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Oskaloosa’s CLOW Valve Company Makes Substantial Gift Towards K9

Mark Willett (middle right) presented checks totaling $20,000.00 to the Oskaloosa Police Department for the K9 program.

Oskaloosa K9 Nearing End Of Fundraising Stage Oskaloosa, Iowa – The process of fundraising for a K9 has been just months in length, but already the department has found it’s reached the minimum goal to make the program possible. The fundraising, which started in July, will continue for a while longer to help secure dollars […]

Oskaloosa Water Towers To Get Fresh Coat Of Paint

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

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board of Trustees heard information about having the two water towers cleaned and painted. The coatings will be applied not only to the exterior but also the interior of the structures, with frost plugs being checked and replaced as needed. Oskaloosa Water General Manager Chad Coon also outlined a […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates ‘George’

The production of 'George' took over 50 community members to make happen.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s been 20 years since the construction of the George Daily Auditorium, and people young and old gathered to celebrate not only one of the gems of Oskaloosa but the man who helped to make it all possible. People that knew George Daily shared their memories of the man, who shunned the […]

William Penn Football Expecting Great Things

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked 23rd overall, but for head coach Todd Hafner, “I was […]

Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County

A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to do it safely. Laura DeCook, Mahaska County Conservation Naturalist, held an evening workshop demonstrating how to make viewing safe for the August 21st event. It’s being dubbed, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017’ because the […]

Oskaloosa Firefighters Tackle House Fire

Oskaloosa firefighters battled a house fire in the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon around 4:48 pm. When Oskaloosa Police Officers and firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the front of the home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished most of the flames on the front of […]

SCRAA Appoints Legal Counsel

The South Central Regional Airport Agency [SCRAA] met to discuss legal counsel and engineering firms for the new regional airport.

Pella, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) met Wednesday evening to appoint legal counsel and to discuss the procurement process for engineering services. Resolution No. 19 would appoint Brick Gentry P.C. as the legal counsel for the South Central Regional Airport Agency over the next three years. The SCRAA board had recently […]

Mahaska County Agriculture Dealing With Severe Drought Conditions

Iowa Drought Monitor for August 10, 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the agricultural community gathered on Wednesday evening to hear experts from the ISU Extension Office, and others, talk about how to mitigate losses from the drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor released their latest information, showing that Mahaska County continues to be in the D2 category, or Severe Drought. Just years […]

Girls Scouts Earn Safety Badge With Help From Oskaloosa PD

Oskaloosa Police Officer Brandon Blanchard assisted a group of Girl Scouts in earning their Safety Badge.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group of Oskaloosa Girls Scouts who will be in the 3rd grade this fall, got an opportunity to earn their Safety Badge this past week. Troupe 99 headed to the Oskaloosa Police Department to meet with Officer Brandon Blanchard. Blanchard helped the scouts by answering questions and then letting them explore […]

Oskaloosa Schools Prepping For New School Year

Oskaloosa High School

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Labor Day is quickly approaching and with it marks the end of the summer season for many families and businesses. With the end of summer comes the start of the school year. Oskaloosa Community Schools held a registration day this past week to help finalize as many student registrations as possible. The […]


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