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Young Ambassadors Winners Announced

YOUNG AMBASSADORS WINNERS ANNOUNCED Main Street Young Ambassador Contest winners were announced in a gala event at the Penn Central Mall Monday evening. All participants, ages three through kindergarten, of the Young Ambassadors Contest were introduced by Master of Ceremonies, Bob Ballard. Favorite songs of the children was provided by Bob Ballard of Spinners DJ. […]

Mahaska Now! – December 3rd, 2019

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Local News *This year’s 2019 Young Ambassador Princess is Leah Marie Scholtus, daughter of Emily and Cody Scholtus. The Young Ambassador Prince is Fitch Fee, son of Chris and Madison Fee. *Senior Officer Nathan Johnson was recognized as Officer of the Year for the Oskaloosa Police Department at Monday’s city council meeting. *The Mahaska County […]

Council Conveys Lots To Bidders – Johnson Named Officer Of The Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday evening, and Senior Officer Nathan Johnson was recognized as Officer of the Year for the department. Officer Gary Kutcher was recognized for 30 years of service to Oskaloosa. Lt. John Plum was recognized for 25 years of service, and Lt. Gary McClun was recognized for […]

Supervisors Mull Over Wage Increase For Upcoming Fiscal Year

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 inside the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Mahaska County Courthouse. The Board heard from weed commissioner Ben Hoskinson as he presented his required report. The report was accepted, and will now be given to the State […]

Mahaska Now! – December 2nd, 2019

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Local News *This is the week for the annual Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Saturday. Find out more detailed information from the visitors guide available here. PDF Download *Things are changing at Oskaloosa News. Our print edition will be phased out soon. Our final […]

Penn Central Mall Is Christmas Central For Osksaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Penn Central Mall is bustling with activity as the facility plays host to many of the Oskaloosa Christmas events this year. One might call it Christmas Central this year, and it’s not by mistake. Naomi Cochran, Events and Marketing Coordinator at Penn Central Mall, has been working since June of 2019 to […]

Oskaloosa News Print Edition Being Phased Out

But a new way of getting the news is just around the corner. Oskaloosa, Iowa – December 1, 2019 – As you read this, plans are underway to wrap up our print edition, with the final copy being the December 31st, 2019 edition, which will be our year in review. The decision to end the […]

Friesen Leads United Way Of Mahaska County Into A New Decade

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Michella Friesen stepped into a relatively new position to help out after the departure of Timothy Gibson in the summer of 2019. Friesen was named interim director shortly afterward, while the board searched for a new director. They didn’t have to search long, and Friesen was named the new Executive Director. Friesen […]

Those Seeking Employment Have Many Choices

Several hundred people attended a job fair hosted by MCARD and IowaWORKS on Thursday afternoon at Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In November, MCARD [Mahaska County Agriculture & Rural Development] and IowaWORKS co-hosted a job fair in the center court of Penn Central Mall. The lowest point for Iowa’s unemployment rate came in June 2019, with a 2.4% unemployment rate. Illinois had a 4.3%, while Minnesota and Missouri each had 3.3% unemployment rates. […]

TP Game A Penn Tradition

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Willaim Penn University basketball squads will be taking on their rivals from Grand View University on Tuesday evening. Every year when Grand View comes to visit, the first points scored by the Statesmen in the men’s game erupts with a sea of white. Fans, holding their rolls of toilet paper, await […]


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