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Mahaska County Supervisors Make Decision For 911 Funding

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The discussion about the funding and potential future of 911 services and its funding continued Monday during the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting. “The conversation is getting more intense as we go along,” said Mark Groenendyk, chair of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors, and the process taking place to find […]

Mahaska County Law Enforcement Helped Bring High-Speed Chase To An End

Spike strips after being struck by a fleeing vehicle. (Oskaloosa Police Department Image)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – This past Wednesday, officers from the Oskaloosa Police Department and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office played a significant role in helping bring an end to a high-speed chase that began in Van Buren County around 1:30 pm. The chase entered Wapello County near Eldon and eventually found its way onto Highway 63, […]

Ag In The Classroom Continues On A Mostly Virtual Stage

Mike Jackson virtually hosts an elementary class room to his swine facility as part of 'Ag in the Classroom.'

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s the same ol’ story for the past year about how COVID-19 has changed the way we live, play, and learn. For local elementary students, the past year has been very different than years prior, and one of those are opportunities to leave the confines of a classroom and explore something new. […]

Autism Awareness Day Helps Family Members Feel Support

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 The annual World Autism Awareness Day was Friday April 2 of this year. On Friday night, Nolanne Rust and others gathered at the square, to celebrate the day and to recognize those with Autism. “Today is actually World Autism Awareness Day. So it’s actually a global Autism Awareness Day. Autism Awareness, in general, is […]

Groenendyk Charged With Violating A No-Contact Order

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – The current Mahaska County Supervisors Chairman, Mark Allen Groenendyk, was charged with violation of a no-contact order on Sunday evening. The charge is a simple misdemeanor. The no-contact order stems from a February 6th charge of Domestic Violence made against Groenendyk. According to the arresting officer, Deputy Goemaat, he verified the wording […]

SCRAA Approves Lease And Hears Financial Statement

South Central Regional Airport Agency

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) Board met in a virtual meeting this past week to consider a land lease and to be updated on the entity’s financial status. The Board considered renting land it now owns to Leland Van Kooten for $30,510 until February 28, 2022. That amount and terms […]

One Dog Really Does Have Its Day

Terry Gott (left) with Joselyn as she started her journey to Washington State and her new life.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There is a saying, ‘Every dog has its day.’ For one pup at the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, that day came when a group of volunteers helped shuttle it halfway across the country. The story began in late October of 2020 when a stray dog came into the shelter. After some testing, […]

Donor Helps Young People Better Share Their Music

Olivia (left) & Emma (right), share an acoustic guitar between them and how someday it would be so cool for them to be able to play together! A couple of someones (who wish to remain anonymous) were watching the recital on our live stream and heard that these two sisters could use a second guitar. These kind souls donated $275 to get these girls a second instrument!! (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – At the Muse Music Store in downtown Oskaloosa, you find people of all ages there, looking at and discussing instruments, but you also find them there to learn more about their favorite instruments. Two sisters, who are guitar students there, had a recital over the holidays, and they each took their turn […]

Poe To Retire From Sheriff’s Office

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office told the Mahaska County Supervisors that long-time deputy Randy Poe would be retiring from service. Poe has served the community for the past 28 years. “I know it wasn’t an easy decision for him,” said Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem. Poe’s last day as a Mahaska […]

Oskaloosa News Recap For March 23rd, 2021

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 Local News – Local and State News Local Sports – Local Sports Indians Network Statesmen Sports Network North Mahaska Warhawks Oskaloosa News Links Obituaries Radar and Road Conditions Local Traffic Cameras National and World News AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be 79% effective, the company announced Monday. The drug manufacturer said its experts […]


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