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Food Truck Park See’s Big First Day

Loken Vande Vegte at the new Osky Food Park on Saturday, May 27th, 2023.

May 27th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was a buzz about Oskaloosa as people were interested in this new dining option. Loken Vande Vegte and his wife Erin are behind the new food park located on the southwest corner of the MCG parking lot. Vande Vegte came to Oskaloosa from northwest Iowa and has called […]

Ryan Binkley Stops By Oskaloosa To Hear Voter’s Thoughts And Concerns

Ryan Binkley stopped in Oskaloosa on May 25th, 2023.

May 26th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Ryan Binkley, a Republican running for his party’s nomination to become the next President, stopped by Smokey Row Coffee in Oskaloosa Thursday morning. As is typically the case early on during the caucus cycle, crowds are smaller, but those voters who make it can engage with candidates in a […]

Iowa sees increases in distracted driving crashes, highway fatalities

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

by Jay Waagmeester, Iowa Capital Dispatch May 26, 2023 Whether it’s a trip to the Field of Dreams, hauling hogs to the Iowa State Fair or heading to Sioux City to kick off RAGBRAI, many Iowans will be on the roads this summer. And those roads are increasingly dangerous because of distracted drivers and a […]

Oskaloosa Youth Looking To Impact His Community Through Service

Levi Jarvis stands with his bicycle and trailer he uses to mow lawns for those in need.

May 25th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Like many young people, 12-year-old Levi Jarvis hopes to build up a small lawn care business and make a few dollars to invest in his future. Along the way, he’d like to help members of the community, such as older people, the disabled, veterans, single parents, or anyone else […]

Mahaska Health Employees and Volunteers Appreciated at Annual Event

Mahaska Health employees and their family enjoyed an evening together.

May 16th, 2023 OSKALOOSA, IA Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Health held its annual Employee and Volunteer Appreciation Evening on May 16th at Oskaloosa Gateway Church. The appreciation event was a chance for employees and volunteers to gather for fellowship, games, and food. Over 500 care team members and their families attended, including children. Guests enjoyed […]

Cash Rents Reach New High in Iowa, Survey Shows

The KIIC Farm Show, combined with the 44th Annual Cornbelt Cow Calf Conference and will be January 30 and 31 at the Ottumwa Bridge View Center.

Annual survey shows rates increased an average of 9% over previous year AMES, Iowa – Average cash rents in Iowa are the highest on record, according to the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2023 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The survey shows an increase of 9% in 2023, for a state […]

Opposition Continues To Proposed Regional Airport

Regional Airport

May 26th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County residents opposed to a new regional airport between Pella and Oskaloosa held a community gathering on Thursday evening at the Iowa State Extension Office in Oskaloosa. The event started with words from Iowa House member Helena Hayes and was turned over to Alicia Helm, who has run […]

Road Diet In Oskaloosa Has Created Controversy And Maybe Fewer Crashes

A vehicle accident at North Market and C Ave in Oskaloosa.

Lane Diet In Oskaloosa Has Created Controversy And Maybe Fewer Crashes May 23rd, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – To say that the conversion of A Avenue in Oskaloosa from a 4-lane to a 3-lane has been controversial might be an understatement. Oskaloosa News recently sat down with Oskaloosa Police Chief Benjamin Boeke to discuss if there […]

The Oskaloosa Historical Trolley Stop Alley Ribbon Cutting and Open House on June 10

OSKALOOSA – Organizers of the Trolley Stop Alley project will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 3 pm. The public is invited to attend the celebration for the remodeled alley, located downtown on High Avenue West between Tasos Steak House and Hunter’s Gift and Coffee Café. The […]

Mahaska County Extension Honors New Master Gardener Volunteer

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently elevated intern Lisa Vohoska to certification as a Iowa Master Gardener.

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently elevated intern Lisa Vohoska to certification as a Iowa Master Gardener. She took Master Gardener training in 2021 and recently completed the volunteer requirement and was presented with certificate and permanent name badge. Iowa Master Gardener is a job title, describing a volunteer who has been trained to educate […]


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