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Nolie’s Nook – I Probably Don’t Have The Popular Opinion Here

by Nolanne Rust I know I probably don’t have the popular opinion here- or maybe I do but I don’t realize it because most of what we see posted or hear in passing are the negative comments on Oskaloosa. And I get it to an extent. Sometimes we really just want better for our community. […]

Letter to the Editor – Consent is About Communication

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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 laws surrounding consent may vary state by state, but you don’t need to be a legal expert to understand how consent plays out in everyday life. “May I hug you?” “May I take your […]

Nolie’s Nook – A Lot Has Been On My Mind

by Nolanne Rust It’s been a couple weeks since you’ve heard from me. Truth is, a lot has been on my mind with little insight as to how I wanted to say it. I had full intention on doing an article about disrespect and our youth after a situation that left a negative impression in […]

Nolie’s Nook – There Are So Many Ways To Show Support

by Nolanne Rust Once again, Oskaloosa Main Street- along with a multitude of businesses, vendors, volunteers, and locals- pulled off a great family day during the Annual Christmas in July event. Entertainment for 12 hours, children’s games, loads of food and drinks, a silent auction, a splash pad, and a BBQ contest in support of […]

Nolie’s Nook – I’m Not Writing A Column About America Today

by Nolanne Rust On the 4th of July, I posted my blessings for the day with a post shared that read “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do what we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. -Peter Marshall” Guys, that is so good. In so many ways. […]

Nolie’s Nook – Respect And Honor For Men And Women In Blue

by Nolanne Rust A little over a week ago, I started my column about how great our sense of community in Oskaloosa is. This week, I want to bring praise to a part of any community that hardly ever goes unnoticed; but not always in a positive light, and rarely ever with full credit on […]

Nolie’s Nook – You Know What’s Nice About Being A Part Of A Community!?!?

Editors Note- We want to introduce you to Nolanne Rust. In a day and age when so much negativity fills conversations, she’s focused herself on bringing forward the positive things happening around her and in the community. We look forward to her sharing those often overlooked and quickly forgotten good things around us. by Nolanne […]

Water Week shines spotlight on importance of clean drinking water

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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 strength of American communities is founded upon well-built and maintained water infrastructure. Local economies cannot flourish and people and companies will not prosper without access to reliable drinking and clean water services. Clow Valve […]

Thank You For Supporting Tour of Homes

The Oskaloosa Tour of Homes was held on December 2nd and 3rd. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

I would like to say thanks from the Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches (OAAC), 2018 Tour of Homes. The Tour of Homes was held on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, 2018. Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches was able to donate over $1000 to the Mahaska Homelessness Coalition from this event!! Special thanks to the 4 […]

Thank You From The Family Of Cpl Anthony Nimtz

The family of Cpl Anthony Nimtz (Class of 2014) thanks the entire community for their support following his death on October 23, 2018. The hugs, prayers, and kind words gave us strength during this difficult time. We especially thank everyone who helped us welcome him home November 1, 2018, whether you were there in spirit […]


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