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A Community Conversation Starts At Eggs And Issues

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The highly anticipated Eggs and Issues returned on Saturday morning, once again made possible by the Mahaska Chamber. The opening edition featured Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk and Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt. Both answered questions posed to them by attendees from the public and questions from moderator Andy McGuire. Groenendyk fielded a […]

Yang Visits Oskaloosa, Striking Up A Conversation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The whistlestop phase of the 2020 Iowa Caucus is underway. Andrew Yang, who is a Democrat candidate for President, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and lawyer. The 44-year-old Yang is the founder of Venture for America, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities. ” I love […]

Council Gathers For First Official Meeting Of 2020

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council held its first scheduled meeting of the new year on Monday, January 7, 2020. The City Council, in a first reading, approved the increase of the sanitary sewer rate. The purpose of the increase is to offset the debt generated by the upgrades to the sanitary sewer system […]

Mahaska County E911 Service Board Enters New 28E Agreement

Mahaska County 911 Dispatchers were honored this past week for their service and work to help the people of Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County E911 Service Board created a new 28E agreement to hire Mahaska County Emergency Management to manage the 911 operations for them. The E911 Service Board held a meeting on January 2nd, 2020 after their previous 28E agreement with Mahaska EMA was held invalid by a Mahaska County District Court […]

Delaney Continues His Bid For White House

Montezuma, Iowa – Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney continued his bid for the Democratic Nomination by visiting small-town Iowa. Delaney tossed his hat into the presidential race in July of 2017. On January 3rd, 2020, he was at Sauce’d Pizza and Pub in Montezuma, Iowa. He was then going to What Cheer to door knock, […]

Supervisors Organize For 2020

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on January 2nd, 2020, to organize the Board for the upcoming year. Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Parker nominated fellow supervisor Mark Groenendyk to continue as Chairman of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors. Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Wanders seconded the motion and Groenendyk was reappointed […]

District Court Rules That E911 Service Board 28E Invalid

Mahaska County Supervisors have filed suit against Mahaska County Emergency Management and Mahaska County E911 Service Board.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County E911 Service Board was sued by the Mahaska County Supervisors, stating that the 28E agreement with Mahaska County Emergency Management to manage 911 services was illegal. The basis for the lawsuit was that the votes on that 2015 28E agreement were illegal, something that both parties agree is true. Since […]

Council Approves Site Plan For Education And Recreation Center

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 16th, 2019. The first item attended to was the oath of office for Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt, council members Bob Drost, Steve Burnett, and Joe Caligiuri. The Council considered a resolution approving the site plan for the new Early Childhood and Recreation […]

Supervisors End 2019 With Reports And Appointment

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, December 16, 2019. The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors appointed John Bandstra to the South Central Regional Airport Agency Board. Bandstra was selected from three applicants. Now former member Joe Warrick had reapplied for the position, as well as former […]

Parade Described As Amazing!

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The lights on the floats are off, and items are being stored for next year’s Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. Emily Brown, Director of Oskaloosa Main Street, sat down with Oskaloosa News this past week to talk about what went right and what may change for next year’s parade. “I think the […]


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