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Oskaloosa Stops To Remember Those Who Served

Where did Veterans Day Start On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice was signed between the Allied nations and Germany. It would not be until June 28, of 1919 that the Treaty of Versailles was signed officially ending the “The Great War.” So November 11 became the marking […]

Holiday Cards for Heroes

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 – VFW Post and Auxiliary 2237 will sponsor a “Holiday Cards for Veteran Heroes” event on Wednesday, November 13th from 4 PM to 7 PM. All ages are welcome to come create holiday cards that will be sent to service men and women. The goal of the event is to help spread Christmas cheer […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates $65,000 for Serenity House Charity Care

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary recently donated $65,000 to the Hospice Serenity House, proceeds from this year’s Share the Love fundraiser held in February. According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Amber Coffey, the donation will benefit the Hospice Charity Care program. “No one is turned away from the Serenity House due to an […]

Community 1st Credit Union Helps Sieda Community Action to Share the Warmth

A Community 1st Credit Union Press Release Ottumwa, Iowa, November 6, 2019– Sieda Community Action is pleased to recognize Community 1st Credit Union as the sponsor for the 2019-2020 coat drive. From now through March 1, 2020 Community 1st Credit Union will be collecting new or gently-used coats at their locations in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, […]

OHS Annual Veterans Day Assembly

Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright thanks a veteran for their service after Monday's assembly.

An Oskaloosa High School Press Release To show our appreciation for our veterans in Mahaska County, Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 1 pm in the large gym at the high school. All veterans are invited to attend. OHS Student Council will be providing […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Hosts Missouri Main Street Delegation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The group from Missouri arrived in Oskaloosa a bit early Wednesday. That allowed spending more time on the good things happening in the downtown district. Oskaloosa’s newest sitdown dining option, Pizza Den, offered up fresh-baked dessert pizzas, which was followed by a slide show of the initiatives taking place to grow Oskaloosa. […]

Gov. Reynolds Kicks-Off National Apprenticeship Week at Site of New Program in Nevada

NEVADA – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Van Wall Equipment in Nevada to highlight their new Farm Equipment Mechanic Registered Apprenticeship program and celebrate Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week. Gov. Reynolds also signed a proclamation, recognizing the value of Registered Apprenticeship training and promoting expansion of these opportunities within the state. Iowans are encouraged […]

Community 1st Credit Union Names Theresa Murray

Oskaloosa Branch Manager OTTUMWA, IA – Community 1st Credit Union is pleased to announce Theresa Murray has been named Oskaloosa branch manager. Murray has worked in bank management positions in the St. Louis area and Ottumwa for almost 30 years. “I feel our members and staff are number one,” said Murray. “When you treat both […]

Uncontested And Write In Campaigns Make 2019 Voting Different

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For the City of Oskaloosa, there weren’t any contested races for the mayor and council, nor was there any contested races for Oskaloosa School Board. David Krutzfeldt was elected to another term as Mayor of Oskaloosa, while Robert (Bob) Drost won in Ward 2. Steve Burnett was re-elected as council member from […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 4, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “This week brought the first measureable snowfall of the season, which added even more moisture […]


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