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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 […]

Letter To The Editor: FURTHER COUNTY LEGAL ACTION IS UNWISE AND COSTLY

An aerial view of the land that might be impacted by a new regional airport. (file photo)

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. A Mahaska Community Development Group Press Release OSKALOOSA, July 20, 2018…Representatives of the Mahaska Community Development Group (MCDG) today applauded the decision of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors for delaying any further action to […]

Letter To The Editor: When Your Community Feels Like Home

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. This past Saturday, July 7, was a beautiful day in Oskaloosa. The weather was about as perfect as you could ask for and so many community members were taking advantage of the gorgeous day. I […]

Letter To The Editor: Pella Corporation has supported a new airport since 1998.

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. June 1, 2018 The Honorable Jim Mueller Members of the Pella City Council Members of PACE Members of SCRAA Pella Corporation wishes to express our ongoing appreciation for your important and thoughtful work regarding the […]

Letter To The Editor: How do you put a price on human life?

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Paul De Geest, candidate for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and former Sheriff, is asking that question in relationship to the county’s need for a new communication system to serve first responders, law enforcement, […]

Letter To The Editor: Leadership matters

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. On June 5, residents of Mahaska County, including residents who live inside city limits, have an opportunity to choose supervisor candidates to fill two open seats. As a resident, and former City Council member, I […]

Letter To The Editor: Two candidates are self-employed businessmen

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. To the Voters of Mahaska County, On Tuesday, June 5th residents of Mahaska County will have a choice to make in the direction of county government with four candidates vying for two slots on the […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote For Supervisor Henry W. (Willie) Van Weelden

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. To the Editor, I am writing this letter to encourage Mahaska County residents to vote for Supervisor Henry W. (Willie) Van Weelden on June 5. Experience matters. And Willie has a proven track record of […]

Letter To The Editor: How one guy can (and will) block funding for parks and water quality

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. February 13, 2018 “I will not support any sort of tax increase. Period.” This was basically the response I got Monday from Representative Guy Vander Linden (R, District 79) when I asked whether he’d be […]

A rebuttal to Marsy’s Law from a Victim Advocate

Crisis Intervention Services

Marsy’s Law would establish constitutional rights for Iowa crime victims without having concrete action steps in place to meet the comprehensive needs of those Iowa victims. Before taking the step to amend the Iowa Constitution, we should make sure to adequately support existing services. Marsy’s Law originates from a state that doesn’t understand how hard […]

       

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