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American Legion Working To Carry On For The Next 100 Years

The Oskaloosa Freedom Riders made a donation to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The American Legion is looking to celebrate 100 years of helping veterans, their families, and communities in 2019. The American Legion got its charter from Congress in 1919, as war veterans from WWI came home. Today, there are more than 2 million members of the American Legion, and the group is working […]

Holiday Cards For Vets A First Year Success

Lots of people came out to create holiday cards for active duty service members. The event was hosted by the VFW and the American Legion.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For soldiers and veterans, the holidays can be an especially tough time of the year. Many are stationed around the world, unable to be a part of the holiday festivities at home. Julie Wells with the Clarence C. Cook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2237 said the plan was to send the […]

Mahaska County Salvation Army Hopes To Raise 20k This Holiday Season.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Salvation Army held it’s annual kick-off party at the South Central Iowa Center For Independent Living on Thursday afternoon. Those in attendance learned more about what the Salvation Army does locally, and how much the group hopes to raise during the upcoming bell-ringing fundraiser. This year, the organization hopes […]

Henry Has Emotional Day As He Signs With UNI

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers, joining their basketball squad. Pictured is John Henry, Cole Henry, and Maggie Henry.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa’s Cole Henry and his family had an emotional day as he officially signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Northern Iowa’s Panthers. Young Cole Henry always dreamed of the day he would play for the Panthers, and on Wednesday morning, that dream became a reality. Henry and […]

School Board Approves Changes To Curriculum

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday evening. The Board considered the first reading of the 2019-2020 school calendar. Discussion centered on the start date, as the first day of school can’t legally start before August 23rd, which this upcoming year will land on a Friday. Also potentially impacting […]

Reynolds Visits Ottumwa Job Corp For Registered Apprenticeship Week

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to students, staff, and employers at the Ottumwa Job Corp this past week.

Ottumwa, Iowa – The Job Corp training facility located at the Ottumwa Airport played host to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds as part of National Registered Apprenticeship Week. The Job Corp has training programs that help young people learn a trade to help them achieve a stable future. Programs being offered at the Ottumwa campus include […]

OHS Students Honor Veterans

Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright thanks a veteran for their service after Monday's assembly.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday morning, the students of Oskaloosa High School invited veterans and the community to a program dedicated to honoring the service of America’s veterans. Kirby Nelson with the OHS student council welcomed everyone to the program with the Pledge of Allegiance. The OHS Choir then performed the National Anthem. Steve Swank, […]

Local Law Enforcement Arrest Man On Probation/Parole Violation After Lengthy Chase

Mahaska County, Iowa – On Sunday, November 11th, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the 5th Judicial Department of Corrections, out of Cedar Rapids. The Department of Corrections advised that they had information that 35-year-old Nicholas Daniel Cohrs was in the Mahaska County area and that he was […]

It’s About Those Before, During And Standing Watch Now

Ray "Ed" Bridges gets a little help from his brother Fred Bridges with his poppy. Veterans gathered on Sunday morning to observe Veterans Day 2018.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Veterans Day 2018 is unique as it marks the end of “The war to end all wars,” which is often attributed to President Woodrow Wilson, in regards to WWI, and the armistice that was signed in 1918, bringing an end to that war 100 years ago. Unfortunately, there has been war and […]

Farmers Market Moves Into The Friendly Confines Of Penn Central Mall

The taste of summer 2018 may be over at the farmers market now, but the winter-time treats, jams, jellies and other fine goods are still available through March at the Winter Farmers Market held monthly inside Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was snow on the ground and the temps were barely over 20 degrees, but it was warm inside Penn Central Mall on Saturday morning, and the winter version of the Farmers Market was underway. Five Points Heritage Farm was on hand with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and many of the other […]

           

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