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Class Of 2019 Leaves With The Bar Set High

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The graduating class of 2019 has left the halls of Oskaloosa High School for the final time as students and will return as alumni in the future. As they walked out of the gymnasium on Sunday afternoon, one thing is for certain, they have set the bar high for all of the […]

Spring Storms Soak Mahaska County

Mahaska County, Iowa – Spring has turned cooler and wet, with rains overwhelming drainage systems along driveways, side streets, gravel roads and highways. On Saturday evening, the sky opened up, and officially, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Oskaloosa got 2 inches of rain. Social media photos showed rain gauges filled with […]

School Board Thanks Retirees For Their Service

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Board held a small reception for all retiring teachers from the district and afterward awarded small plaques in appreciation of their service. Marian Raum, Instructional Coach at the Oskaloosa Middle School, Bruce McLellan, Middle and High School Orchestra […]

Water Board Working On Capital Improvement Projects

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met on Monday to discuss upcoming capital improvement projects. It was the first board meeting without former General Manager Chad Coon. Matt Van Wyk, interim General Manager was on hand to answer questions from the board members. The board discussed and passed Resolution #1908, which approves and authorized […]

American Legion Auxiliary Awarded Certificate

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, and American Legion Post #34 were on hand as Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt signed a certificate in Appreciation of and Recognition for Active Participation in National Poppy Day. National Poppy Day will be May 24, 2019, in honor of our fallen. The proclamation reads as follows. […]

Dinner Helps First Responder Monument Move Closer To Reality

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It may have been Mothers Day, but many came out to have some pasta, and help raise some money for a future first responders memorial to be placed at Forest Cemetery. 16-year-old Gareth Stefanc of Boy Scouts of America Troop 71 is continuing to work on earning his Eagle Scout rank, while […]

Share Oskaloosa Gives Back Even At The End

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group of volunteers was busy recently, as they passed out the final orders from Share Oskaloosa. The group was part of the Share Iowa program that was based out of Oskaloosa and had over 100 other communities that rewarded volunteer work with reduced cost food. Since Share Oskaloosa was a non-profit, […]

Wells Named Citizen Of The Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group held their annual banquet on the campus of William Penn University on Thursday evening. It was their 138th such banquet in their history. Wells was honored for his years as a business leader, and mentor to many Oskaloosan’s, since starting his business in the 1940s. […]

Hy-Vee Kids Fit Encourages Kids

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Hy-Vee Kids Fit program made it’s 3rd annual stop to Statesmen Stadium [Lacey Stadium] on Tuesday morning, and approximately 1000 kids hit the field. Once on the field, the students were encouraged to get moving with games to compete across the different grade levels. Kids also learned what foods would be […]

Residents Share Their Concerns Over Regional Airport

The Stephenson Farm was established in 1881, and could be impacted if the regional airport was built.

Supervisors Say They’ve Proposed A Mitigation Plan For 220th Street Oskaloosa, Iowa – People in opposition to the new regional airport voiced their opinion to the Oskaloosa City Council on Monday evening during the public comments. Nick Ryan, 1815 260th Street Oskaloosa, Iowa, was the first to address the Council on the subject. Ryan referenced […]


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