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Ducharme-Jones Band to Perform in Oskaloosa Saturday March 30th

Ducharme-Jones Band to Perform in Oskaloosa Saturday March 30th

The 2019 TruBank Winter Concert Series will hold its final show of the season this Saturday night at The Outer Space performance venue, located inside the Oskaloosa Arts Center at 115 High Ave West in Oskaloosa. The featured band will be the Ducharme-Jones Band. Originally hailing from Austin, Texas and now based out of Des […]

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

The Iowa Capitol

Mahaska County Included In Declaration DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today received notification that President Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties that have been severely impacted by recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available to […]

Eggs and Issues Comes To A Close

Eggs and Issues for 2019 came to an end on Saturday. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Just as soon as it began, the 2019 session of Eggs and Issues came to a close on Saturday, as all three of Mahaska County’s legislators took questions from the public. The issue of Medicaid privatization once again provided the most commentary and sparks from members of the public, as well as […]

Vanhemert Declares Immunity From Prosecution

Oskaloosa, Iowa – If attorneys for Luke VanHemert have their way, their client will walk out of jail as a free man. Defense Attorney Allen Cook has filed a motion requesting that a judge declare immunity from prosecution for VanHemert, under Iowa’s Stand Your Ground law. The request was filed on March 14 in Mahaska […]

No Decision On Ritenour Change Of Venue Request

Alicia Ritenour

Oskaloosa, Iowa – As of now, an Oskaloosa mother charged with murdering her daughter in 2014 will face a second trial by jury in Mahaska County in August. Judge Myron Gookin had not, as of press time, ruled on a motion for a change of venue filed by Alicia Ritenour’s attorney, Gina Messemer, seeking to […]

Hite Capitol Update: March 23, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Rep. Dustin Hite This week has been a rather eventful one in the Iowa House. I have been the floor manager of several bills which saw debate this week. However, this week I am not going to talk about policy or bills, or anything that has gone on at the Statehouse. Instead, I want […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 22, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom In the Iowa Senate, floor debate has taken up most of our time in week ten of the 2019 legislative session. We are already over halfway through the session and while we’ve been busy, there is still much to accomplish in the next few weeks. As we continue to consider major […]

Update From the House for District 80 – March 22, 2019

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Rep. Holly Brink 3/22/2019 Hello Friends, Moving along from last week, the House committees has begun to assign Senate files for consideration. Early this week I met for my first Senate file subcommittee meeting for Senate File 316. SF 316, if signed by Governor Reynolds, would establish an interim study committee to conduct a […]

Oskaloosa Middle School 2nd Trimester Honor Roll 7th Grade

Evelyn Adam Ashton Adams Kelsey Alderson Anjilina Andersen Madison Andrews Alison Arellano-Munoz Aubrey Ayala JaShaden Baker Boston Barnhart Ariana Barraza Addison Beane Zoe Biddle Ashlyn Bjornson Carter Blanco Lily Bonnett Amelia Bowen Augustus Bunnell Isabella Carman Camryn Cassens Ryan Chuong Damion Clark Alyssa Cooley Landon Covey Joshua DeCook Dimitri Dixon Kira Doty Morgan Drost Draystin […]

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for nine additional counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued another disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, […]


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