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All store locations to provide 15 percent discount on November 11 for service members NEWS RELEASE (Boone, IA) – This Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, the Fareway family would like to thank all veterans and active service members. Fareway store locations in a seven-state region will be offering a fifteen percent discount to veterans, retired, […]


Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals

OSKALOOSA, IA SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an […]

Business & Industry Forum on Potential Rail & Transload Facility

Locomotive crossing an Oskaloosa intersection. (file photo)

***Event has been cancelled*** The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group, in partnership with the City of Oskaloosa and Mahaska County continue to investigate critical infrastructure in and around the Oskaloosa Innovation Park. We would like to invite any businesses and/or industries to a forum to discuss the potential transload facility being investigated near the existing […]

Round up at your local Fareway in July to support Variety –the Children’s Charity

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Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with Variety -the Children’s Charity to conduct the sixth annual Round Up at the register from July 4 -23 at all 130store locations. Customers will have the opportunity to round up to the next dollar or provide an additional donation on their grocery bill to help fund Variety’s mission. Dollars […]

NoCoast Beer Co. Achieves Iowa Green Brewery Platinum Certification

Lt. Governor Adam Gregg recent made a stop by Mahaska to visit about their operation. (photo provided)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – We are excited to congratulate NoCoast Beer Co., out of Oskaloosa, IA, on achieving the Iowa Green Brewery Certification’s Platinum award. NoCoast Beer Co. surpassed their bronze-level certification by furthering their environmental efforts and will be awarded the certification by the IGBC program on July 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm. NoCoast […]

Lely Unveils New North America Business Complex, Lely Park

Farming innovator, Lely, today held the grand opening of its new business hub and complex, Lely Park. (submitted photo)

Pella, Iowa, June 2, 2022 — Farming innovator, Lely, today held the grand opening of its new business hub and complex, Lely Park. The $23 million phase 1 investment in the campus supports the long-term vision of the team’s work each day here in North America and around the world to create “A Sustainable, Profitable […]

Oskaloosa Small Business Owner Goldman Sachs Graduate

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Graduates 21 Small Business Owners in Iowa After a challenging 12 weeks of curriculum, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has announced the graduation of 21 business owners from their sixth cohort of the program in Iowa. The members of this cohort are small business owners from across the […]


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Fareway locations conducting round-up at the register, taking unwrapped toy donations NEWS RELEASE (Boone) – Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps on their annual Toys for Tots campaign. The program aims to deliver hope to children in-need during the holiday season. All Fareway store locations are conducting a round-up campaign, where […]

Small Business Milestone Achieved by Local Business

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Celebration planned for December 4 OSKALOOSA – Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open and 45% during the first five years. Neither of those statistics apply, however, to local small business Stella’s Salon and Boutique which is celebrating five years of being […]

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Announces Mahaska Drug of Oskaloosa, IA as a Pharmacy of the Year Finalist

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Iowa-based pharmacy is one of three nationwide up for the award You can vote for Mahaska Drug by following this LINK – Oskaloosa, IA., (June 28, 2021) – Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, today announced that Mahaska Drug of Oskaloosa, Iowa is a finalist for its […]


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