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Having Faith To Help Those Impacted By COVID-19

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Crystal Heights Care Center sent out their latest numbers of individuals impacted by the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday morning. The facility reported that they have 16 employees with the virus, with 1 employee that has recovered. The facility also reports that 49 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility also reports […]

Veterans Commemorate Memorial Day With A Short Ceremony

The Oskaloosa chapters of the American Legion and the VFW Post took a few minutes to honor their fallen with a 21 gun salute, and the playing of TAPS on Monday morning. Regular Memorial Day services were not held due to the COVID-19 guidelines.  The list of veterans we have lost during the past […]

Miller-Meeks Seeking 2nd Congressional District Nomination

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There’s not been any real candidate meet and greets since the pandemic started. That lack of public knowledge may prove to be a real challenge for some candidates. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District to run against Rita Hart, the Democratic candidate, to fill the seat […]

A Team Of Professionals Continue To Assist

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Caregivers, healthcare officials, and emergency personnel are working together to help COVID-19 positive individuals in Mahaska County. On Sunday morning, three full-size oxygen concentrators arrived at NuCara on the square in downtown Oskaloosa. Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson stopped by and transported them to Crystal Heights Care Center. The concentrators will […]

Play Ball!

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gave the green light for high school summer sports to get underway on June 1st, 2020. In a statement from the IGHSAU Board of Directors and IHSAA Board of Control, they approved as well to resume summer sports. All schools will have to follow the Iowa Department of […]

New Store Opens To Welcoming Collectors

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Eddie Pierson is one of those people chasing their dream. On Saturday, he opened his store, ‘Home Plate Sports Cards’ located along A Ave East on the east side of Oskaloosa. Pierson has had to put his dream on the backburner for a few extra months, as the nation and state worked […]

Mahaska County Care Facility Has Multiple COVID-19 Cases

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Public Health Officials are working with the staff at Crystal Heights Care Facility in Oskaloosa regarding several COVID-19 cases. Although it’s unknown currently how may COVID-19 patients are residents or staff of the facility, the facility is working with members of public health and emergency management regarding the situation. Oskaloosa News spoke […]

Law Enforcement More Important Than Ever

Oskaloosa, Iowa – We’ve all seen a police car go by us quickly, lights and sirens signaling to all that they are needed someplace in a hurry. We often briefly think, where are they going and what will they be doing? Then the light turns green, and we move along with our day. Those law […]

High Speed Chase Ends In Rural Western Mahaska County

Mahaska County, Iowa – The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Oskaloosa Police Department were involved in a high-speed chase through mostly rural portions of the county beginning at approximately 4:30 pm on May 14th. The chase did eventually conclude near the intersection of 170th and Cordova Ave, where a search ensued for an individual. […]

Veterans Continue To Honor Their Fallen

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The global pandemic may cause them to not celebrate those sacrifices the way they would like, but they will honor them the best way they can. On Wednesday afternoon, Joe Durian, along with volunteers from the American Legion and the VFW, among others, went section by section, and rural cemetery by cemetery […]


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