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Will We Support Our Own Community?

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by Ken Allsup I wrote this back in 2020 as I watched businesses look to call Oskaloosa home, and others closed as shop owners retired, or closed down. I see this today, and watch as our community continues to damage itself. It’s not just the local government damaging our community, it’s also us, the community […]

Letter To The Editor: Supporting Jim Carlin

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. May 26, 2022 Please join me in supporting Jim Carlin for U.S. Senate in the Republican primary on June 7. Jim co-sponsored the very first version of the Heartbeat Bill and co-sponsored the Life Amendment. […]

Grassley: Big Tech is Censoring Conservatives By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Senator Chuck Grassley was the keynote speaker in Albia Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Ken Rozenboom and Larry Sheets. (photo by Ken Allsup)

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. by Sen. Chuck Grassley I was surprised to learn that Facebook recently flagged a news article I posted on one of my Facebook pages as “false information.” The article I posted was about new Durham […]

Letter To The Editor: School Board Bullies

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Rev. Samuel G. Beltz, M.Div. MA.T.L., February 11, 2022 School Board Bullies For the last several years The Left has decided that conversation and debate are worthless. They are not going to debate policy anymore. […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: To the Next 175

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Earlier this week, Iowa celebrated the 175th anniversary of its statehood. On December 28th, 1846, President James K. Polk signed the bill that made Iowa the 29th state. Since then, generations of Iowans have been blessed to call the land between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers home. Many people say “Iowa Nice” is just a […]

Letter To The Editor: Remembering Trooper Benda

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by Brian Jacobsen The morning of October 27th was dark, cool and misting for the somber trip to NE Iowa to honor an Iowa State Trooper killed in the line of duty. I was honored to represent Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office at Trooper Ted Benda’s funeral. I never met Trooper Benda, but felt a compelling […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote YES/YES on Nov. 2

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. The November 2 City/School Election is quickly approaching. With the number of issues being brought up by the candidates and the strong interest in this year’s election, I fear that the two ballot issues that […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: 20 Years Later, We Will Never Forget

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks that led to the deaths of 2,996 Americans. September 11th, 2001, started as a beautiful fall day in Iowa. My medical office in Ottumwa, Iowa, was less than five minutes away from my residence. I was on my way to the office shortly before […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Honoring Their Sacrifice

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

As a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and a Congresswoman representing a state with thousands of Gold Star Families, active-duty military, and retired servicemen and women, one of my top priorities in Congress is looking out for their best interests. Tragically, many veterans who have served our country suffer from emotional trauma such as depression, anxiety, […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: What the Flag Means to Me

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by Mariannette Miller-Meeks This weekend, we celebrate the 245th anniversary of our nation’s independence. As we use this time to celebrate our freedom with family and friends, we must take a moment to remember what Independence Day means to us as a nation. Our country and the flag that represents it are symbols of freedom […]

               

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