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Oskaloosa Overcomes Slow Start

Jaden Van Roekel powers past Mt. Pleasant in a 57-yard run to set up an Oskaloosa TD just before the half. (photo by Wendy Van Roekel)

The Oskaooosa Indians seemed to struggle through a slow start to overcome a tough Mt. Pleasant team on Friday night.  Oskaloosa Football Head Coach Jake Jenkins said that it was a “hard fought battle in the first half. Mt. Pleasant did a good job.” “We threw an interception for a touchdown that hurt us right […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Monthly Breast Self Awareness Exams

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Angela Godejohn, MD, explains the important aspects of self breast awareness exams. While most of the major organizations no longer recommend self breast exams as part of breast cancer screening, breast self awareness is still […]

A Cold Treat Comes With A Warm Smile

Kate and Bob Shaw hand out ice cream at Mahaska Health Partnership on Monday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Ice cream sandwich or dream bar? The music could be heard a block a way as the old 1967 Ford pickup truck with an ice cream storage unit on the back made its way into the parking lot of Mahaska Health Partnership. The two people that jumped out of that Ford had […]

Southeast Iowa Realty Donates To K9 Program

Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Oskaloosa Police Department K9 project.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Police Chief Jake McGee accepted a $5,000 check from the Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors on Monday, September 11, 2017, on behalf of the Iowa Realtor Foundation. Barbara Kerr with the Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors helped secure the grant and presented Oskaloosa Police Chief with a check in […]

Town Square Dental To Host Open House

Signatures found inside of Town Square Dental during renovation.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Town Square Dental on the square in Oskaloosa, Iowa will be holding an open house on September 21st beginning at 5pm and going until 7pm. For those attending the homecoming parade, arrive early and take the opportunity to tour the remodeled buildings, that feature historic tin ceilings and an amazing wall covered […]

Blanchard Named Officer Of The Year

Officer Brandon Blanchard is awarded the Officer of the Year plaque by Oskaloosa Police Chief Jake McGee. (submitted photo)

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release The Oskaloosa Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Brandon Blanchard has been selected as the Oskaloosa Police Department’s 2017 Officer of the Year. Officer Blanchard began his career with the Oskaloosa Police Department on November 12, 2013 and has worked as a patrol officer since joining the […]

Mammoth Run Provides 5k Adventure

Runners take off on the 2nd Annual Mammoth Run, on Sunday.

New Sharon, Iowa – Iowans are hooked on 5k’s and the challenge they provide. Each person competing against their own personal bests, while also being challenged by others. The second annual Mammoth Run adds to that challenge by having participants not only take on themselves and others, but also Mother Nature. Extreme hills, water and […]

Unified Community Goals Is Something Flaherty Hopes To Develop

Tom Flaherty Named Mahaska Community Economic Development Executive Director

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Tom Flaherty has been hired to lead the Mahaska County Development Group (MCDG), and will be an integral part of the unifying presence that is desired by community leaders. That unifying of efforts was highlighted by creating Mahaska Development Partners as the umbrella for a public, private effort to grow the Mahaska […]

Register For Youth Outdoor Field Day

The 14th Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day will be held at the Russell Wildlife Area on Saturday, September 30th. Attached is a registration form for you to print off, complete and mail in/drop off with the registration fee. So sign up the kids for our annual event that helps “connect kids with the outdoors”! We […]


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Farmers continue to gear up for another harvest and we’re seeing more activity in fields across the state as […]


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