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Class Of 2019 Leaves With The Bar Set High

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The graduating class of 2019 has left the halls of Oskaloosa High School for the final time as students and will return as alumni in the future. As they walked out of the gymnasium on Sunday afternoon, one thing is for certain, they have set the bar high for all of the […]


May 20 – June 2, 2019 Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. Unfortunately, with the increase in summer traffic we will also see a rise in traffic crashes and fatalities. Last year there were four traffic fatalities on Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend; four deaths that may have […]

Spring Storms Soak Mahaska County

Mahaska County, Iowa – Spring has turned cooler and wet, with rains overwhelming drainage systems along driveways, side streets, gravel roads and highways. On Saturday evening, the sky opened up, and officially, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Oskaloosa got 2 inches of rain. Social media photos showed rain gauges filled with […]

Mental Health Care Away From Home Can Be Difficult For College Students

By Lily Bohlke May 16, 2019 When Mary Rose Bernal sought help for her eating disorder during her first year of college in Iowa, she said she felt like she had to educate her Iowa providers “who should have known better.” Bernal, 21, originally from San Jose, California, and a spring 2019 graduate of Grinnell […]

School Board Thanks Retirees For Their Service

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Board held a small reception for all retiring teachers from the district and afterward awarded small plaques in appreciation of their service. Marian Raum, Instructional Coach at the Oskaloosa Middle School, Bruce McLellan, Middle and High School Orchestra […]

OHS Students Honored At Awards Night

National Honor Society 10th Grade – Sage Cochran, Sophia Dykstra, Abby Lumsden 11th Grade – Lisa VanDonselaar, Jensen DeJong, Nick Ingamells, Jack Dawson, Kamryn Banks, Jolie Yang, Sullivan Tighe, Emily Richmond, Grace Richardson, Mallory VanderMeyden, Mary Nelson, Brooke Allen, Andrew Scholes Oskaloosa Education Association – Lauren Trainer, Madeline Holle Presidents Education Award – Nicholas Coon, […]

Water Board Working On Capital Improvement Projects

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met on Monday to discuss upcoming capital improvement projects. It was the first board meeting without former General Manager Chad Coon. Matt Van Wyk, interim General Manager was on hand to answer questions from the board members. The board discussed and passed Resolution #1908, which approves and authorized […]

American Legion Auxiliary Awarded Certificate

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, and American Legion Post #34 were on hand as Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt signed a certificate in Appreciation of and Recognition for Active Participation in National Poppy Day. National Poppy Day will be May 24, 2019, in honor of our fallen. The proclamation reads as follows. […]

Dinner Helps First Responder Monument Move Closer To Reality

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It may have been Mothers Day, but many came out to have some pasta, and help raise some money for a future first responders memorial to be placed at Forest Cemetery. 16-year-old Gareth Stefanc of Boy Scouts of America Troop 71 is continuing to work on earning his Eagle Scout rank, while […]

Share Oskaloosa Gives Back Even At The End

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group of volunteers was busy recently, as they passed out the final orders from Share Oskaloosa. The group was part of the Share Iowa program that was based out of Oskaloosa and had over 100 other communities that rewarded volunteer work with reduced cost food. Since Share Oskaloosa was a non-profit, […]


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