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Keita Garners NAIA Honorable-Mention All-America Laurel

William Penn University Athletics

  Oskaloosa–Aaron Keita (Sr., Monrovia, Liberia, Computer Science) was recognized at the highest level as the NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America teams were released Wednesday. Keita was named to the Honorable-Mention team. It is his first honor, the third for the program all-time, and the second for the Statesmen since 2019. The senior, who had one assist, […]

We Talk With Dr. Hannah Thompson From Mahaska Health About Staying Healthy This Time Of The Year

With 1000 glass ornaments and 1300 lights, 'Mr. Christmas' decorates the quintessential Christmas Tree

Oskaloosa, Iowa – We recently had a chance to ask Dr. Hannah Thompson from Mahaska Health a few questions about how to stay healthy during this holiday season. She was gracious enough to share some of her pointers about maintaining your health during this time of the year. I started off by asking her about […]

2022 Oskaloosa Lighted Christmas Parade Video

The 2022 Oskaloosa Lighted Christmas Parade

The Oskaloosa Main Street hosted the 2022 Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The theme for this year was ‘Christmas Canvas.’ Before the 7 pm start of the parade, visitors could take a horse-drawn wagon ride or enjoy mulled wine and cider in The Alley while the Muse Choir performed.

Merry Little Downtown Christmas Helps Build Up To Lighted Christmas Parade

'Merry Little Downtown Christmas' was made possible by Mahaska Drug.

None of it would have been possible without Mahaska Drug. by Ken Allsup December 2, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – It wasn’t hard to miss the little voices laughing and the excitement as they pointed toward the reindeer. In the distance, you could hear the hoofs on the pavement and the bells jingling. There, taking it […]

First Responders Working The Holiday To Serve The Public

Oskaloosa Police Sargent Nick Landgrebe writes a ticket to a motorist on Thanksgiving night.

by Ken Allsup November 28, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – It can be a real bummer when you have to work on a holiday. Your family is all gathered together, but your chair is empty. First responders often face those special days absent from those they love and may have to settle for a quick 10-7 […]

Homeowners Help Kick-Start The Holiday Cheer

Wade and Jodi Steinlages home along West Glendale in Oskaloosa.

by Ken Allsup November 27, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On a typically quiet residential street in Oskaloosa, a family worked away, getting ready to share their holiday spirit with their friends and neighbors. Did we mention that the family invited the whole community to drive by and take in the outdoor light display? On November […]

Co-Line Employees Work With Local Sheriff’s Offices To Benefit Local Food Pantries

Employees enjoy pizza for lunch, while all the food they donated is readied to be loaded and distributed.

Lynnville, Iowa – Employees from Co-Line Manufacturing in rural Lynnville, Iowa, held a food drive for local food cupboards and pantries on November 18th, 2022. When an employee donated food, Co-Line provided a free pizza lunch for those employees. A competition was going on with which county could donate the largest amount. “So the contest […]

Community Members Gather On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Community members gathered on the Oskaloosa square to remember the victims of transgender violence.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members walked from St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ to the square in downtown Oskaloosa Sunday night. The walk was part of the national observance to honor the memory of the transgender people who lost their lives to acts of violence to transgender individuals. […]

The Christmas Season Kicks Off In Oskaloosa

Scotty Moore switched on the lights for the 2022 holiday season.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The official start to Christmas kicked off in Oskaloosa on Saturday evening when the “Painting with Lights” display was officially switched on. Former teacher and city council member Scotty Moore was the guest of honor who flipped the switch that activated the thousands of lights illuminating […]

Family Presents Handmade Quilts To Veterans

Pictured (l-r) Chuck Webb, Cole Jones, Joyce Webb, and Mahaska Health Donor Relations Coordinator Sarah Huddleston.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members Joyce and Chuck Webb and their grandson Cole presented personalized homemade quilts to two veterans employed at Mahaska Health. Mahaska Health currently employs 27 veterans, and 2 vets were selected in a drawing for the quilts held on Veterans Day 2022. The quilts were gifted to Paula, RN, Inpatient Care […]


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