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Building Code Update Passes Second Reading

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Tuesday at 6 pm in the city council chambers. The meeting had been delayed due to the 4th of July holiday. In the public comments before the meeting, Mahaska County resident Nick Ryan said the Oskaloosa City Council owes the […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 27 – July 3, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 5, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “Thunderstorms added to the fireworks over the extended 4th of July weekend with heavy rain falling […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates Independence Day

The Garcia's take in the fireworks display at the Lacey Complex Sunday evening.

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Sunday evening of July 4th, Oskaloosans gathered around the Lacey Complex to take in the annual fireworks display. Despite an ordinance prohibiting fireworks within the city, a drive down nearly any street in town indicated the local law enforcement might have been busy enforcing that […]

Indians JV Squad Wins Final Home Game Of The Season

Oskaloosa Indians

The Indians JV1 team played their last home game Friday night when they hosted Davis County. DC started the game scoring 4 runs in the 1st. The Indians would score 3 of their own in the bottom to make it 4-3. Another run for DC in the 2nd was matched and then some by the […]

Porter added to Central women’s basketball staff

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—New Central College Women’s Basketball Coach Moran Lonning is adding a familiar face to her staff. Essance Porter, who played at Simpson College during Lonning’s tenure there as assistant coach, will serve as the Central women’s junior varsity coach. A 2022 Simpson graduate, Porter came off the bench, appearing in 13 games last season and […]


Department of Criminal Investigation

LOVILIA, IOWA – On Sunday, July 3rd, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received specific information regarding an alleged homicide that had taken place days prior in Lovilia. Information indicated a rural location in Monroe County where a body was believed to be located. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DNR responded to the […]

Mahaska County Supervisors End 28E Agreement Regarding Regional Airport

An aerial view of the land that might be impacted by a new regional airport. (file photo)

by Ken Allsup June 29th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – After last week’s ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted to end their participation in a 28E agreement for a regional airport. That agreement had initially been with the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella and was signed in March of […]

BBQ4Badges Continues With Great Success

2022 1st Responders Trophy - Brandon Petrehn and the Hedrick Fire Department Sponsored by Kraig Chevrolet (submitted photo)

Ken Allsup June 27th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smell of burning wood that fired the slow cookers and grills of the competitors filled the air in downtown Oskaloosa over the weekend. This was the fifth year for the event, which continues to evolve to meet the competition’s and participants’ needs and wants. Those taking […]

Osky JV Softball Falls At PC

Oskaloosa Indians

by Brad Arends The Indians JV team traveled to Pella Christian last night and fell in heartbreaking fashion. The Indians started out with a triple by Kassie Johnson and a throwing error on the play sent her around the bases and started the scoring. PC would score one of their own in the bottom to […]

Bomb Squad Detonates Homemade Explosive Device

Investigators examine the homemade explosive device after it was made safe by the Iowa Fire Marshal's Office bomb squad.

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Monday, June 27th, 2022 On Sunday, June 26th, 2022, at approximately 4:30 am, a Deputy with the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle, near the intersection of Highway 92 and Ford Avenue, in rural Mahaska County. This vehicle failed to stop […]


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