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Building Code Update Passes Second Reading

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Tuesday at 6 pm in the city council chambers. The meeting had been delayed due to the 4th of July holiday. In the public comments before the meeting, Mahaska County resident Nick Ryan said the Oskaloosa City Council owes the […]


Department of Criminal Investigation

An Iowa DCI Press Release LOVILLA, IOWA – On July 3, 2022, deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation began an investigation into a body found in rural Monroe County. The body has been identified as that of 33-year-old Betty Werner of Lovilla. The investigation into […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 27 – July 3, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 5, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “Thunderstorms added to the fireworks over the extended 4th of July weekend with heavy rain falling […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates Independence Day

The Garcia's take in the fireworks display at the Lacey Complex Sunday evening.

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Sunday evening of July 4th, Oskaloosans gathered around the Lacey Complex to take in the annual fireworks display. Despite an ordinance prohibiting fireworks within the city, a drive down nearly any street in town indicated the local law enforcement might have been busy enforcing that […]

Round up at your local Fareway in July to support Variety –the Children’s Charity

Fareway Meat & Grocery logo

Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with Variety -the Children’s Charity to conduct the sixth annual Round Up at the register from July 4 -23 at all 130store locations. Customers will have the opportunity to round up to the next dollar or provide an additional donation on their grocery bill to help fund Variety’s mission. Dollars […]

Consumer Connection: How to Freeze Your Credit to Protect Your Identity

State of Iowa Seal

By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division According to the Insurance Information Institute, over 20,000 Iowans reported being the victim of identity theft in 2021. Identity theft occurs when someone else steals your financial or personal information such as credit card information, social security, or insurance numbers. The information may be […]

Lotto America Is Moving to Three Drawings Per Week

State of Iowa Seal

Monday Drawings In The Game Will Begin July 18 CLIVE, Iowa — The Lotto America® game is adding another weekly drawing later this month. On July 18, Lotto America will hold its first Monday drawing, expanding the game’s weekly lineup of drawings to three nights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Lotto America change follows […]


Department of Criminal Investigation

LOVILIA, IOWA – On Sunday, July 3rd, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received specific information regarding an alleged homicide that had taken place days prior in Lovilia. Information indicated a rural location in Monroe County where a body was believed to be located. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DNR responded to the […]

Oskaloosa Elementary Awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Oskaloosa Community School

An Oskaloosa Community School District Press Release Oskaloosa Elementary School has been selected as a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) school. The FFVP provides all enrolled children in participating schools with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. The school district has been awarded a grant of $46,350 to provide […]

NoCoast Beer Co. Achieves Iowa Green Brewery Platinum Certification

Lt. Governor Adam Gregg recent made a stop by Mahaska to visit about their operation. (photo provided)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – We are excited to congratulate NoCoast Beer Co., out of Oskaloosa, IA, on achieving the Iowa Green Brewery Certification’s Platinum award. NoCoast Beer Co. surpassed their bronze-level certification by furthering their environmental efforts and will be awarded the certification by the IGBC program on July 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm. NoCoast […]


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