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A Community Conversation Starts At Eggs And Issues

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The highly anticipated Eggs and Issues returned on Saturday morning, once again made possible by the Mahaska Chamber. The opening edition featured Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk and Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt. Both answered questions posed to them by attendees from the public and questions from moderator Andy McGuire. Groenendyk fielded a […]

Mahaska Health Welcomes First Baby of 2020

MAHASKA COUNTY – Silas Lee McCartney was born at 9:12 PM on January 2nd, making him Mahaska Health’s first baby of the new year. Silas weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long upon his birth. His parents are David and Candace McCartney of Rose Hill. Silas was delivered by Dr. Angela Godejohn […]

Ben Olejnik Promoted to Fraud Bureau Chief

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Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen today announced that Ben Olejnik has been promoted to Fraud Bureau Chief. “I’m happy to have someone as dedicated and talented as Ben leading our fraud team,” Ommen said. “Everyone pays for insurance fraud and Ben will help ensure that those defrauding the insurance system or […]

Oskaloosa Art Center Announces 2020

TruBank Winter Concert Series Line Up The Oskaloosa Art Center has announced the dates and performers for the 2020 TruBank Winter Concert Series. Shows will be held at The Outer Space, located inside the Oskaloosa Art Center at 115 1st Ave West in Oskaloosa. Event dates and performers include: Saturday, February 8 – Kevin Burt […]

Tickets Available for Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s “Share the Love” Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 8

MAHASKA COUNTY – Tickets are now on sale for “Share the Love – An Evening for Hospice” set for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Penn Central Mall. Now in its third year, proceeds from this highly successful fundraiser benefits the Hospice Charity Care Program at Mahaska Health. Tickets for the event are $50 each or […]

Yang Visits Oskaloosa, Striking Up A Conversation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The whistlestop phase of the 2020 Iowa Caucus is underway. Andrew Yang, who is a Democrat candidate for President, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and lawyer. The 44-year-old Yang is the founder of Venture for America, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities. ” I love […]

Iowa Department of Agriculture is Now Accepting Grant Applications to Promote Specialty Crops

DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 6, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is now accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The grants must be used to support projects that promote specialty crops grown in Iowa. “Iowa farmers grow diverse crops that […]

Council Gathers For First Official Meeting Of 2020

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council held its first scheduled meeting of the new year on Monday, January 7, 2020. The City Council, in a first reading, approved the increase of the sanitary sewer rate. The purpose of the increase is to offset the debt generated by the upgrades to the sanitary sewer system […]

Mahaska County E911 Service Board Enters New 28E Agreement

Mahaska County 911 Dispatchers were honored this past week for their service and work to help the people of Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County E911 Service Board created a new 28E agreement to hire Mahaska County Emergency Management to manage the 911 operations for them. The E911 Service Board held a meeting on January 2nd, 2020 after their previous 28E agreement with Mahaska EMA was held invalid by a Mahaska County District Court […]

Delaney Continues His Bid For White House

Montezuma, Iowa – Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney continued his bid for the Democratic Nomination by visiting small-town Iowa. Delaney tossed his hat into the presidential race in July of 2017. On January 3rd, 2020, he was at Sauce’d Pizza and Pub in Montezuma, Iowa. He was then going to What Cheer to door knock, […]


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