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Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells:

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

OSKALOOSA, IA— Everyone’s favorite first grader is back to celebrate the Holidays in her own special way! The beloved characters from the Junie B. Jones series come to life onstage with this holiday-themed show. All the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party… except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy […]

Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club Cashes In on Football’s Successful Year

Bank Iowa VP Mark DeJong, Oskaloosa Activity Director Ryan Parker, OIBC President Gary Gordon, State Farm Agent Wyndell Campbell

The Oskaloosa Indian Football Team ended the year at 8-2, with its first 3-time showing in the State Playoffs, but the Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club was the one that cashed in on Wednesday Night. During the season, Bank Iowa and Wyndell Campbell State Farm made commitments for every Touchdown and First Down made at the […]

Lighted Christmas Parade & Festival 2018

The 30th Annual Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade made it's way around the square on November 30th.

Oskaloosa Main Street will be kicking off their annual holiday events soon! On Thursday, November 29th, Main Street’s 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Festival will begin in downtown Oskaloosa. The fun begins in Penn Central Mall with the Holiday Market and Festival of Trees Silent Auction from Noon–10 PM. (Select Holiday Market vendors will […]

Tour Of Homes 2018

The Oskaloosa Area Association of Churches Announces Tour of Homes 2018 Dates are: Dec 1, 2018 1:00-6:00pm Dec 2, 2018 1:00-5:00pm Tickets are $10 and early sales are at Mahaska Drug, Book Vault, and Chamber Office. Tickets are $10 each and the profits will benefit the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition. The host church is First […]

Holiday Cards For Vets A First Year Success

Lots of people came out to create holiday cards for active duty service members. The event was hosted by the VFW and the American Legion.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For soldiers and veterans, the holidays can be an especially tough time of the year. Many are stationed around the world, unable to be a part of the holiday festivities at home. Julie Wells with the Clarence C. Cook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2237 said the plan was to send the […]

Mahaska County Salvation Army Hopes To Raise 20k This Holiday Season.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Salvation Army held it’s annual kick-off party at the South Central Iowa Center For Independent Living on Thursday afternoon. Those in attendance learned more about what the Salvation Army does locally, and how much the group hopes to raise during the upcoming bell-ringing fundraiser. This year, the organization hopes […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Historically Low 2.4 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.4 percent in October. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in October. “Due to increases in our manufacturing and construction sectors, Iowa has not seen an unemployment rate this low since March, […]

Henry Has Emotional Day As He Signs With UNI

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers, joining their basketball squad. Pictured is John Henry, Cole Henry, and Maggie Henry.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa’s Cole Henry and his family had an emotional day as he officially signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Northern Iowa’s Panthers. Young Cole Henry always dreamed of the day he would play for the Panthers, and on Wednesday morning, that dream became a reality. Henry and […]

Mahaska County 911 Communications Achieves PowerPhone Accreditation

A Mahaska County Emergency Management Press Release Oskaloosa, Iowa – November 11, 2018– Mahaska County 911 Communications, a division of Mahaska County Emergency Management, received notice of accreditation by PowerPhone, a National provider of 911 protocols and training. Accreditation distinguishes this 911 Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) from many other 911 PSAP’s, by providing the […]

Mahaska County Conducts First Post-Election Audit

Mahaska County

A Mahaska County Auditors Press Release Mahaska County conducted its first post-election audit Tuesday, Nov. 13 under a new law designed to monitor and protect election processes. The audit was a perfect match to the result recorded on election night. Iowa law now requires that after each general election, the Secretary of State will choose, […]


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