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Loebsack Praises House Passage of Legislation to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

Bill contains Loebsack priorities, including funding for expanded broadband access, bus transit, building energy efficient schools Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today praised House passage of HR 2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive infrastructure bill that includes key investments toward our surface transportation, broadband, and public education infrastructure. “It’s all too clear for […]

Crystal Heights Says No New COVID-19 Cases Since June 10th

A Crystal Heights Care Center Press Release To the members of our community: First and foremost, the staff at Crystal Heights would like to thank everybody for the positive thoughts, prayers, and support we have received since our first statement on May 19th.We regret to inform you that there were a total of 15 COVID-19 […]

Deadline Ending On July 25th For Property Tax And Motor Vehicle Renewals

by Mahaska County Treasurer Connie Van Polen Starting on Monday, June 1, 2020 the Mahaska County Treasurer’s Office, opened to the public by appointment for Motor Vehicle (641)673-4618 and Drivers License (641)673-9521. Currently the tax department (641)673-5482, is accepting 1 customer at the counter at a time. Please keep in mind that there are still […]

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report June 22-28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Continued wide variation in precipitation across the state brought large amounts of rain in some […]

Secretary Naig Announces Pack the Pantry Program to Support Food Pantries, Boost Availability of Iowa Ag Products

Cold storage grants help pantries provide more fresh foods to Iowans in need DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced the Pack the Pantry grant program to help Iowa food pantries meet increasing food demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Pack the Pantry, food pantries can […]

Sweet Corn Serenade Is Still On Says Chamber

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska Chamber and Development Group is moving forward with some of their summertime activities. DeAnn DeGroot is the new chamber director, who took over the position on April 1st, 2020. Since then, she has been busy helping local businesses navigate the local economy as COVID-19 impacted many of them. DeGroot started […]

Penn Looks For A Sense Of Normalcy this Fall

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – William Penn University has recently announced that they will be open this fall, hosting students and athletes, and using the latest COVID-19 practices to protect students, athletes, staff and guests. Statesmen nation went pretty quiet in mid-March as the pandemic swept the nation. Online learning replaced the sound of sneakers, and pages […]

Baseball Takes Four of Six in Week Two

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Once again, the Oskaloosa Indians put up more wins than losses as they entered the second week of the season. The Indians ended the week in second spot in the Little Hawkeye conference with a record of 7-3 and a conference mark of 6-3. They are three games behind Dallas […]

Two Loses turn to Four Straight Wins for Osky Softball

by Justin Burtis Entering the week on a loss at Dallas Center-Grimes, Oskaloosa High School softball had to battle again and emerged with a 4-2 mark on the week. That puts the Indians at 7-3 overall with a Little Hawkeye record of 5-2. The week started on a rough note as the Indians were blanked […]

Mahaska Health Emergency Services Nurse Harmony Edge Honored with Heartsaver Hero Award

A Mahaska Health Press Release In recognition of her role in saving the life of local Pastor, Darren Melton, Harmony Edge, Mahaska Health Emergency Services Registered Nurse, has been presented with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heartsaver Hero Award. The award is earned by individuals who have performed the heroic act of using CPR to […]


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