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Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Needs Financial Assistance

Beer & Bigs

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The conversation officially got underway early in 2017 about what a youth mentorship program would be like in Mahaska County. Would a program even be possible was the fundamental question when an informational meeting was held at George Daily Auditorium. By the end of that night, more questions were raised. What would […]

Indians Take The Field For 2017

Oskaloosa Indians Football 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Temperatures were comfortable for an end of summer scrimmage, and the action on the field indicated that the fall could be hot for the Indians. The format was different than past years for the ‘Old Shoe Game’, when Centerville came to town for the preseason scrimmage. Oskaloosa Head Football Coach Jake Jenkins […]

Lunch Attendance Down Slightly, While Bus Ridership Increases

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Summer Lunch program had new leadership this year, but little changed since the program started in 2014. The program was started as a way to help fight childhood hunger during the summer months when children don’t have a hot meal guaranteed to them like during the school day. Over 50% […]

Fresh Ideas For That School Lunch Box

Taylor Grgurich shared some back to school lunch tips with Hy-Vee shoppers this past week.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s easy to be in a rut when it comes to packing you or your child’s lunch. Taylor Grgurich serves as a dietitian at Hy-Vee in Oskaloosa, and she spent a recent afternoon helping those back to school shoppers explore new things for lunch. Grgurich had the five food groups categorized so […]

AAUW Book Sale Needs Your Donation

The 48th Annual AAUW Book sale ends on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The AAUW Book Sale is one of those annual events area bookworms don’t want to miss. Cheryl Benson with the Oskaloosa AAUW says that books are collected all year long, and the group begins to sort them in April, with their sale being in October. Benson says they need more books to […]

Man Airlifted Due To Gunshot Wound

An air ambulance lands on 310th Street east of Bussey on Friday afternoon.

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Friday, August 18, 2017, at approximately 3:45 pm, members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1200 block of 310th Street, near Bussey, Iowa. This call was in reference to a gunshot wound. Upon Deputies’ arrival, it was discovered that an adult male passenger, […]

Oskaloosa’s CLOW Valve Company Makes Substantial Gift Towards K9

Mark Willett (middle right) presented checks totaling $20,000.00 to the Oskaloosa Police Department for the K9 program.

Oskaloosa K9 Nearing End Of Fundraising Stage Oskaloosa, Iowa – The process of fundraising for a K9 has been just months in length, but already the department has found it’s reached the minimum goal to make the program possible. The fundraising, which started in July, will continue for a while longer to help secure dollars […]

Oskaloosa Water Towers To Get Fresh Coat Of Paint

Oskaloosa's North water tower was installed in 1932 and holds 400,000 gallons of water.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board of Trustees heard information about having the two water towers cleaned and painted. The coatings will be applied not only to the exterior but also the interior of the structures, with frost plugs being checked and replaced as needed. Oskaloosa Water General Manager Chad Coon also outlined a […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates ‘George’

The production of 'George' took over 50 community members to make happen.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s been 20 years since the construction of the George Daily Auditorium, and people young and old gathered to celebrate not only one of the gems of Oskaloosa but the man who helped to make it all possible. People that knew George Daily shared their memories of the man, who shunned the […]

William Penn Football Expecting Great Things

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked 23rd overall, but for head coach Todd Hafner, “I was […]


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