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Sheriff’s Office To Compensate Reserve Deputies For Patrol Duties

Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem discusses his plan to use reserve deputies to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem approached the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors on Monday to get the OK to pay reserve deputies $10 an hour. Reserve Deputies are currently compensated for doing transports for the county, but the reserves aren’t compensated for any special events or other events that they help […]

Road Trip Pays Off For Oskaloosa Man

Jason Waite

CLIVE, Iowa, Nov. 21, 2017 – A recent family road trip ended up paying off for an Oskaloosa man as he won a big prize playing the lottery. Jason Waite claimed the sixth of eight top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Winner’s Circle” scratch game. Waite, 43, said he was on a […]

Council Approves Site Plan For Mike’s Market and Deli

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mike’s Market and Deli got a green light on Monday night to proceed with the redevelopment of what was the ‘Wiggs’ location at 1308 A Avenue East. The plan is to renovate the interior of the building and to provide new exterior siding and windows and to make site improvements. One of […]

Joe Schulz to lead Food Bank of Iowa service in Southeastern Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – Joe Schulz has joined the Food Bank of Iowa team to lead operations in southeastern Iowa. Schulz, who lives in Ottumwa, will help manage the merger of Food Bank of Iowa and Food Bank of Southern Iowa as Branch Manager. In that role, he will be responsible for all operations of […]

Oskaloosa Art Center Plays Host To Iowa Arts Council Fellows

The Oskaloosa Art Center and FACEe of Mahaska County played host to a special event on Saturday, as the Iowa Arts Council Fellows made a stop at the center.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was a celebration of the arts and the artists who create works of art that inspire people to look at the world differently. Five artists have been crisscrossing the state this year to display and discuss their work, not only with other artists but art supporters. River Breitbach, a musician from […]

Oskaloosa Lions and Mahaska Health Partnership Team Up For Diabetes Fair

Dr. Beers checks blood flow in Elmer Stahl's legs at a free screening during Saturday's Diabetes Fair inside Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Diabetes is one of the most significant health concerns for people, not only in the United States but for many developing countries around the world. On Saturday, professionals and vendors joined together to help educate and inform and raise awareness about the disease, and the steps they can take to combat the […]

Bell Ringing Underway Across Mahaska County

This Salvation Army truck looks for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Rockport Texas, September 2017.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Friends and supporters of the Mahaska County Salvation Army gathered at Penn Central Mall on Friday to kick-off the 2017 bell ringing season. That sound is a hallmark of the holiday season, as shoppers enter various stores around the community. The red kettles holding those donations this year will serve the people […]

Des Moines Register Includes Oskaloosa In Their Changing Iowa Series

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Thursday night, many community members, leaders and more came out to share their thoughts with the Des Moines Register about how Iowa is changing. Lynn Hicks is an opinion editor for the Des Moines Register and was the emcee for the evening’s discussion. “Changing Iowa is a series of stories that […]

Farm Bureau Presents MCRF With $20,000 Check

Mahaska County Farm Bureau partnered with MCRF earlier this year to see the project installed. Don Vos, Tom Jackson, and Stacie Boender met with MCRF Board members Carl Drost and Joe Crookham at the sight on Tuesday, November 14th as Farm Bureau presented a $20,000 check toward the project. (submitted photo)

This spring you can hear, “Let’s go on a picnic at the Lacey Recreation Complex!” MCRF recently completed a full picnic area to the east of the football stadium for community use. The picnic space includes a large shelter with a concrete floor and patio that will house six picnic tables for large groups, especially […]

SCRAA conditionally approves engineer agreement

by Charlie Comfort Pella, Iowa- The South Central Regional Airport Agency met on Wednesday to consider approval of an airport engineer services contract with HDR Engineer Inc. The agreement will guide the SCRAA through the next phase of the project, which will include land acquisition and design of the airport. The SCRAA had previously been […]


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