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Sand Takes Questions From The Public At Recent Stop

Iowa Auditor Rob Sand speaks with individuals at a recent stop in Oskaloosa.

by Ken Allsup August 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The sound of the square on Thursday morning was a mix of music from the bandstand, traffic, a lawnmower, and a side grinder as it removed grout from a nearby building. There was another sound as well, that of Iowa’s State Auditor Rob Sand as he […]

Run In The Sun Continues To Showcase The Importance Of Hospice Serenity House

Run in the Sun 2022

by Ken Allsup August 6th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 2022 version of the ‘Run in the Sun’ drew attention to the importance of the Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House. The facility opened its doors to the community in July of 2010 and has since served the needs of 950 families. The event is now […]

Road Diet To Get Underway In Oskaloosa

Road Diet Plan - Oskaloosa

by Ken Allsup August 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – In January of 2021, the Oskaloosa City Council put forward a resolution for an agreement for engineering services with McClure Engineering Company for A Avenue and Market Street Safety Improvements. The measure passed through the consent agenda by the City Council in September of 2021 and […]

Mahaska Health Leadership Talks About The Financial Future Of The Hospital

Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

by Ken Allsup July 30, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The pandemic was tough on many bottom lines of businesses and institutions. Mahaska Health was no different, but the leadership team at the hospital says that the future is bright. Oskaloosa News recently sat down with Chief Medical Officer Tim Breon, Chief Financial Officer Daris Rosencrance, […]

Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Oskaloosa Celebrated at 35th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade

A long line for sweet corn stretched on down the block during Thursday nights Sweet Corn Serenade.

An Oskaloosa Main Street Press Release (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – The 35th Annual Sweet Corn Serenade was held on Thursday, July 28 in downtown Oskaloosa. This year’s event included 42 craft + product vendors in the park, 8 food vendors, 1000 hamburgers, 2400 ears of corn, and so much more! “Sweet Corn Serenade is a long-standing […]

Rural Wapello County Man Succumbs To Injuries

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Friday, July 29th, 2022, at approximately 10:40 am, members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Mahaska Health Ambulance Service were dispatched to a farm pasture located in the 3300 block of James Trail, in rural Mahaska County. This call was in reference to a possible […]

Season Champions Crowned At SIS

Logan Alexander rode out a nasty flip that saw his sprinter come to rest on the street adjacent to turn one of the Speedway. photo by Carroll Hoover

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: Wednesday, July 27th the point season came to an end for the five classes of race cars that compete at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Perfect weather greeted the fans for an action packed night of racing that saw the final checkered flag wave at 10 pm. The final […]

11th Annual Run in the Sun Coming Up Soon

Mahaska Health Partnership 'Run in the Sun' offers an opportunity for many people to participate.

A Mahaska Health Press Release 11th Annual Run in the Sun Next Weekend Over 150 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the 11th annual Run in the Sun on August 6th, which benefits Hospice Serenity House. Runners and walkers will gather at the Statesmen Community Stadium in Oskaloosa. Check-In is open from 7AM […]

New Report Describes Impact of Inflation on Rural Households

Money and Debt

AMES, Iowa – Inflation is a bigger problem for rural households than for those living in cities, according to a new report from the Iowa Small Towns Project at Iowa State University. “Impact of Inflation on Rural Household Expenses, 2021-2022” (Rural Sociology Bulletin STR 1063) provides preliminary estimates of how inflation has affected rural and […]

Eddyville Raceway Park Hosting Family Nights This Weekend

Funny Car Chaos 2022 (Coupon)

This Friday night and Saturday, July 29th and 30th, Eddyville Raceway Park is hosting a family night special at their headline event Funny Car Chaos. Discounted rates of $40 for two parents plus all children in the car are available by simply presenting the supplied coupon at the gate upon arrival! The coupon can be […]

               

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