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It’s The Only Ride We’ve Got

Oskaloosa, Iowa – How big is the solar system? That question and more had led Oskaloosa’s Joe Crookham to build a project at the Lacey Complex that will hopefully help people understand that the Earth is “The Only Ride We’ve Got”, and to help them better appreciate it. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about, […]

BBQ 4 Badges 2019 Has A First Time Winner

Oskaloosa, Iowa – BBQ 4 Badges is just in its second year, and this year a new team, “Thin Blue Swine”, from the Oskaloosa Police Department and sponsored by Legacy Real Estate, took home the Grand Champion honors. The People’s Choice award went to ‘The Smokin Fattys’ team of John Grahek, Jon Roorda, and Kevin […]

Hy-Vee Serves Up Gourmet Meals To Help Habitat For Humanity

Members of the Walker family were joined by Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity and Oskaloosa City Officials at their most recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Helping families have a house to call home is the mission of the Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity. Oskaloosa Hy-Vee stepped up and provided a Gourmet Drive-Thru on Tuesday evening to help support that cause. The meal included a tomahawk chop, pork and beans, baked potato, broccoli salad and a roll for […]

Food Distribution Helps Those With Food Insecurity

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There are 15 million households in the United States suffering from food insecurity, which breaks down to 12% of all households. The Center for Independent Living and the Mahaska County Salvation Army work together to provide a food distribution day at their location once a month. The food comes from the Food […]

Mahaska Rural Water Serves Notice To Oskaloosa Water

Oskaloosa, Iowa  – The Oskaloosa Water Board heard from Randy Pleima, General Manager for Mahaska Rural Water System, that they would no longer be buying water from the Oskaloosa Water Department. The announcement came at Monday’s Oskaloosa Water Board meeting in which Mahaska Rural Water Department served notice that they would no longer be purchasing […]

Water Board Welcomes New General Manager

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met in regular session at 4 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019. Kelly Hefner was named the new General Manager on June 21st, and he comes to Oskaloosa from Harrisburg, Illinois, where he was most recently serving as the Stormwater/Sewer Supervisor with the city of Cape Girardeau, MO, […]

Indians On Three-Game Slide

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians are on a break until Monday night when they will travel to Pella to take on the Dutch. Oskaloosa is in the middle of a three-game slide, having lost to Norwalk, Indianola, and Carlisle. On Monday, the Indians traveled to Indianola, and Senior Ryan Yates held the home team […]

Oskaloosa Girls Softball Split The Week

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians Girls Softball Team split the week, winning 3 and dropping 3. On July 1st, the Indians traveled to Indianola where they fell 6-2. Indianola struck first in the 3rd inning putting up four runs and then adding another run in the 5th inning. The Indians put their only two […]

Standoff Situation Comes To An End Without Injuries

Montezuma, Iowa – A Standoff situation in Montezuma quietly came to an end on Saturday night, when Dennis James Bunn Jr., 37, gave himself up to law enforcement. The charges against Bunn originated from the Oskaloosa Police Department. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem spoke with Oskaloosa News about the situation that took place in […]

Klobuchar Stumps In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar stopped in Oskaloosa on Tuesday to talk about her ideas she believes will get her elected as President in 2020. Approximately 75 people were there to hear more about her. Klobuchar is on the bubble for making the fall debate and was encouraging those in attendance to buy […]


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