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New Sharon Man Arrested On Charges Stemming From High Speed Chase

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Monday, October 15, 2018 On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m. the Oskaloosa Police Department and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a reckless/careless driver, involving a red Chevrolet van. It was reported that this van was driving erratically throughout Oskaloosa, running traffic […]

Mahaska County Man Charged With Going Armed With Intent After Weekend Incident

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Monday, October 15, 2018 On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2600 block of 248t h Street, located in rural Mahaska County, in reference to a disturbance. While Deputies were en route, further information was […]

Wyngarden Retires After 46 Years Of Service

Vicky Wyngarden retired after 46 years of service to the Oskaloosa School District.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – After 46 years with the Oskaloosa School System, Vicky Wyngarden retired from the work that has kept her busy for nearly a half a century. “I started May 1st, 1972”, Wyngarden remembers. When she first started, she was the secretary to the board secretary. After that, she took on a position in […]

Oskaloosa Fire Open House Brings Awareness For Fire Prevention

Oskaloosa firefighters demonstrate their new aerial apparatus to visitors to their open house this past week.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The new addition to Oskaloosa historic fire station has been finished for nearly a year, and Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff said it was a good time to reinvite the public back into the facility. With this past week being Fire Prevention Week, it seemed a good time to open the doors, […]

Reading Garden Gets It’s First Seed Planted

From left to right; Ammon Taylor, Judy Bishop, Marion Gaughan, Donna Crookham, Jane Ireland, Sally Posovich, and Dave Krutzfeldt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The expansion of the Reading Garden next to the Oskaloosa Public Library got its first monetary donation planted this week. Waste Management presented the Oskaloosa Public Library with a check for $2000 to help make the garden possible. Ammon Taylor, a Municipal Marketing Manager with Waste Management explained that the company provides […]

AMERICANA DUO MY ONE AND ONLY PREMIERES DEBUT ALBUM “THE PAST YEAR” TODAY

My One And Only, a Nashville-based duo emerging on the Americana music scene, released their debut album “The Past Year” today to all major online retailers. The album is produced by Grammy Award-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes,) and features all original songs by the duo – husband and wife Ben and Kassie Wilson.

Grammy Award-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) Produced the Project My One And Only, a Nashville-based duo emerging on the Americana music scene, released their debut album “The Past Year” today to all major online retailers. The album is produced by Grammy Award-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes,) and features all original songs by the duo – […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Raises Awareness Of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness participants took to Penn Central Mall on Friday because the weather outside was rainy and cool.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The weather in Oskaloosa was less than pleasant on Friday for the annual fundraiser and awareness walk around the square to support breast cancer procedures. With the rain falling and the colder than normal temps, the walk was moved inside the friendly confines of Penn Central Mall. Julie Hartke is the Director […]

Harrison Talks About Getting His Start At Penn

Damon Harrison attended William Penn Homecoming 2018 and shared with Oskaloosa News some of his thoughts about the school and Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – William Penn Homecoming is a time when the past and present share memories. One of those alumni back to share in the experience is New York Giants Defensive Tackle Damon Harrison. Harrison is a 2012 graduate of William Penn University, and was an undrafted pick that the New York Jets signed. Harrison […]

Indians Continue Quest For Outright District Title

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry takes off down field against the Knoxville Panthers en route to a 42-6 victory Friday night.

Knoxville, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians were off to a slow start on Friday night against the Knoxville Panthers. The Indians were 30 point favorites but only scored 7 points in the first quarter of play, due in part to the Panthers grit, and some costly penalties. “I thought they controlled the clock well in […]

E911 Board Hears From Their Attorney And Passes Security Audit

Members of the E911 Board heard about the recent security audit and the upcoming litigation brought by the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors against the Board.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County E911 Board met on Thursday evening at the Iowa State Extension Office. The board discussed the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors legal petition that has been filed against the E911 Board. Nick Maxwell is the attorney for the E911 Board and representing them in court against the Board of […]

       

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