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Hawkeye Boys State applications due soon

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Oskaloosa’s Harry L. Anderson Post #34 of the American Legion is accepting candidate applications for the 79th Annual American Legion Hawkeye Boys State through November 6. Known as “Iowa’s premiere civic education program,” Hawkeye Boys State is a hands-on six-day course in city, county and state government functioning. Boys State candidates must be US citizens […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Concussion Awareness

MAHASKA COUNTY – For parents with student athletes, concussions continue to be a major concern. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, encourages adults working with children to learn the signs and symptoms of concussions and the best course of treatment. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), a concussion is a […]

Halloween Bash at Eveland Access

Eveland Access Campgrounds Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:00 – 8:00 pm The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites you to bring your family out to the Eveland Access Campgrounds to participate in FREE fall festivities on Saturday, October 21st. From 2:00 to 8:00 pm, MANY activities designed for the whole family to enjoy will be set […]

Margie Ione Black

Margie Ione Black July 22, 1930 – October 15, 2017 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 87 Margie Black, 87, of Oskaloosa passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. Margie Ione Black, daughter of Arley and Thelma Irene (Mitchell) Garrett, was born July 22, 1930, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Margie was a […]


Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is looking for youngsters to enter Main Street’s Young Ambassador Contest. OACDG is seeking area three-year-old through kindergarten-age boys and girls for this contest. Young Ambassadors will be Oskaloosa representatives at the 2017 Lighted Christmas Parade. For the past twenty years a contribution has been given to an area […]

Fredrick George Keever Jr

Fredrick George Keever Jr June 18, 1952 – October 13, 2017 Hedrick, Iowa ~ Age 65 Fredrick George Keever, Jr., 65, of Hedrick, died Friday, October 13, 2017, in Sigourney at the Keokuk County Health Center. Fred was born Wednesday, June 18, 1952, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Fredrick George and Dorothy Cleo Furnald […]

Rockets Tackle Mediapolis Tournament

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets

by Gladys Genskow We battled with ourselves tonight at Mepo. I am proud of how our team steps up despite Injuries, sickness, and inconsistent passing which took us out of the first 2 matches tonight, but we battled back in the 3rd match to beat Ft. Madison. All 3 of the teams we faced tonight […]

7th Grade Volleyball Finished Season This Week

by Jodi Steinlage The 7th grade volleyball girls finished out their season with games on Monday and Tuesday of this week. They would play Pella on Monday and Knoxville on Tuesday. The A team would sweep the Dutch for the season to move their record to 8-0 with scores of 25-18, 25-16, and 25-15. The […]

E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Wins at Valleyfest

E.B.F.H.S. Marching Band Wins at Valleyfest

23rd Year in a Row The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Marching Band had a very exciting day Saturday as the band placed 1st in the Valleyfest and Showdown Competitions in West Des Moines. EBF won the Valleyfest 2A competition with a score of 65.8. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont also won the Outstanding Hornline, Marching and Maneuvering, Drumline, […]

Lions Recognize White Cane Safety Days

White cane safety proclamation signing on October 11, 2017.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Lions Club celebrated this past week with a proclomation signing by Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt. The White Cane Proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, The white cane is a significant tool for independence and a symbol of equal access and expanding opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons; and Whereas, It […]


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