Category archives for: Editorial

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 […]

Letter To The Editor: An Airport Won’t Stem Brain Drain But Instead Could Increase It

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. There is a lot of talk in rural Iowa, especially in election season, about how to stem our “brain drain” by enticing educated young people back to our state to keep our communities vibrant and […]

Letter To The Editor: These 2 men will safeguard private property rights

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. In 2010 the city of Pella determined it was comparable in cost to build a replacement airport versus expanding their current facility—which was built in the late 1960’s. Evidently some deficient city planning has led […]

Letter To The Editor: B and B Bedding August 4 Fire

Oskaloosa firefighter Adam Haroldson battles the most recent B&B Bedding fire.

Letter from Ann Brouwer The B and B Bedding fire began Saturday afternoon when a mulch pile spontaneously combusted, and strong winds from the south carried it to other mulch piles. Thanks to the Oskaloosa Fire Department and the other agencies that responded, the fire was contained to mulch piles only. Spontaneous combustion is an […]


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