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Homecoming Season For OHS

An OHS Student Council Press Release It’s homecoming season at the Oskaloosa High School! To help celebrate this year, our Student Council and faculty here at OHS have come up with ways to have homecoming be fun yet safe at the same time! It may be different from past years, yet we appreciate all the […]

Rural Mahaska Man Facing Multiple Drug Related Charges

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Tuesday, September 15, 2020 On Monday, September 14th, 2020, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement task force, executed a search warrant at 1671 305th Street in rural Mahaska County. This warrant was for controlled substances and paraphernalia related to the manufacturing, […]

Court Denies Mahaska County Motions In Airport Lawsuit

Legal documents were filed in Mahaska County District Court by Pella and Oskaloosa to force Mahaska County to once again participate in the 28E agreement for a regional airport.

WASHINGTON – An Iowa District Court judge has denied a motion to reconsider 2018 and 2019 summary judgment decisions that were decided in favor of the Cities of Oskaloosa and Pella and a motion to sanction attorneys for the Cities. Judge Crystal Cronk issued the ruling late Sunday evening, finding that Mahaska County had no […]

School Board Hears More On Hybrid Learning

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Superintendent Paula Wright said that publically, they will be doing hybrid learning at the high school for two weeks, but will be evaluating “as this week goes along to see which direction our numbers are going. If our numbers […]

Letter To The Editor: Be A Cop

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Written by Brian Rainey on June 1st, 2020. Be a cop You want to make the world and your community a better place? You want to change law enforcement and the way policing is done? […]

Matt Larson Talks Mahaska County YMCA

The new YMCA building is coming together on the west side of Oskaloosa at the Lacey Complex.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Moving into a new town and taking a new job can be very stressful. Add the stress of keeping an aging structure operational while you build a new facility. Adding in a pandemic, and learning how to navigate that, while continuing to move forward made for an extra challenge. Matt Larson and […]

Sheriff Thankful For Community Support

 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem recently sent out a message of thanks to the community for the support after the death of one of his deputies, Brian Rainey. Van Renterghem was thankful for all the people who stepped up in the community, offering assistance, prayers, and kind words for “not […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Trick or Treat Parade Called Off

September 8, 2020 (Oskaloosa, Iowa) Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, Oskaloosa Main Street has made the difficult decision to cancel the Main Street Trick or Treat Parade scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020. The board decision was not made lightly, but carefully considered after consultation with Mahaska County Public Health and Mahaska […]

Rider Dies After Deer and Motorcycle Collide

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Monday, September 7th, 2020, at approximately 7:05 pm, members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Mahaska Health Ambulance Service were dispatched to the 2400 block of Highway 92, East of Oskaloosa, in reference to a motorcycle accident. Upon Deputies’ arrival, it was discovered that a […]

United Way Day of Caring Coming Up September 11th

United Way of Mahaska County

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The United Way of Mahaska County will be hosting their annual Day of Caring on September 11th, 2020. Executive Director Michella Friesen recently spoke with Oskaloosa News about their upcoming community outreach and the start of their annual fundraising drive. “It’s a great day to be giving service back to our communities. […]

             

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