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Mahaska County Supervisors Mulling Over Airport Lawsuit

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met Monday, July 16, 2018.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held a conference call with their legal counsel in regards to the lawsuit over the proposed regional airport. The cities of Pella and Oskaloosa filed suit against the County after the Supervisors voted to unilaterally withdraw from the 28E agreement that created the airport board and […]

Law Enforcement Sent On Wild Goose Chase From Hoax Phone Call

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at approximately 7:10 am, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a female had been sexually assaulted and stabbed on the recreational trail within Caldwell Park, located at 2343 Highway 92. The victim/caller identified herself as Jocelyn Lannie Barns of Texas. […]

Barnhart Sworn In As Newest Oskaloosa Police Officer

Oskaloosa Police Officer Ian Barnhart was sworn in at the Oskaloosa City Council meeting July 16, 2018.

Ian Barnhart started as a police officer for the Oskaloosa Police Department on July 16, 2018. Ian grew up in Fruitland, Iowa where he attended Louisa-Muscatine JR/SR High School. While in high school Ian was passionate about sports. He participated in basketball, wrestling, track, and football. He was also a part of the school’s student […]

WPU Athletics Department Makes Leadership Staff Changes

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is excited to announce a number of staff advancements and title changes ahead of the 2018-2019 athletic season. Rule, who just completed his first full year as Athletic Director, has appointed four individuals to step into roles as Assistant Athletic Directors. These members include Jon Haugen, Wade Steinlage, […]

Oskaloosa’s Sweet Corn Serenade Set For July 26

Pie Baking Contest & Pedal Tractor Pull Main Street’s Sweet Corn Serenade typically brings 5,000 people to downtown Oskaloosa for fresh cooked sweet corn. Thursday, July 26 is the date. Pie bakers are needed for the pie-baking contest. The entry fee for the pie baking contest is one pie—simply bring one pie to judge and […]

Oskaloosa On Track For 2nd Phase Of Facade Improvement Project

Oskaloosa City Hall

At the end of the Oskaloosa City Council meeting on Monday night, city manager Michael Schrock announced the city had been awarded $450,000 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant, which will be matched with $252,000 of city money, and $174,000 from property owners, will fix up 6 properties that contain 12 facades. […]

Windjammers Make Their Mark On Saving History

Windjammers Unlimited volunteers help to sort and document a large collection of circus music in an effort to preserve the past for future generations.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The music didn’t stop in Oskaloosa this past week, as the Windjammers made their second stop in 7 years. Their first of the 3 times the group has been in Oskaloosa was 1986, when Barnhouse music was in their former location at 110 B Ave East. The Windjammers were founded in 1971 […]

BBQ For Badges Raises Funds For First Responders

Jake Barnes of Whet Your Pallet claims the Champion trophy from the inaugural BBQ for Badges.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smoke was rolling through downtown Oskaloosa early Saturday morning. By noon, the smell was drawing a crowd to the 11 contestants who took on the challenge in an effort to claim that best BBQ for 2018. Just seven weeks ago, Wyndell Campbell and Kory Wright had breakfast and came up with […]

Oskaloosa Hosts A Party To Help Pay For Christmas Time Fun

Young and old enjoyed the water provided by the City of Oskaloosa and the Oskaloosa Fire Department's Tower 6 during Christmas in July.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Christmas in July is a relatively new event every summer in downtown Oskaloosa. The downtown party got its start to help offset and pay for the Christmas lighting that decorates the downtown buildings each year during the holiday season. Just before noon, the square came to life as people enjoyed kids games […]

Indian Baseball Advances in Postseason Play

#16 Cole Kraber celebrates a 3-run homer Saturday night.

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team erupted for one of its best offensive showings of the season, and at the perfect time as it moved on in the 2018 postseason. Oskaloosa (22-12) opened the week with a 7-5 loss to Fairfield Tuesday. Due to rain, the team then had to wait 24 hours […]

     

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