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Nancy Simpson-Brice

Nancy Simpson-Brice July 6, 1947 – March 27, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 75 Nancy Lee Stier Simpson-Brice, 75, of Oskaloosa, IA, departed this earth on March 27, 2023, after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Nancy was born on July 6, 1947, to Alvin and Fern (Backhaus) Stier, in Crawford County, IA. Nancy grew […]

George “Dick” Wiedmann

George “Dick” Wiedmann January 30, 1939 – March 6, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 84 George Richard “Dick” Wiedmann, age 84, of Oskaloosa, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Dick was born on January 30, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George William and […]

Marilyn Wood

Marilyn Wood August 15, 1939 – March 23, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 83 Marilyn Wood, 83, of Oskaloosa, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023, at MercyOne West Des Moines Hospital surrounded by family. Marilyn Lewis Wood, the daughter of Paul and Eilleen Junkins Lewis, was born on August 15, 1939, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. […]

Nick Coon

Nick Coon February 9, 2001 – March 23, 2023 Cedar Falls (Oskaloosa), Iowa | Age 22 Our SUPERHERO was born on February 9th, 2001, in Des Moines Iowa. Heaven is a little sweeter now as he walked into his Heavenly Father’s arms on March 23, 2023. He knew his home was in Heaven. He so […]

Donald G. Veldhuizen

Donald G. Veldhuizen March 25, 1940 – March 23, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 82 Donald Gene Veldhuizen, 82, of Oskaloosa died Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Oskaloosa Care Center. He was born March 25, 1940, to Jay and Nellie (Sterk) Veldhuizen at their home just outside Kirkville, Iowa. The family also lived in “the […]

Companion Planting Presentation

Iowa State University Extension

Mahaska County Master Gardeners will be sharing information on Companion Planting on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 12 pm (Noon). Gardeners for ages have documented which plants seem to grow well together. Come and join the conversation of which plants enhance the growth and productivity of each other. The event is free and open to […]

Carol L Stanley

Carol L Stanley July 14, 1956 – March 22, 2023 Des Moines, Iowa | Age 66 Carol L. Stanley, age 66, of Des Moines, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. She was born on July 14, 1956, at the Mahaska County Hospital, the daughter of Horace […]

Bill for Teacher Empowerment Passes Iowa House

The Iowa Capitol

Author: Rep. Helena Hayes, Iowa House District 88 House File 604: Teacher Empowerment On Wednesday, March 22nd the Iowa House of Representatives passed House File 604- an act for teacher empowerment. This bill addresses several concerns House members have been hearing from teachers across the state. What the bill does: ● Allows the ombudsman to […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 2.9 Percent in February

Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent in February from 3.0 percent in January. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate increased from 3.4 percent to 3.6 percent in February. The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 50,100 in February from 51,200 in January. The total number of working Iowans increased […]


The Mahaska County YMCA

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a Y with a brand-new facility for the community and its members. While we have experienced delays in construction, we are excited about opening this new center and have been getting the recreation side of the facility ready to open. The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will join […]


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