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Letter To The Editor: Remembering Trooper Benda

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

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

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

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 […]

Letter To The Editor: Grotesque Double Standard

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Grotesque Double Standard The Seussian cartoon depiction of a Chinese man is too offensive, grotesque, racist and immoral for the left. That image needs to be stricken from the historical record. Any tolerators of such […]

Letter To The Editor: SSB1195 Could Impact Animals In Our State

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. I appreciate that the Des Moines Register published a recent opinion piece by Preston Moore about a very dangerous bill in the Iowa statehouse. I did not realize how negatively SSB1195 could impact the animals […]

Letter To The Editor: Endorsement of Kathryn Kaul-Goodman and Lisa Ossian

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. For the past 30-plus years the voters of Mahaska County have been voting in many one issue candidates. These one issue candidates have been focused on one issue and one issue only to the detriment […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote For Kathryn Kaul-Goodman

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. As a Mahaska County citizen, I would like to ask you to vote for Kathryn Kaul-Goodman. She will support our county as a whole. Not just the rural areas or the outskirts of our towns, […]

Letter To The Editor: Endorsement of Kathryn Kaul-Goodman

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. It is with great pleasure that my husband and I endorse Kathryn Kaul-Goodman for Mahaska County Supervisor. Brad and I believe in the vision Kathryn has for Mahaska County and her dedication to unite the […]

                 

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