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Young Ambassador Winners Announced!

Young Ambassadors winners for 2022.

The Oskaloosa Main Street Young Ambassador Contest winners were announced in an enjoyable event at Penn Central Mall on Monday evening. In attendance were twenty-seven contestants and their families and friends. The Young Ambassador Contestants were introduced by Master of Ceremonies, Joe Milledge of KIIC Radio. Katie Trainer from Oskaloosa Early Childhood Center read a […]

Co-Line Employees Work With Local Sheriff’s Offices To Benefit Local Food Pantries

Employees enjoy pizza for lunch, while all the food they donated is readied to be loaded and distributed.

Lynnville, Iowa – Employees from Co-Line Manufacturing in rural Lynnville, Iowa, held a food drive for local food cupboards and pantries on November 18th, 2022. When an employee donated food, Co-Line provided a free pizza lunch for those employees. A competition was going on with which county could donate the largest amount. “So the contest […]

Merry Little Downtown Christmas to be held in downtown Oskaloosa December 2

Merry Little Downtown Christmas (file photo)

An Oskaloosa Main Street Press Release On Saturday, December 2nd, stop in and visit downtown retailers to find unique gifts for those special people on your list and stop into the Christmas Shop inside Penn Central Mall to shop with the various vendors. Grab a bite to eat in any of the dining establishments within […]

Rocco, Duke Make Surprise Visit

North Mahaska Warhawks

A North Mahaska Schools Press Release NEW SHARON – Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of New Sharon and Oskaloosa Police Departments did a sweep of the North Mahaska campus Tuesday morning. To the delight of the North Mahaska administration, nothing was found. K9 units from Wapello and Powesheik Counties also assisted in the […]

Take in the Sights & Sounds of the Season in Downtown Oskaloosa

Lighted Christmas Parade 2016

an Oskaloosa Main Street Press Release Oskaloosa Main Street’s 35th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3rd in downtown Oskaloosa at 7:00 p.m. Main Street Director, Amy Brainard encourages visitors to “make a day of it by shopping local, dining local, and supporting local. The lights will go on at 4:45 […]

Last Call for Young Ambassadors Voting!

This year’s 2021 Young Ambassador Princess is Lucy Mitrisin, daughter of Jill and Chase Mitrisin. The Prince is Rayce Asher, son of Harlee Bunnell-Asher and Austin Asher.

November 22, 2022 (Oskaloosa, Iowa) –There is still time to vote for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contestants. Twenty-seven local children ages three through kindergarten are seeking monetary votes to become this year’s Young Ambassadors. This is your last call to vote. Local merchants who are sponsoring the children have banks with the name and […]

Community Members Gather On Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Community members gathered on the Oskaloosa square to remember the victims of transgender violence.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members walked from St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ to the square in downtown Oskaloosa Sunday night. The walk was part of the national observance to honor the memory of the transgender people who lost their lives to acts of violence to transgender individuals. […]

The Christmas Season Kicks Off In Oskaloosa

Scotty Moore switched on the lights for the 2022 holiday season.

by Ken Allsup November 20, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The official start to Christmas kicked off in Oskaloosa on Saturday evening when the “Painting with Lights” display was officially switched on. Former teacher and city council member Scotty Moore was the guest of honor who flipped the switch that activated the thousands of lights illuminating […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Brainard Resigns as Oskaloosa Main Street Director

Amy Brainard is Oskaloosa's newest Main Street Director.

an Oskaloosa Main Street Press Release November 17, 2022, The Oskaloosa Main Street Board of Directors announced today that Amy Brainard has officially resigned from her position as Director, effective December 5, 2022. In her letter, Brainard shared, “Anyone who spends more than 10 minutes with me knows that I am passionate about education and […]

Iowa Workforce Development

Iowa Hits Positive Milestone Regaining All Jobs Lost During Pandemic Unemployment Rate Ticks Up As National Rate Increases   DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s labor force participation rate held steady at 67.7 percent despite the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increasing to 2.9 percent in October. The increase last month came as more than 2,200 Iowans joined […]


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