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A Simple Dinner Helps So Many

New Sharon, Iowa – Laughter, friendship, and food, seems like a great time among friends. New Sharon Fire held their annual disaster relief dinner on Saturday evening. The boot at the end of the table held the donations not only for dinner, but money that will find its way to strangers during the worst times […]

Mammoth Run Reaches The Fourth Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The rain was threatening the 4th annual Mammoth Run hosted by Friends of Mahaska County Conservation on Saturday morning. Luckily, the precipitation held off until the runners and walkers had all returned. Young Lane Smith was the first person to cross the finish line on Saturday morning. The course began and finished […]

Fall Festival Was Maybe Just A Bit Squishy

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The annual Fall Festival at the Nelson Pioneer Farm faced more than its normal hurdles on Saturday. A forecast that included a flood watch threw a blanket on the festivities planned for Saturday. Margaret Spiegel, Curator of the Nelson Pioneer Farm, kept her optimistic spirit, despite the negative weather report, “because you […]

Sash To Be Inducted Into 2019 IHSAA Football Hall Of Fame

Iowa – The IHSAA recently announced the 2019 class of Iowa Football Hall of Fame inductees. On November 22nd, 2019, during the Class 4A championship game at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Oskaloosa’s own Tyler Sash will be inducted. “Sash was a two-time all-state selection at Oskaloosa before eventually continuing his football career at the […]

So You Say There’s No Place To Eat In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s not uncommon for many people to complain that there’s no good place to eat in their community. One tour with Cheryl Benson on the Oskaloosa Food Tour may help you find a fresh perspective on Oskaloosa Eats. Benson, who became familiar with the food tour concept while visiting Chicago, decided that […]

Candidates For Oskaloosa Elections Set

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The field has been set for elections in November, for the City of Oskaloosa and the Oskaloosa School District. For the Oskaloosa School Board, the races to serve on the Board are all uncontested. Incumbents Amanda McGraw and Sharma Parlett have filed their candidacy papers. McGraw serves as District 1 Director, while […]

Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff Retires

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff stood at the podium during Monday night’s Oskaloosa City Council meeting, informing the Council of his impending retirement. Neff came to serve the City of Oskaloosa initially as a reserve firefighter. After the retirement in 2008 of then Chief Francis Glandon, Neff decided to apply. “I wasn’t […]

Early Childhood And Recreation Center Looking For 2020 Ground Breaking

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday, September 16th, 2019 inside the Council Chambers of Oskaloosa City Hall. The council heard from SVPA Architects about the future of the early childhood development and recreation center project and what amenities it would contain. The site selected for the project is east of the […]

Supervisors Table SEIDA Contract

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors were in regular session on Monday morning, September 16th, 2019. On the agenda was the consideration of hiring SEIDA to handle the office of Mahaska County Relief for the County. Mahaska County Supervisors Steve Parker says he’s been attending the SEIDA board meetings, “and to me, […]

Protect And Serve With Compassion

Oskaloosa Police Department

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Law Enforcement for most people include some flashing lights in your review mirror when you’ve been going just a bit too fast. Law enforcement is that line between good and evil, and at times people step over that line for various reasons and find themselves in legal trouble. Because an officer arrests […]


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