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Brink Preparing For Legislative Session

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Holly Brink was elected to represent Iowa House District 80 in November of 2018. A week before that, her son was diagnosed with a serious medical condition while she finished her push to the Iowa state house. Brink’s duties this year will include being the Vice-chair of the Economic Growth Committee for […]

Eggs And Issues Begins At The Local Level

Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk speaks at Eggs and Issues on Saturday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Eggs and Issues kicked off its 2019 season inside the warm confines of Smokey Row Coffee on the square in Oskaloosa. Despite the snow storm making its presence known, dozens of people filled in to hear about, and ask questions about issues concerning them at the city and county level. Oskaloosa Mayor […]

Rozenboom Bringing Experience To Statehouse

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Monday morning the gavel will drop on the 2019 Iowa Legislature, bringing to order this year’s session. Rozenboom has been spending a significant amount of time listening to various groups of individuals, constituents across his district. “November and December are full of a lot of meetings with constituents that would like to […]

Early Childhood Development And Rec Center Moving Forward

A proposed early childhood development and recreation center would be located near the Lacey Complex and Oskaloosa Elementary School.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In 2014 it became apparent that the Mahaska County YMCA was going to need a boost from the community in order to continue playing a role in the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County area after they approached the Oskaloosa City Council for financial assistance. In early 2015, Mahaska County Development Group, or MCDG, […]

Winter Returns To The Mahaska County Area

Plow operators were working non-stop this weekend to help clear the roads. This Iowa DOT plow truck was seen making it's way south on 63 through Oskaloosa on Saturday morning.

Winter Storm Gia is the second named winter storm to impact the area this year. Oskaloosa, Iowa – The snow was coming down at a steady pace on Saturday morning. You could hear the wind pushing snow into drifts, the crunching sound of tires on snow, and the random beeper as a plow vehicle was […]

Pedestrian Struck By Turning Vehicle

Oskaloosa Police Department

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release On Jan. 11, 2019 at 12:22 p.m., Officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a pedestrian at A Ave E and N. D St. Upon arrival, they found a pedestrian had been struck by a turning […]

First Responders Called To Car Versus Garage Crash

Oskaloosa Police Department

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release On Jan. 10, 2019 at 7:29 p.m., Officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched to a traffic crash in which a vehicle had gone off the roadway and struck a garage in the 300 block of 3rd Ave W. Upon arrival, the driver was unconscious with no visible […]

Women In Ag Two Part Series

Women who own farmland and/or farm in Mahaska and Marion Counties are invited to join their Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) team for a 2-Part Learning Session about Planning for the Future – Succession & Estate Planning. These Learning Sessions are an opportunity for women who are engaged in agriculture and land management to be […]

Master Gardners Hold Annual Celebration

Mahaska County Master Gardner's annual celebration. (submitted photo)

Mahaska County Master Gardeners held their annual Celebration of their activities in 2018 on January 8, 2019. A wonderful potluck was enjoyed by many members and their spouses/guests. They welcomed two of their three new interns who completed initial training this fall. Two members reached the 15-year mark as Master Gardeners. Eight members performed more […]


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