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BBQ For Badges Raises Funds For First Responders

Jake Barnes of Whet Your Pallet claims the Champion trophy from the inaugural BBQ for Badges.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smoke was rolling through downtown Oskaloosa early Saturday morning. By noon, the smell was drawing a crowd to the 11 contestants who took on the challenge in an effort to claim that best BBQ for 2018. Just seven weeks ago, Wyndell Campbell and Kory Wright had breakfast and came up with […]

Oskaloosa Hosts A Party To Help Pay For Christmas Time Fun

Young and old enjoyed the water provided by the City of Oskaloosa and the Oskaloosa Fire Department's Tower 6 during Christmas in July.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Christmas in July is a relatively new event every summer in downtown Oskaloosa. The downtown party got its start to help offset and pay for the Christmas lighting that decorates the downtown buildings each year during the holiday season. Just before noon, the square came to life as people enjoyed kids games […]

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

Oskaloosa Police responded to a reported shooting at 602 4th Avenue East on Saturday night.

***Updated from Oskaloosa Police Chief Benjamin Boeke on Sunday morning via a press release.*** Boeke says that the occupant sustained a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower back. Boeke is encouraging the public to come forward with any information they may have in regards to this incident. ***Original information*** Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa […]

Softball Season Ends For Indians

Anna Jones with a single against Fairfield on Saturday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians were leading the Fairfield Trojans at the end of three-inning by a score of 4-0 off the bat of Abby Braundmeier celebrates after a three-run homer against Fairfield on Saturday night. and her three-run homer. The Trojans battled back in the sixth inning, scoring a run, and building their confidence. […]

Little Wins State Title In 12 and 20 Gauge

Spencer Little 2018 ISSA 12 and 20 gauge state champion. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Spencer Little was a long time member of the Oskaloosa Shooting Team, where he and the team won many awards for their skill. This past weekend, Spencer took his skills and won the 2018 Open State Skeet Championship in both 20 gauge and 12 gauge divisions. The competition was open to anyone […]

Oskaloosa Native Jay Zimmerman Awarded Key To The City

Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt (left) presents Jay Zimmerman (right) with the key to the City of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s summertime, and the heat is on, especially as dozens of people packed into ‘The Alley’ to recognize one of its own. Ann Brouwer, Alley KADTS, welcomed everyone to the “Legacy of Excellence” award ceremony that was being held in ‘The Alley’, which was created in the alley next to Smokey Row […]

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Seeing Positive Results

Robbyn Duchow cuts the ribbon officially opening the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The questions about what a mentorship program would look like and what benefits it could bring to the community began to take shape at the beginning of 2017 when Oskaloosa City Council member Steve Burnett and Mahaska County United Way Director Amy Meyer had a conversation on the subject. The two facilitated […]

Wanders Sworn In As Supervisor

Mahaska County Supervisors from left to right; Henry 'Willie' Van Weelden, Mark Groenendyk, and Steve Wanders.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, July 2, 2018. Steve Wanders was sworn in as Mahaska County Supervisor by Judge Roseann Mefford. Wanders is filling out the remaining term of Mark Doland, who resigned when it became apparent he no longer lived in the county. The […]

Drost Sworn In As Council Member

Bob Drost is sworn in by Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt as 2nd Ward City Council Member.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt swore in Bob Drost as 2nd Ward City Council member on Monday night. Krutzfeldt also swore in Oskaloosa Police Officer Jared Van Wyk, who is originally from Pella, Iowa. Van Wyk completed a bachelors degree in criminal justice and psychology at Dordt College. While there, Van Wyk interned […]

Donny Schatz Dominates Brownells Big Guns Bash Night One at Knoxville!

Donny Schatz won night one of the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws Friday at Knoxville (Knoxville Raceway Photo)

No One Can Turn Down Kelby Watt in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 29, 2018) – Donny Schatz kicked off the Brownells Big Guns Bash weekend with a dominating win Friday night at Knoxville Raceway. Though there was little doubt up front, fantastic racing behind the leader kept the large crowd gathered on […]


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