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Legislators Answer Questions Heading Into Funnel Week

This deer is seen passing by housing on the southern part of Oskaloosa in May of this year. (photo by Ken Allsup)

 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The area’s delegation to the Iowa Legislator took part in Eggs and Issues on Saturday morning. Those participants included R – Holly Brink and R – Dustin Hite from the Iowa House, and Iowa Senator R – Ken Rozenboom. The forum, customarily held in Smokey Row, has been moved to a […]

Oskaloosa News Recap For March 4th, 2021

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 Local News – Local and State News Local Sports – Local Sports Indians Network Statesmen Sports Network North Mahaska Warhawks Oskaloosa News Links Obituaries Radar and Road Conditions Local Traffic Cameras National and World News Exam scores of high-schoolers across the state of North Carolina have declined dramatically in math and science amid the […]

MAHASKA COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM

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March 3, 2021 – Mahaska County – Mahaska County has been chosen to receive $7,313 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American […]

Double-Down on Banners: WPU Repeats as Tournament Champions

#2 William Penn Men's Basketball repeated as regular season and tournament champions on Tuesday night. They now wait to see who their next opponent will be at the national tournament.

Oskaloosa — The William Penn men’s basketball team faced #22 Benedictine Tuesday night in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game. A strong start gave the Statesmen the lift they needed to keep the Ravens at bay, despite Benedictine charging back in the middle of each half. WPU produced an answer each time, […]

Training Helps Firefighters Be Better Prepared

An Oskaloosa firefighter enters a home filled with theatrical smoke during a recent training exercise.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smoke was dense, and the tension was real, as firefighters from around the county took the opportunity to train further and hone their skills needed to help save lives. A donated home has allowed many different first responders from the fire department and law enforcement, and more to train in various […]

Hotel-Motel Tax Approved By Voters

Fairfield Inns and Suites Oskaloosa (file photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Voters in Oskaloosa went to the polls on Tuesday and overwhelmingly approved a two percent increase to the city’s hotel-motel tax, voting 157 in favor, while 25 voted not to increase the tax. The old rate was 5%, with those funds being used to help Mahaska County Recreation Foundation. In a previous […]

Oskaloosa News Recap For March 3rd, 2021

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 Local News – Local and State News Local Sports – Local Sports Indians Network Statesmen Sports Network North Mahaska Warhawks Oskaloosa News Links Obituaries Radar and Road Conditions Local Traffic Cameras National and World News Cold Stone Creamery has added Lucky Charms Ice Cream to its line-up this year. According to a press release, […]

Great Iowa Road Trip Planned to Revive Small Businesses and Local Economies

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) –A special weekend event is planned to help revive Iowa’s small businesses and small towns. The public is invited to participate in The Great Iowa Road Trip, which will be held on April 30 and May 1. The event will be a coordinated mapped route of open doors at businesses and attractions in […]

William Penn University Division of Nursing Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—William Penn University’s Division of Nursing hosted their inaugural White Coat Ceremony on February 13, 2021 at the Musco Technology Building Atrium. This event celebrates the commitment Nursing students make as they begin their formal education. Students take the Oath of Compassionate Care and formally commit to a career as a healthcare professional. This […]

Kirby Hired As New OHS Principal

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According to an Oskaloosa School Board Announcement, Mr. Jeff Kirby has been hired as the new OHS Principal. “The Oskaloosa Community School District is excited to announce that Mr. Jeff Kirby has been hired to serve as the next Oskaloosa High School Principal. Mr. Kirby will begin his duties as OHS principal on July 1, […]

         

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