortunate in our community. Later in the afternoon, members of the Board of Realtors helped to fill those boxes that would be distributed the next day to help 375 families have […]

MidAmerican Energy Toutes Convenience Of Kiosk

Oskaloosa, Iowa – MidAmerican Energy held an open house of sorts on Friday, for a payment kiosk it has set up inside Penn Central Mall. Skip Joelson and Nina Ford with MidAmerican Energy said that the kiosk is “more convenient for customer payments. Better hours for customer payments. It’s open on the weekend. Later at […]

Mahaska County Asks Court To Dismiss Case

Legal documents were filed in Mahaska County District Court by Pella and Oskaloosa to force Mahaska County to once again participate in the 28E agreement for a regional airport.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The battle between Mahaska County and the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa had its first day in court. At this time, Daniel Gonnerman, attorney for Mahaska County, asked for the petition to be dismissed. Parties from both sides gathered in the Mahaska County courtroom on Friday afternoon, before Judge Lucy Gamon, to […]

State Auditors Report Outlines Theft And Recommended Changes

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A recently released audit of the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter from the state auditors office, identifying “$13,412.43 of improper and unsupported disbursements and undeposited collections.” The former Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter director, Lindsey Sime was sentenced in late October of 2017 to two years, less credit for time already served.. Sime pled […]

Oskaloosa Boys Continue To Roll

Spencer Tucker gets the high percentage shot against Grinnell on Friday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa boys varsity basketball team continued its winning way on Friday night in front of a packed house. The red-hot Indians pounded on the Tigers from Grinnell 76-30. Oskaloosa Head Coach Ryan Parker found out Friday night that at least four on his squad can dunk the ball. Spencer Tucker rocked […]


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