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Emergency Responders Searched The Night For Missing Kayaker

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release At 1:10 am on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call of two capsized kayaks on the South Skunk River North of Oskaloosa. The two kayakers were part of a 4-person group that had entered the river on Highway 63 near the […]

Concert Returns To A Massive Crowd

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Concert on the Square became a concert in the mall, as the weather threatened to wreck the return of the popular downtown event. Penn Central Mall threw open their doors and invited Concert in the Square to join them on Saturday evening, as it returned to Oskaloosa after taking a year […]

Cargill Donates To Oskaloosa Tennis Program

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa High School Tennis Coach Tony Witt, Oskaloosa Activities Director Ryan Parker, along with Ryan Colter, and a group from Cargill, watched as a new tennis ball machine launched balls to those daring enough to take a swing. The new machines come with a sticker price of $4,000 each. Witt says the […]

Free Rides this Summer

Did you know that you can get a free ride to 15 different locations here in Oskaloosa on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday? We’re talking about the Oskaloosa Rides. This is a vital system ran by the town to help everyone get around this Summer. Get out of the heat or the rain and get where […]

Loebsack Tours New Environmental Center

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The official grand opening of the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center was just two weeks ago, but it caught the attention of Congressman Dave Loebsack. The new facility replaces Russell Wildlife as the main facility for the department. Russell Wildlife was built back in 1986, and at the time was state of […]

Sigourney Man Charged in Death of Oskaloosa 4-Month Old

An Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations Press Release DES MOINES, Iowa — On June 19, 2019, 21-year old Johnny Dale Jr., of rural Sigourney, was arrested and charged with Child Endangerment Resulting in Serious Injury (Class C Felony). Mr. Dale was taken to the Mahaska County Jail, where he was held on a $250,000 bond. […]

Oskaloosa Water Department Announces New General Manager

Oskaloosa Water Department

An Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department Press Release The Oskaloosa Municipal Water Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Hefner as the Department’s new General Manager of Water and Sewer. Hefner, from Harrisburg, IL will officially begin work for Department on July 8, 2019. The Board made the decision to hire Hefner […]

Supervisors Approve Agreements And Hiring An Economic Developer

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on June 17th at 3:00 pm in the 3rd-floor conference room. The Board approved the replacement of the air conditioning unit that serves the Mahaska County Jail. Payment of the new system is planned to fall onto the next fiscal year budget which begins on […]

Much Ado About Weeds

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday at 6:00 pm at city hall. The council heard from Ann Frost, Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, about the work the organization has been taking part in for the past quarter. Some of the things the group is working on include […]

Nolie’s Nook – You Know What’s Nice About Being A Part Of A Community!?!?

Editors Note- We want to introduce you to Nolanne Rust. In a day and age when so much negativity fills conversations, she’s focused herself on bringing forward the positive things happening around her and in the community. We look forward to her sharing those often overlooked and quickly forgotten good things around us. by Nolanne […]


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